Have you ever wondered what it would be like to return, after a few years had passed, to a place that was fabulous the first time? In our travels, my wife & I have found it's usually never as good the second time around so we rarely do it. But, there was so much we enjoyed our first time here that it seemed to fit our "exception to the rule". Our kind of get-away, was our memory.
Aitutaki Beach Villas, the island of Aitutaki and it's people, remain as wonderful as our memories of three years ago. As for the island itself, there were two new developments since 2006 - cruise ships and Sunday flights. The former we had hoped to never see and the latter has the locals posting numerous signs stating "No Sunday Flights!".
Paka, our host, is still the beautiful person we remembered. She was away for the first two weeks of our three week stay with her parents filling in host duties. What a delightful, warm, hospitable, genuinely lovely couple. John (the father) sharpened a stick, stuck it into the sand and taught Ed how to properly shuck a coconut and then crack it expertly like a native. Great stuff! Later, upon her return, Paka brought us up to date on island news and the latest in sight-seeing advice in her inimitable, laughter-filled, manner.
The Villa was clean, very comfortable and all the amenities we needed, as we remembered. The beach, lagoon, killer sunsets, all the same as we had hoped.
The location here is perfect whether you're shopping, touring or dining out. It's really neat to kick off your shoes for a beach walk to Tamanu"s (go right) or the Pacific Resort (go left) for an island night dinner & show. Take a flashlight/torch and save your toes on the return trip! With generous service, amenities, location and pricing, this place gives an excellent value for your money.
Usually, when we find a rare stay like this, we are loath to share it with anyone! But, the local Tini family (owners) are such genuinely nice people that we had to let others know about this island gem.
So, come, enjoy this quiet. laid-back & restful place. Walk the beautiful beach, swim/snorkel the blue lagoon, put your feet up and let a gorgeous sunset kiss your face.
Ed & Aud
- 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