Aitutaki

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Aitutaki which includes tropical scenes and general coastal views

A remote island where bone-white beaches stretch along a triangular atoll and spectacular natural scenery bewitches at every turn.

Make a getaway to the island of Aitutaki. This remote islet is one of the most popular of the tropical Cook Islands. Wade, snorkel or scuba dive in the clean, clear water, discover Polynesian culture and heritage and marvel at the magnificent natural landscape.

Also known as Araura, Aitutaki is a triangular-shaped atoll, rising 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Explore the entire island in just a few hours or live like a Cook Islander and stay longer to truly appreciate the tranquil lifestyle.

Aitutaki’s beautiful waters, long sandy beaches and dense jungle are breathtaking. Scuba dive or snorkel in the stunning Aitutaki Lagoon to see live coral formations, a giant clam reserve and diverse reef systems with hundreds of tropical fish species.

Join a deep sea or spear fishing tour and catch yellowfin tuna, barracuda or mahi mahi. Have your passport stamped at the post office on nearby One Foot Island or stay in a lavish bungalow on Akitua Island.

The popular Saturday market at Arutanga Wharf is a great place to meet locals, buy fresh tropical fruit and vegetables and pick up hand-made crafts such as pandanus hats, sarongs and mats. Learn of the influence of the Christian missionaries in the Cook Islands Christian Church in the main village of Arutanga, play a round on the pristine Aitutaki Golf Course or enjoy the 360-degree views of the island from the highest point of the island at Maunga Pu.

The Cook Islanders are renowned for their dancing. The village of Vaipae is considered the Hollywood of the South Pacific. Watch a thrilling cultural performance of drumming, dancing and fire dancing.

The island is a 45-minute flight north of Rarotonga. Enjoy a short daytrip or spend several days soaking up the atmosphere. Aitutaki has no local buses, but many accommodations offer airport transfers or will help arrange a taxi. Get around by rental car, scooter or bicycle.

Visit Aitutaki for its idyllic, unspoiled and serene ambiance.

Kuru Club Aitutaki
Kuru Club Aitutaki
4 out of 5
Main Airport Road, Aitutaki
The price is NZ$250 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Aitutaki, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Aitutaki Golf Club and Akitua Island. Ootu Beach and Ee are also within ...
3.9/5 Good! (49 reviews)
romantic breakaway
"Quiet and comfortable, all conveniences including aircon in place, good for such a remote location. No wifi on site. No swimming beach on site, nearest is about 20 minute walk away. Onsite manager Charles very helpful and knowlegable with many local contacts and tips. Staff friendly and obliging"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2021

Kuru Club Aitutaki
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort - Adults Only
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Aitutaki Lagoon, Motu Akitua, Aitutaki
The price is NZ$599 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Nestled on the beach, this Aitutaki resort is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Aitutaki Golf Club and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Maungapu.
4.3/5 Excellent! (237 reviews)
"Staff are amazing for what they have. So peaceful and relaxing on the island. The best place I’ve been to in a long long time"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2021

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort - Adults Only
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
5 out of 5
Amuri, Aitutaki
The price is NZ$1,269 per night from 12 Feb. to 13 Feb.
Nestled on the beach, this Aitutaki resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arutanga Harbour, Aitutaki Golf Club and Maungapu. Ootu Beach and Ee are also within 6 miles ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (54 reviews)
Perfection
"breathing taking lagoon, beautiful property, excellent service."

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aitutaki Escape
Aitutaki Escape
5 out of 5
Amuri, Aitutaki
Nestled on the beach, this Aitutaki villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Maungapu, Arutanga Harbour and Aitutaki Golf Club. Ootu Beach and Ee are also within 6 miles ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"Paradise is the best way to describe this beautiful serene place. The units have their own slice of beach, and a beautiful pool as well. Wonderful facilities, natural timbers, & stone featured through out the unit. The hosts are fantastic, and having dinner under the stars is just one of the many ..."

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2018

Aitutaki Escape
Patia Holiday Home
Patia Holiday Home
3 out of 5
Road Aitutaki, Aitutaki
Situated near the bay, this villa is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Arutanga Harbour and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Maungapu. Aitutaki Golf Club and Ee are also within 6 miles ...
Patia Holiday Home
Aitutaki Ootu Villa
Aitutaki Ootu Villa
3.5 out of 5
Vaitupa, Aitutaki
Situated in Aitutaki, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Arutanga Harbour and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Maungapu. Aitutaki Golf Club and Ee are also within 6 ...
Aitutaki Ootu Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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