Independent review for Aitutaki Village in Aitutaki Cook Islands

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Aitutaki Village ( Samade on the Beach ) is a small locally owned resort located on a narrow strip of beach on the southern tip of the main island of Aitutaki,. It has a delightful view over the lagoon and offshore islands. This is a great base for couples or families looking for a quiet beach holiday on Aitutaki and for exploring the lagoon by either paddle board or on a day cruise.

Aitutaki Village Website

Recommended For:
  • Couples & Families
  • Stunning Lagoon Views
  • Kayaking, Fishing & Lagoon Cruises
Quick Facts
  • Minimum Stay = 3 Nights
  • 12 Bungalows / Beach Location
  • Restaurant & Bar

Aitutaki Village Room Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Garden Bungalow 3 NZ$ 370
Family Bungalow 2a + 2c- under 12 yrs only NZ$ 380
3-Night Package - $1,110 for 2 people
Three nights accommodation in a Bungalow
Daily Continental Breakfast
Return transfers between Aitutaki Airport and Samade
One complimentary water taxi service to One Foot Island

5-Night Package - $1,850 for 2 people
Five nights accommodation in a Bungalow,
Daily Continental Breakfast
Return transfers between Aitutaki Airport and Samade
One complimentary full day Lagoon Cruise

7-Night Package - $2,220 for 2 people
Seven nights accommodation in a Bungalow,
Daily Continental Breakfast
Return transfers between Aitutaki Airport and Samade
One complimentary water taxi service to One Foot Island

Aitutaki Village Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront, in secluded Ootu Point, South Tip Aitutaki main island
  • Getting There:    40 mins flight from Rarotonga Airport PLUS 10 mins by road
  • Unique Qualities:    Great outlook over lagoon and islands, close to day cruises
  • Ideal for:    Couples and Small Families
  • Hotel Features:    12 Bungalows
  • Dining:    Restaurant & Bar at the hotel - independent restaurants walking distance
  • Children Policy:    All ages welcome - cots provided at charge
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Motu Island day cruise, hill walks, beachcombing
  • The Beach:    Good - narrow strip of fine white sand extending along coast
  • The Ocean:    Good - deep sandy bottom 20-metre channel, good for swimming
  • Snorkelling:    Average - some reef fish off from beach
  • Other Activities:    Paddle Boards

Room Information

All 12 Bungalows are identical being A-frame with high ceilings and open plan interiors featuring air-conditioining. Bungalows are located across a small sand track from the beach front which leads 100 metres to Ootu Point. Bungalows can have either a King bed and single bed or twin beds. There are two family bungalow with a bunk bed accommodating two adults and two children.

Hotel Amenities

The beach is located across a sandy lane from the bungalows and stretches along Ootu Point infront of a narrow but deep water sandy bottom lagoon good for swimming (boats sometimes use the channel). Beyond the channel is a shallow lagoon which at low tide connects to Akitua Island exposing several sand bars for exploring. This lagoon isn't good for snorkelling but you can snorkel around the point in deeper water or on day cruises which stop at some great snorkelling reefs.

Aitutaki Village Resort has an excellent beachfront restaurant with beautiful views across the lagoon and is a great spot for enjoying a sunset cocktail. Island nights with traditional dancing and a Polynesian feast are held most weeks. There is also on-site moped hire and lagoon cruises depart just down the beach.