I arrived in the airport and received a warm welcome before they took me to the hotel. Aitutaki definitely belongs among the most beautiful places in the world and that makes it hard to have a bad time on the island. Pacific Resort Aitutaki made it much better. From the moment I arrived I had a great time where I first received a warm welcome and a drink before being escorted to the room.
I stayed in a Premium Beachfront Bungalow and it was great. Could need an update soon, but overall a nice place to stay. A bathtub was missing, but otherwise up to the standards that would be required in a SLH-property. The bathroom made up the impression with Bulgari products and the views of the beach were great. The service level was better than I expected. The Pacific is not famous for it’s service level, but Pacific Resort Aitutaki had great well-trained staff and it was overall better than most SLH properties I’ve stayed.
The internet is chargeable as in every other hotel in Rarotonga. You have to buy a internet voucher pr. MB and that would only help you reading your e-mails as it’s very expensive. The food was a great experience with the best breakfast in a long time.
Overall I was delighted to see this level in The Cook Islands. It’s a great destination, but with very few great hotels. Little Polynesian and Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the only really great hotels so it’s definitely not a destination if you like trying different hotels. Stick to Little Polynesian in Rarotonga and Little Polynesian in Aitutaki, that’s my advice.
My opinion: Great+ experience.