We arrived at Aito Apartments an exhausted and bedraggled family of four after travelling for 8 months non-stop on a round-the-world ticket. Jean-Marc and Mere welcomed us with a completely spotless apartment, which had food in the fridge, was brilliantly equipped, and even has it's own washing machine! So you can wash clothes while you are there and I know that will be a huge bonus for many people staying there- especially with kids.
There is a fabulous terrace front and back which is covered so even when it rains you can relax outside. It is also just a very short walk to the most beautiful Muri Beach, literally across the road. And this is a real advantage because the trade winds can be strong and chilly, if you are on the beachfront it can be very blowy, but just slightly back in Aito Apartments and you just get a gentle breeze and all the hot sunshine. Glorious.
Jean-Marc and Mere also have a stall at the night market in Muri which sells delicious food, and which kept us well nourished for our entire stay there. They are a wonderfully kind and hospitable family and offer a fabulous home while you are in Raro at a very reasonable price.
Jean-Marc and Mere are incredibly generous with their time, and I am certain that the limited number of reviews on this website is purely because no one wants word of this place getting out! They have a visitors book full of accolades from a huge number of guests, and most guests return year after year after year; and they want to keep this secret to themselves so they can get a booking!
Jean-Marc and Mere have a wonderful family, and deserve all the accolades they get for this wonderful apartment and wonderful hospitality. It is by far the best place we have stayed in on our entire travels. Our friends recommended it and it surpassed our high expectations after the fantastic things we had heard about it. We stayed a month and would have stayed longer if we had been able! Thank you Jean-Marc and Mere, the kids and Pete and I miss you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AITO offers 2 Spacious Modern Deluxe self-contained 1 bedroom with ensuite apartments for your enjoyment.Located on the ground floor with ramp access.Fully equipped kitchen with an outdoor BBQ, laundry area with washing machine & cloths line, ceiling fans in bedroom&lounge;, fully screened windows, Solar hot water.Broadban access can be bought from nearby Resorts.Only a pace away from the Beach & pristine Lagoon.The local round-the-island bus service is right at your front gate.Rental cars/bikes, internet Cafes, Restaurants, Hotel&Resorts;, Boat&Safari Tours, Aquatic facilities, Sailing club and the best snorkelling spot is within a walking distance.Relax & unwind in this beautiful family home with the breeze from the Pacific Ocean.Suitable for 1-3 persons per apartment.Your host Mere&Jean-Marc, live on the top floor and will be happy to welcome and assist you.Minimum Stay: 3 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aito Apartments Muri Rarotonga, Cook Islands