Paradise Cove Lodges

Paradise Cove Lodges

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#1 of 5 guest houses in Aitutaki
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Paradise Cove is located on one of the best sandy beaches on the island of Aitutaki, Cook Islands, with great swimming and snorkeling areas. Paradise Cove is locally owned and operated by the people of Aitutaki. We offer self-catering bungalows right on the beach. Our philosophy is to share our beautiful culture and unique island with visitors from all over the world. We have 10 Beachfront Bungalows right on the beach for singles or double/twin travelers and 2 Garden Suites (just right behind the beachfront bungalows) suitable for families of 4 persons. From the balcony of your private beachfront studio take in the magnificent lagoon scenery. In the evenings relax as the sun sets, giving you the most breathtaking scene in Aitutaki. Experience great hospitality at Paradise Cove with warm and friendly staff that will enhance your stay on the island of Aitutaki. See the whales in all their splendor going past the reef of Paradise Cove Lodges from your balcony during whale season.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Room features
Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Amuri Cook Islands
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 36 out of 100
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Aitutaki Airport
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Captchris8 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California28 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First, it wasn't a cove as I would define a cove. Just a long white sand beach in each direction. The staff was friendly and helpful. The huts on the beach are about the size of a cruise ship cabin, up on stilts, with a minimalist kitchen thrown in. Tight to say the least. The kitchen was sparingly equipped, 2 of everything, 2 forks, 2 plates, 2 knives, etc. One pot, one pan. Cooking was a challenge. Guess that is part of the adventure of going to far away places.
The reef is about ¾ mile out off the deck of the hut. Watching and listening to the roar of the pounding surf was very relaxing.
The 2nd evening, when we went to take a shower there was no hot water. Burrr. We were on the edge of a cyclone, the wind was so strong it kept blowing out the the flame in the tankless water heater.
We rented a car directly from Paradise Cove. They also had scooters for hire. This was great no pages of paper work. No hassle of the pickup and return.
Breakfast was included, delivered to your door each morning, fresh picked fruit, tree ripened straight to your plate. So good.
The grounds were well maintained. Each morning someone was out raking leaves and debris from the day before.
Grocery shopping was a challenge with only one big store that didn't have a good selection. Minimal vegetables and no fruit. Took a couple days, we found a few stores in the outback that had stuff we couldn't find at the big store. Aitutaki is a small island with everything located on the western side, eastern side was the picturesque lagoon side, with hardly anything along that side.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Vicky U wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom469 contributions224 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The beach is gorgeous and the photos make this resort look extremely inviting. Inside, the beach-front rooms on stilts are rather small, not much room for anything apart from the bed and a small well-stocked Kitchenette. The bathroom was fine apart from a smell of drains which was rather off-putting. Plenty of hot water. It could all do with a bit of a refurb to do the position
justice. To be fair our visit coincided with a huge storm so we had to spend more time in the room that normal. When the sun shines none of this matters that much. On the plus side the staff is charming and helpful, daily fruit and breakfasts great, delivered to the door, and scooters, bikes and a car all available onsite to rent. Plus a nice new gift shop just opened. If you have the money I would perhaps go a bit more upmarket but if you’re on a budget this is a good place to stay tho’ far from restaurants without transport (their cafe/bar is closed contrary to Lonely Planet listing info).
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GhostSniper7.62 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chester, United Kingdom30 contributions25 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My host kindly met me from the airport upon arrival in Aitutaki, which was only a 5-minute drive from the airport. The reception area is nothing to talk about, check-in was easy, and my bags were taken to my lodge, which was nice and clean, just set back from the beach front. No air con though there was a ceiling fan. The one negative for my visit was though the location was meant to be a Vodafone wifi hotspot, I just could not get logged on using either my phone or laptop, resulting in driving around the corner to anogther Vodafone hotspot.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Jonsonwhanau wrote a review May 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand113 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great accommodation for the budget traveler, the beach is great for swimming and if you walk to the end of the beach the snorkeling is fantastic! Right across the road is a walk to the lookout, there is a takeaway place next door which was great to get takeaways and watch the spectacular sunset! You can hire scooters which was so handy for zipping around and exploring! The staff were so lovely and helpful told us where to eat and offered to help us book lagoon tours they will pick you up and drop you off to the airport all in all a great place to stay location was fantastic and rooms were clean and tidy. Breakfast was toast and spreads cereal and fruits and alot of it I loved how they dropped it to your room and you could have it when you liked. Bring bug spray because as to be expected there are bugs. Fabulous time was had here!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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newzealnder1 wrote a review Jan 2023
Nelson, New Zealand101 contributions58 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Paradise Cove for 3 nights which we booked through a local agent.
We were grateful for the complimentary pickup from the airport.
The bungalows are on a beautiful sandy beach, swimming was good but not snorkeling.
The free breakfast was amazing we couldn't eat it all.
The bungalows are run down, we booked two bungalows and air con not working in one, fan only worked on one speed. We had a hole in the wall of ours where an old air con unit had been removed and not plugged up, unfortunately we had cockroaches and lizards getting into to our room. We found that if we left the bathroom light going all the time it kept the roaches away.
Shower wouldn't turn off properly
The bar and restaurant did not open during our stay, we heard from other guests it only opens on a Saturday.
The cleaning staff and gardener were very friendly and i think the cleaning staff do an amazing job with what they have to deal with.
We did not raise any of the issues with the receptionist as we could see no point. We didn't realize when we booked that there is no on-site manager just an after hours number.
We realize this is a budget accommodation, but the accommodation should be maintained, safe and fit for purpose.
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Date of stay: November 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jovaan wrote a review Aug 2022
8 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at Paradise Cove! The staff were so lovely, always up for a chat and there to help us when we needed it. We caught some high winds during our stay and wanted to extend our trip. The staff helped to book us in again last minute, thanks again!

Our bungalow was so clean, refreshed often and dotted with flowers which was so nice to arrive to. The rooms are simple, but had everything we needed, even coils and repellant which was a bonus! Breakfast was good, and having it delivered meant we could slump out of bed at whatever time the next day and enjoy it on the deck. Beach was always very tidy and the deep water before the coral was perfect for floating around in. I can't even describe how good the spot and views were, just go see it for yourselves!

Thank you Moana and all the staff for your hospiltality!

Things to note:

- Hire a bike/car before you arrive and ask if they are able to drop it at Paradise Cove for you. Instant freedom.

- Eat at Odeez, basically next door along the beach and so tasty.

- Stay on a Saturday so you can experience the awesome little bar at Paradise Cove!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cadbury007 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia98 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I emailed Paradise Cove on 11 March, that they had charged my credit card on 05 March, without my authority . I had made the reservation thru Booking.com and the booking terms was that the full payment was due on 22 APR.
Paradise Cove advised they accidentally charged my card for the full stay of 3nts. Kept chasing them via emails and they advised that they were sorry and "we have till the 23rd March for us to return the full funds."
After this, I since cancelled my booking.

It is now 26 March, some 21 days after Paradise Cove without my authority charged my card. I still have no refund back ! I have not received a response from my recent emails.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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iofnewt wrote a review Apr 2024
Mount Shasta, California8 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were picked up at the airport with a nice greeting by the Lodge's desk clerk. On the way we stopped at a store to buy some items to eat. The cooking facilities were sparce but adequate for the amount of cooking we planned which was very little. the refrigerator was small. The room was small but adequate. The facility was old and sowed lots of use but acceptable for a beach type location. The view from the deck was great. Sunset was very nice. The bed was ok. There was a breakfast each morning brought by a nice girl. The breakfast was of some fruit and dry cereal. We stayed 4 days and the desk clerk took us to the airport. There is food service about a block away with covered outside seating and they sell beer. We enjoyed out time there. They worked quietly on some repairing things, and they cleaned the beach in the mornings. I thing the price is ok considering the law of supply and demand so comparisons outside Aitutaki would be irrelevant. The restaurant at the Lodge was only open 2 days a week. We did not eat there. I do not understand why the restaurant had such a schedule as I found it strange, but did not ask. I suppose if you can make in by being open 2 days a week, why not? The Lodge did accept credit cards and their wi fi worked well enough. The desk clerk arranged a rental car for us and for the rental car person to pick it up as we were gone when the car was to be picked up by the rental company. The air conditioner was exceptional as the humidity was always vey high outside but it kept the room very nice and cool.
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Date of stay: March 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Trail10933893056 wrote a review Oct 2023
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My overall experience here wasn’t good. The receptionist was unfriendly and we didn’t feel welcome. I say this, in comparison to our accommodation on Rarotonga, which was the exact opposite.

Apart from the beautiful location, the accommodation was testing: The very old fridge leaked onto the cracked tile floor. When I spoke with the receptionist, she suggested I try turning it down. I asked her if she would look at the problem and fix it. The air conditioner didn’t work. The toaster was broken. The shower taps wouldn’t turn off. The toilet cistern ran the who time.

Food and beverages were available for one night out of three. The food was good and the bar staff pleasant.

Compared to two other lots of accommodation on Rarotonga, I found this was not good value for money and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else.
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Joethebog wrote a review Jan 2023
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions7 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
This accommodation is below backpacking standard but are charging above budget prices broken tiles nails sticking out of cupboards and the veranda floor.no hot water.3 days without a change of towels or any cleaning no customer service. All amenities were either broken or you have to pay to use them.Doors don’t close properly.Everything is old and rundown and the place needs a complete overhaul.The location is beautiful but the place needs some serious work done on it
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Don’t stay here this is not value for money
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No1Ma asked a question Feb 2020
Rutherford, New Jersey426 contributions131 helpful votes
Are there restaurants/snack bars within walking distance? Thanks
Morgan902 asked a question Oct 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi keen to find out if the snorkeling off the beach is good
Steve B asked a question May 2017
Gorran Haven, United Kingdom3 contributions
Is there a supermarket walking distance & how far?
Answer from NzMoana
NZ
Hello, Supermarket is 2km walking distance.
Answer from RiCheeseman
Picton, New Zealand28 contributions3 helpful votes
I guess it depends on your expectations. We stayed here twice and loved the quietness and the simplicity of the place. Also having a water hole you can swim in all day is great. Breakfast is pretty basic but typical of budget island food. We did not eat at the cafe on the beach - the menu did not appeal and the hygiene is basic - but there are lots of other places close by (check out the fish and chips next door). Cleanliness was fine - but bear in mind this is a very small island and you are effectively sleeping on the beach - sand is going to get everywhere no matter how hard you try to clean it and this is not aimed at four star hotel type service. The staff are friendly and you can relax easily and switch off to the rush of the rest of the world. This is Aitutaki at its simplest - not a chain resort with international standards to uphold. We would go again quite happily.
Answer from ParataitoAitutaki
Aitutaki
Hi Natalie yes there are 4 main grocery store on the island open 7am to 8pm mon to sat one opens sun to fri 7am to 8pm. fishing charters rates start @ $150/per or oner can negotiate if the numbers are 4 or more cheers jnr
kaz D wrote a tip Mar 2024
Yorkeys Knob, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here"
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OnwardTraveller wrote a tip Jan 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom1,198 contribution558 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small cafe open evenings two doors up: nearest other place is a restaurant 13 mins walk. Needs a car or bike as remote. Very basic kitchen."
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Louise L wrote a tip Jul 2023
7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hosts are fantastic, they helped us with car hire and put some luggage we forgot on the next flight back to Raro. "
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Andrew T wrote a tip Mar 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for the beachfront"
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joy midgley wrote a tip Jan 2023
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Watch for the coconuts! in the Trees that hang over your Verandahs"
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PRICE RANGE
₱6,428 - ₱7,586 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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paradise cove hotel aitutaki
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsAitutaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Cove Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Paradise Cove Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (3.1 km), One Foot Island (3.1 km), and O'otu Beach (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Paradise Cove Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and shuttle bus service.
Which room amenities are available at Paradise Cove Lodges?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Paradise Cove Lodges?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Paradise Cove Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paradise Cove Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avatea Cafe, Koru Cafe, and Rapae Bay Restaurant and Blackrock Bar.
Does Paradise Cove Lodges have airport transportation?
Yes, Paradise Cove Lodges offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Paradise Cove Lodges have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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