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Jetsave Travel 

- Atiu Island

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Atiu island coastline

Atiu Island also known as Enuamanu lies 187 kilometers northeast of Rarotonga. The villages are in the centre of the island on a flat topped plateau Atiu mapleaving the islands surrounding Makatea (coral reef) and beaches untouched and almost unvisited except by those seeking privacy, silence and tranquility. There are some 28 coral sand beaches, many of which are only accessible by climbing down the Makatea ridge and all are very secluded. The Three Grottos, which are pools under the cliff and linked to the sea, almost like sinking holes and Coral Gardens are worth a visit. Taungaroro is Atiu's best beach with beautiful white sand and swimming is possible at high tide. The coastline of Atiu is all coral reef cliffs and is quite rugged with sharp coral rocks webbed around the entire island. The inland tropical forest area is also rugged, bush clad and riddled with caves. Be sure to bring reef shoes or hiking boots for walking on the reef or visiting the caves.

The Anatakitaki Cave is the home of the indigenous Kopeka bird. The Kopeka rests in the dark cave by hanging parallel from the ceiling of the cave. A torch is used inside the cave to spot the birds and also provides lighting if you wish to swim in the fresh water underground spring. Excursions to the caves are conducted frequently and provide a real experience to nature lovers.

The villages of Atiu feature several island churches. The CICC Church is located close to the administrative centre of Atiu. Sunday church services are a special experience for visitors as you will enjoy the Cook Islands Singing. Women should wear a dress and if possible a hat. Men should wear long trousers.

The raised central plateau offers nature walks down the valleys through the lush tropical jungle. Atiu is also the home of Atiu Coffee known as a gourmet coffee in many parts of the world. A visit to the coffee factory is a must for visitors. Coffee tours can be arranged through our office.

Atiu church Atiu coast Atiu cove Atiu quiet roads

Atiu is also known for its exquisite Tivaevae (hand sewn patchwork like quilts). One of the island's favorite works is the Moko (lizard) Tivaevae wall hanging crafted by Andrea Manske-Eimke. Moko's sister done in beautiful shades of yellow and black are hanging in the Jetsave Travel Office downtown Avarua, Rarotonga.
. Be sure to visit the Atiu Fibre Arts Studio where a selection of Andrea's Tivaevae's are on display. There are two places you can rent vehicles from, Super Brown which has a selection of scooters and one truck and Atiu Villas which also has scooters and one Jeep.

The Tumunu came into existence during the period when missionaries attempted to stamp out kava-drinking in the Cooks and the men would retreat to the bush to drink home-brewed "orange beer". The Tumunu is a hollowed-out coconut palm stump traditionally used as a container for brewing the beer. Today Atiu has 8 tumunu (bush beer schools) that survived the missionaries. All of them retain some of the ancient ceremonies associated with drinking kava, although the container is likely to be plastic nowadays and the beer may be made from imported hops. Traditionally it is for men only, and women rarely participate, but the rules relax for tourists and any visitor, male or female, is welcome. Attending the Tumunu one evening is a must for any visitor. The village men gather in the jungle at dusk around the barrel of home bush beer. They pass ladles of beer around while playing the ukulele, singing and impromptu dancing. It makes for a truly non-commercial night of entertainment

Credit Cards are not accepted at most of the small business's on Atiu and there are no ATM's on the island, so please be sure to take enough cash with you to cover meals, activities, dining and any vehicle rentals for the duration of your entire stay.



Atiu - Atiu Villas

ATIU VILLAS - 6 self contained bungalows located on a hillside location overlooking the valley below and the tropical rainforests of Atiu. It is a short 15 minute walk to the main town centre. The villas offer complete kitchenette facilities, one queen bed, a single bed and private verandas. The kitchens are well-stocked with tinned food in the cupboards and chilled goods in the fridge with a system of guests oly pay for what they use. Atiu Villas also features a restaurant (Kura's Kitchen), you must book a table before 3pm of the evening you wish to dine at this restaurant. There is a swimming pool, tennis court and pineapple plantations within the complex.

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Atiu Villas Standard Units Swimming Pool Family Villa and Loft

to 31st March 2019
Single(per person) TWIN(per person) TRIPLE (per person EXTRA PERSON CHILD
Standard Villa (max 3 adults, 1 child) $220 $110 N/A $20 $10
Family Villa (Max 4 adults 2 children) $260 $130 N/A $20 $10
2 Course Evening Meal $30pp        

All Rates listed are per person NZ Dollars including tax. An Additional NZD $30 per adult Atiu Airport return Transfers. Evening meals must be booked and are available at $30.00 per adult and $20 per childAvailable for hire - Motor Scooter $25 per day and Jeep $55 per day.

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Atiu - Kopeka Lodge

KOPEKA LODGE - A modern complex with 2 family units of 2 bedrooms each and 1 single unit, located in a forest setting about 5 minutes walk from the township. The 2-bedroom units have a double bed and 2 single beds, with lounge and kitchen including fridge, cook top, coffee plunger, toaster and tea and coffee making facilities and sleep up to 4 persons. The single studio unit also contains a small kitchen with cooking facilities. All have private shower and toilet facilities, insect screens, floor fans and hot water. Outside is BBQ table with chairs under a huge mango tree perfect for reading in the shade and when the season is right, the mangoes are availabel for guests to use.

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Kopeka Lodge Twin Room Kitchenette Unwind under the Mango Tree

to 31st March 2019
Single Twin (per person) Triple (per person) Child
Studio Unit (maximum 2) $57 $57 n/a n/a
2-Bedroom Unit (maximum 4) $200 $100 $57 $30

All Rates are listed are per person NZ Dollars including tax.  An Additional $25 per person Atiu Airport return Transfers. DOMESTIC AIRFARES ON ENQUIRY

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Book now!BIRDMAN GEORGE ECO-TOUR - During 2001 -2003, 30 KAKERORI (Rarotonga Flycatcher) were introduced and these birds are now thriving. In 2007, 27 of the colourful KURA (Rimatara Lorakeet) were also introduced. Local guide Birdman George monitors the survival of these rare birds. He offers a tour that includes visits to the known territories of the kakerori and nesting sites for the kura.
Tour includes lunch. Adult $50.00

ATIU ISLAND COFFEE TOUR -Mata Arai is a local business woman who has been hand processing coffee, the traditional Atiu way for many years. She has taken interested visitors on tour to see her coffee plantation and has shown them the process of Atiu coffee. Mata treasures the memories of her Grandmother, thats why she still uses the traditional methods passed on to her in remembrance of her grand mother. The tour includes an informative walk around her own plantations which her and her family planted, tour of the coffee factory where she shows you how she cleans, dries and cooks the coffee beans and then lastly packaging of the end product. After the tour, Mata serves a pot of her exceptional coffee with fresh coconut cream and her ever popular sweet coconut pancakes.
Adults NZD $30.00 Child 10 - 15yrs NZD $15.00 9years and under FOC.

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