My husband is a WORKAHOLIC - who never takes any time for holidays. So you can imagine my surprise (and speed to respond) when he suggested a holiday at Aitutaki.
When we arrived, I was speechless - I felt as though I'd arrived in paradise!!! We instantly relaxed and adopted "island time". I could not believe the most stunning beach (great for snorkelling) was only metres from our door.
Our villa was probably the oldest of the group (but in the best position). It reminded us of a kiwi-style batch of the 60's. It was unpretentious and basic, but provided us with absolutely everything we required for a perfect stay, ie books, beach towels, snorkels, flippers, kayaks etc and our very own hammock, and even an abundant supply of coconuts. Bliss!! We loved the large, covered deck facing the lagoon, and the full sized fridge was a bonus.
Paka, our wonderful hostess took care of everything we needed - transport to and from the airport, keeping "our" beach pristine, helping us get a scooter and licence, and answering all of our questions. We loved everything about our stay there, but especially the friendliness of the locals.
Surprise! Surprise - the "workaholic" did manage to relax and was very reluctant to leave.
We look forward to returning next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four Private and self-contained Bungalows. If its for honeymoon, relaxation, anniversary or a family getaway holiday you have come to the right place. We're on the beach, safe, clean and very private. Affordable accommodation rates and within walking distance to the bigger hotels/restaurants/shops. A small accommodation business that offers an alternative living to bigger & over crowded-hotels. We're "small, beautiful and lovely." Do your own thing with minimal interruption from us; cook your own and enjoy the sunset view from your own bungalow. Bungalows come equipped with modern kitchen facilities, Kingsize beds, single beds, hot shower, a large refrigerator, CD-music player, linen etc. Excellent beach, good swimming & snorkeling, kayaking and perfect location. There are 4 bungalows and can house up to 3 persons or 4 persons for family (2 x adult and 2 x child). We can organise lagoon cruise, tours, dive, fishing, rentals on arrival. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aitutaki Beach Villas Hotel Aitutaki
- Aitutaki Beach Hotel