Kia orana! Aitutaki welcomes you to the Cook Islands, one of the most beautiful places on earth, where the people are descendants of warriors and noble maidens.
If this sounds like an exaggeration, you’ve obviously never been here! Discover the allure of the South Pacific with our Aitutaki holiday packages.
You’re sure to moon over the views on “Honeymoon Island” no matter where you end up, but your holiday in Aitutaki will really reach its “peak” with a hike up Maunga Pu. It’s an easy walk 124 m above sea level, and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful, secluded views of the entire island and the lagoon. If your dream escape involves absolutely no physical activity, that’s OK too. Just get yourself onto a boat and set sail for One Foot Island in the southeast part of the lagoon. This top spot for weddings and tropical getaways is the definition of the postcard-perfect South Pacific locale. We just hope you brought your sunnies—the bright turquoise waters have been known to cause severe squinting episodes.
If you need more excitement than sitting on the beach, plenty of active adventures await. Make no “bones” about it—reeling in the difficult-to-catch bonefish is a popular (and time-consuming) endeavour on Cook Islands holidays. Those angling for a chance to land one of these gilled ectotherms can find some of the best guides on Aitutaki.
You won’t find any giant shopping malls on Aitutaki holidays, and that’s precisely the point. You certainly don’t need them here, anyway. All you need is Market Day—that’s Saturday. Head to the northwest side of the island near Tamanu Beach and follow the main road south in one of Wotif’s Aitutaki car hire options. You’ll find storefronts and pop-up cabanas brimming with traditional crafts, colourful pareu fabric and artisan breads perfect for snacking on the beach.
Some of the most delectable island dining and exciting entertainment on the island is available through the hotels and resorts you can book with Aitutaki package deals. While the food and drinks may not be included in the room rate, the fun definitely will be. Dig into a feast of fish, meat and veggies straight off the barbie as you watch the sun set, then top it off with the island’s famous banana poke: a combination of banana, sugar and coconut milk that will have you asking for seconds.
Looking to get off the resort? Hop back on the main road that circles the island, and you’ll have options galore for island ambiance and fresh flavours. You can find everything from fish and chips take-away to sports bars (however, Cook Islands roots for the All Blacks). You can even dine on the beach—in Aitutaki, your toes hardly ever have to leave the sand.
If you listen closely, you can definitely hear Wotif’s Aitutaki packages calling your name…or maybe that’s just your holiday self calling. Bundle your flight and accommodation to get the best deal around, then open the nearest window and imagine the sea breeze in your hair.