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Ootu Beach PO Box 75 Cook Islands
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Aitutaki Village is a small boutique resort on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Situated on the white sandy beach of Ootu (meaning full moon) on the south western point of the island. The property provides a quiet and relaxing environment on the edge of the protected Aitutaki lagoon, ideal for swimming and water activities at all tides.The Polynesian inspired restaurant and bar has stunning views and is located on the lagoons edge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available everyday, we also offer special dinner evenings, lagoon cruises, private island excursions, rental vehicles, kayaks and island tours.
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Free parking
Wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
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Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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chatakells wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions10 helpful votes
Right on the lagoon, lovely rooms/huts, unfortunately the restaurant was only available for breakfast as they weren’t fully up and running due to travel only just opening up but there was a restaurant walking distance so it wasn’t really a problem, the staff were lovely, swimming was great
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nz Lucy wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions32 helpful votes
The resort is small and very clean. The rooms are right by the lagoon which is stunning snd the staff were all so welcoming and helpful. They helped us book dinner in a nearby restaurant and organised a driver to take us to the airport . We will be back one day, soon hopefully
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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macfod wrote a review Mar 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand430 contributions182 helpful votes
I would say at the outset my review is honest and only at this grade as the island and indeed the resort need more tourists so they can operate normally and open up. We luckily only stayed overnight and the price at $340 was pretty high for what you get in return. We were the only visitors this night and so restaurant was closed, but luckily the gem at the Boatshed was open for food..the cabin we stayed in was spacious and very clean and tidy with a deck. Don’t expect a lie in tho as roosters are first awake. Breakfast was pretty feeble with fruit and warm yogurt and some not so fresh sliced white bread. The staff member was happy to play on her phone whilst we helped ourselves and unfortunately for the owners staff didnt appear to want to work too hard. The owners daughter Maria was lovely and took our issues on board. Hopefully, this was just a one off as it could be a great place with more guests and staff willing to work for guests more. The location is pretty good on the side of the lagoon and just a few minutes from the airport. Its an expensive island in general and that could be why many stick to Rara. With other countries opening up reviews will be important for choices after being stagnant for so long
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Keith wrote a review Aug 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand34 contributions1 helpful vote
What an incredible place! From the flight in, to the transfer with the famous TU, into the fantastic little bungalow spot. We were great by the lively marea, got a book and a beer and relaxed for the afternoon, finished with delicious dinner Marea and get staff were awesome, and the next day we did the day cruise ( highly recommended ) a sneaky little tour with the maestro TU and a great pork belly to finish. Thank you so much for your awesome hospitality and next time we'll be there longer. 😁😁😁
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Bryony T wrote a review Aug 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand14 contributions
We stayed here with a small party of family and friends for our daughter's wedding. The "big day" and our stay were absolutely wonderful. They went the extra mile to make sure everything was perfect and really looked after us all. Great people, great place, great food, great amenities. I totally recommend Aitutaki Village!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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DanO68 wrote a review Aug 2021
Alexandra, New Zealand564 contributions449 helpful votes
Our 4-night stay at the Aitutaki Village was magical. The location, right on the lagoon’s edge at Ootu Beach, was truly amazing. Although the location is a bit isolated from the main part of the island and the town (you’ll need transport of some kind), it is within easy walking distance were several restaurants, tour agencies, and rental agency. It was a great experience to just be able to step into the placid lagoon right from the property. Our unit, a free-standing bungalow, was one of 12 in the complex, surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens. It was roomy and airy with plenty of windows, all screened against the insects. We had a fridge and coffee making area as well as an AC (which we didn’t use.) There was no TV but I noted that the Vodafone Wifi hotspot coverage extended to our unit. There was also excellent 3G data coverage. The shower was great – plenty of hot water 24/7. Our host, Maria, was fantastic, organizing various tours and rentals and making us really feel at home there. The onsite restaurant was great, located right on the water’s edge. We ate all our breakfasts there which were basic but adequate – buffet style fruit, toast, yogurt, and muesli. For dinner, there was a limited menu, but all options were delicious and good value. There were a couple of kayaks and paddle boards there, free for guest use, and magical to take them onto the lagoon. Although free bicycle use was advertised, this is no longer the case and a bit of a disappointment, as we had to hire bicycles from Rinos over in town. Another disappointment was that although there were outdoor showers advertised for the units, only 2 of the units actually had outdoor showers. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely recommend it to other travelers. We would stay here again without hesitation.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Heather S wrote a review Aug 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand5 contributions
The location was stunning. The staff were amazing - they went above and beyond helping us. Great having the restaurant/bar right there, kayaks and SUP to use and cruises leaving from the area. Very convenient.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Oysterfarmer wrote a review Jul 2021
Mt Maunganui12 contributions17 helpful votes
Amazing hosts, went over and above to help us out and make our stay amazing. Perfect spot right on the beach. Really friendly and helpful staff - even delivered our restaurant dinner to us when a storm blew in! The restaurant has the most beautiful outlook onto the water so you can watch fish jumping, sunsets and all the activity on the water. Would definitely come back here to stay. We also did the Bishops day cruise associated with this accommodation which was pretty faultless - great crew who played live cook island music, good food, beautiful island visits and snorkelling.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book rental transport before you arrive - we missed out because it was so busy and regretted not...
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sread wrote a review Jun 2021
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe4 contributions
Absolutely amazing. Would highly recommend for those travelling to Aitutaki. You basically wake up and walk onto the beach from the rooms. The water is crystal clear and the facilities are all you need. I loved the sheer simplicity of the place too, very basic in such a good way! Would definitely go back one day.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Andrew H wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia45 contributions9 helpful votes
I stayed for four nights early March as a solo traveller. From the moment I was greeted at the airport by Marie (only a short drive away) to the moment I left, I loved it all. Marie was a warm and friendly host. The cabins were great. Some may call them basic but they were clean and comfortable and have everything you need (including great aircon which is such a relief on the really hot and humid days). This place has a perfect and beautiful location. The sun setting from the bar is magical. If you can spare a few days or more in Aitutaki (rather than just the day trip that's offered), then I definately recommend Aitutaki Village.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$245 - US$277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
samade on the beach hotel aitutaki
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Samade on the Beach
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsAitutaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aitutaki Village
Which popular attractions are close to Aitutaki Village?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (1.8 km), O'otu Beach (0.02 km), and Mount Maungapu (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aitutaki Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Aitutaki Village?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Aitutaki Village?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aitutaki Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aitutaki Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koru Cafe, Rapae Bay Restaurant and Blackrock Bar, and Avatea Cafe.
Does Aitutaki Village have airport transportation?
Yes, Aitutaki Village offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aitutaki Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.