Pacific Resort Aitutaki Foots the Bill for the Other Best Job in the World

Pacific Resort Aitutaki Foots the Bill for the Other Best Job in the World
Aitutaki, Cook Islands, June 10, 2009 --( Pacific Resort Aitutaki’s new general manager, Michael Shah, says he has the best job in the world, in the world’s leading boutique island resort, in the world’s first recession free country, the Cook Islands.

“I don’t know what all the fuss is about in Australia” says Mr Shah, smiling “I already have that job here in Aitutaki, Cook Islands. There’s not many positions I can think of where snorkelling in crystal clear water to check coral growth while breaching whales swim past the resort is part of their job description!” he went on to say.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the only full service five star resort in the Cook Islands and has won more awards than you can throw a coconut at, including the prestigious ‘World's Leading Boutique Island Resort’ at the 15th Annual World Travel Awards, an event described by the Wall Street Journal as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry”. This luxury property sits on the edge of the pristine lagoon of Aitutaki and is only a boat ride away from ‘Australasia’s Leading Beach’ One Foot Island.

For Michael Shah, a typical day starts with meeting guests arriving from all over the world, walking barefoot along the beautiful sand beach to make sure it has been perfectly raked, chatting to guests at breakfast and hearing how happy and peaceful they feel.

Then he clears a few emails, writes some thankyou’s to past guests and then takes a boat out to One Foot Island to check on the guests getting married there today. Later in the afternoon he snorkels to the Pacific Resort coral and giant clam farm, returning just in time for a cocktail or two at happy hour, tells a few stories and listens to others. Michael ends his day by checking on guests dining on the beach in Bedouin style tents while a fire show and local string band plays in the background.

“This has got to be the best job in the world hands down”, says Michael with a huge smile on his face, he adds, “oh and don’t forget I get paid to do it”.

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Notes to Editors

About Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Secluded Luxury…Like a siren of the Pacific, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, beckons you. This magical place, full of South Seas idyll and romance, is home to Pacific Resort Aitutaki, an enclave of privacy, refinement and luxury, that seduces even the most discerning traveller. Pacific Resort Aitutaki has just 27 luxurious ‘absolute beachfront’ bungalows, suites and villas all with their own personal, panoramic view of Aitutaki’s world-famous lagoon, where every sunset majestically captures the colours of the lagoon and the ocean beyond. And even when your idyllic getaway comes to an end, the seduction doesn’t stop. When you return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, you’ll pause every now and then to revisit your magical memories of the experience that is Aitutaki. Memories of this exclusive, luxurious, romantic sanctuary will hold you in its spell forever. For more information visit

About the Cook Islands

World's First Recession Free Country - The Cook Islands Government has officially decided not to take part in the worldwide recession, making it the world's first Recession Free Oasis. Minister of Tourism, Wilkie Rasmussen said "As industries around the world feel the weight of the current economic global recession and the international effects of slowing economies and cautious consumers, the Cook Islands is seeing local businesses grow, new businesses open and offshore investment increase. Travellers are now being given the opportunity to escape the recession by coming to a country where it doesn't exist." For more information about the world's first recession free oasis, visit

For further information on Pacific Resort Aitutaki, please contact:
- Australia - Allison Barclay, Revolve Communications on +61 2 8218 2145 or
- New Zealand – Melanie Hall, +64 27 418 3857 or
- Rest of the World – Thomas Koteka, +68 2 20427 or

Pacific Resort - Cook Islands
Marcus Niszow
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