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Located on one of the worlds most heavenly and secluded locations, embracing it’s natural tropical surroundings is McBirney’s House on One Foot Island. It is only a short 5 minute drive from the Airport to reach the departure point where you will take a 20 minute boat ride out to One Foot Island.
As you arrive you will be in awe of this tropical remote island. One Foot Island also known as Tapuaetai in Cook Islands Maori has a historical background and many locals have their own stories of how it came to be called Tapuaetai. It is one of sixteen tiny islands (motu) scattered in Aitutaki’s stunning turquoise lagoon and other than the occasional local fisherman that visit there is no other person in sight after the last lagoon cruise departs in the late afternoon. After then you have the entire island to yourself.
McBirney’s House is a two story one bedroom house set on a beautiful white sandy beach. The house has very basic amenities including a queen and two single beds, toilet and shower facilities as well as kitchen with a gas cook top, pots, pans and cutlery. Bottled water is provided for drinking otherwise you can opt to boil your own water using the gas cook top and kettle.
The owners will also provide a supply of frozen ice bottles to keep cold foods chilled for about 3-4 days. Coupled with this, there are no shops on the island, guests will need to be well prepared before being transferred to the island. They will need to take their own candles and other necessary supplies such as food.
McBirneys House takes peace and serenity to another level and is a great place for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life to enjoy utter relaxation with no disruptions. Just the soft sounds of the waves gently caressing the white sandy shore and the birds chirping in the distance to keep you company.
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