The Top Accommodations with a Kitchen on Aitutaki
Any savvy traveller knows that the best way to save money on your vacation is to cook your own meals. Of course, we’re talking about you; why else would you be browsing the best self-catering accommodations on Aitutaki? Well, let’s cut to the chase and show you the places to stay with the best kitchen facilities. Just right after we include an obligatory link…
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1. Are Kapakapa
Spacious, airy and secluded, Are Kapakapa offers a delightful holiday home for groups of up to five people. Not only that but it offers easily the best self-catering facilities on Aitutaki thanks to its full modern kitchen including an oven and a dishwasher! You can also cook up a storm at the barbecue area under a covered verandah with the welcome addition of roll-down mosquito covers. The location is a little different, however, secluded above the old airport runway, so remember to pick up supplies before you arrive. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations on Aitutaki.
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2. Abera’s Aitutaki Villas
A no-brainer for couples on a self-catering holiday, two modern poolside villas with kitchens await at Abera’s Aitutaki Villas. Either cool off in the pool that you share with only one other couple or head down to the beach to make use of the complimentary SUP boards and kayaks. That’s not all that is included to make your entire getaway a breeze; scooters and a barbecue are all included with your bungalow. What’s more, the grocery stores of Amuri are just down the road. Check out similar accommodations in the 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Resorts on Aitutaki.
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3. Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas
By no means an accommodation that’s going to help keep to a tight budget, Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas nevertheless offer self-catering facilities and a “treat yourself” vacation. The adults-only boutique resort features eight bungalows lining the gardens and pool on their way to the beachfront. The bungalows provide decent cooking facilities with gas hobs, as well as touches like a reusable shopping bag and water bottles for a more sustainable trip to the convenience store. See more sustainable stays in the 10 Best Eco Resorts in the Cook Islands.
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4. 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 vegetation offers breathtaking views across the island and over the western side of the lagoon. In other words, ideal sunset-viewing position! In addition, you’re treated to a spacious kitchen complete with an oven, as well as both indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy meals. How about next to your private pool? Compare more holiday rentals in the 5 Best Holiday Homes on Aitutaki.
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5. Aitutaki Ootu Villa
Looking out across the Aitutaki Lagoon and its motu (islands), Aitutaki Ootu Villa offers a fantastic location at Ootu Beach. Although you have several dining options at your doorstep, you also have a full kitchen with an oven at your disposal. Should you want to cook outside in the balmy island climate, there’s a barbecue to take advantage of too. The three-bedroom two-bathroom holiday home is perfect for quiet nights in, as well as making the most of the popular swimming spot of Ootu Beach.
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6. Aitutaki Seaside Lodge
Aitutaki Seaside Lodge offers one of the best beach bungalow options for self-caterers. Your elevated beachfront bungalow has a studio layout with a double bed and a spacious kitchen with plenty of room to prepare meals comfortably. There’s also a barbecue on-site if you prefer. When you’re not eating, you’re lapping up the lagoon scenery or paddling on it with the kayaks provided. The closest grocery store is the Spider gas station but you’ll have more options for picking up supplies just down the road in Amuri.
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7. Matriki Beach Huts
If you’re looking for that beachfront bungalow experience without paying a premium then check out Matriki Beach Huts. These characterful bungalows are all a little different but equally rustic, creating a memorable experience for your holiday. Needless to say, all of the bungalows have self-catering facilities with at least a stovetop, kettle and toaster. One bungalow has an ensuite while the others have their own showers and a shared toilet at the back of the property. Bikes are free of charge. See more frugal stays in the 8 Best Budget Accommodations on Aitutaki.
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8. Aitutaki Budget Accommodation
Backpackers and those on a limited budget will find refuge in an otherwise rather expensive Aitutaki at Aitutaki Budget Accommodation. While it doesn’t win any style points, the affordable accommodation is welcoming, spacious and super functional. The kitchen is communal and you might find yourself preparing meals on the dining table but it has a beasty gas oven and an unbeatable location for picking up groceries right next door to the Heineken Store.
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9. Ranginui’s Retreat
With a beachfront location and lagoon views, Ranginui’s Retreat offers an awesome location for an affordable price. The self-catering bungalows, with layouts available for solo travellers, couples and families, has kitchen facilities with electrical appliances including a stovetop, large electric frypan, toaster, kettle and a microwave. Note that the cheapest units only have breakfast-making facilities. With all of the kitchen talk out of the way, you can dream about yourself relaxing by the accommodation’s pool, by the beach or even casting a line from this popular fishing spot.
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10. Sunny Beach Lodge
Everyone is welcome at Sunny Beach Lodge with two beachfront bungalows ideal for couples and adults, while the garden units are perfect 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 (we mean, what else are you reading about self-catering accommodation on Aitutaki for?!) Note that this accommodation only accepts cash and bank transfers.
More About Self-Catering Accommodations on Aitutaki
Now that you know what stays are the best self-catering accommodations on Aitutaki, now you can learn more about grocery shopping on the island. Check out the following guides to help make your self-catering holiday a breeze:
- A Guide to Supermarkets & Food Shopping in the Cook Islands
- The Cost of Food in the Cook Islands: Restaurant & Grocery Prices
- 15 Ways to Save Money on Food in the Cook Islands
Finally, see how the self-catering accommodations compare to The Best Aitutaki Accommodations and the Top 50 Resorts in the Cook Islands.