Aitutaki Beach Villas
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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 ...
... had on our holiday and the bike ride back to Tamanu took a bit longer. Two beers and a cold swim later we were starting to cool down. The evening was an Island night with dancing, singing and fire dancing. The food included a huge array of salads. It was an extremely hot evening.
During the day we chatted to some of the people who had been on the boat tour the previous day.
... the lagoon to look, not touch. We were okay with that as we had had a snorkel-heavy cruise earlier and just wanted to sit back and enjoy the view. Lunch is served on board at an actual table. Very good spread. You also get an hour and 1/2 on One Foot Island for lots of photo opps. You can stay on the boat fully covered, or be on sun loungers.
I would assume 'entertainment' on board is subject to change depending on who ...
... he was quick about this because we may have been stuck with no scooter on Sunday, due to the closings you'll read about. ("Christians" close on Sundays, Seventh Day Adventist close on Saturdays) We weren't there long enough to sort that all out.
After my husband got the scooter, we rode up the road and a little bit across the island just to get a "feel". Those we passed along the way smiled and waved. That was nice, but due to the later hour on a weekend, it ...
... water Tai took us down to Akaiami Island. This was to see the ruins of the wharf built to service the TEAL Solent flying boats that used to land in the lagoon to refuel. You can actually stay right beside it at Gina’s Akaiami Beach Lodge (http://www.akaiami.net/).
And that was it. Tai went into a bit of a spiel about the flying boats and that was the most he spoke all day.
I’d really been looking forward to today. We’d tried ...