Gina's Garden Lodges
AddressP.O.Box 10 Tautu Village Aitutaki IslandSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Set amid a peaceful garden of fruit trees and flowers in Tautu, these four large family-friendly lodges are the best value on Aitutaki. Queen Manarangi Tutai, one of Aitutaki’s three ariki (high chiefs), is the proprietor here and one of the island’s most gracious and charming hosts. The self-contained lodges have high ceilings and large verandahs overlooking the gardens and decked swimming pool, and each has beds in a small loft that are perfect for kids. Gina’s is a few kilometres from town, so you’ll need transport. Queen Tutai also runs Gina’s Beach Lodge on Akaiami Island, and guests can choose to spend a while at each.
Our independent authors have visited Gina's Garden Lodges and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Aitutaki.
Description provided by property
Gina's Garden Lodges is on the main island, and is about 5 minutes walk from the Tautu landing, on the Eastern shores of Aitutaki lagoon.
Our tropical garden location gives our guests the very best of what Aitutaki Island has to offer - at very good value for money. Gina's appeals to all kinds of travellers, who appreciate the genuine Polynesian friendliness and charm we offer in a lovely environment with comfortable accommodation.
Guests get a very good standard of self-contained serviced accommodation. This location is very private and peaceful.
We have a special to encourage longer stays, where if you book for 7 nights, you pay for only 6 nights, getting one nights' accommodation at the Garden Lodges for free.
This is an option well worth considering. We get many guests who after seeing what Aitutaki island can offer, wish that they had spent longer here and less time in Rarotonga. Aitutaki is not as developed commercially, and retains more of the old world South Sea Islands charm.
Guests are very comfortably accommodated. The Lodges are spacious, completely self-contained, with full self-catering facilities, and fans, hot water, refrigerator, and a television (there is one local T.V Channel from 6 p.m onwards each evening). There is a large bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity. Lodges are serviced daily. We are a Cook Islands Tourism Corporation accredited self-catering accommodation establishment, which guarantees a high standard of accommodation.
Each Lodge has full cooking facilities, with a small electric stove with oven and grill, electric frying pan, electric toaster, electric jug, pots, pans and all cooking utensils plus cups saucers, plates and cutlery, as well as a good sized refrigerator. There is constant solar powered hot water. In a word, you get the convenience and facilities of home at good value-for-money rates.
Each Lodge is very well furnished for comfortable and relaxed living. The beds are superior, and comprise one double bed and single bed downstairs, with two single beds in a mezzanine loft accessed by a staircase. There is a large covered verandah overlooking the garden.
The four Lodges are located in secluded grounds - one and a half acres of flowers, plants and trees, near Tautu Village on the Eastern side of Aitutaki Island. They are fully screened against insects.
We have an 11.5 metre by 4.5 metre swimming pool in the grounds complete with large wooden sundecks for sunbathing. The pool and decks are tastefully fenced according to New Zealand standards. The fence and gate are childproof.
Gina's is a ten minute walk to the Tautu Landing, where you can swim, picnic, or just relax. Tautu Village and two small shops are within a five minute walk. A ten minute drive takes you to the centre of Arutanga, the Post Office, the harbour, fishing club and market place.
Rates are as follows - in New Zealand Dollars:
Double/Twin: $120 per night for two people.
Single: $75 per night single
Extra Persons : $30 per adult per night
Children up to 15 years incl: $20 per night
We also have a special rate for longer stays - book for 7 days but pay for only 6 days.
Payment is due on your arrival, and I accept cash in $US and Sterling, Travellers cheques in $US or sterling - or credit cards (Visa, Bankcard or Mastercard).
Airport Transfers are NZD $16 total inwards/outwards per person.
Services & facilities
- 24 Hour Reception
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Free Parking
- Luggage Storage
Interesting places nearby
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