Wayfarer Restaurant in Canon Beach, OR

Yes, you do have to go! The restaurant is situated right on the beach in front of 'haystack rock' and the views are amazing. But, that is not the only thing that will amaze you... the food is exceptional and the rose wines are great too! A whiskey sipping room is a feature you won't… Continue reading Wayfarer Restaurant in Canon Beach, OR

‘Aitutaki Community Cat Project’

Cats, cats, and more cats... The 'Aitutaki Community Cat Project' is a group of veterinarians, vet techs, nurses, and helpers who have been coming to Aitutaki for the last couple of years to de-sex local and feral cats on the island. To say there was a cat problem was an understatement. But, there was a… Continue reading ‘Aitutaki Community Cat Project’

Te King Lagoon Tours

Our property manager recommended Te King Lagoon Tours and he was right on the money! A door to door pick-up and delivery, towels provided, snorkel gear provided (but we carry our own), and an amazing lunch provided as well. Our Captain Tia The tour stops at four to five places on the famous Aitutaki lagoon… Continue reading Te King Lagoon Tours

Tamanu Beach Resort – Island Night

If there is a good show on the island of Aitutaki then this is it! The Tamanu Beach Resort has a wonderful cultural show (with local club dancers) and a fabulous Polynesian (30 item) buffet dinner. We took a chance on getting seats for the Thursday night and were rewarded! The Temanu Beach Resort is… Continue reading Tamanu Beach Resort – Island Night

Puffy’s Beach Bar and Grill

On our first night on Aitutaki we were exhausted from our travel (a 45 min flight) from Rarotonga. So, we decided to go out for dinner and we did not have to go far. Right next door to Aretai Villas is a wonderful little open air, beachfront restaurant called Puffy's. The food is much better… Continue reading Puffy’s Beach Bar and Grill

Aretai Villas… live the dream…feel the magic!

Come, stay a while... the soft breeze beckons. Relax in my turquoise waves... the sea calls! Sit and enjoy my warmth... the sun hails to all…. and so it is. Snuggled into a coconut palm acreage, lapped by an azure sea, with the friendliest people in the world, Aretai Villas, on the island of Aitutaki;… Continue reading Aretai Villas… live the dream…feel the magic!

Amazing Aitutaki

There are few places in the world where we can say we have had a better welcome than Aitutaki. We were met at the airport by Trip, a lovely lady, who took time from her day to help out a friend. She was just bubbly and full of life, regaling us with tales of the… Continue reading Amazing Aitutaki

I’ve been asked

How Do You Get to the Cook Islands?Well, some adventurers do a simple flight (non-stop 7.5 hours) from Los Angeles, USA to Rarotonga, Cook Islands on Air New Zealand. This once a week flight (departing LA on Saturday, departs Raro on Friday) gives those who want a quick get-away the chance to experience Roratonga for… Continue reading I’ve been asked

Club Rora Sunday Bar-B-Que at Rumba

Well, we decided not to 'go out' for dinner and instead try the Rumba beach front restaurant for the Sunday bar-b-que and it was not a mistake. We went early to get a sea side table and to get a glimpse of what was being offered. The salad buffet looked awesome and the sauces looked… Continue reading Club Rora Sunday Bar-B-Que at Rumba