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Tropical Getaway

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Experience a tropical getaway full of culture, tradition, superb beachfront location and friendly local Cook Islands hospitality.
Cook Islands
Beach Holidays
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

5 nights at the 3-star Tamanu Beach Resort Aitutaki

Do as little or as much as you like, the island is yours to enjoy at your leisure

Enjoy the myths and legends on the Aitutaki Punarei Cultural Tour

Lagoon Cruise on The Vaka - you will be amazed by the natural beauty of Aitutaki’s world famous lagoon!

Staying at Tamanu Beach Resort in Aitutaki, your tropical getaway is a stones throw away from the beach. With stunning sunset views the resort has all the facilities one expects of a superior resort. From the beautiful garden bungalows to the private beach to the Tamanu Restaurant, this resort is sure to impress. Relax by the pool and enjoy a cocktail or take time to explore the lagoon through a bit of snorkelling, kayaking or swimming.

Our tours are designed for you to explore the culture and beauty of the islands and it's people on your tropical getaway to the Cook Islands.

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Included

5 nights at Tamanu Beach Resort Aitutaki - 3*
Return airfares Rarotonga to Aitutaki
Private return transfers from Aitutaki Airport to Tamanu Beach
Fresh Flower Ei meet and greet on arrival
Daily A la Carte breakfast
Lagoon Cruise on The Vaka with BBQ lunch and transfers
Aitutaki Punarei Adventures Cultural Tour
Aluminium water bottle with pure water for use and keepsake

Optional Extras

  • Add an extra 2 nights to your stay for an additional $318 per person/stay
  • Upgrade to a One Bedroom Beachfront Bungalow for an additional $711 per person/stay

Itinerary

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Day 1
Rarotonga → Aitutaki

Arriving at Rarotonga Airport you will then transfer to your flight to Aitutaki.

A quick and comfortable forty-five minute flight from Rarotonga takes you to the sublime turquoise waters of one of the world's most beautiful tropical lagoons. 

Upon arriving at Aitutaki Airport you will be greeted with Fresh Flower Ei and escorted to your private transfer to Tamanu Beach Resort.

Arrive at Tamanu Beach Resort and check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight stay at Tamanu Beach in a Garden Bungalow. 

Rarotonga → Aitutaki
Tamanu Beach Resort
Days 2 - 5
Aitutaki

Days at leisure, take advantage of the many complimentary activities Tamanu Beach has to offer.

While you are on Aitutaki you can enjoy the following two tours:

  • Lagoon Cruise on the Vaka with lunch and transfers
    This superb cruise takes you to three fantastic, remote islets and a snorkelling area where you can feed tropical fish and see giant clams. Visit Akaiami, Moturakau and One Foot Island. Relax, enjoy warm tropical waters and be amazed by the natural beauty of Aitutaki’s world famous lagoon. The Vaka Cruise includes a substantial barbecue lunch with fresh fish and alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are available for sale. Towels, snorkels, masks and fins provided. The cruise provides complimentary tea, coffee and cold water onboard and biscuits for the hot drinks. 
     
  • Aitutaki Punarei Adventures Cultural Tour - Monday, Wednesday or Friday
    Enjoy the myths & legends that will be told to you during the tour. You will visit sacred maraes (sacred meeting places). There is a lot of interaction on tour that will allow you to experience and enjoy what was practised by their ancestors. Learn to weave, prepare your lunch in the umu (underground oven), explore the lush tropical gardens and learn of the plants used for traditional medicine, you’ll also have the chance to learn the basics of the art of Cook Islands dancing. There is so much more that you will learn before you enjoy the traditional feast you prepared earlier in the day.

Overnight stay at Tamanu Beach in a Garden Bungalow.​

Breakfast
Aitutaki
Lagoon Cruise on the Vaka
Day 6
Aitutaki → Rarotonga

Enjoy your A la Carte breakfast and check out. Relax on your return flight to Rarotonga after your Tropical Getaway to the Cook Islands.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Cook Islands Maori and English
Local currency
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Independent Holiday Package

Start your holiday when and with who you want! Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

5 nights
from AUD2,480
per person, twin share
Cook Islands
Rarotonga Airport
Rarotonga Airport
Beach Holidays
Independent Holiday Packages
01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Hotel options

Tamanu Beach Resort
Tamanu Beach Resort

Aitutaki
Tamanu Beach resort is located on the western coast of Aitutaki, with stunning sunset views from the beachfront Restaurant and Bar and offers guests a truly unique Polynesian experience. The private, white sand beach borders Aitutaki Island's crystal clear lagoon providing endless opportunities for island activities such as swimming, snorkelling, SUPS and kayaking in the azure waters.

Important notes

  • Blackout dates may apply
  • Terms and Conditions apply

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