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“best location in Aitutaki, kid friendly also”
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Aitutaki Village
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Aitutaki
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Aitutaki village is right on the stunning lagoon and so easy with kids. We canoed, paddle boarded and enjoyed the full day lagoon cruise (highly recommended). The restaurant food is fantastic and right on the water. As we would finish our dinner and wine, our girls would play happily hunting all the hermit crabs. The bungalows are cute and metres from the lagoon, but very small. I could reach out of my queen bed and touch the girls bunk bed. However accommodation on this honeymoon island is very limited if you have children. Aitutaki Village is very kid friendly and staff are lovely. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank MariaPaul1
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We loved staying here. The room was really tidy and serviced daily. The staff were wonderful - they organised a scooter, snorkel gear, and a boat trip, all with a smile! The meals were really nice, and the Island night was very entertaining. It is located on a beautiful beach, perfect for swimming and walking out onto the sandbar. Snorkelling is a short scooter ride away. There are a couple of other restaurants within walking distance, but a scooter is needed to get to other shops. We were very sad to leave after four nights!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jess H
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Manager Tania and her team provided the best service, meals fantastic and entertainment great. Value best on the island. Rooms were adequate, restaurant ideally situated right on the waters edge. See you next year.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
Thank James C
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Had the pleasure of staying here in April 2017. Staff are great, nothing to much trouble, and very friendly. Cottages are comfy, no TV, but that is good as who needs bad news when you are in paradise! Just metres from the beach, great swimming and beautiful sunsets. Highly recommend .

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lyn W
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I spent a lot of time weighing up the options of staying lagoon side or reef side and am so glad I chose Aitutaki Village.

Whilst further away than the rest of the resorts and villages, we hired a scooter which allowed us to explore the rest of the island/atoll and the lagoon side was definitely better. I overheard numerous other tourists who visited the beach/bar area of our accommodation wishing they had chosen to stay 'lagoon' side.

My biggest regret is taking so long to write this review that I have forgotten the name of the amazing young lady (she had not been long working there) who greeted us on our arrival and was by far the standout employee of our stay. Thank you for your amazing warmth and hospitality. You by far were the stand out host. Maybe management can remind me her name and commend her too please?

Rooms are simple but clean and adequate but the drawcard view from the small beach and restaurant.

Free kayaks and sun beds are the perfect way to lap up this picture postcard lagoon too.

Food was good although the let down of our stay was the lacklustre service of the bar/restaurant staff. Definitely not at the same standard as the girls in the office and the aforementioned 'nameless' girl.

Well worth a stay if you are on budget, but a word of warning, do not bother crossing the 'river' to the restaurant at the resort on the 'other side' . AVOID!

Will definitely recommend to anyone we know headed to Aitutaki.

Thank you!!

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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aitutaki Village

Address: Ootu Beach | PO Box 75, Cook Islands (Formerly Samade on the Beach)
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Aitutaki
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Aitutaki
Price Range: €188 - €222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aitutaki Village 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Samade On The Beach Hotel Aitutaki

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