Pacific Resort Aitutaki
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Aitutaki (Arutanga Tapere), Pacific Resort Aitutaki is close to Arutanga Harbour and Ootu Beach. This 5-star resort is within the region of Aitutaki Golf Club and One Foot Island Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 27 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. 32-inch plasma televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and bidets.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
We had read many reviews about the Pacific Resort which met expectations on every facet from being picked up at the airport and right through to the drop-off when returning to Rarotonga.
Start with the location on Aitutaki which is fantastic. It's set back from the road and the accommodation is situated such that you can step straight onto the beach. And the view is just fantastic - we could watch it for hours on end. Being west facing it is also ideal for those sunsets and red skies.
Our accommodation was an Ultimate Beachfront Bungalow. It was spacious, airy and well appointed. There was a double shower and two external showers. There were also loungers and seats on the terrace overlooking the lagoon, which was ideal for whale watching (we watched the humpback whales every day). Housekeeping also kept our bungalow immaculate and they took a great deal of pride in providing that service. We also really enjoyed the treats provided with the turn-down service each night.
We found the food in the Rapae Bay restaurant and the Black Rock cafe to be delicious and there was sufficient variety for our stay. The standard was as a good as we have experienced in other hotels and recommended city restaurants.
Island Night is the big weekly event. It allowed all guests to enjoy a feast of different dishes and the traditional music & dancing of the Cook Islands. Guests were invited up to dance which was done with great enthusiasm.
Bikes, kayaks and masks & snorkels are provided for guests to use; I was impressed with their quality. A cycle around the island will take around 90 minutes and a quick jaunt into Amuri takes about 15 minutes. I recommend using the bike to see Aitutaki at a leisurely pace.
Maungapu, the highest point on the island, is close by and it has a sharp couple of inclines en route to the top - moderate fitness is needed if you are walking and take some water. But the view of the lagoon is truly memorable and worth the effort.
The staff at the resort are fantastic - friendly and happy to give advice whether at reception or in the restaurant. Activities of all types can be booked and nothing was too difficult. We would recommend a half day sailing on the lagoon with Captain Ted (who also works at the Resort) - simply a fantastic experience.
The Pacific Drum, the daily newsletter about what was going on in the resort was always an interesting read with weather, tide, activity information and insights into life in the Cook Islands.
One of the other great appeals is the tranquility. For example, sitting on the terrace and looking skyward at night at the stars, with the faint sound of waves crashing against the reef is like no other. I guarantee that those living in urban settings will be overwhelmed by the stars on display and if you are lucky you will also see a shooting star - truly magic.
In many ways the Pacific Resort has created something special which we will remember fondly and for a long time.
We stayed at the Pacific Resort for 6 nights for our Honeymoon.
Couldn’t agree more with all the other positive reviews about this resort.
The Bure was immaculate and the view was incredible. Only steps away from the lagoon and we had the opportunity to try stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.
The sunsets from our deck were amazing and we often opted for in room dining on the deck.
We were fortunate to view migrating whales daily whilst enjoying the delicious breakfast in the restaurant. Special mention to James who was very friendly and welcoming.
I made my husband promise to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary here - I can hardly wait to return.
My only suggestion would be to perhaps mix up the menu every few days or install a pizza oven at the Black Rock Pool Bar - great idea from another traveller.
There are not enough words to describe the beauty of this resort!!! From the time we arrived we were personally greeted by Norman the manager who told us about the resort and our room. Such a nice touch!!! Our room was room 100!! What a room!!!!!! All I could say when I entered and kept saying was WOW!!! We booked an ultimate beachfront villa and it was more like house!!! Beautifully appointed, very spacious and simply divine. including Bvlgari toiletries!!! I cannot describe the beauty of this resort except to say it is stunningly beautiful!!!! The view from our room was spectacular!!! The sunsets, WOW !!! We have never seen such stunningly beautiful sunsets!!! The restaurant is beautiful and the food and wine are amazing, the staff are amazing as well. They know you by name and talk to you as if they have known you all their life. Such a lovely touch!!! The cocktails are out of this world and you can enjoy these by the pool in happy hour every day, which I might just add we extended well past happy hour!! The food in the bar is beautiful and you can enjoy your meals by the beach and by the pool if you wish. Breakfast is included in the room rate and it is not just a continental breakfast but a full breakfast with a very extensive menu!!! Every morning you are given a breakfast platter which includes a range of fresh fruits and beautiful fruit bread such as coconut bread and lemon bread which was amazing and also a glass of fresh coconut water!!! Then you choose your breakfast options which we did and thoroughly enjoyed every morning!! The resort is so relaxing and you can do as much or as little as you like, in your room are sets of goggles and snorkels and the kayaks are free to use in the lagoon for guests. The lagoon is right at your door and we enjoyed snorkelling and swimming in the lagoon every day and we used the kayaks and paddled around the lagoon which was amazing!! I cannot describe how beautiful it was in the lagoon, just amazing!! When we arrived we were given gifts of a sarong, a hat and a bottle of wine which we enjoyed watching the stunning sunset that night. To make it even more personalised each night you are given a turn down service, complete with beautiful little sweet treats which are different every night and a newsletter which welcomes new guests and also farewells guests leaving the next day. The reception desk organises everything for you including your airport transfers and all activities such as cruises to the outer reef. I enjoyed a beautiful facial which I would thoroughly recommend and I have since purchased all the products used in the facial they were so nice. The staff who made our stay so memorable were Norman the manager, James in the restaurant, Baldwin in the restaurant, Ted who was on reception and the girls at reception. All outstanding!! When we were leaving Norman personally came to say goodbye to us and wished us a safe trip, such a lovely touch!! We said we were thinking of coming back again next year to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday we loved it so much. I cannot give this resort enough positives we had such a wonderful time and simply cannot await to come back!! Thank you so much for such an amazing holiday!!!
property is fine, Norman the manager is an arrogant, rude, poor example of a manager.
the entire staff can not stand him and it is quite obvious and uncomfortable for guests. The vibe is intense. Not the way you want to feel in such a beautiful place with beautiful local people.
suggest picking a different location until they let go of Norman.
we were there 9 months ago, the prior manager was awesome, it is night and day difference now.
Had the best time in this hotel and the service was wonderful from the arrival at the airport til the drop off back. The food and island night are wonderful and the view across the reef to where whales were breaching just amazing. I cant recommend this hotel and Aitutaki enough!