The journey of Tai Roto Bay Beach Villas began in 2001 with the dreams and vision of Veia and Moeau Ngatae, our great-grand-aunty and great-grand-uncle. Together they built one of the first resorts along Ootu Beach on the famous island of Aitutaki – part of the Cook Islands. Back then the resort was known as Inano Beach Bungalows.
With limited resources and no carpentry experience, Uncle Moeau read books in order to learn how to build a house, before beginning to construct the first villa on the beach. It had traditional island-style bamboo-mat walls, thatched palm leaves on the roof, and a balcony made of wood from the local casuarina tree. This was a part of Uncle Moaeu’s dream – to recreate an authentic Polynesian style villa which he believed would attract global visitors. He was right! People come to stay from all over the world.
Every villa Uncle Moaeu built has withstood the many cyclones Aitutaki has faced including the severe cyclone Pat in 2010 which destroyed many homes on the Island.