In 2000 Tauono and Sonja opened their home to the world. Visitors are invited to make their home

away from home at Tauono's. Our hospitality, produce, food and services continue to be offered in

a spirit of Kia Orana and Kia Manuia!


You will find our garden and domain free of pesticides, herbicides and chemicals. Our organic

produce is offered at our in-house market, or straight from the garden and plantation.


Create your own meals while cooking local with Sonja (on a day that suits your stay or is available), and take home "Sonja's Kitchen" (cookbook) as a souvenir for what we hope is a

memorable experience on Aitutaki.


You are free to wander through the garden. Sonja will help select your produce and herbs straight out of the garden or assemble a great dinner with take out items from our kitchen, plus homemade jams,

breads and snacks from our market table. Simple recipes for your island stay are shared free of

charge - just ask Sonja.


We look forward to your visit weekdays, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.


Let's meet the day before to discuss your menu

Pick your produce from the garden and market table

Completed meals can be taken to your resort or shared with your partner in-house


Any available day from 9:30 to 1 p.m.


The largest assortment of organic fruits and veggies on Aitutaki - (samples given when available) - homemade bread, coconut cake, jams and jellies, breadfruit lasagna, fresh coconut cream & grated coconut, banana figs, coconut chips, dried chillies, dried herbs, and more.

Recipes and produce are matched to your meal planning needs whenever possible.


Open Monday to Friday  10am to 5pm


Taste our island fruits ...

Home-grown ...

Organic ...



Take out food is now available to warm up or reheat in the privacy of your accommodation - Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Our signature dish - Breadfruit Lasagna continues to be on offer and comes with grated fresh coconut or coconut cream.  Packaged fish, burgers, sauces, pesto, vegetarian and vegan dishes are varied and are great accompaniment to our homemade breads. A variety of jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys continues to be available year round.


Tauono's is your home, while you're away from home!


Whether you're a gardener or not, feel free to stroll through our garden.


It is our hope that the peace and tranquility of our garden, together with it's nourishing produce, will be one of the highlights of your holiday.


Contact the author:


Dee Pigneguy

25 Walbrook Rd

Manly 0930, NZ

Tel.:  09 428 5942

MOB:  0273388248


Contact the author:


Sonja Raela

P.O. Box #1

Village Of Amuri, Aitutaki

Cook Islands, South Pacific

Telephone ++682-31-562



Cookbooks available for sale on Aitutaki


Do you dream of a real island experience?  Want to come and live with Sonja for a while, share meals, lifestyle and experience island culture?  Are you a wwoofer (willing worker on organic farm)? Want to cook your country’s meals in my kitchen and exchange our cultures’ cuisines?


Prop: Sonja Raela

Village Of Amuri, Aitutaki

Cook Islands, South Pacific

Telephone ++(682) 31-562


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