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Aitutaki Vacation Packages

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.


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Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only ¥32,507
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
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Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only

Aitutaki Lagoon, Motu Akitua, Akitua Island
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Loved this resort. We stayed for 6 nights in June and had a fantastic time. Staff are amazing - relaxed but very friendly and professional. Location on the lagoon can’t be beat. We worried a bit about the ferry ride and being cut off from the main island, but it’s not an inconvenience at all and ...

    Tamanu Beach ¥30,510
    Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
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    Tamanu Beach

    Tamanu Beach

    Main Road, Aitutaki
       
      4.2 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Beautiful setting Restaurant service and food poor

      Kuru Club Aitutaki ¥15,409
      Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019
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      Kuru Club Aitutaki

      Kuru Club Aitutaki

      Main Airport Road, Aitutaki
         
        4.2 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The surroundings and views were amazing and the staff were friendly

        Pacific Resort Aitutaki ¥77,045
        Reviewed on Nov 25, 2018
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        Pacific Resort Aitutaki

        Pacific Resort Aitutaki

        Amuri, Aitutaki
           
          4.6 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This is a quiet and relaxing boutique resort. All of the spacious villas have views of the crystal clear lagoon. The staff are friendly and the food at the restaurant is excellent. The resort is ideally suited for couples.

          Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas
          Reviewed on Jun 2, 2019
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          Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas

          Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas

          Amuri Road, Aitutaki
             
            4.9 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great location, amazing villas, very friendly staff and managers that made you feel like family, and attentive service!

            The Reef Motel Aitutaki
            Reviewed on Mar 31, 2018
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            The Reef Motel Aitutaki

            The Reef Motel Aitutaki

            Arutanga, Nikaupara, Aitutaki
               
              3.4 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Too far out and you really need transport. No tv but that didnt really bother me. Not really a nice beach. Hotels dont supply shampoo or cond or soap. Lovely welcome from Ana.

              Aitutaki Escape
              Reviewed on Dec 1, 2018
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              Aitutaki Escape

              Aitutaki Escape

              Amuri, Aitutaki
                 
                4.8 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                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 ...

                Gina's Garden Lodges ¥6,287
                Reviewed on Mar 16, 2013
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                Gina's Garden Lodges

                Gina's Garden Lodges

                Tautu Village, Aitutaki
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The venue is located in a garden setting in the middle of the island. The rooms have a reasonable standard of facilities but have seen better days. The swimming pool has been decommissioned. Take heavy duty mosquito repellent. Being inland we did not get sea breezes so it tended to be hot. We were ...