Get Inspired / Cook Islands Where To Stay On Aitutaki Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Cook Islands Where To Stay On Aitutaki story by: Tom Ricketts The beautiful South Pacific paradise of Aitutaki is a must visit for anyone travelling to Rarotonga and the Cook Islands. Most people do it as a day trip, but we strongly recommend at least two or three nights to get the real Aitutaki experience. There’s only a handful of accommodations on the island, so here’s the low down our favourite places to stay… AITUTAKI VILLAGE Previously called Samade on the Beach, Aitutaki is a basic lead in (three star) option. Each bungalow opens out into a garden setting, just 20 metres from the beach. They also have a great beachfront restaurant open for all meals and the absolute perfect place for watching the sun set with cocktails or a bubbly. Cultural shows are held on Tuesday's and an island style BBQ is held on Sunday's. TAMANU BEACH This is a great family run resort split over a couple of sections. The Studio Bungalows are just a few minutes walk down the beach from the main resort complex which has the reception area, pool and restaurant etc. The main part of the resort also has the One Bedroom Bungalows set facing down a slight hill towards the lagoon. The One Bedrooms Bungalows are light and airy with modern bathrooms, wooden floors and deck areas. With a beachfront location they are definitely worth the upgrade. ETU MOANA Offering only ten villas, Etu Moana is perfect for honeymooners or those wanting a quiet, intimate holiday. The villas are all very well furnished and in good condition. There’s a pool just by the beach with plenty of deckchairs and even an honesty bar where you can mix your own drinks. Our clients return here year after year. AITUTAKI LAGOON RESORT & SPA One of the larger resorts on the island, Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa has a range of rooms available including Beachfront Bungalows and the Cook Islands’ only Overwater Bungalows! They have an excellent restaurant with a popular island culture show which attracts visitors from the other resorts. PACIFIC RESORT AITUTAKI For the best of the best, you cannot go past the Pacific Resort Aitutaki. The resort has been voted the best in the world by countless organisations including the World Travel Awards, Boutique Hotel Awards and TripAdvisor. The property features a stunning infinity pool and an excellent restaurant with beach and lagoon views. The bungalows are set apart from each other along the beach and feature gorgeous teak and thatch furniture offering an authentic Polynesian style. > VIEW HOT COOK ISLANDS DEALS HERE Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Views to wake up to Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Video: Introduction to Rarotonga Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.