Where to Stay on Atiu: The Best Atiu Accommodations [2023]© Daniel Fisher - Cook Islands Tourism
Where to Stay on Atiu: The Best Atiu Accommodations [2023]

Where to Stay on Atiu: The Best Atiu Accommodations [2024]

© Daniel Fisher – Cook Islands Tourism

Villas, Holiday Homes and Lodges on Atiu, Cook Islands

Don’t worry, you won’t be scrolling through this article for long. Atiu only has two commercial accommodations set up for visitors, avoiding any threat of decision fatigue. What Atiu lacks in choice, however, it makes up for in service, as accommodations here provide lots of little extra things to make your stay on a less-developed island pretty seamless. A convenience store in the cupboards of your villa, a little bit of free WiFi and free babysitting services are just some of the additions you’ll find on Atiu that are practically unheard of in the Cook Islands’ more popular islands.

So where is there to stay on Atiu? Find out in this short albeit comprehensive list of the best Atiu accommodations.

Combine this information with The Complete Travel Guide to Atiu and 20 Best Things to Do on Atiu and your trip planning is almost complete!

Atiu Villas

It could be described that Atiu Villas is the closest thing to a “resort” on Atiu, but an ultra-boutique one at that. You have everything you need for an effortless stay on Atiu: a restaurant and bar, self-catering facilities in your villa, a larder in your room to buy grocery supplies, a tour desk, bicycle, scooter and car hire and even 500Mb free WiFi a day (trust us, that’s generous in the Cook Islands)! There are also excellent corners of the property to unwind island-style, whether it’s the swimming pool or the tennis court – the only grass tennis court in the Southern Cook Islands, might we add?

As for the villas themselves, you have the choice of a spacious studio villa with a double and single bed or a two-bedroom villa with one bedroom upstairs and a lounge. With high ceilings, tiled floors, pedal fans and ranch sliders onto a spacious deck nestled in gardens, the villas do what they can to remain airy on this humid island. (Don’t worry, mosquito coils are available in your villas’ larder for when you’re lounging outside). The timber lining, woven wall panels and carved artwork keep in tune with the local culture and environment.

More information on “Kura’s Kitchen“, the on-site restaurant and bar, can be found in The Food Guide to Atiu: Places to Eat & Food Tours.

Check Atiu Villas out:

Where to Stay on Atiu: The Best Atiu Accommodations [2023]© Atiu Villa

Atiu Kopeka Lodge

Enjoy a more independent stay at one of the three individual holiday homes at Atiu Kopeka Lodge. Set among a tropical garden lined with natural forest, Kopeka Lodge offers a little more privacy for couples, groups and families.

While the plywood lodges are a little basic (you can’t expect luxury on Aitu), they are mostly functional with a full kitchen, lounge, bathroom and bedrooms with a twin or double set-up. The lodge offers a few generous inclusions, such as airport transfers, a continental breakfast on your first morning and babysitting services. They can also arrange vehicle rentals, shuttle services and tours. WiFi access is a little tricky, only getting a connection at reception and being required to purchase an internet voucher from the closest convenience store.

Where to Stay on Atiu: The Best Atiu Accommodations [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

More About Atiu Accommodations

That’s it (yes, really), for the best Atiu accommodations. Now you know where to stay on Atiu, plan the rest of your getaway according to your travel style using the following guides:

Finally, anything that we’ve missed will be covered in The Best Cook Islands Travel Guide. Plus, see how these accommodations compare to the Top 50 Resorts in the Cook Islands.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Cook Islands Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin works and consults regularly with Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, a local government body representing the tourism industry. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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