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Aretai Beach Villas

Village, Amuri, PH31645, Cook Islands
Aretai Beach Villas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We had 10 days at Aretai at the beginning of August. We were met at the airport by Nane and it's a 5 minute drive to the accommodation which is absolute beachfront with views out to the reef through the palm trees. Aretai is not luxury accommodation but never the less is very comfortable and has everything you need. All... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
83 hotel reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Aretai is a good deal in a decent location. We were upgraded to a beach villa, which was nice. It was so large and spacious which was really awesome for us. Normally rooms are so small and expensive. Compared to the prices in Bora Bora, this is a good deal. Aitutaki is very very rural and isolated though, so go... More 

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Invercargill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

We spent one week as a family at the beach villas recently. The host, 'Mama', was the friendliest host one can imagine and provided us with fresh fruit 24/7 so we had to use the town's shopping facilities only very little, adding to the accommodation's value greatly. The location right on the beach was ideal for the kids, they just... More 

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Montreal
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22 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

We stayed for 4 nights mid October and had a really good time. The units are comfortable and clean. It was a real bonus having the kitchen so we could just stay by the beach, and not worry about what the kids were eating. The only thing missing in the kitchen is a blender to make fruit smoothies. Mama was... More 

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Auckland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2009

We spent 2 weeks at Aretai and we couldn't have asked for more. The Villas are spacious, modern, well appointed and clean. If you want self-catering and the freedom to do your own thing in an idyllic spot, then Aretai is just the place. The villas have 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious open plan living area with kithchen... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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23 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

Aretai bungalows are the largest bungalows on the island. 2 bedrooms and large. Good location with about 15 ft to the lagoon's edge. It's a tight house, and no bugs were able to get in as they have screens. The livingroom/dining room is huge. Great large deck and equipped kitchen. No TV or phone but phone in the laundry building.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

My husband, 3 year old daughter, and mother traveled from Texas to Aitutaki and stayed at the Aretai from late December 2008 to January 2009. It was a wonderful experience. We booked the room through a real estate agent in Rarotonga ($300NZ a night). He took 25% up front and then the balance two weeks prior to the trip. We... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

Me, hubby and two kids (7 & 10) stayed for 8 nights in early July at the wonderful Aretai Beach Villas. We had a villa right on the beach and surrounded by the beautiful garden. Most of the time we were the only people staying. Later on the villa next door (there are 3) was occupied and we felt our... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2007

We stayed here for 7 days during our honeymoon in February 07. There is nothing bad to say about this place, we were even driven down to the petrol station to hire a scooter on the very first evening we arrived thanks to our lovely hostess. The rooms are great, very clean and sturdy. There was no air conditioning when... More 

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new zealand
1 review
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2005

What a fantastic time we had, the weather was superb, every day was fine and hot, Aitutaki is the most amazing place we have been too, the Lagoon cruise would have to rate as one of the best things we have ever done, and must be one of the worlds must do things - We went on the Bishops criuse... More 

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