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OUR Thoughts on Are Kapakapa, Amuri, Aitutaki, Cook Islands.
Are Kapakapa provides another welcome accommodation option for a stay on Aitutaki. The spacious house is light and airy, modern and solid. Built specially for tropical living conditions with a fantastic indoor/outdoor flow, a large screened veranda for outdoor living and dining and plenty of comfort on the inside.

The house comes completely set up for your holiday and while it isn’t serviced during your stay, they do provide a change of linen and a washing machine is included for your use.  The house is not air-conditioned, but there are high ceilings, plenty of flow-through ventilation provided by the glass louvre windows and wide sliding doors out to the veranda to capture the sea breezes.

The kitchen is well-equipped with oven and cooktop, microwave and full-size fridge/freezer as well as a dishwasher and cooking facilities are supplemented by the gas BBQ provided out on the patio.

Are Kapakapa is not on the beach but it’s an easy 5-minute walk to the nearest beach and what a beach it is; the glorious white sand fringed by overhanging coconut palms sweeps around the northern point of Aitutaki and there’s hardly ever another soul in sight.  For a stay here we recommend you have a rental car for the duration and we can certainly assist in organising this for you, although, if your holiday plans include mainly blobbing out and staying put, you could probably get away with not having your own transport at least for a portion of your stay as many of the restaurants on Aitutaki provide a pick-up service for dinner bookings and taxis are available for a trip into “town” for grocery shopping. However, it is almost inevitable while staying on Aitutaki that you will want to mingle with the friendly locals and fellow visitors, so being independently mobile is almost a must.

This is a very well-priced accommodation option for Aitutaki.  Don’t be put off by the term “The Shack”.  This pleasant attempt at a little Cook Islands humour aside, Are Kapakapa is no shack!

General note re a holiday home stay.
Holiday homes are a very welcome addition to the accommodation options available in the Cook Islands.  Obviously, individual holiday homes offer widely differing standards and specifications as to what is included and the services which are available to guests taking this accommodation option. As a general rule, a holiday home is a private citizen’s private residence or holiday place and, unlike a stay at a resort, a manager or owner may not be available on-site. However, the owner (or an agent of the owner) may be available to sort out any problems or maintenance issues encountered (and visits by neighbours’ dogs and chickens!!) It is sensible to maintain a reasonable level of security and to keep up a personal insect repellent program. Through understanding what this accommodation style entails, a really enjoyable holiday can be had in a holiday home on Aitutaki.  

What Are Kapakapa Say About Themselves:
Located on the north eastern side of Aitutaki is Are Kapakapa – locally referred to as “The Shack”.

This lovely secluded holiday home offers the basic necessities needed for a relaxing holiday.  Modern and tastefully decorated, fully self-contained, with full insect screens and a lovely large open-plan spacious kitchen and living area inside, there are two separate double bedrooms which can accommodate up to 4 people.  With a large veranda area, which is also fully screened for outdoor dining you can enjoy the calm and beautiful evenings of Aitutaki.

Within walking distance to stunning beaches and private lagoons you can ensure you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful sand and turquoise waters.

This is a well-priced property and a great option for families or couples or friends looking for a home away from home.

Minimum Stay Policy
A minimum 3 nights stay policy is required for stays at Are Kapakapa.

Our Specials:
Bullet Low Season Special:
Bullet Stay 7/Pay 6
  ‚óŹ Stay 7 nights and only pay for 6 nights.
 - Valid for stays:
    01 November 2019 to 31 March 2020
01 November 2020 to 31 March 2021

The Holiday Home Accommodation at Are Kapakapa
Are Kapakapa Holiday Home has 2 bedrooms (1 bathroom).
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children. Plus a baby.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed in each bedroom, 1 of which will split into 2 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: A portacot for a baby (complimentary use) may be added.
Are Kapakapa owners can be a little flexible with their allowed occupancies and we are happy to approach them for permission to allow an extension to the maximum guests allowed.

Getting To and From Are Kapakapa
Return airport transfers between Aitutaki Airport and Are Kapakapa will be included in our package price as agreed/required. 

Are Kapakapa has a special location close to the most northern tip of Aitutaki. We recommend a rental vehicle booking for the duration of your stay be included in your holiday arrangements and Our Specialists are able to pre-arrange this for you.

Kids’ Policy
Children are welcome at Are Kapakapa. 
Bullet Little Kids Stay Free
A complimentary-use porta-cot for a baby (aged up to 2 years) can be organised in advance.

Domestic flights between Rarotonga and Aitutaki are required and these will be included and costed in to package arrangements as required/agreed.
Standard check-in and check-out times:
Check in time is 12 noon
Check out time is 10:00am
Early Check-in and Late Check-out
Guests arriving/departing on flights which do not coincide with standard check-n and check-out times will not normally have access to their accommodation before or after the standard check-in/check-out times unless early check-in and/or late check-out has been agreed to in advance and paid for.
Early check-in (when available) between 6:00am and midday is charged at 50% of the nightly rate.
Late check-out to 6:00pm, when available, is charged at 50% of the nightly rate.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing
Bullet Cancellations made between 16 and 30 days prior to arrival
      will incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost of staying 1
      night at the accommodation rate booked.
Bullet Cancellations made between 07 and 15 days prior to arrival
      will incur a cancellation fee equal to the cost of staying 2
      nights at the accommodation rate booked.
Bullet Cancellations made within 7 days of scheduled arrival will
      be charged in full for all accommodation booked less any
      nights that may be re-sold.
Bullet Guests who fail to show on the scheduled date for any
      reason will be charged in full for all accommodation
      booked less any nights that may be re-sold.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Travel Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 25 March 2020 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2021.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities:
Bullet BBQ

Room Facilities:

Bullet DVD Player
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Insect Screens
Bullet Full Kitchen
Bullet Full-Sized fridge/freezer
Bullet Microwave Oven
Bullet Stove and Cook-Top
Bullet Pedestal fans
Bullet Radio/Alarm clock
Bullet Tea and Coffee Facility
Bullet Telephone.
Bullet TV
Bullet Washing Machine
Bullet Wifi (paid) available.