I just realized that I never wrote a review after staying here on our honeymoon in November 2012! (The TA review page won't let me enter this date which is why it says Nov 2013). Better late than never so here it is:
We LOVED Samade on the Beach! The location on the lagoon is amazing, the staff were wonderful (thanks Alone, Chanel and Ned!), the Island Night was so much fun and our little cabin was simple but clean and lovely. Come here expecting simplicity and relaxation. This isn't a resort and doesn't have anything overly fancy so if you're looking for luxury you should stay on the other side of the island. There are a lot of chickens roaming the island so I would pack ear plugs if you don't want to be woken up by them in the morning. We stayed for 8 nights and they were the best 8 nights of our entire honeymoon. We spent the most of our days laying on our beach chairs, using the stand up paddle boards, and swimming in the warm water. The island is really fun and easy to explore by scooter and there's a rental place just up the road. Make sure you experience an Island night and which was the most fun and authentic one we saw on all of the Cooks! Aitutaki is Heaven on Earth and everyone should visit at least once.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aitutaki Village is a small boutique resort on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Situated on the white sandy beach of Ootu (meaning full moon) on the south western point of the island. The property provides a quiet and relaxing environment on the edge of the protected Aitutaki lagoon, ideal for swimming and water activities at all tides.The Polynesian inspired restaurant and bar has stunning views and is located on the lagoons edge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available everyday, we also offer special dinner evenings, lagoon cruises, private island excursions, rental vehicles, kayaks and island tours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samade On The Beach Hotel Aitutaki