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.

Tamanu Beach
Tamanu Beach
3.5 out of 5
Main Road, Aitutaki
The price is NZ$550 per night from 1 Jul. to 2 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Aitutaki. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (100 reviews)
"The setting and the people are great"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2022

Tamanu Beach
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
5 out of 5
Amuri, Aitutaki
The price is NZ$1,300 per night from 2 Jul. to 3 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Aitutaki. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (55 reviews)
"Fantastic hotel - great place!"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2022

Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Aitutaki Escape
Aitutaki Escape
5 out of 5
Amuri, Aitutaki
Stay at this 5-star luxury villa in Aitutaki. Enjoy free parking, private pools and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
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
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
Stay at this 5-star luxury villa in Aitutaki. Enjoy free parking, private pools and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
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
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
Aitutaki, South Pacific
Stay at this holiday home in Aitutaki. Enjoy on-site parking, a garden and a patio. Popular attractions Arutanga Harbour and Ee are located nearby. Discover ...
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
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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