Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort

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Feel like your own private paradise island? Experience the Cook Islands' only private island resort, and her only Overwater Bungalows. Marvel at the best views of the world's most beautiful lagoon. Experience warm Polynesian hospitality. For when you want to make that special occasion truly memorable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Free airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business center
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Harbor View
Luxury
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English
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Motu Akitua, CK1000 Cook Islands
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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douglas wrote a review Aug 2023
Discovery Bay, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a combination wedding/honeymoon and birthday trip. This was the best trip we’ve been on together. The staff made us feel extremely welcome and they were all kind and courteous to a fault. The place is beautiful and beautifully maintained. The lagoon is like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. We stayed in the over water bungalows and the water was warm, clear and inviting. The food at the resort was quite good. The staff were very helpful in securing dinner reservations outside of the resort and arranged for transfers (taxi’s). Other than the “kissed by God” location, The staff is really what makes this place. Wi-Fi is available at a cost but you’ll burn though it fast unless you pace yourself. You can get a SIM card from town but you’ll burn through that as well until you realize you should limit your internet usage and enjoy paradise.

We had massages on site and our masseuse was excellent.

Roneel, Sarah, Jennifer and all the other staff were amazing.

10/10
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring bug spray and NZ cash
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Response from Jason N, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Aug 7, 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review of your recent stay at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We are delighted to learn that your visit was a combination of a wedding, honeymoon, and birthday celebration, and we are truly honored that you chose our resort for such special occasions. It brings us immense joy to hear that your experience with us was nothing short of paradise on Earth. Our team takes great pride in ensuring that each guest feels genuinely welcomed and valued throughout their stay, and we are thrilled to read that our staff went above and beyond to create a memorable and unforgettable experience for you both. We understand that the breathtaking beauty of our lagoon is truly a unique experience, and we are pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed the overwater bungalows and the invitingly warm and clear waters. Our team strives to maintain the resort's beauty, and your appreciation for our efforts means a lot to us. Your positive comments about our culinary offerings are much appreciated. Our chefs take great care in curating delectable dishes to suit every palate, and we are delighted that you found the food to be quite good. At Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort, we believe in going the extra mile to ensure that our guests have a hassle-free and enjoyable stay. We understand that staying connected is essential, even in such a paradise, and we appreciate your understanding regarding the Wi-Fi availability. Moreover, we are thrilled to know that our on-site masseuse provided you with an excellent experience during your massages. Roneel, Sarah, Jennifer, and the entire team are thrilled to have been mentioned by name in your review, and they extend their heartfelt gratitude for your kind words. Once again, thank you for choosing Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort for your special celebrations. Your perfect rating of 10/10 is an affirmation of our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to our cherished guests like you. Should your travels bring you back to Aitutaki, we would be delighted to welcome you both once more for another unforgettable stay. Until then, we wish you both a lifetime of happiness and cherished memories from your time with us. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager
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wardclark wrote a review Aug 2023
New Zealand76 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You have to ignore all the reviews prior to the new renovations! I have read them and yes, I would not have gone last year but since June this year (2023) the resort has had a complete face lift in the reception/restuarant and pool area. The staff are amazing and welcome you by your first name. The grounds also improved with new planting especially around the reception/pool area. Okay some of the villas need a little attention on the outside but inside they are large traditional rooms with outside showers and generous deck with loungers. I admit the plastic loungers on the front lawn of the villas might have to be replaced but the dedicated bikes, paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment that come with each villa are a great touch! We staying in the cheaper standard beachfront units on the Northern side of the island which although only looked out to the mainland, were on the sheltered side of the island compared to the other more upmarket villas which faced the lagoon and reef but had more wind. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean with nice linen and towels. My only complaint would be that the TV's had limited boring channels. Breakfast was good with plenty of variety and the cocktails and entertainment was fantastic. Lunch was also good but dinner options could be improved. Special mention to Wise serving us cocktails and Mere at the Spa! We will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Choose your villa based on the side of the island that is preferable. The cheaper ones are on...
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Response from Jason N, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Aug 25, 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We greatly appreciate your kind words and positive feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you found the beauty of Aitutaki Private Lagoon to exceed your expectations, even beyond what the photos portray. The mesmerizing view from our Premium Beachfront Bungalows, and the potential for an even more breathtaking perspective from the Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows and Overwater Bungalows, is indeed a remarkable feature of our resort. We are pleased that your arrival experience set the tone for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Our team strives to provide a warm and welcoming environment, allowing our guests to unwind and make the most of their time with us. Your commendation of our staff, especially Wise and Mati, is truly appreciated. We take pride in having a dedicated and friendly team that goes above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable stay. It's delightful to know that you took advantage of the various complimentary amenities available, such as kayaks, SUP boards, snorkelling gear, and bikes. We believe in offering a range of activities to enable our guests to explore the stunning surroundings and make the most of their island experience. We're also thrilled that you enjoyed the organized daily activities, including fish feeding and cultural dancing. These activities aim to provide an authentic and immersive experience of the local culture and natural beauty. Maintaining the cleanliness of our resort and ensuring the availability of essential amenities are priorities for us, so we're glad to hear that you found everything to your satisfaction. The outdoor shower is indeed a unique touch that many of our guests appreciate. Once again, thank you for your positive feedback and for choosing Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort for your getaway. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we hope to welcome you back in the future for another memorable stay. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager
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PinkLove22 wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia118 contributions12 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed in a Premium Beachfront villa and it was amazing. Personally I think the premium villas are in the best location and it’s great to be right front and centre of the beautiful lagoon. There are lounge chairs on the porch and also directly in front of the villas along with hammocks on the palm trees. The resort recently upgraded their lobby, restaurant and pool areas and it looks great. The beachfront restaurant/bar was still under construction, but the construction didn’t hinder my stay.
The island only takes about 20 mins to walk right around and there are signs with where to see sunrise, snorkelling and sunset. Each villa also has 2 bikes that you can use to ride around or take onto the main island.
The grounds are beautifully well kept.
All the staff were wonderful and friendly, special mention to Mere and Rena! Cocktails and food were great too, along with being reasonably priced for a resort. I enjoyed a facial at the spa and the therapist was excellent and very friendly too. Each day there are different activities arranged if you wish to participate and the lunch/dinner menu changed slightly each day.
You need to purchase Wifi, was $50 for 13 gig and doesn’t seem to last long, so be mindful with usage.
I would also highly recommend a lagoon cruise tour which pick up from the resort too.
The resort provided reef shoes and snorkels in the rooms but I would also suggest to bring your own.
Can’t wait to come back and stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Jason N, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Aug 17, 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We are delighted to hear that your stay in the Premium Beachfront Bungalow left you with such a positive impression. We greatly appreciate your detailed feedback regarding the stunning location of our resort, especially emphasizing the captivating views of the lagoon from the Premium Beachfront Bungalows. Your description of the lounge chairs, hammocks, and porch amenities paints a vivid picture of the serene atmosphere that our guests can enjoy. We are pleased to note that you found our recent upgrades to the lobby, restaurant, and pool areas to be visually appealing and that the refurbishment of the beachfront restaurant/bar did not impact your overall experience. It warms our hearts to read your kind words about our dedicated staff, particularly the exceptional service provided by Mere and Rena. We will make sure to convey your appreciation to them. Your positive remarks about the quality and pricing of our cocktails and food, as well as the spa services, are truly valued. We are pleased to hear that you took advantage of the daily activities offered during your stay and enjoyed the changing lunch/dinner menu. Your recommendation of the lagoon cruise tour and your insights on the provision of reef shoes and snorkels in the rooms are valuable recommendations for future travellers. We appreciate your observation regarding the Wi-Fi service, Aitutaki is a small tropical island in the middle of the vast South Pacific Ocean with a small population and only one telecommunications company, Wi-Fi is considerably more expensive than in a large metropolitan country with a competitive telecommunications market. However, we do price match the local monopoly telecommunications company and have the best Wi-Fi service that is currently available in the Cook Islands. Wi-fi rates are: $10 – 2.5MB, $30 – 7.5MB, $50 – 13GB. Thank you for choosing Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort for your recent getaway. We are thrilled to learn that you are already looking forward to returning. Our team is eagerly awaiting your next visit, and we will ensure that your future stay is just as exceptional as this one. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager
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ER2612 wrote a review Oct 2023
Newcastle, Australia67 contributions15 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, peaceful and quiet. There was a fairly full house but it is such a good layout you feel like there is hardly anyone there. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed and the views from all the rooms is great, that is if you like palm trees and beautiful turquoise water and white sand. Kayaks, standup paddle boards and snorkeling are complimentary and they even have reef shoes in the room for you to use.
The staff are so lovely and welcoming. Mere, Weis, Luke and Sarah were a stand out for us. The meals are great and continental breakfast is complimentary. There are several other cafes/restaurants in easy walking distance for variety and each room has a bike for you to use if you want. Or just have room service.
Would highly recommend it as a choice of places to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring some bug spray, we only had a few mozzies and sandflies but they are there.
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Response from Jason Napa, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Oct 5, 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We are thrilled to hear that your stay was nothing short of perfect. Your description of the resort as "beautiful, peaceful, and quiet" warms our hearts. We take great pride in providing a serene environment where our guests can truly unwind and connect with the stunning surroundings. It's delightful to know that you found the layout conducive to a sense of exclusivity, even with a fairly full house. We're glad you enjoyed the well-appointed rooms with their comfortable amenities and breathtaking views of palm trees, turquoise waters, and white sand. Providing complimentary access to kayaks, standup paddle boards, snorkelling gear, and even reef shoes in the rooms is our way of enhancing your overall experience, and we're pleased you took advantage of these offerings. Your commendation of our staff, including Mere, Wise, Luke, and Sarah, is truly appreciated. We strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and it's wonderful to hear that they stood out during your stay. It's also gratifying to learn that you enjoyed the meals, and the fact that continental breakfast is complimentary adds to the overall value of your stay. We take pride in offering a variety of dining options, and we're pleased you explored nearby cafes and restaurants for added variety. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future. Once again, thank you for choosing Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable experience. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager.
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Sequoiah1969 wrote a review Aug 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aitutaki is like nothing else I have seen, truely white sandy beaches, a safe lagoon and beautiful crystal clear water. The private Island was better than we expected especially given some average reviews as of late but the restaurant was complete and facilities excellent. We swam, snorkelled and paddle boarded, we did a stunning lagoon snorkel trip and my Wife is nervous in the water but she didn't miss a beat, loved every moment of that trip with Kingi cruises. The facilities do need an upgrade especially the overwater bungalows but ours was clean and everything worked so they are just a bit tired, it didn't detract from what we did at all. The new facilities, pools and games are excellent with happy hour daily.
This is an Island paradise and very attentive pleasant staff with probably the best levels of service we have had during our 9 previous trips to the Cooks.

Before you go I would suggest that you really understand what you are looking for. If you want 5 star European resort with exquisite food and beverages, latest facilities and shopping then dont go because thats not what this place is about. This is an Island getaway, Adults only resort. Its romantic, its stunning weather and surroundings, its relaxing, its unbelievable views, its shorts and T shirts, it cocktails and Island drums.
Its also a private island so you do pay for that and how expensive it is to get things and people to the Island.

Oh and each room has two bikes to cycle the resort and out to the mainland to visit the Koru cafe (do this as the food here is very good and service too)

We will be back

Thank you to all of the team for helping to make this a very memorable holiday.

Michael and Amanda
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Take some snacks for your room ,some cheese and crackers and a bottle of wine for just chilling....
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Response from Jason N, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Aug 9, 2023
Kia Orana Michael & Amanda, Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review of your recent stay at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We greatly appreciate your detailed feedback and are delighted to hear that your experience surpassed your expectations. It is truly heartening to learn that you found Aitutaki to be a sensational and unique destination, showcasing its pristine white sandy beaches, safe lagoon, and crystal-clear waters. We are pleased to know that our private island exceeded your expectations, even considering some previous reviews. We take great pride in providing excellent facilities and services to our guests. Your positive experiences, from swimming and snorkelling to paddleboarding and enjoying the TeKing Lagoon Cruises snorkel trip, highlight the range of activities that contribute to making your stay memorable. We are thrilled that your wife felt comfortable and had an enjoyable time in the water during the trip. We appreciate your understanding regarding the need for some facility & room upgrades, particularly the Overwater Bungalows. Your feedback regarding the cleanliness and functionality of your bungalow is valuable, and we are committed to continuously improving our accommodations for our guests' comfort. Your recognition of our new facilities, pools, and games, as well as the daily happy hour, is deeply appreciated. We are glad that you found our offerings to your liking and that you were able to unwind and enjoy your time with us. Your perspective on the nature of our resort as an island getaway, distinct from a European 5-star experience, is perceptive and accurate. Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort prides itself on providing a romantic, relaxing, and unique atmosphere that allows guests to immerse themselves in the beauty and tranquillity of the island. We are pleased to know that you made use of the complimentary bicycles to explore the resort and visit the Koru Cafe on the mainland. Thank you for your kind words and for recognizing our dedicated staff. We are thrilled to have contributed to making your holiday memorable and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager
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NikkiJane wrote a review Feb 2024
11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Service was second to none! From when I stepped off the plane to the time I left. Seamless airport pick up, coconut drinks on arrival with a wonderful introduction to the resort before getting zoomed away on the golf cart to my room where my bags where waiting, along with chilled sparkling wine, a fruit platter and air conditioning.

The staff where so friendly, caring and genuinely interested in your trip and how you are, making sure they know everyoneby name - Jerry and Violeta thank you so much!

Food was simply delicious with an island twist. Cocktails were probably too good! And the dinner entertainment was fantastic.

Stayed in an delux beach room. Fantastic! The room was huge, to the point it felt like it was a trip to go to the bathroom! The outdoor shower was so refreshing. The view from the room was unbelievably beautiful.

Overall, an amazing and unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Prepare to unwind and simply enjoy!
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Response from Jason Napa, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Feb 22, 2024
Kia Orana, Thank you immensely for taking the time to share such a heartfelt review of your recent stay at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We are truly delighted to learn that your experience with us surpassed your expectations and left you with unforgettable memories. It brings us immense joy to read your praises regarding our seamless airport pick-up, warm welcome, and personalized service. We strive to provide every guest with a memorable and carefree experience from the moment they arrive until their departure, and we are thrilled that Jerry, Violeta, and the rest of our team could contribute to making your stay exceptional. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our culinary offerings with their delightful island twist, as well as our refreshing cocktails and fantastic dinner entertainment. Our team takes great pride in curating a diverse and delicious menu that showcases the flavours of the islands. Your kind words regarding your Deluxe Beachfront Bungalow warms our hearts. We are pleased to hear that you found it spacious, comfortable, and equipped with thoughtful amenities to enhance your stay. The breathtaking view from your room indeed showcases the natural beauty of our island paradise. Thank you once again for choosing Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort for your getaway. It was our pleasure to host you, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another unforgettable stay soon. Until then, we wish you safe travels and many more incredible adventures. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager.
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Victoria wrote a review Nov 2023
North Vancouver, Canada67 contributions5 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Island of Aitutaki is small, quiet and amazing. This resort has by far the best location and undoubtedly the best view of Aitutaki's world famous lagoon. With no children under 16 and the relaxed easy manner of the Cook Island locals, this resort was so tranquil and relaxing - it was amazing! We were in cabin 17, with a spectacular view of the lagoon. Each cabin came with bikes, snorkel gear, a hammock, a kayak and a paddle board, so there was lots to do when you weren't relaxing. The staff also offered Cook Island inspired activities each day (including drumming, crab racing, fish feeding, basket weaving etc), dance shows twice a week and musical entertainment every night during dinner, so there was plenty to do, but if you need late night dancing, discos and partying, this is not the resort for you. The resort felt grown up, quiet and calming and we left feeling fully recharged and relaxed. The staff were also amazing ... Rena and Emily on the desk, Mere, Wise, Luc and Vie in the bar/restaurant service and Tai and Martin in activities all went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and the best time. The chefs also deserve kudos because although the menu was small, every meal I had here was delicious and perfectly prepared - even the buffet breakfast was more than you could hope for! If you want to get away from the stresses of the world, the Cook Islands is the place to go and if you go to Aitutaki, there is no better resort on the island than this one - you will not regret it.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip:  We were there in spring, some days were stormy (it was always windy) but it made the 25 degrees...
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Response from Jason Napa, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Nov 9, 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We are thrilled to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations and provided you with a truly unique and tranquil escape. It warms our hearts to know that you appreciated the stunning location of our resort, showcasing the best view of Aitutaki's world-famous lagoon. We take pride in offering a serene and relaxing atmosphere, and we are delighted to hear that you found it to be a peaceful haven. The absence of children under 16, combined with the friendly nature of the Cook Island locals, adds to the overall tranquillity of the resort. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the various amenities provided in your bungalow, from bikes and snorkel gear to kayaks and paddleboards. It's fantastic that you found a perfect balance between relaxation and engaging activities, including the daily Cook Island-inspired activities and evening entertainment. We understand that our resort may not be the ideal choice for those seeking late-night dancing and discos, but we are glad it aligned perfectly with your desire for a grown-up, quiet, and calming environment. Your commendation of our staff is truly appreciated, and we will make sure to pass along your kind words to Rena, Emily, Mere, Wise, Luke, Vai, Tai, Marti, and our talented chefs. We take pride in providing exceptional service, and it's heartening to hear that our team members went above and beyond to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Once again, thank you for choosing Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort for your getaway. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager
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Humble diva wrote a review Aug 2023
Greater Sydney, Australia69 contributions52 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a difficult place to review as there are some very nice things about the hotel, but also some very disappointing aspects. It is in no way a five star resort and the accommodation is overly priced for what you get. We stayed in both an overwater bungalow and a beachfront villa and preferred the latter. The overwater bungalow sounds very glamorous but was rather tired and ordinary and somewhat noisy. The lagoon was so shallow most of the day you could actually walk over to the nearby island. The water is cloudy, and therefore not really suitable for snorkelling due to low visibility.
The food at the resort is just ok. Breakfast is well below standard for a resort advertised as luxury. Dinner was better (in particular we had some very nice fish cooked by the African chef), but service was often very slow, orders were confused and incorrect dishes delivered to the table. In the end we took taxis to other parts of the island for most of our lunches and dinners. The wine list is very ordinary indeed, which is surprising when the wine available at other restaurants on the island is varied.
The resort is also still being landscaped. When it rained heavily during our stay you had to lwade ankle deep through pools of water to get to the restaurant area. The surfacing has clearly not been completed. There was a buggy that could come and collect you from your room, but it was not always available.
The swimming pool is rather bizarrely located.. You enter and exit it via the deck of the restaurant. So you are right there next to tables of people who are eating and drinking when you get in and out of the water. There is nowhere to sit around the pool itself except in the restaurant; a very odd design.
The best and most positive part of our stay was engaging with two very helpful staff members: Sarah and Roneel. Sarah knows what she’s doing and how to deliver customer expectation and service. She’s a real asset to the resort. Roneel went out of his way to help us on many occasions by booking trips and restaurants and generally being very friendly.
We are very widely travelled and our feeling is that this resort is a bit tired and has a way to go to earn its current five star status.
Aitutaki is worth visiting, especially for a lagoon cruise, but there are better resorts in better locations than this one.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jason N, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Aug 23, 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback following your recent stay at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We sincerely appreciate your insights and observations, as they provide us with valuable information for our continuous improvement efforts. We are pleased to hear that there were aspects of your stay that you found enjoyable, particularly your interactions with our dedicated staff members, Sarah and Roneel. We take pride in their commitment to providing exceptional service and personalized assistance to our guests. We apologize for any shortcomings you experienced during your stay. We regret to learn that certain elements fell short of your expectations. Your feedback regarding the accommodation, dining experiences, landscaping, and other aspects have been noted. Please rest assured that we are constantly reviewing and refining our offerings to ensure they align with the high standards of a luxury resort. We understand your perspective on the pricing and value proposition, and we appreciate your candid assessment of our facilities and services. Your comments about the Overwater Bungalows, the lagoon conditions, dining experiences, and the resort's overall ambiance are important to us, and we will take them into consideration as we work towards enhancing our guests' experiences. It's heartening to know that you found the local attractions and Aitutaki's natural beauty to be highlights of your visit. Once again, thank you for your thoughtful review. Your feedback encourages us to continually elevate our services and offerings. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager.
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Jason C wrote a review Aug 2023
26 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a fantastic time staying here. The bungalows were all roomy and well equipped. Kayaks, paddle boards and bikes all provided with the room. The resort is within kayaking distance of 3 other islands just across the lagoon—Angarei, Ee and Mangere. We aren’t experienced kayakers but we made it to them just fine. The lagoon is shallow enough to walk across in all honesty. There are also some decent spots for snorkeling just around the resort which is nice. The free breakfast exceeded all expectations we had. It includes pancakes, danishes, fruits, yogurt, muesli and cereal. Food at the restaurant was reasonable quality but a bit expensive. Staff were very helpful and accomodating. They helped us book a lot of tours and looked after us on our last day when we had a late flight. They stored our bags and made sure we could shower after a lagoon cruise which picked us up direct from the resort. Yes there are bits still under construction but not in any way that’s particularly disruptive to your stay. We’d definitely stay at the same resort again in the future!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jason N, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Aug 9, 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback regarding your recent stay at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island. We are truly delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience during your time with us. It is wonderful to learn that you found the bungalows spacious and well-equipped, allowing for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The availability of kayaks, paddle boards, and bikes added an extra layer of convenience and recreational options for you. We are pleased that the proximity of the resort to neighboring islands allowed you to explore the beautiful lagoon through activities such as kayaking, even if you are not experienced in the sport. We are thrilled to know that the provided amenities and the lagoon's accessibility exceeded your expectations. Your description of the snorkeling opportunities and the shallowness of the lagoon further highlights the unique and captivating environment that our resort offers. Our culinary team is delighted that the complimentary breakfast offerings met and even exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your understanding regarding the pricing of the restaurant's food, and we are committed to providing a balance between quality and value for our guests. We are glad to read that our staff's helpfulness and accommodation made a positive impression on you. It is our goal to ensure our guests have a seamless and memorable experience, and we are pleased that our team assisted you in arranging tours and facilitating your needs, even on your departure day. Your understanding of the ongoing refurbishment work at the resort is greatly appreciated. We are constantly working to enhance our facilities and services, and we are glad that any refurb activity did not disrupt your overall experience. Thank you for expressing your intention to stay with us again in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back to Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island and providing you with another exceptional stay. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager
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Kevin T wrote a review Aug 2023
Auckland, New Zealand1,215 contribution291 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Tough to assess fairly when you consider the cost not just to stay here but also to get there. The location is simply stunning however there is a bit of work going on and the entire experience misses that 5 star experience. The breakfast for example will never reflect paying close to a $1,000 per day for the accomodation. The staff were generally a mixed bag - some really keen and interested to engage with you, others just going through the motions. The location softens any down side but the world is full of much better for a similar price but we learn as we travel. Enjoy……
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jason N, Sales at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Responded Aug 27, 2023
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. We truly appreciate your perspective and are pleased that you found the location to be stunning. Your observations are invaluable as they contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance the guest experience. We understand that the cost of both the stay and transportation has influenced your overall assessment. While we do strive to provide exceptional value for our guests, we recognize that expectations can vary based on individual preferences and budget considerations. We apologize for any inconveniences caused by ongoing work and any areas where the experience fell short of a 5-star standard. Your comments regarding the breakfast and staff engagement have been noted. Ensuring a consistent and high-quality dining experience, as well as attentive and personalized service, are among our top priorities. Your insights will assist us in refining these aspects to better align with guest expectations. We greatly appreciate your recognition of the breathtaking location. Aitutaki's natural beauty is indeed a hallmark of our resort, and we are glad that it softened any potential downsides during your stay. It is our hope that you left with fond memories and a deeper understanding of our commitment to continuous improvement. We value your patronage and the opportunity to learn from your experience. Thank you once more for your review and for choosing Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. Kia Manuia, Greg Long, General Manager
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Ren J wrote a tip May 13
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to stay longer…"
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Grm69 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Perth, Australia178 contributions130 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Overwater Bungalows are very private and make you feel special, but the Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows are larger and more luxurious."
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Chloe H wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the Vaka cruise!"
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Paulie440 wrote a tip Apr 2024
15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get to know the staff, they're amazing and helpful. Will make your stasy very memorable. "
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Paul S wrote a tip Mar 2024
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a clothes line & pegs for more drying space. Bring a portable fan to take the edge off the heat. Take cash for taxis and crab 🦀 races"
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PRICE RANGE
₱21,385 - ₱39,013 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aitutaki lagoon hotel aitutaki, aitutaki lagoon resort and spa, aitutaki lagoon resort spa, lagoon resort aitutaki
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsAitutaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (0.00 km), One Foot Island (3.5 km), and O'otu Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avatea Cafe, Koru Cafe, and Rapae Bay Restaurant and Blackrock Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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