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TangataMoana
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Secluded location with all the amenities

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Nov 3, 2016
Aitutaki is a fabulous desitnation but like any remote location, accommodation can be a bit hit and miss, especially when you are looking for value for money. There are some very nice high end resorts but the range of quality in the mid range is quite large.
Popoara Villas are a really nice, private property of 4 villas located in a secluded part of the island, very near the coast and a nice beach about 200m away. On site is the Boatshed Bar and Grill, and a significant rental company for cars and scooters operates on the site.
The Villas are well appointed, with a double bed and a single bed, air conditioning, kitchenette with toaster, pots, fry pan, elements and fridge. The villas are set up for 2 people but you can cater for 4 with what the kitchen has in it. The Villas are screened, which is necessary, as there are some mosquitoes around Aitutaki.
The rooms are service daily except on Sundays and the staff are helpful and friendly.
I highly recommend.
Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

3rd visit to Aitutaki and first time at Popoara. We love this end of the island and Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas are well located and has the added bonus of The Boat Shed Bar & Grill (just remember to book!). Good facilities and we noted that they have upgraded one of the villas so presume others will follow. Clean and tidy and nice to have the cooking facilities. Great location with an easy walk to Ootu Beach and other bar/restaurant and cafe. The staff were friendly & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. This is a quiet, relaxing place to stay & relatively private.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

This was our second stay at Popoara , we stayed last year for few weeks and this year as well for 2 weeks and we enjoyed our stay as usual. The villas are clean, tidy, well equipped, good value for money and on a good location, on the breeze side of the island. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the owner is very friendly and helpful too.
Highly recommend this villas

Date of stay: January 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2014

6 wonderful nights on restfull Aitutaki. Enjoyed the food and drink at the boat shed next door and appreciated the cooking facility when we needed a light dinner and being able to cook the Mahi Mahi we caught. If you stay here just don't try and visit the Island resort across the estuary. We popped over for a look and the offered to "escort" us to the bar then they would "escort" us back to the boat. Just go some where else that makes visitors welcome. Thanks to the boat shed crew for the service and pleasure of your company.

Ken & Jacqui

Date of stay: September 2014
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Me and my husband have been 5 times to Aitutaki and we know the island upside down and those villas are great value for money, clean and the staff are very friendly.. The owner is very nice to and always helpful.
Teina was our star :) she went the extra mile for us many times and thats not what we usually see when we travel.. Thank you for looking after us !

Date of stay: January 2014
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Great spot, clean, affordable, easy access to the lagoon. Next to good restaurant with basic good food and cool reasonably priced drinks at the bar. Friendly staff, most hospitable, very safe. I would return in a heartbeat.

Room tip: Rent a pedal bike and take in the beauty of this laid back place. could have a fresh h2o pool but the salt water lagoon is world class.
Date of stay: May 2013
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