About us


Kia Orana and welcome to the beautiful lagoon island of Aitutaki, one of the fifteen Cook Islands.  At Amuri Sands, Aitutaki, we offer budget, beachfront, vacation accommodation. You really cannot get any closer to the ocean and the sparkling white sands, shaded by majestic coconut palms. Our accommodation at Amuri Sands, Aitutaki, consists of two well-maintained, fully self-contained beach huts in this stunning location, where crowded beaches are simply unheard of. We offer you astonishing ocean views and an undeniably romantic setting. We know you will feel totally relaxed and comfortable, while effortlessly soaking up the character and natural wonder of this beautiful island, buried deep in the South Pacific.

Our Location

Whether you are in Aitutaki for the snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, lazing on the beach, perhaps taking in the Cook Island Maori culture, be it in the Aitutaki villages or at an island night, or just escaping the fast pace of life, you’ve come to the right place. Our beachfront setting is on one of the best swimming and snorkelling beaches, literally right on your doorstep. Honeymooners will fall in love with the tranquil and secluded location, with only two beach huts on site. It won’t worry you that there is no pool or fitness centre, the stunning location with immediate beach access will inspire significant awe.

Preparing fresh, delicious local food is a joy to discover, with only a short walk of 150 metres to Sonja’s organic vegetable and fruit market where you can buy amazing, local produce. Local restaurants serving traditional dishes are The Coconut Shack or Tamanu Beach Restaurant, both within a short walk from Amuri Sands, or sample local fish and chips at Aunty Odeez Restaurant, just a brief stroll down the beach. On your arrival, your host, Mark, will be very happy to drive you to the nearest local shop so you can collect any groceries you need for your stay.

If you’re feeling energetic and revived during your stay with us, there are some excellent walks nearby. In fact, you can walk all the way back to the Airport along the beach in around thirty minutes.

Our accommodation

Here at Amuri Sands we offer exclusive accommodation in one of only two units, so you can be sure that a multitude of other guests won’t disturb you. The two units are separated by a store room to give added privacy. Your beachfront chalet has the vibe and feel of a laid-back ocean side hut, but delivers an ideal place where you can experience self-catering living, in a quaint but attractive self-contained studio unit.

Each is bright and fresh, complete with a kitchen including gas hob, fridge and cooking utensils. An assortment of culinary items are provided, such as salt and pepper, cooking oil, tea, coffee and sugar. The en-suite bathroom incorporates a solar heated shower providing ample hot water, as well as a hand basin and toilet.  One chalet has a queen-size bed whilst the other has two twin beds. In addition to regular towels, we provide beach towels for your personal use upon request.

Our beach huts have been designed with you and the environment in mind, capturing the essence of living at one with nature and yet being eco-friendly and sustainable, using solar heated water and the daily removal of any food leftovers to feed the local pigs.

Can you imagine yourself relaxing on the verandah, watching whales swimming just outside the reef? Or why not take a recliner down to the beach and watch the unforgettable sunset, or just gaze up at the stars in the vividly black night sky. Visit our accessible, but remote destination at Amuri Sands were you can escape from the pressures and demands of everyday living. Our picturesque island of Aitutaki is so secluded, it may never be discovered by other holidaymakers, but you will always remember it for its astounding beauty and extraordinary hospitality. So many people return multiple times to enjoy our simple, clean, comfortable and affordable, beachfront accommodation in the most fantastic location.



  • Kitchen including gas hobs & fridge
  • Spacious en suite bathroom
  • Absolutely beach front
  • Eco friendly with solar
  • Queen-size bed or twin beds
  • Walk to restaurants and takeaways
  • Private and secluded
  • Snorkelling and swimming
  • Self-catering