Atiu Homestay

Atiu Homestay

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel

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Areoa Cook Islands
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Rarotonga Airport
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jax10082016 wrote a review Sep 2014
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Whilst we did not spend our 5 nights on Atiu at Atiu Homestay, having been lucky enough to be invited for dinner, we wish we had!
Marshall is an amazing cook, offering far superior food to the accommodation we stayed at and has an extremely comfortable home. He is very welcoming and personable, we would highly recommend staying here if you are visiting Atiu.
We also went on both the cave tour and island tour with him which were both amazing and not to be missed.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AngieW wrote a review Jan 2018
47 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the privilege to stay at Marshall's house for two days on my recent trip to Cook Islands. It became quite apparent to me that Atiu was my favorite island out of all the islands I've visited (Raro, Aitutaki, as well as Palau, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, etc). I love the quietness of the island, often times when I cycled along the coastline, I felt I was the only human being on this planet.

I enjoyed Marshall's hospitality from the moment he picked me up from airport. He was knowledgeable, resourceful, caring, genuine, helpful, and with a warm heart. I felt completely at home in his lovely house. The burial cave tour and Kopeka bird tour he led were must-do items for anyone visiting Atiu.

Have I had the opportunity to return to Cook Islands in the future, I would not bother to stay in Raro or Aitutaki. Don't get me wrong, those are beautiful places, but being there once is good enough for me. Atiu, however, will be the island I would love to return, over and over again, as it holds such a special place in my heart.
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Atiuhomestay, Owner at Atiu Homestay
Responded Feb 13, 2018
Hi Angie, Thanks for taking the trouble to make these comments, it really is such a fantastic platform to help our business. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and yes there is something very special about this island, so when guests find this " somthing special" for themselves, that convinces me that they have really "found" Atiu. Thanks again. Marshall
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PatGoulden wrote a review May 2017
Auckland, New Zealand37 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks so much to Marshall for an awesome time at his place. He is an awesome host and the accomodation is top notch. I was so hot the first night that he made sure I had a fan for the next night. Breakfast was fantastic each day. I really enjoyed the avocado mixture he prepared for our toast. He also cooks his own breads.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Atiuhomestay, Owner at Atiu Homestay
Responded May 18, 2017
Kia Orana Pat. Thank you for taking the trouble to post a review; much appreciated, and I hope we see you again. Weather is getting cooler, and the avocado is still on the menu.
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John E wrote a review Jul 2015
Southport, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you have enough time in the Cook Islands you really should visit Atui. It really is a world apart from Roratonga with a unique landscape and culture with very few tourists island
Atui home stay is the perfect place to stay. Comfortable, clean, and Mashall is a charming host and excellent cook, as well as having a wealth of knowledge about the Island. He can arrange all the tours on the island which I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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TravelsHK wrote a review Apr 2015
Calgary, Canada3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First I need to express my gratitude to Marshall for being such an great host. I had lost my luggage and was without my bags for 4 days, all I had was a long sleave shirt and pants, a toothbrush and a bathing suit. Marshall was kind enough to lend me all the things I needed to make the most of my time in Atiu. Because of this I was stress free and had a lot of fun! the stay itself was wonderful, Fresh fruit and home made toast for breakfast, and the dinners he cooked were very good. His home is lovely and not far from good beaches and the small town. He has a scooter and bikes for you to use for easy transport. His tours were also really great, I did the burial caves tour, anatakitaki kopeka bird caves tour and island tour. All were really fun. Marshall is very knowledgeable on the history of the island and its people, as well as all the top sights and spots on the island. It was an ideal start to my solo trip. It was a very fun, laid back but still adventurous experience. I'd stay again forsure!
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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IMoLondon wrote a review Oct 2011
London11 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an excellent time staying at Atiu homestay! Marshal is a great host, making everyone absolutely welcome. Great knowledge of the island, history, nature etc. Enjoyed his driving tour around the island and especially the walking tours to the caves. the only downside was that we only had 3 days on the island - definitely make sure you have more time!
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Date of stay: November 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Monica L wrote a review Jul 2018
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an amazing place to stay! My partner and I stayed with Marshall for just two nights which was certainly not long enough! The accommodation was excellent- very comfortable, clean (and I loved reading on the window seat in the living room) and the breakfast each day was fresh and delicious. Marshall was an absolutely fantastic host, very helpful and caring and we enjoyed getting to know him during our stay. We went on the Island Tour and Anatakitaki Cave tour, both of which were informative and highly enjoyable. This was a beautiful island, the highlight of my trip, and we cannot wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: July 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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joshuar609 wrote a review May 2017
Lilydale, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aitu home stay was fantastic and Marshall was an awesome host. Food was too notch for every meal and his knowledge of the island was great. Loved his island tours into the local caves. Coconuts were supplied to take on beach walks loved every minute there. Its a great unspoilt island made all the more enjoyable staying at Aitu home stay.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Atiuhomestay, Owner at Atiu Homestay
Responded May 18, 2017
Thank you for taking the trouble to submit a review, I really appreciate it. Hopefully we are doing things correctly!
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Oscar2NewZealand wrote a review Aug 2016
New Zealand75 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for four nights at the Atiu home stay. Jeanne was away but Marshall more than made up for it by being an attentive host, sensitive to our individual needs and privacy. He was also a fund of knowledge about the island. I brought some of Jeanne's lovely art works available in the sitting room. The bedroom was quiet small but we were welcome to use the rest of their spacious, comfortable home. The bed we slept in was excellent with good linen. I spent an afternoon on a deck chair on the deck and wandering in the lovely grounds. They have bikes you can hire to cycle around the island's many roads.

We also went on a tour to the bird caves with Marshall. The short hike to the caves required some concentration to walk over the coral track. We were rewarded by a beautiful if slightly tricky walk (some of the surfaces were wet at that time) through the cave system with its breath taking stalactites and the amazing bird the kopeka which flies in total darkness.

We cannot wait to return. It was a warm Atuian welcome from start to finish.
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GenjiG wrote a review Jun 2016
Utrecht, The Netherlands76 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay at Atiu homestay. You share the house with the owner (Marshall) and other guests (if there are any, we were alone). The house is big, very clean and comfortable. The included breakfast is great, with fresh fruit of the season, toast and more. Marshall is a very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and talkative host and we learned a lot about Atiu and the Cook Islands in general. He also does many of the tours on the ighland and they are very informative and highly recommendable. Cant go wrong at this great place and island!
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Date of stay: June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Seaview2013 wrote a tip Oct 2013
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was very happy with my room, the first one on the left."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Atiu Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Atiu Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Atiu Fibre Arts Studio (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Atiu Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Atiu Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Atiu Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Atiu Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Atiu Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.