Ever since I first saw a picture of a tropical island when I was just wee, have I wanted to go and see for myself. That chance now came up and what a lucky bugger I was to end up at Matriki. There is a magic around this place that imho originates only in part from the stunning vista of the lagoon in front of the huts, but more prominently results from the genuine hospitality of the folks running the place, Tracey and Trevor. For someone like myself who much rather spends his pennies on learning about local scenery, food, customs, activities and the like, this would be the place to be. The boating and snorkelling trips are amazing, because you are taken to hand-picked spots out in the lagoon, spend time on Honeymoon or One Foot Island, eat home-made food, learn about the special scenery, and most importantly for me at least, get to know and enjoy the company of other like-minded gusts who become fast friends after a day out on the lagoon. However, if you are looking for hotel-style accommodation,i.e. deck chairs around the pool, impressive curving driveways up to the entrance with the glass sliding doors and a host of smiling ladies with flowers in their hair offering drinks even before you had a chance to unpack your bags, a place like the Pacific Resort might be more your cup of tea. The trade-off, and there always is one, would be a feeling of being left alone in your personal island paradise with no one to shoot the breeze with, no trading of stories, and certainly no personal screening of the "beached-as" whale video that I liked so much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet budget rustic self contained absolute beachfront huts on the nicest natural snorkeling and swimming beach on beautiful Aitutaki, Cook Islands. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Matriki Beach Huts Hotel Aitutaki