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... ocean view. Super comfortable deck loungers, complimentary kayaks and an honesty bar by the pool. The king bed was heavenly and having the option of A/C was awesome.
So, we slept like babies with the A/C and no bugs! After we got up around 7:30am, we headed to the complimentary breakfast bar adjacent to the pool. It's a light continental breakfast. Coffee and tea. Breads, cereal, yogurt, fruit and ...
Okay, we didn't heed the advice to bring over food from Raro. I did so much research, but this part I missed...or ignored? I think I thought I was resourceful enough to do what the locals do. What DO the locals DO?!? At any rate, we had heard there was a market in the mornings down in "town". We got there at 7:30 am. Not like we opened the place, but still early, right? Hmmm...not a lot to choose from. ...
... there and look up at that amazing sky.
The bbq was on when we got to the camp as the rain came down. All that they needed was for us to say how we wanted our tuna cooked and on it went. I’m from the school of 'sear each side of tuna’ and that’s how mine was served.
By the time lunch was done (gee those Czechs can eat, they went and asked for more and ate all of the doughnuts) the rain had cleared so we set off for One Foot ...
... is a hollowed out coconut stump about a metre high. Gatherings apparently resemble the kava ceremonies of Fiji and some of the other islands. The drink is ladled out of the tumunu by the barman in a half coconut shell cup and meant to be swallowed in one gulp! This is often accompanied by lots of singing with guitars and ukeleles. It seems that when you come again one of these "schools", there is ...
... Arae Ra. Mr Henrys' Villa was just right for us, cheaper and more secluded than a resort, we can cook food to our own liking, well equipped and came complete with pool.
We decide as we fly back out over the magnificent motu and coral reef that the best view of Aitutaki lagoon is definitely by air, it simply can’t be fully appreciated at water level. Though despite it’s stunning visual appeal, it’s not like Samoa for snorkelling or as magnificent as our own ...
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