Aitutaki Village – formerly Samade on the Beach is a small boutique resort on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands offering affordable holiday bungalows. It is situated in a stunning location on the gorgeous white sandy beach of Ootu on the southern point of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Ootu Beach is set overlooking the turquoise Aitutaki Lagoon with the best swimming locations on the main island of Aitutaki. The lagoon directly off our beach has a soft sandy bottom with both deep and shallow waters. Aitutaki Village provides a quiet and relaxing environment on the edge of the protected Aitutaki lagoon, ideal for swimming and water activities.

Included in your stay at Aitutaki Village are complimentary airport meet and greet services, round trip transfers, flower garland, orientation and tropical juice on arrival. Also, Free use of stand up paddle-boards, kayaks, sun-loungers and beach towels.

They also offer weddings on One Foot Island, full-day lagoon cruises, water taxi services and private charters on Aitutaki lagoon directly from Aitutaki Village

Car and scooter hire is readily available on Aitutaki and can be booked from our reception


- Kayaks
- Beach Loungers
- Stand-up paddle boards
- Vehicle Hire
- Day Tours


The 12 individual garden bungalows are set in lush tropical gardens, a few steps away from the beach. Each of the bungalows feature king-sized beds (twin rooms are available), air-conditioning, insect screens, overhead fans, tea and coffee facilities, refrigerators, Wi-Fi access (purchase), iPod docking stations, clock radios, hairdryers, en suite bathrooms and private decks. Services include 24 hour onsite management and daily housekeeping.


Your rate includes Continental Breakfast – cereals, fresh fruits, toast, condiments, kona coffee, tea and juices
The Beachfront Restaurant is open 24/7 for breakfast, lunch & dinners. Menu’s are changed regularly and the cuisine is international merged with Pacific Rim. The chefs endeavor to use all local ingredients and fresh pelagic fish is caught & served daily on the menu. Signature menu items include ‘Ika Mata’, freshly grilled wahoo with lemon and shrimp sauce, sticky date & coconut pudding with mango caramel, and Lizzie’s famous tia maria cheesecake. Theme nights include our Polynesian Dinner and Cultural Show every Tuesday, Dinner and Movie Night each Thursday and our all day Sunday Aitutaki Style BBQ Platter Selection. The bar serves all manner of beverages and daily cocktails. The outlook from the restaurant is across the beach and lagoon and the sunsets are simply stunning.

Meal Plan
Aitutaki Village offers a meal plan which includes full cooked breakfast in addition to your continental breakfast and either a 3-course a la carte dinner or themed dinner for $80 USD per person per day.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome – Family rooms available for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years


Ee Island Wedding – $1,700 USD
Venue – On an exclusive white sand beach on Motu Ee, a few minutes boat ride from Samade on the Beach
One Foot Island Wedding – $2,000 USD 
An exclusive and spectacular location on one of the most beautiful islands of the world. One Foot Island. Choose between either a Beachfront or lagoon sandbar location.
Either wedding includes:
~ Services of our Weddings & Events Team – unlimited email communication prior to arrival, full consultation on arrival, ceremony and reception management and attendance
~ Application and filing of your wedding license & documentation, including transport to the Registrar of Marriages.
~ Marriage Celebrant with full consultation prior to your wedding day to ensure a personalized service.
~ Private boat transfers for the Bride & Groom are included. Charges apply for extra persons and Trade.
~ Flower garlands for Bride & Groom
~ Decorated Table for documentation signing
for the one foot wedding only:
~ 2 Member Island String Band
~ Bottle of Champenoise
~ Farewell Gift

Package Inclusions & Pricing

Package rate below include:
– Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Aitutaki
– Meet & greet upon arrival in Aitutaki with flower garland, orientation and refreshments
– Round-trip seat in vehicle transfers to and from the resort
– 5 night’s accommodation in a Studio Garden Bungalow
– Continental Breakfast Daily
- A complimentary All Day Lagoon Cruise including lunch (minimum 5 night stay)

Direct flights from Los Angeles to Rarotonga depart just once a week on a Sunday night at 11pm, arriving on a Monday morning at 6am. Your return flight would be on a Saturday night around midnight arriving back in Los Angeles on a Sunday at around 12:30pm. Your choices are therefore 6 days and 5 nights or 13 days and 12 nights etc. They are based on the lowest published airfare and the best low season resort special and is subject to availability. Please ask for exact pricing on your preferred dates.

Resort Stay Options and Pricing

Studio Garden Bungalow from $1,905