We stayed 2 nights at Popoara ocean breeze villas. All Though I had confirmed with reception prior to leaving Australia our transfer pick up from the airport ,we were not met by our pick up and thankfully the airport staff were able to phone our accom place to advise them we were waiting.While our accom was neat and clean we found reception staff somewhat laid back and not overly helpful when we enquired about snorkelling trip options.The lack of tourist information was disappointing and somewhat frustrating. Overall The Boat shed Bar had great meals and service.
We stayed here as a family for 4 days in December. Unfortunately the weather was at it's worst, so we were pretty much cabin bound. The rooms are rather small for a family when you are forced to spend so much time indoors. If we were to have got out more, I am sure they would have been fine. The "Boat Shed" restaurant on the property offers great meals throughout the day. We are hoping to get back there for a longer period, as we were unable to see any of the island.
Friendly staff and good restaurant. My room was tidy with all the amenities. This is a very good location as one can get the view from east to west with very nice swimming spots. However, some maintenance is due.
Aitutaki is a fabulous desitnation but like any remote location, accommodation can be a bit hit and miss, especially when you are looking for value for money. There are some very nice high end resorts but the range of quality in the mid range is quite large. Popoara Villas are a really nice, private property of 4 villas located in a secluded part of the island, very near the coast and a nice beach about 200m away. On site is the Boatshed Bar and Grill, and a significant rental company for cars and scooters operates on the site. The Villas are well appointed, with a double bed and a single bed, air conditioning, kitchenette with toaster, pots, fry pan, elements and fridge. The villas are set up for 2 people but you can cater for 4 with what the kitchen has in it. The Villas are screened, which is necessary, as there are some mosquitoes around Aitutaki. The rooms are service daily except on Sundays and the staff are helpful and friendly. I highly recommend.…
3rd visit to Aitutaki and first time at Popoara. We love this end of the island and Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas are well located and has the added bonus of The Boat Shed Bar & Grill (just remember to book!). Good facilities and we noted that they have upgraded one of the villas so presume others will follow. Clean and tidy and nice to have the cooking facilities. Great location with an easy walk to Ootu Beach and other bar/restaurant and cafe. The staff were friendly & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. This is a quiet, relaxing place to stay & relatively private.