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... and one single bed,a kitchen with full equipment and smaller room with one king size bed.All beds have mosquitoes nets. The...
... you want absolute luxury with big screen tv's, pools, bar, room service etc, then either stay home, or go somewhere like...
... of the former TEAL Lodge), which has a 4 poster bed in the bedroom and another one in the very large lounge/dining room...
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Adam201411 wrote a review Jul. 2017
Krakow, Poland21 contributions3 helpful votes
It is a great pleasure to write this review about Akaiami Paradise Lodge.A lodge is situared on banana shaped island Akaiami 15 minutes boat ride from Aitutaki.The island is very beautiful,postcard picturesque.Around island are beaches with soft,white sand.A center is coverd with lush tropical vegetation.A beach at west side is particulary suitable for swimming because a sea in front of it is calm.There are possibilities of fishing and snorkeling particulary at south side.
The lodge is very large.It consists of a big saloon with two king size beds and one single bed,a kitchen with full equipment and smaller room with one king size bed.All beds have mosquitoes nets.
The owners of lodge,land and bussines are Mrs and Mr Marsters and their family.We met their children Carl,Vananga and Alfred.Whole family is exeptional friendly and nice.They have unique charm and their island has it too.If you desire they can arrange lunch and dinner very tasty with local ingredients.They can arrange a trip to neiborough islands too.
Last but not least weather is usually excellent.To be there is a great experience.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Yellowfattybeans wrote a review Jun. 2010
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions19 helpful votes
Ok, I've been to Aitutaki SEVEN TIMES, so I know a bit about the place!

Akaiami Paradise is absolutely unique. It is situated on the breathtakingly beautiful Akaiami motu (island), and is a 5 minute boat ride from the mainland across the amazing Aitutaki lagoon.

I am literally going to struggle to describe it's beauty, so I'll try and sum up by saying that if you have ever dreamt of sandy white beaches, luke-warm and gin-clear lagoon, coconut palms waving in the breeze, and isolation as well as comfort, this place is for you.

If you want absolute luxury with big screen tv's, pools, bar, room service etc, then either stay home, or go somewhere like Rumours. At Rumours though you'll pay $1800 a night for a location that is no where NEAR as good, and in fact is on the exact same beach as a NUMBER of budget hotels where you pay only $80 a night.

The complex has been handbuilt by part-owner Sydney Marsters, and is very quaint and luxurious.

Sydney is an amazing host - very friendly and helpful, he'll do everything he can to make your trip memorable and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. He even offers a unique lagoon cruise away from the daily crowds on islands such as Tapuaetai (One-Foot Island), and will take you to places very few tourists have ever seen.

The main room (where we stayed) has been furnished with older quaint furniture, some of which has been handbuilt by Sydney from recycled furniture. He has also used old fashioned fittings to create an atmosphere that is totally unique.

He also has 2 or 3 bungalows a little closer to the beach on the side. They are very cute, clean, and cosy.

All of the buildings are absolute waterfront.

Sydney will show you around the island, tell you about the history of Aitutaki, show you the wildlife, husk you drinking nuts, give you samples of local foods, and even take you on a giant coconut crab hunt (The only person in Aitutaki to offer this). He'll even take you fishing if you want. (You may actually be woken up by the fish splashing in the lagoon in the morning, there's so many around!)

No matter where you stay - consider at least a NIGHT at Akaiami Paradise. It is NOT the best accomodation as such on the island (The Pacific resort is far more plush, and has swimming pools etc), but it is a FAR BETTER location, and for LESS MONEY.

In my opinion, considering the unique location and amenities, it is the best place to stay on the island. You can pay more and less at other places, but none of them have quite the same magic as motu Akaiami.

You may not want to spend you whole time there (since it's only accessible by boat therefore limiting your ability to explore), if it's in your price range make sure you stay at least a night or two.

Don't be tempted to stay in the basic accomodations on One-Foot island - it's beautiful but gets crowded with tourists during the day.
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Date of stay: June 2010Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from AkaiamiParadiseLtd, Owner at Akaiami Paradise
Responded Dec. 29, 2016
Kia Orana Rockycartmaker, Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We really appreciated. I'm very sorry for the late response - I'm just getting into learning about these technical devices. We're pleased that we've been able to accommodate your stay with us and we loved having you as you've been very much been part of our history during the early stages of our home. We hope we will meet you again. Meitaki atupaka rava, Much love, Mama Ruru
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ResaSydney wrote a review Oct. 2008
Sydney26 contributions14 helpful votes
Aikaimi is a little motu in the Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands. It is a paradise. The beach is spectacular and the water is a still, warm bath with a friendly resident puffer fish who comes to visit from time to time. The accommodation is rustic and comprises a large lodge (on the site of the former TEAL Lodge), which has a 4 poster bed in the bedroom and another one in the very large lounge/dining room plus a kitchen and a shower room. Then there are a couple of beach huts (one is a kitchen/dining hut and the other bedroom and bathroom) linked by walkway. The lodge has an ecclectic mix of furniture and whilst not designer it is perfectly adequate for a Robinson Crusoe style holiday. The owners are fabulous and make every effort to make the stay great. We were collected from the airport in Aitutaki and taken to the local shops to buy provisions and then a boat ride across the lagoon to our private island paradise. Sydney and his father run the place and have built it up and do a fantastic job. Mamaruru lives on the mainland and is very welcoming and kind. We were given some delicious bananas, papaya and guavas upon arrival. Sydney and his father went out and caught fish and we were given a fantastic plate of fresh filleted queen fish and mullet which lasted us the week. The papaya was the sweetest ever tasted and I could have believed that it was perfumed. We are a family of 2 adults plus our 2 year old daughter who loved it as much as we did. There's a kayak for use and some floatation things - the inflatable turtle was a huge success with our little girl. Sydney took us out on a lagoon cruise for a day and we went to One Foot Island and some other little desserted motus. Then some snorkelling. We fished off the boat and had lunch. Never has coconut milk tasted so good. On our last night we were treated to a bbq on the beach. we spent our days exploring the lagoon in the kayak, sitting in the water on chairs reading and relaxing and enjoying the absolute "peace of paradise". If you want to try something different and unspoilt then this is it. An island to yourself. There was a honeymoon couple there for 3 of our 5 days but you didn't notice anyone else being there (they might have noticed our 2 year old though!!!) I have been to some beautiful spots in the world by way of comparison (Bora Bora, Tikehau, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Maldives etc) and this is my favourite place. It may be because there are no sharks in the lagoon! It's a get away from it all place that's very Robinson Crusoe but has life's necessities such as a solar heated shower etc... The only annoyance are the mosquitoes. Just bring repellant and a good bite remedy. I'll take the mosquitoes over sharks anyday. Pack your swimwear, suncream, sarong, good book and some treats to eat and escape for a while. It's not glitz but the location and beach are natural wonders. It's our third trip to Aitutaki in 2 years and we'll be back there again next year for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2008Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AkaiamiParadiseLtd, Owner at Akaiami Paradise
Responded Dec. 29, 2016
Kia Orana ResaSydney, Meitaki atupaka for your very nice feedback. We apologies for the very very late response - I'm still learning about these technical devices and reading your comment have brought back wonderful memories. Thank you for being part of our history during the early stages of our home and business. We really appreciated and we hope we will be of service to you again. Much love always, Mama Ruru
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