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Over the Water Bungalow at The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa yes or no?

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Has anyone stayed at the Over the Water Bungalows at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort during the month of May? Do you think that a 4 day stay in Aitutaki with a 2-3 day stay in Sydney Australia would work. My two favorite travel places are cities and the ocean to relax . Even if not that month would you reccomend it .
I already received one answer on another post that Aitutaki is compared to Bora Bora without the crowds and cruise ships. What do you think?

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    been many months since I've been on this site, hope you are still checking for your answers.
    we rented 2 over the water bungalows at the resort June 2009.
    At that time they were hiring another company (2 young people from Hawaii, gear in tow) to add some things to do at the resort (as there was pretty much zilch). I took the young women into my room in hopes SHE could see the little bit of care needed to make this place worth the money...things like cleaning!! It wasn't all that clean, doors didn't shut properly, windowes were filty (I left a squashed mosquite on the mirror the first day just to see how long it took for them to clean it....it remained for the next 5 days). The people in general on Aitutaki weren't paricularly hospitable. There was a new little "cafe" easily walked to from the resort with much better food and much happier people!
    The lagoon is FULL of sea slugs...BIG ugly (like 6" was a little one) black things that squirt liguid when you step on them,,,,,and it is impossible NOT to as there are thousands. So, where reef runners!!! The massages we had we OK, nothing memorable, but just OK. We had 2 bungalows, myself and my 15 yr old son, and my friends and her twin 13 yr old girls. They had fun, especially when the two Hawaiin company people got there, which unfortuanelty was the last day. They had equipment and a happy face! The locals in town didn't seem to appreciate us being there. The other big resort, can't remember the name of it, it's on the other side..there's only one big one...was beautiful! Nice people, everybody was smiling, good food. The only thing really good about the Lagoon is being over the water. When the tide comes in it rolls right under you balcony towards the beach...so the kids jumped in OFF THE BALCONY right into the warm moving tide and rode it to the beach....Paradise! I did it also. Awesome.
    Hopefully, this new company has improved things to really make this worth the money they charge. 3 days tops is what I would give it. Go to Rarotonga....great people!! Good resturants, fascinating Island. The people alone make it worth the visit. I'd give that one a leisurely week at least!
    And, by all means, visit Pa!! Everyone on the island knows him, and according to them they are all related!!
    Hope you get this in time to be of some help.

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    Hi
    Thank you very much for your review.I do check all my messages often.
    I have decided to go to Le Meridien Bora Bora instead in March or April 2012 for 3-4 days as they are renovating the over the water bungalows which will be done the end of March 2011 and then on to Sydney for a few days.

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    Hi Kappy,

    You wont regret going to Bora Bora! Our trip was action packed as well as very relaxing!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F4qTAAsuBs&sns=em
    We stayed at the le meridien and had an amazing time snorkelling in the inner turtle lagoon, parasailing, jet skiing, and did a photo tour and our tour guide took us to many different parts of the lagoon to explore inluding secluded beaches and snorkelling in beautiful coral areas not many tourists cant get to. Not to mention lots of relaxing and getting a beautiful island sun kissed tan.
    Wckate, i hope Aitutaki has improved a lot since your visit as we're planning our next trip there as the relaxing part of our trip - vanuatu for volcano & waterfall abseiling & then aitutaki for relaxation holiday... Fingers crossed...

    Hope you enjoy Bora Bora as much as we did kappy! :)

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