Posted by admin on Jun 3rd, 2014Nora Devoe from USA visited in January, 2008.
We visited in January 2008. We loved the tranquility and friendly people! Atiu is an ecologist\'s paradise-- we enjoyed the tropical plants, birds, walking on the reef to view the lagoon life, and the peace of an uncrowded place. Very beautiful and a balm for the spirits.
Stayed at Atiu Villas
Atiu Villas was a perfect home away from home. We especially enjoyed the sparkling pool and the verandah of our little whare. Everything needed is provided and the design is thoughtful and pleasant. Roger and Kura are wonderful hosts--there when needed but happy to let us do our own thing. What a great place to unwind and start the New Year!
Posted by admin on Jun 3rd, 2014Christian & Michaela Hahn from Europe / Austria / Scheibbs visited in October, 2007.
First of all we wanne say hello & many thanks again to Roger and Kura. We enjoyed our stay here on atiu very much.
The birdlife tour with George was cool. It was a good way finding out more of this small island. The big cave visit you should not miss & try the bush beer!
A short summary for real austrian peoples now:
"Scheen wors do und uns hods guad gfoin. Wenn wir des goid wida hettn, ded ma gern wida do her voarn."
Stayed at Atiu Villas
We stayed in villa nr.3 at Atiu Villas. Quite & very nice.
We never used the pool or the tennis court however never seen a better one on other islands. And the last think we have to notice here is .. We are sorry about the blacks!
Posted by anneke en ton on Mar 6th, 2015We stayed in Atiu village for just 2 days, 24 en 25 february 2015, but felt at home immediately . It was very special to be a part of the island, we met people on the island who wanted to share their storys with us. I liked our hosts very much, the good tips, the english sense of humour. I had the impression this hotel was part of the island and the benefits where for the island. Not a american or european person just making money.
I can recommend the excursions with Birman George and Paiere Mokoroa.
Anneke Luijten en Ton Remmerswaal
Posted by admin on May 20th, 2015Right from being picked up from the airport, which resembled a homecoming, we were made to feel right at home. (Great feeling when they are genuine about being happy to have you come visit their island) Everyone we meet on the island had a warm welcome for us. We later learned that we were the only two tourists on the island.
The Atiu Villas are a great place to stay. Well located on the island, we were able to walk to the bakery and Super Brown (grocery store) in the morning to grab freshly baked donuts and bread for breakfast. Rooms all seem to have a beautiful view from the back deck of the gardens, and pool area, (if you look thru the trees, you can see the ocean). All is kept very clean and tidy. Our room came with a complimentary seasonal fruit basket, grown in the Villas own garden. We also walked to the beach, each day in the later afternoon. Dinner was in the Villas restaurant, Kura's Kitchen, always love the communal dining style, meaning the hosts Roger and Kura and any other visitors all join for dinner at the same table. Kept meaning to go try a local takeaway burgers for dinner, but keep coming back for the wonderful meals we were served and great stories and news of the local goings on by Roger. We very much enjoyed the company of our hosts kitty cats who came to visit us at our room each day. The tours we went on were great and we were well entertained by our guides, George and Marshall.
Recommend bringing mosquito repellant for this trip.
Posted by Sonja on Jun 11th, 2015We had a wonderful time and would happily come back again!
Thank you for the great welcome!
Sonja (and Steph & Michaela)