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PACIFIC RESORT AITUTAKI
Aitutaki, Cook Islands

OUR Thoughts on Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Many years ago, when Cook Islands tourism was in its infancy, a very modest, government-owned 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 breath-taking.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki rates 5 Star.  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 the Black Rock Café and Bar, gift shops, a spa and a magical horizon swimming pool; and all this servicing only 27 bungalows and villas.  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 the Resort’s Rapae Bay Restaurant, or on their bungalow’s private veranda, or in a private, romantic Bedouin-style beach tent at sunset 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.

From 01 January 2019, Pacific Resort Aitutaki has introduced an adults-only policy.  From this date only children aged 12 years and over will be accepted for new bookings.

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

What Pacific Resort Aitutaki Say About Themselves
“Secluded Luxury

The island of Aitutaki is an idyllic paradise, an atoll of lush tropical foliage and white sand beaches ringed by a stunningly beautiful lagoon of turquoise water. One of the most beautiful of the Cook Islands, it is home to Pacific Resort Aitutaki – a place where time passes slowly and the delights of island life are presented to you in luxurious surroundings.

You will be greeted each morning by a spectacular view of Aitutaki’s world famous lagoon, thanks to the private sundeck and absolute beachfront location of each of the resort’s 27 spacious and airconditioned beachfront bungalows, villas and suites. Each is beautifully decorated and appointed with high quality luxury amenities that illustrate exactly why Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.”

Our Specials
NEW for 2019/2020
Bullet Returnee Special Rate

Guests who have previously stayed at Pacific Resort Aitutaki can take advantage of a generous Returnee Rate.  Our Specialists have full details.
Conditions:
- Returnee status to be established at the time of
   making a new accommodation booking.
- Valid for stays in all accommodation types
- Valid for stays 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Bullet Stay/Pay Specials
Bullet Stay 5/Pay 4
● Stay for at least 5 nights and only pay for 4 nights
    (1 night free)
Plus
● Receive a NZ$50 resort Food & Beverage credit
     per room per night.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation categories year-round
 - Additional nights booked also attract the NZ$50 Food &
   Beverage credit per night.
 - Offer may be multiplied – stay 10/Pay 8 etc
 - Only stays of consecutive nights qualify – split stays do
    not qualify.  
 - Food & Beverage Credits are for in-house dining only and
   are non-refundable and non-redeemable.

Bullet Stay 7/Pay 5
● Stay for at least 7 nights and only pay for 5 nights.
    (2 nights free)
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation categories year-round
   except all Villa categories which are excluded for stays
   during the period 01 April to 31 October 2019.
 - Offer may be multiplied – stay 14/Pay 10 etc
 - Only stays of consecutive nights qualify – split stays do
    not qualify.  

Honeymoon Specials
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Honeymoon Special
With the compliments of Pacific Resort Aitutaki, honeymooners are welcomed with:
● A bottle of wine
● A small gift
● Flowers in room.
Conditions:
 - Honeymoon status to be established at time of making
   accommodation booking.
 - 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.
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types
 - 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 Special 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
● NZ$100 Wifi credit per room per stay
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays of minimum 5 nights
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation  categories
 - Valid for stays year-round  to 31 March 2020
 - Honeymoon status to be established at the time 
   accommodation booking is made.
 - Wedding Certificate is required to be emailed/faxed to 
   the resort to confirm honeymoon status in advance 
   of guests’ arrival.
 - Valid for stays within 6 months of marriage ceremony.

Bullet Island Combo Special
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 Two Island Combo - Little Polynesian and 
      Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Stay at least 3 nights in a Beachfront Bungalow at Little Polynesian and at least 3 nights in any room category at Pacific Resort Aitutaki and receive, with the compliments of Pacific Resort Hotel Group:
● NZ$100 Food and Beverage Credit per room per stay
     at both properties.
● Complimentary round-trip airfares on Air Rarotonga 
     between Rarotonga and Aitutaki.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays 01 November 2019 to 31 March 2020
 - Food and Beverage credit is for in-house dining only.
 - Complimentary airfares are offered for a maximum 
   2 guests per room booked per stay.

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. The resort does not accept bookings which include children aged under 12 years of age.

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 Adults 
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding is accommodated.

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 78m2 to 88m2 in area. Bathroom has a walk-in shower and double vanity.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 Child aged 12 years and over.
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed 
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding is accommodated  

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 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 or 2 Adults 1 child aged 12 years and over.
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed may be added to accommodate a 3rd guest.

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

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
4 adults and 1 child aged 12 years and over
3 adults and 2 children aged 12 years and over
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.

Getting to and from Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Domestic flights on Air Rarotonga between Rarotonga and Aitutaki are required and these will be included in package arrangements as required/agreed.
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
From 01 January 2019, Pacific Resort Aitutaki no longer accept bookings for children aged under 12 years.  To honour family bookings made prior to this new policy there may still be children aged under 12 years at the resort at times during 2019, but no new bookings for children aged under 12 years (including babies) will be accepted and the resort will ultimately become an adults-only property. 
 
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
Day use rooms can be provided at a special rate between 8:00am and 2.00pm and 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Conditions:
 - This service is not available 01 April to 31 October
 - The Day Room is offered on a “Run-of-House” basis and
   may not be the same room or room category as the
   accommodation booked during the guests’ stay.

Cancellation and Date Changes Policy
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All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations and date changes made between 15 and 30
     days of scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee
     equal to 25% of the total cost of accommodation
     booked.
Bullet Cancellations and date changes made between 8 and 14 days
     of scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to
     50% of the total cost of accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellations and date changes made between 1 and 7 days
     of scheduled arrival incur a cancellation fee equal to
     75% of the total cost of  accommodation booked.
Bullet No-shows are charged 100% of accommodation booked.

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

The information on this page is correct as at 19 February 2019 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2020.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities (complimentary)
Bullet Daily Cultural Activities
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Snorkelling equipment
Bullet Pedal Boats
Bullet Sun Loungers
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet DVD's, 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
Bullet WiFi Access

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

Honeymooners
All guests identified as honyemooners at time of booking will be
provided with an upgrade to the next room category
(subject to availability at time of check-in), a bottle of wine,
a small gift and flowers in room on arrival.