There’s something about crossing over the border and entering Aitutaki — sugary-white sand beaches fringed with palm trees, a turquoise, sunlit lagoon, and world-class spa facilities coupled together to provide you the ultimate relaxing retreat.
Introduce yourself to the laid-back pace of the Cooks by getting pampered in one of the destination spas in Aitutaki. From Tiare Spa and Tamanu Beach Spa to Aitutaki Escape and Tai Roto Bay, each spa is a part of a hotel or resort and promises a perfect tonic to help you easy away from all your worries in a cherishable, unwinding experience!
In that regard, let’s help you find your happy place (and another reason to visit the stunning island) by delving into the details of 6 great spas in Aitutaki!
1. Tiare Spa — Spa of the Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Tiare Spa is located on-site at the Pacific Resort, a tranquil oasis high above the Aitutaki Lagoon. With its location amidst lush tropical gardens and proximity to the beautiful lagoon, you will get jaw-dropping views complimentary to your massages and treatments!
Being one of the top spas in Aitutaki, you can expect to experience magic at the hands of its internationally trained team. The type of treatment offered is primarily Polynesian, and you get to choose where you want to enjoy your services: the beachfront or in the privacy of a separate room.
The Tiare Spa uses high-quality organic products from the Te Tika line that obtains its raw materials exclusively from the Cook Islands. You can also buy these products from the spa to take along!
Their spa menu is very comprehensive, with all their massages under $150. Each of their deep tissue, pregnancy, and Balinese massages are priced at $130, while aromatherapy is at $140 and Te Tika Healing at $150. If you purchase a couple massage, you can save up to a total of $30! They also offer pedicures and manicures, all under $100.
2. SpaPolynesia — Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa
SpaPolynesia is located on the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort, the Cook Islands’ only ‘adults-only’ private island resort. In addition to its relaxing spa facilities, you can find the Cooks’ only Underwater Bungalows here, featured by tropical decor on the edge of the world’s most beautiful lagoon.
Its location towards the east of the island, right on the Aitutaki Lagoon (Motu Akitua), promises panoramic vistas of islets floating over a turquoise body of water.
The spa treatments, as the name suggests, are of Polynesian style. SpaPolynesia’s professional staff is trained in a variety of services, including body wraps, aromatherapy massages, facials, and complete pamper packages.
What’s more, the Pure Fiji range of products is used (made from the tropical plants of the Cooks!). This, coupled with their fair prices — with all massages and body wraps on their spa menu being between $95 and $195 — are sure to provide you with the ultimate South Seas indulgence!
With the range of activities offered in their great outdoors (including paddle-boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling), a relaxing yet exciting spa getaway is there for the taking at SpaPolynesia!
However, remember that the spa is open on the weekdays (11 am to 4 pm), and weekend appointments are available only on request.
3. Spa At Tamanu Beach Resort
Tamanu Beach Resort, situated on the sunset coast of Aitutaki, features a tranquility garden and day spa. The blend of pleasant weather and cherished traditions promises your dream luxury Pacific Island retreat!
The spa offers all relevant services (including massages) plus a hot tub to soak in and relax. You can release stress with a relaxation massage, improve circulation with the healing oils used in aromatherapy, or ease chronic tension with their deep tissue massage. Better yet, replenish your skin with their three different relaxation facials.
What makes this one of the best spas in Aitutaki is their complimentary foot massages offered as an introductory service! You can book yours at the reception right before the treatment.
However, note that the Tamanu Beach Day Spa is temporarily closed due to Covid-19. Be sure to connect with them at email@example.com beforehand to avoid any inconvenience.
4. Tai Roto Bay Beach Villas and Spa
The Tai Roto Bay Beach Villas, offering a self-catered beachfront accommodation right on the Aitutaki Lagoon, feature white sands, coconuts palms, and an in-house spa. The seven beach villas are family-owned and passed down several generations, so you can expect local, knowledgeable and friendly hosts.
The spa is one of the more conventional spas in Aitutaki, offering traditional treatments. With their full body massage, starting from the tip of the head and ending at the end of the toes, you are sure to feel all the stresses of this world leave your body as you enter a whole different world of relaxation.
Talk about the perfect mix of thrill and rejuvenation! For their services, the spa uses organic coconut oil with herbs that is made traditionally and in an eco-friendly way. Plus, there is complimentary snorkeling gear for all guests at these villas.
5. Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas
Another one of the great spas in Aitutaki is located on-site at the Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas. In addition to its spa, this award-winning boutique hotel features mesmerizing lagoon views and an extended white sand beach.
The Polynesian-style spa at Etu Moana provides in-villa massages by visiting masseurs (available on request( to help you relax and rejuvenate. These are usually done on massage tables on the peaceful veranda of your private villa, so you can get a good rubbing and enjoy fantastic views at the same time!
Getting your spa treatment in such serenity equates to revitalizing not only your body but also your soul. Plus, they have insanely reasonable price levels, so you can enjoy luxury spa facilities while keeping it light on the pocket.
Not to forget the ‘Natural Spa’ at Etu Moana — take a dip in its tranquil, crystal-clear waters to get what we mean!
Finally, there are also numerous opportunities for watersports (such as kayaking and snorkeling), so you can snag an experience worth reminiscing about forever!
6. Aitutaki Escape
Aitutaki Escape is a resort located on Amuri Beach, which is towards the west side of Aitutaki. It features an unparalleled beachfront location, one and two-bedroom villas, and a jacuzzi spa.
In addition to private swimming pools allotted to each villa, Aitutaki Escape also has a hot spa pool. This uses therapy jet circulation, hot and cold water, and induced bubbles to create a massaging impact. This hot tub makes the perfect form of relaxation on a chilly evening and is equally enjoyable for solos and couples.
Additionally, there is a range of fair-priced massage treatments you can’t miss. If you’re seeking the perfect tropical island experience, Aitutaki Escape and its hot spa pool are for you!
A Re-energising Spa Getaway Is Yours At Aitutaki!
The spas in Aitutaki, including the 6 fantastic ones discussed in this blog post, are the perfect places to relax, reshape, and renew. Their calming effect is enhanced all the more by the serenity and seclusion of the beautiful island of Aitutaki itself.
And so, if you wish to go somewhere miles away from the worries of this world, you know exactly where to head!
Where to Get All Detailed Information About Aitutaki?
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Also, you’ll find more about Aitutaki, including a great photo gallery on our website.
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· How to get to Aitutaki
· Facts and Stats
· Best time to travel
· What to do in case of an emergency
· Tips on where to stay, eat and drink
· Tips on where to shop
· Everything about the infrastructure
· List of tour-, fishing-, surf- and dive operators, etc.
· Points of interest around Rarotonga
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