number of years I have been welcoming visitors to Aitutaki
who have stayed with us at our vacation accommodation on the main island of
Aitutaki and the motu( islet) of
offer Aitutaki Cook Islands,budget, self contained, family holiday
Akaiami Island, hidden deep in the heart of mysterious and beautiful Aitutaki
reaches out her arms over the vastness of the Pacific
Ocean , calling you to come and rest your weary spirit here with us awhile.
Come away to the tranquil land of amethyst and emerald lagoon,the island of
and wide open
skies, to watch and wonder and marvel. Bring with you
the most precious luggage that you possess - the
longing to experience such natural
beauty carried within your heart.
Our deserted sandy white beaches, awash with the
tide and the sparkle of the sea, await your lonely
footprints, whilst the ocean
herself, mother of all things and mistress of the tides, beckons you to fulfil
yourself within her mysterious green depths.
Mornings at Gina's Akaiami Beach Lodge begin with
the fading of the Eastern stars, whilst the gentle ocean
breeze rustles the curtains of your Lodge,
bidding you to arise from the comfort of your bed and feel the
golden morning sun caress your back.
Your days will be filled with the wonder and
enchantment that is Akaiami Island – and the beauty that is
Aitutaki lagoon. The hours will slip by with
enchanted grace, and twilight's pale coolness will soon caress your cheek.
The evening stars will glimmer in the Eastern
sky and the birds will seek their homes as
night begins to don her velvet cloak.
Your evening at Akaiami beach will be filled with sublime peace and
gentle lapping of waves in Akaiami bay.
Gina's Akaiami Beach Lodge on Akaiami Island is
situated five miles across the lagoon from the mainland.
Akaiami is a coral island set on the outer reef of
Aitutaki lagoon. It boasts both a sweeping sandy lagoon
beach, and a more rugged, coral ocean beach with a reef
moat. Akaiami is a wonderful snorkelling
This unique property features three studio type rooms, with separate cooking
and shower facilities.
each have one double bed and one single bed, and are screened against insects. Each bed has a mosquito net.
The new kitchen and dining room are spacious, and furnished with a gas
cooker, electric frying pan, toaster,and hot water jug, plus cooking and
Electricity is not on all the time , but is supplied in the mornings to cook
breakfast, and in the evenings to prepare dinner and for some part of the
Each room is supplied with a torch and spare batteries. Guests have a
screened colonial style verandah
to relax on, and enjoy the view through the palm trees to the golden sand
beach, and the sparkling blue lagoon beyond. The stuff of romance and
legend. - the true South Seas in all it's beauty.
You will be very comfortable, right in the heart of an area of unsurpassed
natural beauty - all at a very reasonable price.We
are family friendly and welcome children of all ages.
for Gina's Akaiami Beach Lodge are as follows:
In New Zealand
Dollars effective to March 31, 2017
Extra Adult: $NZ80 /
Children 12-15 Years: $NZ65 / night
Children 8-11 Years: $NZ25 / night
Children Under 8 years: Free
Check-In and Check Out Times: Because of our comparitive isolation, and
because of varying flight times, we adopt a relaxed attitude , and do not
intend at this time to charge extra tariffs to guests where they would be
applicable. We hope that this policy will help earn us a reputation for
being generous and hospitable.
Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations 60 days prior to
arrival receive a full refund. Cancellations 30 days prior to arrival
receive a 60% refund from total rental. Cancellations within 30-days will
not receive any refund. We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation
insurance if you are concerned about cancellation fees.
The rates for
Gina’s Beach Lodge at Akaiami include boat transfers across the lagoon
You will take all your food supplies with you
when you travel to Akaiami. There are no restaurants or cafes on Akaiami
Island. Akaiami Beach Lodge is totally self catering.We supply bath towels, hand towels, washcloths,sheets, pillows and dish
towels. You can if you wish bring larger beach towels if you need these.
All three bedrooms at Akaiami Beach Lodge are screened, as is the kitchen
and dining room. The beds at Akaiami Beach lodge also have mosquito
Wherever you go in the Cook islands, there will be some mosquitoes. We
tell our guests to bring a good brand of repellant with them.
There is a large tank of fresh water at Akaiami - fed with rainwater off
the roof. This is pure and good to drink and does not require boiling. You
can if you wish purchase bottled water on the main island and take it out
there with you for drinking.
The shops on Aitutaki have a good range of foodstuffs on sale, and pretty
much all you need is available here.
You will get some good snorkelling on the outer reef moat and around the
side of the island There is good snorkelling around Akaiami and you can
access this without using a boat. We have two kayaks ( one double and one
single) which are free for guest use and which will enable you to explore
nearby islands along the reef..Akaiami has a beautiful swimming beach which is
and is ideal for children.