Aitutaki Village is a small, locally-owned property on one of the most stunning lagoons in the world. Every shade of blue from the lightest sun-kissed tones to the deepest hues of the Pacific are found here. We hope you’ll enjoy your time with us here and make memories for a lifetime! Our team is available to assist you in booking your excursions and to provide local insight into our island. Feel free to email us with questions you may have prior to your arrival: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at the front desk for assistance during your stay.
BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICIES
- There is a two night minimum for all stays.
- All bookings require a valid credit card to be finalized.
- No deposit is taken at the time of booking.
- 100% of all stays are charged to the credit card on file 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival.
- Cancellations made 31 days or more prior to a scheduled arrival will not incur a cancellation penalty.
- Cancellations made 30 days or less from a schedule arrival will incur a 100% cancellation penalty.
INSIDE OUR BEACH HUTS
The water in the beach huts is safe for showering and brushing your teeth, but please don’t drink it. Two chilled bottles of filtered water are in each hut's fridge and they can be refilled at Blue Lagoon Beach Bar & Restaurant between 8:00am to 9:00pm daily. There are also takeaway bottles of water and other beverages available for purchase.
Power & Water Conservation
Our remote island has limited resources and we hope you’ll join us in conserving them so future generations may enjoy this island. Here are a few things you can do to conserve:
- Turn off the air conditioning, ceiling fan, lights & appliances when departing your hut.
- Close all windows and doors when using the AC. Be mindful of your water usage while showering.
- Ensure your children are under supervision when using water taps.
- Report any malfunctioning services to our front desk.
Housekeeping during your stay is provided Monday - Saturday between 10am-2pm. Sorry, housekeeping services are not available on Sunday.
Towels left on the floor will be replaced and bed linens will be replaced every 3 days.
Laundry services are available for $20 per load and you can request a laundry bag at the front desk. Please note: we use the wind and sun to dry, so laundry is generally returned the day after we receive it. Weather conditions may delay it further and we’ll do our best to let you know if that is the case during your stay.
Check-out is 10am. Subject to availability, a late check-out may be requested at the front desk the day before your departure. A late check-out charge of 75NZ will apply.
Kayaks & Life Jackets
As in-house guests, kayaks and SUPs are complimentary for your use and enjoyment. Please pop into the office and sign a liability waiver. One of our team will assist you with the proper paddle and life jacket and send you into the lagoon for an experience you will never forget. Life jackets are not mandatory, but we do highly recommend using them while paddling. Children especially, regardless of their capability to swim, should wear them.
Sun loungers on our beach are reserved for our in-house guests only and they are complimentary. The Blue Lagoon Beach Bar & Restaurant is just steps away and you are welcome to grab a drink and enjoy it on the beach while you lounge in the tropical sun.
Reef Shoes & Snorkel Gear
Sorry, we do not provide reef shoes or snorkeling gear post-Covid. If you’ve left yours at home, please wear some form of sandal or protective shoes in the lagoon or stop by Vonnia's in town where you can purchase reef shoes, flip flops and snorkel gear.
We are a Vodaphone hotspot, but before you can access the signal here, you’ll need to purchase a voucher. We recommend purchasing and activating an eSIM from Vodaphone Cook Islands prior to your arrival into the Cook Islands. Once on the island, hotspot vouchers can be purchased around the island and the nearest outlet is Koru Café, only a 5 minute walk away. The Boat Shed also sells vouchers and it’s just another 2 minute walk past Koru Café.
Our beach huts don’t have landlines, but we are happy to assist you with making local calls during your stay with us.
Rental Scooters & Cars
We don’t have scooters or cars available to hire, but you can reserve one by calling one of the companies below or our team can make arrangements for you.
Popoara Rentals - 71479
Clover Rentals - 76566
Rino’s Rentals - 31197
Wharf Transfers & Taxi Services
Just need a ride to town, the wharf, church? Taxi services are available.
Aitutaki Taxi - Aunty Rima - 71472
Kutekute - Maria & Paul - 74193
Our Heritage & Culture
Ararau Enua O Ru Ki Te Moana
(we live for song and dance)
Aitutaki islanders are “happy go lucky” people and we enjoy and appreciate the simple things in life. Our heritage has been passed to us from our ancestors through music and dance and we share this with our visitors as a sign of appreciation and love.
Please be mindful to dress conservatively when off the beach and our property. Bathing suits are discouraged in public spaces, especially in the main town or shop areas.
The first missionaries carried the message of the bible to Aitutaki in 1950. We are a Christian-orientated island and are proud to have 11 churches. We invite visitors to join us in worship on Sundays.
We take pride in keeping our little island paradise clean and ask that you be mindful of trash and deposit it properly to avoid it blowing into our pristine lagoon.
We speak English and Cook Islands Māori. Each island has their own dialect, but we all use these words and we encourage you to learn them too:
Kia Orana – Greeting
Ka kite – Goodbye
Meitaki - Thank you
Meitaki Atupaka - Thank you very much
BLUE LAGOON BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT
A tropical island breakfast is available for all our guests to enjoy between 8am-10am each day.
We also invite you to join us for lunch, Happy Hour and dinner as we are open every day. (Most of our island is closed on Sundays, but we are open!)
The bar opens at 11am daily. We have a full liquor bar, cold local & import beers and wines by the glass and bottle available.
Lunch is served 12pm-3pm Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun and 12pm-2pm on Tue & Thu.
Dinner is served 5pm-8pm and Tuesday is Island Night featuring an island-style buffet and local, cultural entertainment.
A few of our lunch specialties include:
IKA MATA - cubes of fresh tuna marinated in a tangy coconut cream served with crunchy veggies & local fries
FRESH FISH SASHIMI - thin slices of yellowfin tuna served with wasabi, soy sauce, rice & pickled onions
TROPICAL ISLAND SALAD - seasonal fruits & crispy lettuce and choice of
grilled chicken or grilled fresh fish or steak skewers
LOCAL FISH & CHIPS - Catch of the Day, coated in a house-made batter, served with fries & tartar sauce
Join us for dinner when you can enjoy:
RIB-EYE STEAK - served with roasted potatoes, salad & mushroom sauce
GRILLED FRESH FISH - served with rice & salad
CURRIED CHICKEN - served with rice & garlic bread
Daily specials available for lunch and dinner every day.
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The best way to enjoy Aitutaki Lagoon is by boarding a boat for a tour. Bishop’s Cruises has been exploring the lagoon with locals and visitors for more than 20 years and is also the owner-operator of the One Foot Island Post Office. Yes, you can post a postcard right from this little piece of heaven! Bring your passport and have it stamped with the famous One Foot Island visa as a souvenir.
Bishop’s Cruises Full Day Lagoon Cruise
10am - 4pm
$140NZ per person
Includes: beach towels, snorkeling gear & lunch (fresh BBQ fish & salad)
Explore the majestic lagoon with a visit to Akaiami, Moturakau & One Foot Island. Snorkel with the incredible marine life. Take a million photos while visiting the famous Sandbank. Spend the rest of the day lounging in the lagoon and enjoying paradise.
Bishop’s Cruises Private Half Day Charter
10am - 1pm
$450NZ for two passengers ($50 each additional passenger)
Includes: private boat & Captain, beach towels, snorkeling gear, & bottled water
Bishop’s Cruises Private Full Day Charter
10am - 4pm
$600 for two passengers ($100 each additional passenger)
Includes: private boat & Captain, beach towels, snorkeling gear, bottled water and the option to enjoy lunch on One Foot Island
Our front desk staff can also arrange a Circle Tour of the island with a local guide, fishing charters, spa treatments, private excursions or other activity recommendations.