The Best Accommodations on Aitutaki for Families
Treat the family to a holiday on that “other island” in the Cooks, the breathtaking Aitutaki Lagoon. Families are welcome to the island by a diverse cast of accommodations, from a beach resort to holiday homes in the hills. Whatever your budget and whatever style of holiday your family prefers, you’ll surely find a place to stay in this list of the best family resorts and accommodations on Aitutaki.
Before we dive into the family accommodations on Aitutaki, you might also want to open up The Complete Travel Guide to Aitutaki for Families and 10 Things To Do on Aitutaki with Kids.
1. Aitutaki Village
In the heart of the dining and lagoon cruise precinct of Aitutaki, Aitutaki Village offers three-star bungalows at Ootu Beach. Families of three have a choice of a standard or premium bungalow with a single bed and double bed in a studio layout, while tribes of four can enjoy the family room with the single bed swapped for a bunk. Right across the quiet road are the accommodation’s sun loungers by a sheltered swimming beach, as well as the accommodation’s restaurant. A continental breakfast is included in your stay.
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2. Kuru Club Aitutaki
Kuru Club Aitutaki brings island living to the 21st Century with a selection of contemporary bungalows with a minimalist design and interconnecting for families. The beachfront property near the airport has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors from free watersport equipment rental to an infinity pool. Spoil the kids (and yourselves) with activities on the lagoon via the resort’s private boat or rent one of the property’s electric vehicles and enjoy your own tiki tour around Aitutaki. Either way, you’ll enjoy a more sustainable stay with the accommodation using 100% solar energy and recycled irrigation water.
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3. Gina’s Garden Lodges
Although a little out of the way toward the south of Aitutaki’s main island, Gina’s Garden Lodges boasts irresistible prices for families on a budget. Each lodge sleeps a family of five and is set among gorgeous grounds with plenty for children to explore. Kids love the mezzanine bedroom, while the cooking facilities help keep the holiday costs to a minimum. Oh, and this accommodation is actually owned by a Cook Islands queen! See more stays like this in the 8 Best Budget Accommodations on Aitutaki.
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4. Are Kapakapa
Spacious, airy and out of the way, Are Kapakapa offers a delightful holiday home for families of up to five. The location is a little different, secluded above the old airport runway, yet it’s nearby a child-friendly snorkelling spot at Base One. The holiday home is one of the best self-catering accommodations on Aitutaki thanks to its modern kitchen (including a dishwasher!), as well as its barbecue area under a covered verandah with mosquito covers should you want extra protection.
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5. Tavake Villa
Enjoy an epic sunset at this waterfront holiday home on the shores of the main town, Arutanga. Tavake Villa is ideal for young families with its one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area. The self-catering accommodation is well-appointed and offers ways to keep the costs down on meals with kitchen facilities or there’s a cafe on-site if you prefer. The main draw is the location, however, where you can enjoy watching the lagoon from your covered deck. See more options like this in the 5 Best Holiday Homes on Aitutaki.
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6. Moana Villa Aitutaki
For large tribes or a couple of families travelling together, Moana Villa Aitutaki is your place. The hillside three-bedroom villa nestled among tropical forest offers breathtaking views across the island and over the western side of the lagoon. In other words, ideal sunset-viewing position! A small outdoor pool on the deck will keep the kids entertained while family meals can be enjoyed thanks to the kitchen and covered outdoor dining area.
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7. Ranginui’s Retreat
With a beachfront location and lagoon views, Ranginui’s Retreat offers an idyllic location for an affordable price. Their budget two-bedroom bungalows are ideal for families with both parents and kids getting separate bedrooms. Downtime can be spent by the pool or on the beach making use of the kayaks available. Although you have a small kitchen for making meals on the hob or microwave, the restaurants of Ootu Beach will undoubtedly tempt you.
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8. Tamanu Beach Resort
Two wings make up the Tamanu Beach Resort. The Manea Wing with its bungalows surrounding a garden swimming pool is set aside for families. Although the resort boasts the slogan “casual luxury”, it leans more on the casual side when it comes to service and features. Nevertheless, the stylish bathrooms and outdoor showers are truly where the bungalows shine. All of the usual watersports equipment is at your family’s disposal to make the most of the lagoon. Don’t miss the resort’s island nights with traditional island dancing and drumming! See how the resort compares to others in the 10 Best Resorts in Aitutaki.
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9. Sunny Beach Lodge
Everyone is welcome at Sunny Beach Lodge with the modernly renovated garden units set aside for families. The budget accommodation is well located in Amuri, close to grocery stores should you want to make use of your room’s cooking facilities, as well as the Pacific Resort and its restaurant. Note that this accommodation only accepts cash or bank transfer.
10. Rino’s Bungalows
Another convenient location and a relatively affordable option in Amuri, Rino’s Bungalows offers an alternative stay for families of three. Their garden-view rooms are set up for families with beds, a basic kitchen and a separate bathroom in a studio layout. Each unit has a patio or balcony with views across the property and out to the lagoon. You’re close to town with plenty of dining options and a vehicle rental depot is also just across the road.
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More About Family Accommodations on Aitutaki
That’s it for our complete list of the best family resorts and accommodations on Aitutaki. If you didn’t quite find what you’re looking for, perhaps these other listings will intrigue you:
- 20 Best Family Resorts & Accommodations in the Cook Islands
- The Best Kids’ Clubs in the Cook Islands
- Top 50 Resorts in the Cook Islands
Finally, plan more of your family getaway to the Cooks using The Complete Travel Guide to the Cook Islands for Families, as well as 30 Tips for Your Family Cook Islands Vacation with Kids.