Aitutaki was discovered by William Bligh in 1739, who introduced the island to papaya. Its clear turquoise waters have inspired many artists and writers, including Steve Davey, who reminisced about Aitutaki in his book, "Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die". The island’s major attractions include its beautiful lagoon and divine beaches. The warm waters are shallow enough for safe swimming, surrounded by tropical fish, and the overhanging palm trees provide plenty of shade from the sun. Visit One Foot Island for some of the most spectacular beaches you’ve ever seen, with amazing snorkelling and pure white sands. Sail around the area, or perhaps enjoy a ride on an outrigger or paddling in a kayak. You can also head out into the deeper waters for some top-class diving.
Relax with a game of golf, or take part in one of the fishing competitions near the wharf. Take a slow journey around the island, soaking up the incredible scenery, and climb Maunga Pu for sweeping views of the area. Wander through banana plantations and explore some traditional villages. If you’re in need of some indulgence, there are spas for some luxurious pampering, or you can also chill out as you watch a traditional show, complete with dancing, music, and striking outfits. Try the local cuisine and spend the evenings mingling with locals in the lively bars.Getting there
If all this sounds too good to be true, get your trip booked to see for yourself! Have a look at our fantastic flights to the Cook Islands and our brilliant Aitutaki accommodation and prepare to let the good times roll.
Hotels in Aitutaki start at AU$392 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.