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Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

From a prime location on Akitua Private Island right on the edge of Earth’s most spell-binding lagoon, uninterrupted panoramic vistas of stunning Aitutaki Lagoon.
The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Cook Islands
Rates from $790

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa Details 


Journey to Aitutaki, and discover why screen luminaries such as Marlon Brando, Cary Grant and John Wayne were all drawn here by such incomparable beauty. As the ONLY resort directly on the world's most beautiful lagoon, Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is truly blessed. This exclusive all-bungalow resort is also the ONLY private island resort in the Cook Islands and is the ONLY one to offer that invention of incurable romantics - the Overwater Bungalow. And it is the only resort on Aitutaki with a truly Polynesian flavour, so you can truly savour what the South Pacific is famous for. Drink in the panoramic views of super-natural Aitutaki Lagoon from your own personal paradise, on your own private island, here at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa. Truly, deeply, madly breathtaking. And that indeed is the measure of a life well lived.

Overwater Bungalow
Exclusively Yours! This intimate resort offers the Cook Islands’ ONLY Overwater Bungalows, a quintessentially Polynesian experience offering the Best Views on Earth of the World's Most Beautiful Lagoon, legendary Aitutaki Lagoon.
From your prime location on Akitua Private Island right on the edge of Earth’s most spell-binding lagoon, imbibe uninterrupted panoramic vistas of stunning Aitutaki Lagoon, its endless blue dotted with tiny motu (islets) floating on the horizon.
These are the Cook Islands most spectacular views, from her ONLY Overwater Bungalows, directly on jaw-dropping Aitutaki Lagoon. Your breath will be taken away by the splendour of these surreal views, as close to Heaven as its possible to get whilst you’re still on Earth.
Exuding stylish tropical decor, the Overwater Bungalows come complete with air-conditioning, thatched roof, pandanus-lined walls, beautiful appointments, a refreshing open-air shower and direct access to the inviting lagoon waters. Warning: before you’ve stayed in an Overwater Bungalow you tend to wonder what all the fuss is about; once you’ve experienced an Overwater Bungalow, you’ll be spoilt for life!
Other creature comforts include wide-opening sliding doors onto the lagoonfront verandah, super king size bed, Wi-Fi, satellite TV/DVD player, in-room movies, CD player/radio alarm clock, and in-room safe.
A short flight of steps from your Overwater Bungalow verandah meander directly down to the inviting waters of Aitutaki Lagoon. After a refreshing swim, rinse off under the outdoor shower on the lower deck hovering above the lagoon, then soak up the warm island sun on one of the verandah loungers on the upper deck.
The spacious bungalow bathroom features an open-air shower in a private walled garden, cotton-waffle bathrobes, hairdryer, iron / board and his + hers vanities, as well as plenty of luggage and wardrobe space. The bungalow also offers coffee / tea making facilities and a mini refrigerator, with a personalized mini bar service to order.
Bungalows are of course serviced daily along with turndown service each evening, and in-room dining (room service) available just a phone call away.
It’s from an Overwater Bungalow that you’re perhaps most likely to appreciate why Aitutaki Lagoon has been called the World’s Most Beautiful Lagoon. Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is the ONLY 5-star resort actually set right ON Aitutaki Lagoon with breath-taking, jaw-dropping, spell-binding views only possible from here. The ultimate romantic retreat in the very heart of the South Seas.

Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa
Imagine Aitutaki Lagoon, the world’s most beautiful lagoon. Now imagine staying at Aitutaki’s luxury private pool villa, Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau, on your own charming private isle, Akitua Private Island.
Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau is a stunning, totally secluded retreat fit for a king and his queen. Just a 2-minute journey by small private ferry from the main island of Aitutaki transports you to your own exclusive piece of pure paradise. Even jaded travel writers insist Aitutaki Lagoon is a ‘must see’ destination before you die. Now you can truly experience the world’s most beautiful lagoon in the lap of this totally-private luxury pool villa.
Named Te Arau in honour of the favourite wife of legendary Polynesian navigator, Chief Ru, the Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau is designed for luxurious tropical living and features a draped 4-poster super-king bed, ensuite with glorious open-air shower, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, iPod dock, flat-screen TV + movies and DVD/CD player.
The private swimming pool is flanked by a hydrotherapy spa bath in its own pavilion on one end and a romantic thatched daybed pavilion on the other. A separate third pavilion houses the full designer kitchen with indoor / outdoor dining.
Fully enclosed in its own lush private garden, the tropical-luxe Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau showcases polished island hardwoods and black pearl-shell painstakingly worked by local craftsmen into beautiful flooring, feature furniture pieces and objects d’art used throughout the villa.
Guests of the Royal Villa can also access the services of SpaPolynesia Aitutaki, Flying Boat Beach Bar & Grill, Bounty Brasserie, Personal Wedding Planner, tour desk, gift shop and complimentary snorkelling, fish feeding, stand-up paddleboarding, outrigger canoeing, windsurfing, bicycles and a range of cultural experiences including hura (hula) lessons at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa.
The Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau has a wildly romantic ambience ideal for falling in love all over again, whether on your first … or your fifth honeymoon! An idyllic, super-luxe and very exclusive honeymoon or romantic hideaway.

Deluxe Beachfront Bungalow
The spacious Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows are located on absolute beachfront upon the pristine white sand shores of Akitua Private Island with a spectacular, uninterrupted view of the vast blue of magnificent Aitutaki Lagoon. These are indeed among the very best views on Aitutaki ... and the entire South Pacific ... and the world. Under the cool green shade of coconut palms, the Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows feature a super king size bed sitting on a raised platform, affording a view directly from the bedroom across the sitting area and out towards the spectacular vista of world-famous Aitutaki Lagoon. Other features include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV/DVD player, in-room movies, CD player/ radio alarm clock, IDD phone, in-room safe, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, cool waffle-cotton bathrobes, hairdryer, and private verandah with sunloungers. A few steps from your Deluxe Beachfront Bungalow you can relax in a hammock strung between two coconut palms, right on the shores of breathtaking Aitutaki Lagoon, the absolute ultimate in tranquil relaxation. Bungalows are serviced daily along with nightly turndown service each evening, and restaurant room service is also available.

Premium Beachfront Bungalow
Brand new and located directly facing the champagne sands of Sunset Beach on Akitua Private Island with magnificent views across the full expanse of Aitutaki Lagoon – the best views on Aitutaki! Under the cool shade of coconut palms, the 9 Premium Beachfront Bungalows feature a fabulous outdoor shower and a Californian super king size bed affording an uninterrupted vista out across the spectacular lagoon. Other features include Wi-Fi, cable TV, DVD player, radio alarm clock, refrigerator, coffee/tea making facilities, cool waffle-cotton bathrobes, private verandah with sunloungers and room service. Close to the Bungalows are hammocks strung under the palms right beside the serene lagoon, the ultimate in relaxation. Together with the Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows, these are the most romantic beachfront bungalows in the South Pacific with the Best Views on Earth of the World’s Most Beautiful Lagoon.

Beachfront Bungalow
The Beachfront Bungalows sit on the fine white sands of Akitua Private Island and look out across the translucent aqua waters of the O’otu (Full Moon) Channel towards Aitutaki Lagoon, including views of the main island with its rustling palm trees and beautiful views of the setting tropical sun. Equipped with super king size bed, delightful open-air shower, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV/DVD player, in-room movies, CD player/radio alarm clock, in-room safe, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities, hairdryer and bathrobes, the Beachfront Bungalow also includes its own private balcony with loungers overlooking the blue lagoon and sunset across the water. Bungalows are serviced daily along with nightly turndown service each evening. Restaurant room service is also available.


Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa has 5 bedrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.


Satellite TV/DVD player
Refrigerator (On demand mini bar)
Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
Private Verandah
Air Conditioning
Open Air Shower
Room Service
Super King bed or Twin
Radio Alarm Clock
In Room Safe
Iron & Ironing board
Phone - International Direct Dialing
Daily Housemaid Service
Nightly turn down service
In-bungalow Wi-Fi access

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


Premium Bungalow: NZD 940.00 per night
Beachfront Bungalow: NZD 810.00 per night
Deluxe Beachfront Bungalow: NZD 1,070.00 per night
Overwater Bungalow: NZD 1,585.00 per night
Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa "Te Arau": NZD 2,065.00 per night
Checking In & Out
$790 / per night



The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:
Koru Cafe
Cafe Tupuna
Samade on the Beach Restaurant & Bar
The Boat Shed Bar & Grill
Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.
We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.


Getting There and Distances

Matriki Beach Huts is 262 kms from Avarua

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