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Paradise Cove Lodges

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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Aitutaki
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Paradise Cove is located on one of the best sandy beaches on the island of Aitutaki, Cook Islands, with great swimming and snorkeling areas. Paradise Cove is locally owned and operated by the people of Aitutaki. We offer self-catering bungalows right on the beach. Our philosophy is to share our beautiful culture and unique island with visitors from all over the world. We have 10 Beachfront Bungalows right on the beach for singles or double/twin travelers and 2 Garden Suites (just right behind the beachfront bungalows) suitable for families of 4 persons. From the balcony of your private beachfront studio take in the magnificent lagoon scenery. In the evenings relax as the sun sets, giving you the most breathtaking scene in Aitutaki. Experience great hospitality at Paradise Cove with warm and friendly staff that will enhance your stay on the island of Aitutaki. See the whales in all their splendor going past the reef of Paradise Cove Lodges from your balcony during whale season.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
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Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English
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I booked this property through booking.com for a trip in April. They took full payment for the booking before the agreed time on booking.com. I then cancelled the booking within the free cancellation period . However the property never refunded my money. They've ignored all my emails and phone calls to date.
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I emailed Paradise Cove on 11 March, that they had charged my credit card on 05 March, without my authority . I had made the reservation thru Booking.com and the booking terms was that the full payment was due on 22 APR. Paradise Cove advised they accidentally charged my card for the full stay of 3nts. Kept chasing them via emails and they advised that they were sorry and "we have till the 23rd March for us to return the full funds." After this, I since cancelled my booking. It is now 26 March, some 21 days after Paradise Cove without my authority charged my card. I still have no refund back ! I have not received a response from my recent emails.
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First, it wasn't a cove as I would define a cove. Just a long white sand beach in each direction. The staff was friendly and helpful. The huts on the beach are about the size of a cruise ship cabin, up on stilts, with a minimalist kitchen thrown in. Tight to say the least. The kitchen was sparingly equipped, 2 of everything, 2 forks, 2 plates, 2 knives, etc. One pot, one pan. Cooking was a challenge. Guess that is part of the adventure of going to far away places. The reef is about ¾ mile out off the deck of the hut. Watching and listening to the roar of the pounding surf was very relaxing. The 2nd evening, when we went to take a shower there was no hot water. Burrr. We were on the edge of a cyclone, the wind was so strong it kept blowing out the the flame in the tankless water heater. We rented a car directly from Paradise Cove. They also had scooters for hire. This was great no pages of paper work. No hassle of the pickup and return. Breakfast was included, delivered to your door each morning, fresh picked fruit, tree ripened straight to your plate. So good. The grounds were well maintained. Each morning someone was out raking leaves and debris from the day before. Grocery shopping was a challenge with only one big store that didn't have a good selection. Minimal vegetables and no fruit. Took a couple days, we found a few stores in the outback that had stuff we couldn't find at the big store. Aitutaki is a small island with everything located on the western side, eastern side was the picturesque lagoon side, with hardly anything along that side.
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The beach is gorgeous and the photos make this resort look extremely inviting. Inside, the beach-front rooms on stilts are rather small, not much room for anything apart from the bed and a small well-stocked Kitchenette. The bathroom was fine apart from a smell of drains which was rather off-putting. Plenty of hot water. It could all do with a bit of a refurb to do the position justice. To be fair our visit coincided with a huge storm so we had to spend more time in the room that normal. When the sun shines none of this matters that much. On the plus side the staff is charming and helpful, daily fruit and breakfasts great, delivered to the door, and scooters, bikes and a car all available onsite to rent. Plus a nice new gift shop just opened. If you have the money I would perhaps go a bit more upmarket but if you’re on a budget this is a good place to stay tho’ far from restaurants without transport (their cafe/bar is closed contrary to Lonely Planet listing info).
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My host kindly met me from the airport upon arrival in Aitutaki, which was only a 5-minute drive from the airport. The reception area is nothing to talk about, check-in was easy, and my bags were taken to my lodge, which was nice and clean, just set back from the beach front. No air con though there was a ceiling fan. The one negative for my visit was though the location was meant to be a Vodafone wifi hotspot, I just could not get logged on using either my phone or laptop, resulting in driving around the corner to anogther Vodafone hotspot.
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Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsAitutaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paradise Cove Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Paradise Cove Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon (2.0 miles), O'otu Beach (1.7 miles), and Mount Maungapu (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Paradise Cove Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and shuttle bus service.
Which room amenities are available at Paradise Cove Lodges?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Paradise Cove Lodges?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Paradise Cove Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Paradise Cove Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koru Cafe, Rapae Bay, and Tamanu Beach Resort.
Does Paradise Cove Lodges have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Paradise Cove Lodges offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Paradise Cove Lodges have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.