Pacific Resort Aitutaki
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- 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
I can’t recommend this place highly enough. Incredible views, quality accommodation and outstanding hospitality.
The staff went above and beyond to make our stay special. Not only was the food and wine offering and quality spectacular (sashimi platters, freshly-caught octopus, perfectly cooked steak, Champagne, imported cheeses), but they also helped us book an incredible private charter snorkelling trip (with Moonlight Charters/ Black Jack), make dinner reservations, and arrange a romantic dinner for two under the stars. Nothing was too much for them and they work seamlessly as a team.
Next time we will book for longer – it’s by far the best place to stay in the Cook Islands
Our experience at this hotel was amazing! The rooms and resort were beautiful, with fresh flowers every day. The staff were all extremely friendly. The food at the restaurants was excellent, and the daily cultural activities were lots of fun! Nothing bad to say at all.
Of special note is the ever-present general manager, Norman, who solved our lost baggages woes so that we could enjoy ourselves!
Amazing! Will be going back as soon as possible!
My husband surprised me with a trip to NZ and the Cook Islands for our 30th Anniversary... staying here at the Pacific definitely was the highlight of our trip! Norman, the general mgr, was a huge help in my husband's planning, and no detail was missed. Our trip to Aitutaki couldn't not have been more relaxing and enjoyable, mostly due not only to the beautiful island itself, but to our lovely beachfront room, the friendly and helpful staff, and the delicious food and drinks we had while we were there. We can't wait to return to this beautiful paradise, and will definitely stay again at the Pacific. Thank you Norman and staff for making our trip a dream come true!
OVERALL: Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a special place. We just got back from a week in the Cook Islands and had such an amazing time. If you’re looking for nightlife this is NOT the place for you. However, if you want tranquility, seclusion, beautiful beaches – consider Pacific Resort Aitutaki. From the moment we arrived at the airport in Aitutaki, Pacific Resort tended to our every need. We were greeted with flowers and fresh coconut water at the airport and quickly escorted to resort grounds. The rooms are beautiful – the website photos really don’t do them justice. We had direct beach access and a beautiful patio just steps away from the water. The resort is truly outstanding and one of the best places we’ve stayed during our travels. Gorgeous views, great layout, privacy, peace, seclusion, WONDERFUL staff. Staff was friendly, attentive, kind and we really enjoyed getting to know some of the locals. General Manager, Norm, goes out of his way to get to know and talk with guests. He was extremely visible compared to other high-end resorts we've been to. He also brings a wealth of travel knowledge and experience to the resort. The resort grounds are absolutely stunning.
FOOD: We enjoyed the food although we would have loved to see more rotation among menu specials. By the 6th & 7th nights we were definitely in the mood for something different. We actually found ourselves eating at the Black Rock Café down by the pool more than the regular restaurant because we enjoyed the menu selections a bit more. Plates always came out hot from the kitchen and ingredients were fresh – just would have liked a little bit more variety.
SNORKELING: We enjoyed snorkeling – which you can do right from the Resort’s shore. Reef life was definitely different from other environments we've snorkeled. The lagoon is pretty shallow in most areas so it's pretty easy to scrape up against coral formations -- and because they're clustered closely together you really need to be careful. Bringing reef shoes, which we did, is a must (though they're also offered through the hotel). It's a totally different snorkel experience (compared to a place like Belize) -- but we definitely enjoyed it. Potential visitors should expect small, colorful, lagoon-dwelling fish (and lots of sea cucumbers!)
EXCURSIONS: If you have a chance to do a sailing tour with Captain Ted, do it! Ted is an Aitutaki-native and recently returned home to the island. He works at the resort and runs his sailing business each day. He provides private sailing tours of the lagoon...knows the land, knows the water, knows the culture. We went out for a half day with Ted, sailed the lagoon, learned to sail a little bit, snorkeled, saw sea turtles, learned more about culture, challenges facing the island, etc. Every guest that took Ted's trip raves about him. And it’s clear why, he has a wealth of knowledge about the lagoon and the island. We had a blast, would recommend this to anyone, and book in advance!
We also booked a lagoon/snorkel tour with Bishops Lagoon Cruise. The guides were local and great, funny also. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Bishops. Great experience and good food. It is simply a larger cruise (about 16 people on board), different experience and different business model. We tend to lean towards the private tours if affordable, so Ted's was our favorite, but take nothing away from Bishops. They're both great excursions and we enjoyed meeting other travelers during this excursion.
Overall, we would highly recommend Pacifc Resort Aitutaki. It is rustic luxury set in an amazing and unforgettable environment. It's small, quiet, secluded, provides privacy for the traveler, a chance to relax and plenty of ocean activity. Not a party destination but plenty to do if you enjoy swimming, kayaking, biking, snorkeling and getting to know local culture.
Did not stay at the resort but dropped into the restaurant for drinks and snacks and watched the sunset. View of the lagoon was amazing. Service was great and staff friendly. The resort is one of the more up market accommodations on the island and would be great if you wanted to spoil yourself and your loved one.