Pacific Resort Aitutaki Hotel
Reviews - Pacific Resort Aitutaki Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Awesome Resortfrom MPMellum
Great spot, Best resort on Aitutakifrom 5*Guy
Make sure that you ask for a Bungalow to the right of the pool area (if you facing out to sea)... the beach is much nicer than in front of the rooms to the left of the pool area.
Lots of people have mentioned the mosquitos in Aitutaki. My wife is very prone to bites but she was only slightly affected. The outer islands in Fiji are much worse.
It seems that constant wind is a bit of a feature in Aitutaki, but this was not a problem at all.... in fact it was quite refreshing.
It is easy to carry a few bottles of wine or champagne with you to Aitutaki (in your hand luggage), and you can keep these in the refrigerator in your room. The bar staff were more than happy to provide an ice bucket and glasses for us to use beside the pool.
We will definitely return.
An Island Evening at Pacific Resortfrom granmar
An evening which started out cold turned into an enjoyable time, again, meeting many other people on holiday.
Expensive, but worth one nights buffet!
Bruce & Marina Grant
Excellent Accommodation, Service and Food Overratedfrom Andi21
Mainly, we were truly disappointed with the food selection and quality. I regret to have to report that the dinner selections were monotonous with no originality for what the rate was. We tried to keep an open mind considering where we chose to stay and also that most ingredients/food items are imported. But for our average price of lunch ($NZ70 - food and one drink each) and dinner ($NZ120-160 - food and wine), we really expected to enjoy the cuisine more, as we were led to believe that this was the ultimate in terms of island dining. We also attended Island Night, which was mediocre at best - and in our opinion, again not worth the price. When we did dine at the resort, we found the atmosphere to be somewhat stuffy and not representative of the warmth we felt everywhere else in the islands. To end on a good note: our absolute favorite place was Samade for drinks and Cafe' Tapuna for dinner...we would eat there again and again!
Lovely little place of paradisefrom experience.travel
Aitutaki is located at 50 min of flight from the main island where international flights arrives.
The airport was of course very small although 1 big and renovated runway was available.
The resort is not far from the village (downtown) by scooter or car but very calm.
No more than 27 villas and this is perfect to reach a deserved quiet and relaxing time.
The lobby is large and open to the pool aera and the see, you can find there the reception, a small shop with local crafts and all you need to bite mosquitos and sand flies but also a room of heaven : the spa. I had the opportunity to go for a massage of 1 hour and it was really good and professionnal : a must.
The villas are very large with a nice marble bathroom (no bath - only shower in ours) and a big room with view on the lagoon (check the pictures).
Every night a different theme and different menu was served at the main restaurant and the breakfast is simply georgous and very 'nutritive'.
The staff and the general manager are highly motivated to give you the best experience you may have on the island and they are very kind like all the habitants of the island.
You must rent a scooter or a car or just walk through the island to discover the habits and the life of the cook islanders and especially from Aitutaki.
One spot to discover to : the top of the island from where you can have a global view on all the colours of the islands ; like when you fly over the island.
The only negative point I have is the mosquitos but moreover the 'sand flies', please protect yourself from them ; they are quiet agrressive.
The Cook Islands are a paradise, please visit them but protect them too.
Pacific Resort - The PEARL of the South Pacificfrom kearneyhill
The entire front staff (Rose and Ann) was extremely helpful in scheduling various off-site activities. I highly recommend Lawton for fishing, snorkeling and lagoon cruise as well as Quinton for diving, spear fishing and outer reef fishing.
The grounds are immaculate. The view is breathtaking. The lagoon is placid with the waves crashing at the barrier reef that protects this beautiful atoll. Unspoiled private beaches are right out your back door. The accomodations are fancy with glass showers, marble bathrooms and double vanity sinks. Your own private verandad area on the back of each bungalow. The villas and suites are even nicer. I just can't say enough about this place.
If you are planning a trip to the South Pacific continue past Bora Bora (too much toursim has spoiled this tiny isle) and fly to Aitutaki. This is THE pearl of the South Pacific. If you are planning a honeymoon or a holiday with your significant other then book the Pacific Resort NOW!!! You need to get there soon because Survivor is currently being filmed on the Motus that outling the main isle. Once the world gets a chance to see this incredible place you will have to make your reservations years in advance!
Magical hotel on a fabulous islandfrom ProMultis
The room itself was beautful (we only stayed in a beach front bungalow - the only difference is size, as all the rooms have the most breathtaking views). Being only 27 bungalows it is also so peaceful (no mobile phone reception unless you pay for a local sim card, which was something we DIDNT do).
We couldnt have asked for any better service either - from breakfast to dinner we were treated to personal, 5 star treatment. All the team seemed to have been trained perfectly which we didnt seem to notice at the other resorts we visited while on the island. Ross especially bent over backwards to ensure our stay was perfect. A few extras - Try the spa - we were lucky enough to have a one hour body massage included - that was quite litterally heaven. And the romantic dinner at a location of your / their choice around the pool or beach is amazing, very romantic. We will be going back!
Absolute paradisefrom Tropikal
The staff were very friendly, polite and accommodating. The food was good (I'm a veg, my husband isn't). They mixed up our breakfasts a couple of times, but quickly corrected the order. The bar and pool area are small, but very nice and never busy. The beach isn't as nice as the Lagoon resort, but the best thing to do is to take an Island Cruise and see the other little islands that are on miles of white sand in shallow, turquoise water.
Top Local Tips for Aitutaki
Aitutaki Safari Tour and Kia Orana Lagoon Cruise Definitely get yourselves on these tours! They are small tours that are really personal and run by really friendly guys who can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Cook Islands. Highly recommended.
If you're going to stay here in a beach bungalow... ... stay in the ones North of the pool, with the much nicer, and better kept beach.
Bishop Aituaki Lagoon cruise If you go to Aitutaki you MUST take a lagoon cruise. We went on Bishop's lagoon cruise which has an upper deck on the boat where you can take beautiful photos from. They take you to Mosquito Island where the "Survivor" cast offs were sent during the show. don't forget bug spray there or you will be eaten alive!! We made a snorkelling stop in the middle of the lagoon and saw big fish, moray eels and baby clams. Finally, we went to Onefoot Island where the chef made us a lunch on the island. We had our passports stamped with the "onefoot island" stamp and were left to explore the island for a few hours. You MUST walk across the lagoon to the sandbar. It's like being on a deserted island surrounded by the bluest water you've ever seen. It was really an beautiful experience!!!
Other names for Pacific Resort Aitutaki Hotel
- pacific resort aitutaki
- Address: Aitutaki, - Aitutaki - Cook Islands