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Aretai Beach Villas

Village, Amuri, PH31645, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Claremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Cook islands for 2 weeks, at 3 different accommodations (2 on Aitutaki), so I, unlike many others, am able to compare Aretai to other accommodation in Aitutaki and the Cook Islands. Below, I have summarized some of the multifarious reasons we disliked Aretai: 1. Pricing: The Aretai Beach Villas were horrendously overpriced. For my family of... More 

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Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 7 nights at Aretai Beach Villas and had the most relaxing holiday ever. We had done our homework and knew what to take and to expect from this type of holiday. It was like having your very own beach house on a tropical island and we like the option of self catering and totally pleasing ourselves. Everything is... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

if you really want to lay back & relax this is the place to be. No fancy restaurants or engineered entertainment just a lovely beach with lovely people & perfect to relax & re-charge. The beach is tidal but has an all tide swimming lane of around 200m. Quiet with lovely sunsets. Kayaks free & available to explore the lagoon.

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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Aretai Beach Villas was everything I expected great accommodation in a perfect setting. Spacious Villas with everything you need and you only have to ask if you want something from the friendly welcoming staff. Mama is the best.!! This place is great for families or a romantic getaway, private and peaceful. Grab a scooter and you can easily get around.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

The price of the 2bedroom/2 bath villa was way too high for the standard provided. *no aircon! And its hot! *no wifi *isolated so you need a car ($70 per day) *no luxury service for price tag (a bit unprofessional at times) *beach 'ok' but nothing like Oohu or other beaches of that beautiful white that we all travel for!!... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It appears I will be leaving my first ever negative trip advisor/air bnb rating! :( I did attempt to sort the below issue with the owners, to no avail. Basically, we feel the price of the 2bedroom/2 bath villa was way to high for the standard provided. The Aretai Beach villas are very casual, which is fine....(we have stayed in... More 

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siena
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Beautiful location only afew miles from the airport in a very tranquil part of the island. Not many tell you that a villa right on the beach on the west coast of Aitutaki can be very hot in the afternoon when the sun hits... It is not the case of Aretai beach villas. The two front units are shadowed by... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My family and I we spent one week at Aretai beach villas. It was wonderful. The weather was rainy and cloudy but despite this we loved Aitutaki and this delicious small cottages that Mamy runs with incredible grace. The cottege are large and spacious, well furnished and some by the sea. They have a well-equipped kitchen and hot and cold... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed in the beachfront villa for 5 nights at the end of July/early August and were very happy with the standard and location. The villa is roomy and modern with everything you need for a self contained holiday, but handy to some good eating places if you want to stroll along for a meal out. The beach area in... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I loved staying at Aretai Beach Villas, it was not a hotel but more like a home (without the clutter) Driving into the property through the lush bush, you enter an oasis of tropical gardens with fibrant tropical color and aroma .... there is even a ylang ylang bush ! If you arrive on the evening flight you do not... More 

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