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Aretai Beach Villas

Cook Islands
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#5 of 18 Specialty lodging in Aitutaki
Your private piece of paradise, Aretai Beach Villas provides top quality accommodation on a magnificent stretch of white, sandy, beach, on the sunset side of the island. Guests have easy access to a wonderful safe lagoon and local restaurants. Three, attractive, generously sized, stand alone two bedroom units, are self catering. Each unit has a separate modern kitchen with full cooking facilities, and is well appointed with all you need. Lounge area with quality cane furniture.
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Alison P wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia105 contributions22 helpful votes
I wanted absolute beach front accommodation and this is exactly what I received. Although I was a solo traveler, the well equipped villa provided accommodation for up to six people. Great kitchen facilities, large clean bathroom with soft fluffy towels, excellent water pressure, quality bed linen, lots of power points and superb views of the beach and crystal clear lagoon just metres away from my verandah. There are plenty of sun lounges and kayaks available and a good little swimming spot just 100 metres up the beach or snorkeling off the beach right outside the villas. Lawton the manager provided great personalized service and called in each day to see if I needed any help or advice. He knows everyone on the island and is a great resource for help with motorcycle hire, activities and eating out etc - nothing was too much trouble. I purchased a Bluesky visitor SIM card and reception was mostly very good at the villa and most places on the island. I had a perfect 6 days there and would love to come back one day!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Lori G wrote a review Sep 2019
Aurora, Colorado64 contributions2 helpful votes
Recently stayed at Aretai and all I can do is rave about this property and the villa. The villas are situated on the beautiful lagoon with sunset views that will amaze!!! The property managers Lawton and Marie are the best and were helpful in getting reservations for different island activities. I would highly recommend for families, friends or a romantic getaway!!! I will absolutely be staying at Aretai again on one of my future trips to Aitutaki!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Richard S wrote a review Jul 2019
Lehi, Utah131 contributions3 helpful votes
Sorry this review is so overdue. We stayed at Aretai in June 2018 for two nights as a side trip to our twelve night stay on Rarotonga. This was also our second time on Aitutaki (having experienced the day trip on our previous visit). We wanted a home base to explore the island and have something beach front to enjoy the sunsets and relax on our down time. I think Aretai delivered for us. The accommodation is pretty basic, but you’ve got all you need to be comfortable. Lawton was a great host. He picked us up at the airport, made reservations for dinner the first night, and helped secure the last van in town on very short notice (elections were being held and some government folks had all the vehicles). The path to the highest point on the island (beautiful overlook) is about 100 meters down the road toward town. Take the time to hike up there. The beach isn’t adequate for swimming or snorkeling, but the sunsets are spectacular and you can wade out into the lagoon for quite a ways. After a day on the lagoon Was a little disappointed that the property manager/owner (who I understand does not live on the island) required we rent both units for a couple and four children (14, 11, 7, and 3 year old). These are two bedroom units with two couch beds in the family room in front. One unit was perfect for us. Not complaining, I get it, but the unit is certainly large enough to accommodate a family of our size comfortably. High scores for the beauty of the place and the on-site manager Lawton. Should we ever be blessed to return for another extended stay on Aitutaki, Aretai would be a great option. Beautiful island. Great service Lawton!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
TangataMoana wrote a review Sep 2018
Rarotonga, Cook Islands21 contributions9 helpful votes
Aretai is a collection of villas right on the beach on Aitutaki's west coast. It is a little north of the main township area, about 3km. The beach is nice and not very busy at all with no large resorts nearby. The villa we stayed in is a 2 bedroom free standing unit, with a large family area and deck. There are 3 of these, 2 are absolute beach front and the other is set back slightly being the other two. There are another 2 more villas which look very nice as well, although I didn't see inside them. The villa is equipped with 2 rooms with a double bed in each and 2 single beds in the living area. The kitchen has a fridge / freezer and full electric oven and 4 hob stove. There are adequate cooking pots, pans and utensils for 4 people. Tea and coffee is provided. The bathroom is clean and roomy with ample towels and soaps provided. Rooms are not fully serviced every day but rubbish is taken away daily. This suited us just fine. The hosts are very welcoming and accommodating. Lawton and Maria took great care of our family and made sure our stay was fantastic. There is an outdoor BBQ area as well, which we took advantage of. If you are looking for a property with a fantastic location and a set up that allows you to cook in, and have a feeling of a home away from home, this is it. We travelled as a family and it was ideal. We will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
dufffamily2018 wrote a review Jul 2018
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
The Villas were perfect for our two families on holiday together. They were very spacious and the beds were really comfortable. The large decks on each villa were perfect for sharing meals and watching the sunsets. Couldn't have been more beach front. Absolutely stunning! Our hosts were, so friendly and accommodating. Even picking us fresh passion fruit from their vines in the Garden. We would love to stay again, one day....
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Choose the beach front Villa if you can get it!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aretai Beach Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Aretai Beach Villas?
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 Aretai Beach Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Aretai Beach Villas?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aretai Beach Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aretai Beach Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koru Cafe, Rapae Bay, and Tamanu Beach Resort.
Does Aretai Beach Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aretai Beach Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.