Paradise Cove Lodges
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... as there was only one plane arriving here from anywhere, and you were on it. These days the sign has gone, the ramshackle terminal has had several licks of paint and you can fly here direct from LA in about 10 hours, which I'm not convinced is wholly good news for this very small and very beautiful island.
The drive in from the landing strip is pretty quick, - Aitutaki is about 8kms long and 2kms wide and you can drive around the whole thing in 15mins. I remember ...
We got up early, 5:30am, had breakfast then left for the Rarotonga Airport at 6:30am. We parked the rental car in the airport parking lot and checked in with Air Rarotonga for our flight to Aitutaki.
To our surprise, they didn't ask for our id, we didn’t go through any type of security check and the boarding area was was right by the door leading to the tarmac. It was odd to us, coming from such a security based country.
... is that day. Our guy was quite charming, but on the "crude" side with potty humor and enuendos. I doubt I'd want to take my grandmother on this. But then again, grandmas vary. I don't know, things that were funny in 4th grade maybe don't need to be rehashed in mixed company.
Anyway, overall, it was a nice way to see the lagoon without much effort. And the food was fabulous.
When we returned to Etu Moana, the staff ...
... I had a little mini-panic attack in my mind. We are here for a WEEK!! I thought we just spent a butt-load of money to be in the twilight zone! I was writing my thoughts in my journal while I was sweating with a tiny fan pointed straight at me, yet not doing a thing, and by glow of a book light so as to keep the bug population down. All the while I kept saying to myself...Trip Advisor has told me this place is great...I have to give it time. And then I tried to sleep...
... quilt kept blowing off me. It was too hot for it in any case. We just needed a sheet that could be tucked in. I eventually tucked the extra blanket (yep, to go with the doona on a 25 degree plus night!) under the edge of the bed and laid it along the edge of the doona to try to keep it from blowing off us. It kind of worked but I had a rubbish night of little sleep. When Al suggested we go back to the room just as the horizon started to light up, I was up and outta ...