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Aitutaki

Aitutaki

Aitutaki and its lagoon captivate visitors from that first glimpse out the aircraft window. Startlingly white swathes of sand contrast with the deep azure of the encircling Pacific Ocean and the remarkable turquoise of its lagoon studded with tiny islets.

Just a 45 minute flight from Rarotonga it’s possible to visit Aitutaki on a day trip however we recommend you stay at least two nights to soak up the beautiful surroundings and really get a feel for this little piece of paradise. Hire a bike and explore the deserted beaches, tiny villages and white washed churches!

Swim with schools of tropical fish in the lagoon, luxuriate in the sand under a palm tree and eat freshly caught barbecued fish. If you are visiting over the weekend we also highly recommend you pop into the markets on a Saturday at Aratunga Wharf where you will see a hype of activity with locals and tourists alike. Purchase that colourful sarong, indulge in the fresh produce or pick up a souvenir to take back home.






SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN AITUTAKI



One Foot Island ONE FOOT ISLAND

Also known as Tapuaetai Motu, and just about as sublime as the South Pacific gets. Pack your passport and reef shoes (you’ll need them both) and a picnic lunch, then head to paradise. Why the passport? Because you can have it stamped at the world’s tiniest post office!

The Vaka Cruise THE VAKA CRUISE
 

There is no way better way to experience the beauty and charm of Aitutaki than to do a lagoon cruise. Hop onboard the Vaka Tiki-a-Tonga and enjoy breath-taking views and a relaxing atmosphere. Visit sun-soaked islets, swim and snorkel in spots teeming with an array of colourful tropical fish and be treated to a delicious tropical buffet lunch.

Black Pearl Fishing BLACK PEARL FISHING
 

Fish and feast – an angler’s delight! Within five minutes of leaving the wharf behind you will be starting your deep sea fishing adventure with Black Pearl Fishing. Your hosts, are on hand to give you friendly, expert advice as you build up an appetite fishing for yellow fin tuna, wahoo, giant trevally and mahi mahi (when in season). Any fish you catch will be filleted and delivered to your accommodation later that same day in time for dinner.

Dive Aitutaki Bubbles Below DIVING
 

Let ‘Bubbles Below’ take you on an unforgettable diving experience. Your dive instructor, Onu, knows all the best diving spots in Aitutaki. You’ll see schools of spotted eagle rays, green turtles, napoleon wrasses, moray eels and you’ll often encounter tuna, trevally and barracuda.

E2 Bonefishing BONEFISHING
 

Aitutaki Lagoon is home to some of the world’s largest bonefish. For fly fishermen seeking the challenge of a lifetime the ‘ghost of the flats’ presents one of the most thrilling fly fishing opportunities available. The huge bonefish (Kio Kio) of Aitutaki Lagoon are a challenge to catch and land. Itu, a second generation bone-fisherman has extensive knowledge of the flats, and his legendary fish spotting ability helps tip the odds in your favour. Nobody knows the Bonefish of Aitutaki like the boys from the Davey clan.

 




AIUTAKI ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our resort options in Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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Aitutaki Village
AITUTAKI VILLAGE
★★★
A magical setting and a very special atmosphere have made this little family owned resort a favourite for all types of travellers. It stands beside the island’s best swimming beach, Ootu Beach, at the south-eastern tip of Aitutaki right on the edge of one of the world-famous lagoons. It is also great value for money, quiet and relaxing with air-conditioned Garden Bungalows just a short stroll from the waters edge. Each bungalow has its own deck overlooking tropical gardens.
Tamanu Beach
TAMANU BEACH
★★★half star
This family-owned resort offers a great spot to simply laze your days away while contemplating the simple pleasures of life. Take in the spectacular lagoon which has some of the best snorkelling on the island, Tamanu Beach provide gear free of charge. Enjoy the romantic sunsets from the comfort of your deck chair. Relax with a cocktail in the infinity pool or dine in the warm lagoon breeze at the Tamanu Restaurant. The bungalows are designed for those looking for a romantic and secluded haven.
Etu Moana Villas
ETU MOANA
★★★★
You’ll surely fall in love with this intimate Polynesian style resort which offers 10 villas, either beachfront or ideally positioned with views of the stunning blue lagoon. It’s relaxing atmosphere will wash away any stress that you have brought with you from home. Spend your days swimming and snorkelling in the clear lagoon or chill out by the secluded pool with a good book. You’ll never want to leave.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
PACIFIC RESORT AITUTAKI
★★★★★
Be greeted each morning with spectacular views of Aitutaki’s worldfamous lagoon, thanks to the private sundeck and absolute beachfront location of each of the Resort’s 29 spacious beachfront bungalows and villas. All room categories are tastefully appointed with a modern Pacific influence, boasting luxury amenities which have lead Pacific Resort Aitutaki to becoming a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World.








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