AKAIAMI Paradise Cook Islands offers a unique opportunity to stay on one of the outlying islands of Aitutaki Lagoon. Escape the crowds of Aitutaki Island and stay at this delightful lodge located on a quiet motu island within the lagoon, set on a gorgeous white sandy beach ideal for swimming and relaxing. Handcrafted bungalows and lodge at the original site of the Teal flying planes.
AKAIAMI Paradise is the historical site where TEAL flying boats landed while plying the Coral Route through the South Pacific during the 1940s and 50s.
TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Limited) became Air New Zealand, and the Coral Route remains, but there are no longer the flying boats. Located on one of Aitutaki's motus (islets), the landowners have been preparing for the past decade to restore the site.
The Lodge has been rebuilt on the exact spot where the original terminal stood. Here the well-to-do of the 1950s, including movie stars such as John Wayne, Cary Grant and the like, who stopped for a few hours or even overnight while the planes were serviced or waited for weather to clear.
The Lodge is a spacious building, 8 x 16 metres (approx 24 x 48 feet, nearly 1200 square feet).The Lodge accommodates a maximum of six people on request. It has one bedroom, two double beds, lounge area, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, dining area, overhead fan, mini library, ensuite bathroom/toilet. insect screens, front decking, spectacular view of the lagoon and sunsets, daily service, complimentary fruits when available, laundry facility, kayak, snorkelling gear, beach towels and stove. Other than that, you will find no TV, no video, no radio, in fact, no gizmos of any kind to distract you from what you came to enjoy peace and quiet on the most spectacular, crescent-shaped, perfect white sand beach on earth.
Contact Mrs Tearuru Carl Marsters: +682-31185
Contact Sydney Marsters: +682-50954