Featuring the only overwater bungalows in the Cook Islands, the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa is especially popular with those from New Zealand who have the easiest access. It's located on a small private island just off the main island, south of the airport. In addition to the 8 overwater bungalows this resort offers a variety of garden and beach bungalows as well.
Unlike many of the international chain resorts in Bora Bora, the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort offers a true taste of Polynesia and its culture, with easy access to the main island to experience local nightlife and culture. If you are planning a wedding or honeymoon then the resort has facilities and planning services available, and the overwater bungalows are the perfect private and romantic spot to enjoy your holiday.
Reviews for the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort tend to be a bit mixed, with those who’ve stayed in the overwater bungalows generally reporting an excellent stay, and those who stayed in the beach or garden rooms a bit disappointed. The location gets high marks from nearly everyone, so it seems to be the difference in the rooms and the overall value of the land rooms that might be to blame.
Most previous guests rate the food as fine, but unspectacular, and probably not worth the high prices charged. Overall it seems like those intending to stay in an overwater bungalow should and will be happy, and for those who can’t afford those rooms it might be better to book elsewhere. On a positive note, many guests rave about the location and the views, stating that there are picture perfect moments everywhere, which is a very good sign.