Hotels in Cook Islands
As Mike Henry, the Tamanu’s owner, says, “The Cook Islands are like Hawaii fifty years ago.”
Rising from one of these white-sand motu is Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa—which has the island chain’s only overwater bungalows as well as the new Villa Te Arau, a mod-Maori haven with black-pearl-shell inlays, woven-pandanus walls, and a private pool.
The KiiKii Motel has simple yet clean rooms, with kitchenettes and a pool outside.
Handwoven cream-on-white bedspreads brighten the hotel's 10 bungalows.