Pacific Resort Aitutaki5.0 out of 5.0
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The staff and facilities at this resort were beyond our expectations. From Adam the resort manager at the time to all the bar, dining and housemaid staff - nothing was a problem and they went out of their way to make us feel so welcome We would recommend this resort to anyone looking to visit Aitutaki you will not be disappointed
My fiance and I stayed 5 nights and were very impressed by the food and service and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. In some places, the dry season was described as May to Nov and the rainy season Nov to May so it was a toss-up as to what kind of weather we'd experience. Unfortunately, there was 450 mm (about 18 inches of rain) that occurred in a 3-day period so we only got to enjoy the amazing lagoon our first and last day at the resort. We understood this to be very unusual but if we return (and we plan to), it will be in the middle of the dry season. The Wednesday Night "Island Night" buffet is very entertaining and the food is remarkable. There are numerous hiking trails walking distance from the resort with amazing views so good hiking shoes are recommended. There are also some little shops walking distance to the resort with great local food. Food at the resort was reasonably priced and of excellent quality. The hotel has bikes freely available and we had a great time biking around the island which takes about 3 hours. The hotel offers car rental for 6 hours for $45 NZD which is more than enough time to explore every corner of this lush, exotic island.
On arrival at the airport we were greeted with a beautiful lei garland which smelt Devine, a delicious coconut drink and cooling cloths. We filled in the check in details whilst we waited for our luggage. Private transfer to the resort passing beautiful scenery on the way. The resort is beautiful and the room has fantastic views with private steps to your own loungers on the beach. The room had everything you require and more, even a complementary pareo for the lady and a straw hat for the gentleman. Breakfast has a deliciously varied menu, recommend the salmon eggs Benedict -yum. Good cocktails at Black rock cafe, but word of warning make sure you “deet up” before, whilst eating a tasty grilled fish the mosquitos were eating me! Infinity pool is lovely needs a bit of attention re broken tiles and grout. Dining in the main restaurant is formal but some parts of the menu are available at black rock cafe. Recommend a lagoon trip to one foot island, OMG like swimming in an aquarium!! Beautiful sea, sand and swimming. Also a must is going to church on a Sunday- truly a beautiful experience the people are so friendly and the singing is out of this world. I would recommend the resort, if you are looking for complete solitude. Only transport on the Island is private hire of scooter or car, or paying for a taxi or the free bicycles at the resort.
We just got back from a trip to Aitutaki and loved it! We were staying at another property on the island initially, but were very disappointed in it, so decided to find a vacancy at Pacific Resort, as it's set on the best beach on the island. The staff at Pacific Resort were exceptionally helpful and polite and staying there made our trip so special. The manager, David, and deputy manager, Adam, are both very friendly and came up to us several times during our stay to check how we were enjoying it. The huts are absolutely beautiful, so comfortable and spotless. Every hut that we saw has direct access onto the beach and use of sun loungers, your own outdoor shower as well as snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding equipment. The snorkelling is excellent on this beach! You can easily spend a whole day on this beach without seeing another person, so it feels like you have the whole place to yourself. We tried both restaurants at the resort and both are lovely. The one on the beach was a particular favourite for us and we ate here two nights in a row! The location is very good as well. Aitutaki is a very quiet place, with not much going on there. Pacific resort is next to a few shops as well as being a short cycle from restaurants- the hotel provides bikes for you to use for free. We loved everything about this hotel, thank you for making our trip to Aitutaki perfect!
On arrival we were welcomed and greeted with such warm & friendly staff who throughout our stay couldn't be more helpful, they would bend over backwards for you. The resort was just like the pics we saw in the brochures. The pool was just beautiful & inviting & the whole resort was just surrounded in beautiful tropical plants.We had a beach villa which was really private & you just walked off your balcony onto the beach & into the water which was like a bath. We spent a lot of time snorkeling, so much tropical fish. We found our room nice & spacious & so beautifully furnished with a big king size bed & insect screens throughout. It was serviced daily & kept so nice & clean & when we were out to dinner we would come back & find someone would have the bedspread folded down for us, curtains closed & a treat left for us in the fridge, such a nice touch. We would definately like to go back & highly recommend it to anyone,
This Hotel is superbly managed with amazing staff who have a “can do”approach to every request making this hotel the ultimate holiday in Paradise. The structure of the accommodation and restaurants, swimming pool etc have all been well thought out and top quality in the design has been used. Gardens are beautiful, beaches are divine, this hotel deserves to be number 1 in Aitutaki. Compliments to the Chef, every meal was superb. Can’t recommend this Hotel highly enough.
We stayed 5 nights in the Ultimate Beachfront Bungalow. All accomodation is beachfront and the resort is very private so you felt as though you were in a beautiful world of your own. From the moment we were met at the Airport we felt like royalty and were greeted personally by David the GM on our arrival. The resort is so amazing and every little detail is taken care of by the wonderful staff who couldn’t do enough for us during our stay. Our room was spacious, luxurious and very clean in fact the whole resort is maintained meticulously. It was like being on a very beautiful South Pacific movie set. A la carte breakfast was included and we dined at both the Rapae Bay and more casual Black Rock Restaurant and food excellent in both. It was all the little touches that made our stay very special. David and team you are doing an excellent job and we will return.
My husband and I stayed at the Pacific Resort last week for our 3rd anniversary trip. We were there for 6 days and 5 nights and we booked our trip through Costco. This was the 3rd trip we booked through Costco--first 2 were to Turks and Caicos and Cancun and we were extremely pleased with both trips. This trip was just as amazing. We booked the Ultimate Beachfront Bungalow, which was a BEAUTIFUL room. I believe there are only 6 Ultimate Beachfront Bungalows and they are spaced apart very nicely. There is an outdoor garden shower, regular indoor shower, and a shower at the bottom of the steps to the beach. We loved the deck with the chairs and also having chairs for us on the beach. The view in front of the room is gorgeous, but I will add that there are more rocks on the beach on the Ultimate Beachfront side--if you're looking more of a sandy beach, I would recommend rooms on the other side of the resort. Everything at this resort is amazing--the pool area is great. The grounds are stunning. The food is fantastic! We never, ever had a bad meal. Breakfast was free every morning at the Rapae Bay Restaurant--the breakfast was a la carte and I feel like we tried everything on the menu and it was all great. Food at the Black Rock Cafe is more casual and still delicious--great for lunch or a casual dinner. Rapae Bay for dinner was fantastic. I highly, HIGHLY recommend you sign up for Island Night on Wednesday night--it's 85/person NZD for the buffet and entertainment. The buffet is truly one of the top 3 meals we've ever had. If you love seafood, you MUST do this buffet. We signed up for a snorkeling trip one day and a water taxi another day--both reservations were made easily with the front desk and billed to our room. Food at the restaurants or drinks were charged to our room as well, so it was great to have everything all on one bill at the end. Costco provided a $250 food/beverage credit, which we easily used. We had the most rainy weather they had in months, which originally was a bummer for us, since all travel sites said October was one of the best and most dry months. However, the showers mainly pass quickly and if anything, it may just be cloudy for a while. The sun will eventually peek out and you just have to take advantage of those times. I was a weather stalker leading up to the trip and I will say right now--forget stalking the weather. It changes constantly. The best part was the absolute tranquility and beauty of Aitutaki and the amazing people at the resort. If you want to go somewhere to disconnect from the world and spend hours relaxing, staring out at the ocean, this is your place. The people at Pacific Resort work so hard and they are awesome--David, the manager, came by our table every day at some meal to check in and see how things are. Other amazing people that deserve a shout out are: Tu, Karli, Quincy, Loretta, Muleta, Baldwin, Kurt, James, and Courtnee. They were great to see every day and so helpful. The snorkeling trip with Teking was great if you want to do multiple snorkel spots with a smaller crew. Wahoo was great for our water taxi to One Foot Island. DO NOT MISS ONE FOOT ISLAND. It is absolutely stunning--we went twice in our stay there. This place is absolutely stunning and something everyone should see. I know Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, etc. get all publicity, but this is untouched beauty. So unique and so calming. And the stars at night are INSANE! This was way wordier than I planned, but hopefully the detail helps others make the decision to stay here.
We visited last year and had such a wonderful time that we decided to repeat. this is often a mistake, but not at Pacific Resort Aitutaki. We loved each day. We had a premium bungalow, which was as good as last year. I saw one reviewer describe it as "dark" but when you're in the tropics, I think a better word is "shady." We used the ceiling fan and never needed the air conditioning. Plenty of filtered water is supplied each day; there is a small refrigerator, coffee-maker and tea supplies are free, and each night there is a good-night treat left in the fridge. I should also mention that there are plenty of towels in the pool area, beach towels in the room, and fluffy and large bath towels. The front desk is so helpful in booking excursions and assisting guests in anything they might need. Tu, Carly, and Ake always had a smile, even though they probably answer the same questions repeatedly. The main restaurant is wonderful and if you want something that is not on the menu, Chef Michael will make it happen. Every few days there is a different featured menu to supplement the regular selections. He did an outstanding job with the island Night Buffet. The variety was huge and everything was tasty. The support staff is also first-class. Thank you to Quincy, Kurt, Natalia, and the always-smiling Baldwin. When we didn't feel like eating in the main dining room, the pool-side bar was a good alternative. James, Candace, Robin, and Mesi took care of business. Mesi even demonstrated coconut picking and it was a lot of fun. The spa is worth a visit for everyone. Sharee gave me one of the best massages of my life. My husband said the same thing when he went the following day. I could have gone everyday. Our bungalow was kept spotless and well-supplied by Moira and thank you to Yogesh for the cute towel-turtle. Better than any cruise towel animal - probably because the towels were so huge and soft. The managing staff made it all magic. Adam, whom we had not met last year is a great addition to the staff, and Jessica was a sweet and competent as last year. What I love is that everyone pitches in and helps the guests feel welcome and special. If they need to bring a guest a pot of tea, for example, they do it. No one acts like any job is beneath them. I think that things run so well is testimony to the general manager, David. If I owned a hotel, I would beg, beg, beg him to come and manage it. He makes it look effortless, even though the hospitality industry is very difficult and he answers to many masters. I absolutely love this resort. It was paradise, populated with some of the nicest people on earth. We were there for 12 nights, and it wasn't long enough.
We spent 5 days at The Pacific Hotel, there was plenty to do and it felt like it wasnt long enough. The staff were superb. We rented a car to see the island - my tip though is if you rent on a Sunday expect to be slugged with a high petrol cost. The hotel spa was wonderful. And make sure you get out to see the outer reef and islands - so so worth it. Everything was amazing, we left feeling sad because we wanted to stay. It really is the best of all Pacific Island, with not much of the other stuff! Wonderful! The room was amazing, right on the water and while the hotel is quite medium size, you dont get that sense. Good design and good privacy. And that beach..... Incredble!
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96% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1174 reviews