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OUR Thoughts on Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Many years ago, when Cook Islands tourism was in its infancy, the very modest, government-owned Rapae Hotel was built on Aitutaki.  With a full choice of all locations on this picture-perfect island, the Rapae Hotel was built on the best site available.  After seeing service for some considerable time, the old Rapae Hotel was ultimately removed and now the Pacific Resort Aitutaki occupies an area which takes in much of that wonderful site. The name of the original hotel lives on at Pacific Resort Aitutaki in the resort’s signature “Rapae Bay Restaurant”.

What makes the site of Pacific Resort Aitutaki so special is the location on a small, west-facing promontory marking the turning point of the kilometres-long beach which ends at the northern point of the island in one direction near the airport and at the town of Arutanga, an equal distance away in the other direction. With half the beachfront bungalows on each side of the point, guests have the option of a bungalow facing the wide beach on one side of the point or a bungalow on the other side of the point with a narrower beach and the lagoon only a few steps away. From every part of the resort, the view of the lagoon with the reef and the ocean beyond and the sunset over the lagoon is breathtaking.

The Resort continues to win international awards year after year and once you have experienced Pacific Resort Aitutaki, it is easy to see why.  The experience starts the minute you enter the terminal at Aitutaki Airport where Pacific Resort Aitutaki guests are shown to a private meeting area and welcomed by resort staff.  A short, 10-minute drive later guests enter the resort’s beautiful entrance lobby and what a relaxing space this is, with its water features, its Polynesian style and relaxed luxurious ambience.   

There are 2 restaurants – The Rapae Bay and Black Rock, a gift shop, a spa and a magical horizon swimming pool; and all this servicing only 29 bungalows and villas.  Black Rock is open for lunch only and closes after sunset, Rapae Bay is open daily for breakfast and dinner (from 5:00pm). We know that most people visiting Aitutaki arrive with the intention of enjoying dinners at the many restaurants and cafes on the island, but we also know that many guests at Pacific Resort Aitutaki never actually dine outside the Resort. The dining experience at either of their estaurants, or on their bungalow’s private veranda is so completely satisfying that, somehow, plans for dining out seem to get forgotten. Meal Plans are offered for pre-purchase.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki includes full a la carte cooked breakfasts at their Rapae Bay Restaurant in their normal year-round tariff.

Included in the tariff:
● Full cooked a la carte breakfast served in the Rapae Bay Restaurant
● Complimentary use of kayaks
● Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi
● Flower garland on arrival at Aitutaki Airport
● Return Aitutaki airport transfers
● Complimentary use of resort bicycles
● Complimentary use of beach towels. stand-up-paddle-boards and sun loungers
● Fresh Coconut drink on arrival placed in guest room.

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Our Specials

Honeymoon Specials
Honeymoon Bonus
With the compliments of Pacific Resort Aitutaki, honeymooners are welcomed with:
● A bottle of wine
● A small gift
1. Honeymoon status to be established at time of making accommodation booking.
2. A copy of Marriage Certificate/licence will be required at the resort in advance of guests’ arrival showing guests were married within 6 months of arrival at the resort.
3. Valid for stays in all accommodation types
4. Valid for stays all year.

Bullet Heavenly Honeymoon Special
Book and pay for 5 Nights or more in any room category
and receive additional Honeymoon Inclusions
(in addition to the normal Honeymoon Bonus), with the compliments of Pacific Resort Aitutaki 
● 1 night complimentary accommodation
● NZ$250 Food and Beverage Credit per room per stay
● NZ$100 Massage credit per room per stay
1. Valid for stays of minimum 5 nights
2. Valid for stays in all accommodation  categories
3. Valid for stays year-round  to 31 March 2025 except for any stay including 25 December to 10 January
4. Honeymoon status to be established at the time accommodation booking is made.
5. Wedding Certificate is required to be emailed/faxed to the resort to confirm honeymoon status in advance of guests’ arrival.
6.  Valid for stays within 6 months of marriage ceremony.

Your Accommodation Options
As you stand on the point overlooking the pool and facing the lagoon, the bungalows along the beach to the right are all Premium Beachfront Bungalows with the Premium Beachfront 2 Bedroom Bungalow in the centre of the row.  To your left, the first 3 units are the Ultimate Beachfront Villas, next to them along the beach are the 6 Ultimate Beachfront Bungalows and further along, several more Premium Beachfront Bungalows. The Premium Beachfront Bungalow Plus is located at the very end of this row.  All accommodation is air-conditioned.

Room Categories (In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Premium Beachfront Bungalows:
Elegantly appointed, stand-alone absolute beachfront bungalows, nestled amongst magnificent lush tropical gardens with panoramic views across the lagoon. These bungalows are open-plan and 62m2 in area. The balcony doors open right back to provide lovely flow-through between the room and the balcony. Bathroom has walk-in shower and double vanity.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding.  No additional bedding is accommodated in this room category.

Bullet Ultimate Beachfront Bungalows:
These elegantly appointed, stand-alone absolute beachfront bungalows are nestled amongst the magnificent lush tropical beachfront gardens with panoramic views across the lagoon. Bungalows comprise a separate bedroom and a separate lounge area. A large private balcony, a split sundeck and a beach shower complete the picture. These bungalows are 88m2 in area. Bathroom has a walk-in shower and double vanity.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed 
Additional Bedding.  No additional bedding is accommodated in this room category.

Bullet The Premium Beachfront Bungalow Plus:
The single Premium Beachfront Bungalow Plus differs from the regular Premium Beachfront Bungalows in that it has a bigger footprint which enables it to accommodate additional guests. Elegantly appointed, The 78m2 Premium Beachfront Bungalow Plus is located furthest away from the resort’s restaurant, Reception Lounge and pool. Bathroom has walk-in shower and double vanity.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed and 1 Queen Bed
Additional Bedding.  No additional bedding is accommodated in this room category.

Bullet Ultimate Beachfront Villas
Ten steps up from the beach perched on the spectacular black volcanic rock promontory, the three 125m2 Ultimate Beachfront Villas are simply superb and the ultimate in Polynesian luxury. Each stunningly designed, spacious luxury villa features a separate bedroom which is up 3 steps from the lounge. Directly out from each room there is a large private outdoor balcony sundeck which is perfectly positioned to ensure complete privacy while providing panoramic views of the lagoon.  From the sundeck, a private staircase meanders down to the beach. At the base of the beach stairs there is a beach shower conveniently placed so guests can wash off the beach sand before entering the villa. The luxury bathroom, which is equipped with walk-in shower, double vanity, toilet and bidet, leads to an expansive private walled courtyard which features a second shower.  
Maximum Occupancy:  2 Adults 
Existing Bedding:  1 Super King Bed
Additional Bedding.  No additional bedding is accommodated in this room category.

Bullet The Premium Beachfront Bungalow (2 Bedrooms):
Two separate full-size bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and a private balcony out front overlooking the beach and lagoon.  The 2 bedrooms are separated by an interconnecting lounge which contains a Single Divan Day Bed. Doors between one of the bedrooms and the lounge area provide privacy for occupants of both bedrooms. There is another sundeck off the lounge. A beach shower is located at the base of both bedroom balconies. This fantastic bungalow has a total area of 140m2. Both bathrooms feature a walk-in shower and double vanity.
Maximum Occupancy: 
5 adults
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed in each bedroom (1 of which may be split into 2 Single Beds)  When 5 adults are sharing a Single Rollaway Bed will be provided for the 5th adult.
Additional Bedding.  No additional bedding is accommodated in this room category.

Getting to and from Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Scheduled domestic flights on Air Rarotonga between Rarotonga and Aitutaki are required and these will be included in package arrangements as required/agreed. The new on-demand Cessna Citation Business Jet charter flights are another option and good value for small groups of up to 7 passengers.  
Pacific Resort Aitutaki personally meet and greet guests at Aitutaki Airport with a flower ei and provide a transfer for the short distance to The Resort.  A return airport transfer is also provided.

Kids Policy
Only guests aged 12 years and over are accepted as guests here.
Check-in/Check Out

Flights from Rarotonga and Aitutaki arrive in Aitutaki between 9:10am and 6:50pm depending on the day of operation.
Flights from Aitutaki to Rarotonga depart Aitutaki between 9:10am and 7:10pm depending on the day of operation
Standard check-in and check-out times for Pacific Resort Aitutaki are:
Check In Time:  2:00pm
Check Out Time: 10:00am
The information on this page is correct as at 12 September 2023 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2025.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities (complimentary)
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Sun Loungers
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi
Bullet Books and Board Games

Other Resort Facilities (charges apply)
Bullet Restaurant
Bullet Spa
Bullet Tour Desk including Diving, Fishing, Island Tours
Bullet Gift Shop
Bullet Daily Laundry Service

Room Facilities
Bullet Beach Towels
Bullet Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Bullet Hair Dryer
Bullet Air-conditioning
Bullet Ceiling Fan
Bullet Telephone
Bullet In-room safe
Bullet Wireless Internet

All guests identified as honeymooners at time of booking will be
provided a bottle of wine and a small gift in room on arrival.