Small Luxury Hotels of the World – Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Posted on August 30, 2016

Pacific Resort Aitutaki is part of a small and prestigious group of hotels around the world that belong to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World ‘Club’. This group of hotels are defined by their size – bigger is not always better. What elevates a hotel into this elite club is the dedication to outstanding service and personal touches, that leave a lasting impression on each and every visitor, every time.

Locations throughout the world

The Small Luxury Hotels of the World can be found in countries all across the globe and are not defined by a specific style. Whether you’re more of a bright lights, big city person or someone who loves the feel of sand between their toes, there’s a small luxury hotel out there for you.

In total there are 520 small, independent hotels that make up this exclusive club and all have one thing in common: excellence. Each of the hotels in the group have been selected to ‘celebrate their individual quirks and characters’ and offer up a unique experience for guests. Despite receiving over 1,000 applications every year, only around 5% of applicants are accepted and added to the exclusive list of hotels that make up the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Here at Pacific Resort Aitutaki, we’re very proud to be part of this exclusive group of small luxury hotels and we are the only hotel in the Cook Islands to be part of the group. Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers something a bit different to our other resorts on Rarotonga and is considered to be one of the most luxurious places to stay throughout the Cook Islands. Surrounded by the breath taking tranquil turquoise waters of the Aitutaki lagoon, our five star Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers an intimate collection of just 27 luxuriously appointed bungalows and villas. With such a small collection of luxury accommodation, we can focus on the things that matter the most to you, ensuring you have everything you need to kick back and truly relax during your time with us.

Other hotels in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Here at Pacific Resort Aitutaki, we welcome guests from all over the world, however due to our location, we do receive and welcome a lot of visitors from Australia, New Zealand and North America. If you are travelling to us from one of these locations and planning your next visit, here are just a few of the hotels who also belong to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World where you may be interested in staying on route to the Cook Islands:


New Zealand

North America

Joining the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Club

Whilst the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group is, of course exclusively hotels, it is possible  to sign up to be a member of the club, giving you exclusive access to some incredible member benefits. There are three different classes of membership, each offering you a different level of benefits:

Special Member – free to join

  • A hotel room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Access to club rates
  • Newsletter and exclusive partner offers

Loved Member

  • Daily complimentary continental breakfast for two
  • Late check out (subject to availability)

Honoured Member

  • Free reward nights (T&Cs apply)
  • Priority complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Early check in (subject to availability)

If you travel frequently and you prefer to stay in small, intimate, luxury hotels, then the SLH Club offers a perfect profile for you to find ‘the one’ hotel or resort in any destination.

Here at Pacific Resort Aitutaki, we are proud to be a part of such a prestigious and exclusive group of hotels as the only hotel or resort to be appointed such a title in the Cook Islands. You can find out more about Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Pacific Resort Aitutaki by following the links above.