We stayed at Amuri Sands for 3 nights in July 2011
Amuri Sands is a neat little building, build 2 or 3 years ago, split into two one bedrommed self contained units. They've got everything you'll need, small kitchen, fridge, stove etc. The bed is comfortable, there is a good shower with plenty of hot water, and a couple of fans. it's simple and basic, but clean and comfortable.
Its pretty much on the beach... There's a nice deck overlooking a few coconut trees which is all that separates you from the beach, which is fantastic. The water is warm, and the snorkelling is wonderful. Right on your doorstep you'll see plenty of colourful and varied fish.
Mark is an excellent host. He lent us masks and snorkels, and is happy to provide advice on where to go and what to do! He seems genuinely interested in making sure you have a good and relaxing time. As a lovely bonus, on 2 mornings he left fresh bananas and papaya on our doorstep for breakfast.
Amuri Sands has a great location. It's next to Etu Moana, and just down the beach from Taumanu Beach Resort, and from the Pacific Resort.
We'd totally recommend Aumri Sands as a comfortable, clean and convenient place to stay.
We recommend getting a scooter while you are on Aitutaki. There is a rental place down the road from Amuri Sands called Rinos, who rent scooters for $20 a day. They'll even deliver them to Amuri Sands.
There are a few basic stores in Aitutaki, so you can buy basic supplies, beers, soft drinks, ice cream etc. Expect to pay a premium tho, but not crazy expensive. One thing though... Aitutaki is a very religious island, so very little is open on Sunday's other than the resorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kia Orana, and welcome to Amuri Sands, Aitutaki. We are a family-run business with 2 chalets on the beachfront on the west coast of Aitutaki, Cook Islands. We provide budget accommodation for your self-catering needs and are positioned near dining outlets and shops. The beach we are positioned on has some of the best snorkeling on the island. We look forward to you staying with us. Kia Manuia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amuri Sands, Aitutaki Hotel Aitutaki