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Aitutaki Village

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Aitutaki Village is a small boutique resort on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Situated on the white sandy beach of Ootu (meaning full moon) on the south western point of the island. The property provides a quiet and relaxing environment on the edge of the protected Aitutaki lagoon, ideal for swimming and water activities at all tides.The Polynesian inspired restaurant and bar has stunning views and is located on the lagoons edge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available everyday, we also offer special dinner evenings, lagoon cruises, private island excursions, rental vehicles, kayaks and island tours.
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Free parking
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
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Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lagoon View
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LawRae K wrote a review Jan 2024
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We arrived at Aitutaki airport & with it being such a tiny airport and my first time there in 30 years, I had no idea where to go or who I was going to meet. So we just walked through the TINY terminal trying to find the baggage claim. Couple minutes later, we were so rudely confronted by Andrea, one of the owners of Aitutaki Village. She had asked us if we were staying at Aitutaki village and once confirmed she then said ‘well I guess I better give you these than’ and proceeded to put Lei’s over our heads. But not before being quite dramatic about how she’d been waiting at the entrance for us, how she couldn’t find us, how she was STILL waiting for us, how she had to come looking for us? (It’s the tiniest airport?) How could we have known who she was? She had no sign? No uniform to imply she was offering accomodation transfers, she looked like she was in leisurely swimmers to me? Very unprofessional and so unwelcoming. She was rushing us for what reason I do not know. Even when I told her we are waiting for our luggage, she said she would be waiting by the van. As it’s customary in Aitutaki to be greeted at the airport by family members. 1 family member managed to welcome us and lei us before we were hurried away. But not before, Andrea made her presence known by calling over to us from the van and telling us (in the middle of greeting our family) ‘the van is over here’ and then sliding the door open. As if the message wasn’t clear enough, I told my cousin I had to go because this rude lady keeps hurrying us up!!! It’s not worth $400+ per night. Room is basic. Paying for aircon I guess. Because I wasn’t paying for hospitality!!! All other Aitutaki Village employees were helpful & lovely to deal with.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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PAUL B wrote a review Dec 2023
Wollongong, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location. Close to the nicest beach but also within walking distance to the koru Café and the Boatshed if you want to break up your eating spots. The accommodation was nice with great a/c and very comfortable bed. The only negative i have is the polished ply floors look fantastic but are VERY slippery when you have wet feet. The restaurant was very nice and food affordable and tasty.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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TravelBugGoont wrote a review Oct 2023
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Wow! What an incredible stay at Aitutaki Village! Upon arrival, we were greeted at the airport with eis (such a nice touch!) and shuttled straight to the hotel. We were greeted by Robin who was so sweet, kind and helpful, assisting us multiple times throughout our stay with questions and requests (thank you, Robin!). The cute little beach huts were so well appointed, incredibly clean and were situated across a small road on the BEST BEACH in Aitutaki! I’m talking calm lagoon waters where you can walk hundreds of feet away from shore and still be waist deep, where when the tide is low you’ll have your own sand bars! Also, unlike our accommodations in Rarotonga, the bath amenities were also wonderful. We joined the island nights cultural show and that also included much better food and entertainment than our resort in Rarotonga. The Blue Lagoon restaurant in general has superb food, cocktails and drinks. Not to mention is a stones throw away from the amazing lagoon! Ally was our awesome bartender and server who (like every other staff member we encountered) was sooooo helpful and service oriented. Breakfast consisted of toast, cereal, fruits - but they recommended Koru Cafe (AMAZING) if you wanted something more substantial. We had a private boat charter to visit the other islands and although the weather was not in our favor, it was still an incredible experience. Seka and Jeitin (sorry for any misspelling) were our guides for the day and for 3/4 beaches, we were the only boat there. Private beaches galore!!! BBQ lunch at One Foot Island concluded the day before we headed back to Aitutaki Village. Don’t forget your passports for One Foot Island to get your stamp in your passport. We forgot ours but the Bishops Cruise tour guide was happy to meet me after the cruise to stamp ours! The boat tour and AV are owned by one family - the Bishops - and man do they do a great job! Thank you especially to Maria who helped me book this incredibly stay and for helping with my trillion questions and bookings to truly make this a seamless stay! And also a big mahalo to Andrea who assisted leading up to our stay with the last minute details and questions. If you’re reading through these reviews wondering if you should book, don’t even give it a second thought! You seriously will not regret it! We’re already trying to figure out how and when we can return! ;)
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Beach hut in the front looks slightly larger than the others. Our unit #4 was second from the...
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Janan L wrote a review Feb 2023
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Placed as close as you can get to the best beach on the main island Ootu beach and it’s shades of blue are breathtaking! The team at Aitutaki village made us feel like family, their beautiful villas are very well equipped, the beds we’re comfortable, the outdoor shower and deck was the best to look out at beautiful Ootu beach, the staff went over and above, they are very attentive and polite, the village has a restaurant in front “Blue Lagoon” it never disappoints, it’s the only place I will stay and eat, I will be back again. Thanks to the Bishop family who have the hearts of angels, your hospitality and kindness made our Cook Islands trip very special 😇 Aitutaki Village & Cruises are 10/10 and rated A++ PS: Book the Bishops island cruise and road tour around the island too! You don’t want to miss out on all the history and beautiful One Foot Island!!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emma D wrote a review Oct 2022
Marrickville, Australia1 helpful vote
I had an amazing experience with the Bishop's at their beautiful hotel. The accommodation is outstanding, the location is heaven and the people are amazing. The meals and cocktails in the Blue Lagoon are sensational, yes there is a happy hour! and watch out for Lemon the cat, he doesn't mind a smooch. I will definitely be coming back. I have already recommended to my family and friends
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Book a table at the restaurant to avoid missing out! Enjoy yourself!
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chatakells wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions10 helpful votes
Right on the lagoon, lovely rooms/huts, unfortunately the restaurant was only available for breakfast as they weren’t fully up and running due to travel only just opening up but there was a restaurant walking distance so it wasn’t really a problem, the staff were lovely, swimming was great
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nz Lucy wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions32 helpful votes
The resort is small and very clean. The rooms are right by the lagoon which is stunning snd the staff were all so welcoming and helpful. They helped us book dinner in a nearby restaurant and organised a driver to take us to the airport . We will be back one day, soon hopefully
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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macfod wrote a review Mar 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand570 contributions220 helpful votes
I would say at the outset my review is honest and only at this grade as the island and indeed the resort need more tourists so they can operate normally and open up. We luckily only stayed overnight and the price at $340 was pretty high for what you get in return. We were the only visitors this night and so restaurant was closed, but luckily the gem at the Boatshed was open for food..the cabin we stayed in was spacious and very clean and tidy with a deck. Don’t expect a lie in tho as roosters are first awake. Breakfast was pretty feeble with fruit and warm yogurt and some not so fresh sliced white bread. The staff member was happy to play on her phone whilst we helped ourselves and unfortunately for the owners staff didnt appear to want to work too hard. The owners daughter Maria was lovely and took our issues on board. Hopefully, this was just a one off as it could be a great place with more guests and staff willing to work for guests more. The location is pretty good on the side of the lagoon and just a few minutes from the airport. Its an expensive island in general and that could be why many stick to Rara. With other countries opening up reviews will be important for choices after being stagnant for so long
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Keith wrote a review Aug 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand43 contributions4 helpful votes
What an incredible place! From the flight in, to the transfer with the famous TU, into the fantastic little bungalow spot. We were great by the lively marea, got a book and a beer and relaxed for the afternoon, finished with delicious dinner Marea and get staff were awesome, and the next day we did the day cruise ( highly recommended ) a sneaky little tour with the maestro TU and a great pork belly to finish. Thank you so much for your awesome hospitality and next time we'll be there longer. 😁😁😁
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steven and Bryo... T wrote a review Aug 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand15 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here with a small party of family and friends for our daughter's wedding. The "big day" and our stay were absolutely wonderful. They went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect and really looked after us all. Great people, great place, great food, great amenities. I totally recommend Aitutaki Village!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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$392 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
samade on the beach hotel aitutaki
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Samade on the Beach
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsAitutaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aitutaki Village
Which popular attractions are close to Aitutaki Village?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (1.8 km), O'otu Beach (0.02 km), and Mount Maungapu (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aitutaki Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Aitutaki Village?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aitutaki Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aitutaki Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avatea Cafe, Koru Cafe, and Rapae Bay Restaurant and Blackrock Bar.
Does Aitutaki Village have airport transportation?
Yes, Aitutaki Village offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aitutaki Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.