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Kia orána, my name is Jael, and my family and I will be your hosts during your stay with us. I was born in New Zealand but raised here on Aitutaki, before moving back to New Zealand so that we could have a good education. During the next 30 or so years, I would return home to Aitutaki for holidays frequently. And a few years ago, it was on one of these trips home that I started to think about semi-retirement. That moment was when Abera’s Aitutaki Villas came to life!
Abera’s Aitutaki Villas is proud to be a boutique family-owned business. Our villas are built on family land and 100% staffed and operated by family members.
Along with my vast knowledge of the Cook Islands, I am proud of my outstanding customer service, which came from working in hospitality for over 20 years.

From day one, we decided to support the local community, people, and businesses. When we decided to look for breakfast options for our guests, we look around the island. It was not hard to make the decision to use Koru Café as our preferred supplier for the breakfast arrangements. This decision has been validated by the reviews that our guests give the food from Koru Café. Have a breakfast basket of locally sourced produce and bakery items delivered to your villa door around 8am each morning –it really is a great way to start your day.
We strive to be as environmentally conscious as we can be. When we built the property, we selected a state-of-the-art water recycling system and installed solar panels to assist with power generation for the property.
We compiled this compendium to assist you during your stay. Should you require assistance, or have questions please contact your hosts for assistance.
At the back of this compendium, we have included 10 common and helpful Cook Islands Māori phrases for you. We look forward to hearing you start to converse with the local in our language.