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The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

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Aitutaki has indeed been capturing imaginations for many hundreds of years. Legendary Polynesian voyager Ru made landfall here well over a thousand years ago.

In 1789 Captain William Bligh and the men of the HMS Bounty were the first Europeans to arrive, reputedly bringing with them the succulent papaya.

In the 1950s a new wave of adventurer came by glamorous Solent Flying Boat for a leisurely refuelling stop along the fabled Coral Route, and a divine swim in the surreal lagoon waters.

Much more recently, the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler came, observing that: "Aitutaki is an exquisite atoll" with "the most vivid lagoon colors anyone has ever seen." The issue featured The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa on its cover, saying: "The Aitutaki Lagoon is the resort on the beach . nowhere could be more idyllic."

As the only resort directly on the world's most beautiful lagoon, The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is truly blessed.
This exclusive all-bungalow resort is one-of-a-kind in many other respects also.

It is the only private island resort in the Cook Islands.

It is the only Cook Islands resort to offer that invention of incurable romantics ~ the Overwater Bungalow.
And it is the only resort on Aitutaki with a truly Polynesian flavour, so you can truly savour what the South Pacific is famous for.

The panoramic views of super-natural Aitutaki Lagoon from your own personal paradise, The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa on Motu Akitua, will leave you breathless. Truly, deeply, madly breathless. And that indeed is the measure of a life well lived.

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Review date:   January 21, 2018 5:55PM
Review:   All I can say is paradise in the Pacific.Staff the nicely priced bungalow,food and entertainment awesome. Just taking the barge across the main island to the resort is a experience. The walks around the island can be done in 1/2 a hour great with views that are unforgettable. Our first night here consisting of the locals putting on a dance story telling history of the Aitutaki and the surrounding islands being inhabited. Across the island,transportation is cheap as a rental car company allows you packaged deals to see Aitutaki at your own pace. Yes loved the island experience here.
Author:   Tai Ripaki
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Review date:   October 10, 2017 12:52AM
Review:   Fantastic resort. This private island resort is absolutely stunning. We stayed in the honeymoon villa that is so lovely and private. It is a short shuttle ride from the airport and a super quick boat ride across the shallow water to the lobby. Food is delicious and the views are beautiful. The beachfront cabins look nice too but people can see in from the beach so it isn't quite as private. There is a shuttle in to town for a fee but there isn't much there. There are also lagoon cruises that will pick you up from the resort. I can't recommend it enough!
Author:   Caitlin C
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Review date:   November 25, 2017 7:57PM
Review:   We enjoyed our recent stay. The lagoon was amazing. However the food was below expectations, although the breakfast was very nice. Food also overpriced for the standard served. The manager was very nice as were all the staff except for one very rude receptionist. She was extremely condescending and very unhelpful. Unfortunately she did not have a name tag but was on reception when we left 19th October. Although we enjoyed our stay as it was very restful which was needed after running a very busy business. We would not come again due to the poor quality of food and the rudeness shown by a member of staff. Susan and Peter Wilson.
Author:   Peter Wilson
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Review date:   February 3, 2018 6:43AM
Review:   Good place to stay if it is a sunny day and you like snorkeling or kayaking. We stayed here for 3 days, in the sunny day, feel free to borrow the snorkeling gears and kayak in activity center, water is crystal clean around the island, very good place to watch the sunrise, the room is comfortable, enjoy the shower under the sky. However in the raining days, the experience is not that good, pool table and poles are terrible, in your room, there is no dry place to put your wet shoes and umbrella, the waterhose outside is lack of maintenance, since the shower is outside and has no cover, in windy raining day, you will feel quit cold. I would rate 5 stars if it is cheaper, but consider the price it should be 4.
Author:   Peng Qin
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Review date:   January 20, 2018 9:03PM
Review:   Amazing Place, loved our stay. We did the beachfront bungalow and thoroughly enjoyed the accomodation. Prices at the resort were somewhat consistent with the rest of the island and didn't feel like we were getting gauged. Managers were stellar folks and made quite an effort to ensure the guests were happy.
Author:   Phares Francis
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