Not being mentioned by the Lonely Planet, as the author couldn¨t find it, the only real budget place on Aitutaki is www.matrikibeachhuts.com. The huts/rooms are basic, but clean and fully equipped with a kitchen. and offer great value for money, you wouldn¨t get elsewhere on Aitutaki. They are located at a quite beach that offers the best snorkeling on the main island. The owner Matthias, a German expat spending most of his life in Australia, New Zealand and the Cooks, is a great guy and will make you feel like home immediately. Matriki consists of only 4 huts, therefore the number of guests is limited and the atmosphere therefore very personal. In fact all the guests there were really nice and we felt like a big family for our entire stay. We enoyed many great days and nights at Matriki with BBQs, guitar playing and star gazing at night and even had a spontaneous wedding of our neighbours in front of our hut. The highlight of our stay was an overnight stay on a deserted mini island (honey moon island) with Matthias and all the guests (group of 7), where we went fishing and night snorkeling, and simply enjoyed the simplicity of the beautiful island life. If you however prefer privacy, Matriki is great as well, as they huts are separated from each other with plenty of space in between. Most other luxury resorts we have seen during our one week stay on Aitutaki looked rather impersonal and a certain relaxed island vibe seemed to be missing. So even with more money to spend on accommodation, we would still stay at Matriki beach huts once again. Definitely recommended!
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- 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