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HOT Bucket List: 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.

4 reasons to put this experience on your Bucket List:
HOT Bucket icon  Aitutaki is often referred to as having the world’s most stunning turquoise lagoon
HOT Bucket icon  Secluded and romantic it’s a honeymoon hot spot
HOT Bucket icon You don’t have to imagine having a perfect beach all to yourself, it’s a reality in Aitutaki
HOT Bucket icon  Aitutaki is easily accessible only 45 mins from Rarotonga

Must Do's while in Aitutaki!

✔ Get your passport stamped at the smallest post office in the world – One Foot Island
 Jump onboard the Vaka Cruise and explore the lagoon
 Pack a picnic and head to Ootu Beach for great snorkelling and swimming
✔ Hike Maungapu for 360 degree views of the island
✔ Join the locals in a Sunday Church service
✔ Enjoy an Island Night cultural show with traditional umu feast and Cook Island dancing

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