NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT ONE OF THE COOK ISLANDS’ LEADING RESORTS
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort Adults Only is delighted to announce the launch of their brand-new lobby, pool and restaurant complex.The resort was recently honoured to have hosted a VIP lunch event for the 53rd Pacific Islands Forum in the impressive new building which sits on the shores of Aitutaki Lagoon, reputed to be the world’s most beautiful lagoon.
Guests are transported across the short two-minute journey across O’otu (Full Moon) Channel aboard the resort’s ferry to the new complex perched on the edge of Motu Akitua, where they are greeted by a sweeping tiled entry to the welcoming lobby and reception. The majestic Polynesian-inspired building features grand high-vaulted ceilings and a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow designed to create a comfortable, cool environment and to reflect all that is special and unique about the South Pacific.
The new complex features a large infinity pool which guests can dine alongside whilst relaxing on the Infinity Pool Terrace as they enjoy expansive views onto O’otu Channel and world-famous Aitutaki Lagoon. Guests can also dine at the resort’s HMS Bounty Restaurant, and their twice-weekly Island Nights are also held on one of the new terraces.
“Guests have the option of selecting from a number of places to relax, drink or dine at the resort according to how the mood takes them, including being able to enjoy striking views of our scorching Aitutaki sunsets and prime dark sky views of the Southern stars, far removed from light pollution,” said general manager, Mr Greg Long.
“Also housed within the new complex is the resort’s spa, SpaPolynesia Aitutaki, activities hut, gym and luggage room.To add to the new developments, Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort has also just launched their new Beachfront Private Infinity Pool Villas which overlook the waters of the Full Moon (O’otu) Channel and Aitutaki Lagoon.
These Polynesian-inspired retreats are designed for couples to enjoy privacy and seclusion, and come complete with a wide range of amenities to enhance relaxation and comfort. Guests step directly from their dining and living room onto their private deck where they can relax beside their own infinity pool with wide views of the sparkling lagoon beyond.
Villa guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor lounging and dining options, a fully equipped kitchen including refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi access, flat screen TV, a king size bed and a refreshing Polynesian-style open-air shower. Each villa comes complete with complimentary amenities to help guests make the most of their Aitutaki holiday, including bicycles, standup paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment.
The new villas complement the resort’s existing exclusive Overwater Bungalows, Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows, Premium Beachfront Bungalows, Beachfront Bungalows and Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa ‘Princess Te Arau’. Resort guests can also enjoy a range of other complimentary activities at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort including kayaking to a nearby uninhabited island, snorkelling within the Full Moon Channel, or immersing themselves in our local Cook Islands culture by learning to strum a ukulele, play the island log drums, dance the ‘ura, make a fresh flower ‘ei, tie an island pareu or husk a coconut.
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is especially popular with couples from around the world celebrating a special anniversary, milestone birthday, honeymoon or wedding, as well as with small special-interest European tour groups. Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort Adults-only is the only private island resort in the Cook Islands and the only one with Overwater Bungalows, and enjoys the premier location directly on the world-class lagoon. It is the sister resort to Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach Adults Only, with both resorts only welcoming guests aged 16 years and over, and the Cook Islands’ iconic resort, The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium (adjacent to Sanctuary), which is family-friendly.
The resorts are keen to attract more guests during what they call the Frangipani Summer Season, from December through to March, which they say is an overlooked time of year by New Zealand visitors, although they continue to receive guests from Australia, North America and Europe keen to enjoy an authentic Cook Islands experience.