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’
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Holiday should be a laid back period of time when you don't 'have to' do anything…and so it is! Beautiful sunny skies, a blue sea, white waves that turn to turquoise with each roll and a light breeze to keep it all cool enough to enjoy! Yes, that's what I am talking about. Turquoise rollers… Continue reading Ahhh… lazy days… sea, sand, and surf!
You all know how I love a good market, and even more so a food market with all kinds of prepared deliciousness. Well, Roratonga has one and yes we went. Oven baked pizza anyone? It was heaven (as far as food goes) there were many different offerings from curries to garlic shrimp (with veggies served… Continue reading Roratonga Night Food Market
Prior to leaving Canada we always check and double check our details, flights, accommodations, car rentals etc. From doing this we are always sure that everything is in order before we leave home base. This time as we were checking our flights we logged in to Air New Zealand and were checking arrival and departure… Continue reading Ahhh… Air new Zealand an Ooops for you… downgraded to 6/10