When dining it's very hard to get good value for the money you pay. The barbeque at Paradise Cove was exceptionally good value and finger lickin great. I would highly recommend it. Great cooking plenty to eat, great variety of salads and vegetable dishes, Fish pork, chicken.
Food is expensive at Cook islands as food gets freighted from New Zealand. Fresh tuna is plenty though $16kg, eggs $10 dozen, bottle of tomato sauce $10. Frozen veg $7. for 750grams. At times some of the shops wouldn't have groceries. People own their own fruit trees and sometimes bring some food to the shops.My recommendation bring some of your own food. The owner of Paradise Cove also owns the main supermarket and has an orchard so these guys do a good breakfast without running out of milk, plenty of fruit, bread jam honey, cereal and on sunday we had great pancakes.
Tavi one of the breakfast staff invited us to local dance practice in the evening for the cook islands 50th celebrations. Jaw dropping dancing. Oropa the night time cook showed me how to shop for food in Cook islands,that was fun.
I loved staying at Paradise Cove and would recommend it. Theres OK snorkelling in front of Paradise Cove and you dont need to go out that far, 10metres or so. However the best snorkelling is around other islands nearby and to get to these you could hire someone to take you out with their boat $40pp or go on a $100 tour which we did this was fantastic.
Traveller from Sydney Australia
Nestled on the beach, this Aitutaki hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Aitutaki Golf Club, Ootu Beach, and Arutanga Harbour.More