Atiu Island

If you want to experience village life up close then heads to Atiu Island. This outer island has a strong village culture with the majority of its inhabitants living a subsistence lifestyle off the land. Make sure you sample the local bush beer and see some of the Tivaevae quilts hand woven by the ladies.

Atiu Villas$$

picture of Atiu Villas beach
Set on the inland plateau on the outskirts of Areroa Village, Atiu Villas makes the perfect base for exploring local culture.

Aitutaki Island

Aitutaki has a laid back island style atmosphere and there are several villages to explore. Arutanga is the main village and commerce centre or head to Vaitape on the east coast.

Aitutaki Beach Villas$$

picture of aitutaki beachvillas beach
Locally owned with just four villas make this an intimate choice

Rarotonga Island

The best region of Rarotonga to mingle amongst the local people is along the east coast of the island from Matavera Village to Avarua Town.

Paradise Inn Rarotonga$$

picture of Paradise Inn beach
Great location for exploring local villages and local lifestyle.