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Akitua Island

Relax in a luxury bungalow on a remote islet where a blue lagoon and an untouched reef teeming with tropical fish are close and convenient.

Akitua Island in the Cook Islands has a lovely private resort, the luxurious 5-star Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa. Lie on sweeping white beaches and wade in the blue-green waters that encircle this small islet. Luxury accommodations and a laid-back South Pacific atmosphere make this an idyllic getaway.

Learn about the legends and movie stars that add to the history of this tropical atoll. The first Polynesians came to Aitutaki through the Ootu Pass where the resort is located. In the 12th century, legend says the famed warrior Ru, his four wives and large family came to the island of Aitutaki through this pass. In the 1950s, John Wayne and Cary Grant traveled to Akitua during the age of Solent flying boats.

Stay in a private bungalow on the water and wake to picturesque views of the azure lagoon. Bathe in an open-air shower, relax in a hammock and shed all remaining tension with a spa and massage treatment.

Spend days on untouched beaches wading in luminous water. Explore Aitutaki Lagoon on a glass-bottom boat, sail to One Foot Island and walk on the ancient sandbar called Nude Island, named for its lack of vegetation. Snorkel or scuba dive in the marine reserve, windsurf, canoe or kayak on the lagoon, explore thick rainforest by day and look out over the Pacific Ocean to the night sky.

The resort offers many in-house activities. Move your hips in Polynesian dance lessons, keep your mind sharp with a game of giant chess or stay agile while crab hunting and crab racing. Make a sun hat from coconut palms and learn to play the ukulele while sitting in the shade under a tree.

As the golden sun sets over the water, sip a cocktail and listen to the sound of gently lapping waves. Akitua is located north of the Aitutaki Lagoon. Access the island by a 2-minute private ferry ride from Aitutaki.


Best Lodging Options Near Akitua Island

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Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only ¥33,687
Reviewed on Jul 7, 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

    The most beautiful place we’ve ever seen. The staff was so friendly and welcoming and the resort was spotless. We will definitely be back for another trip! Highly recommend this resort!

    Kuru Club Aitutaki ¥15,815
    Reviewed on Jul 12, 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

      its a small property but we loved it. nothing was too much trouble for our hosts

      Pacific Resort Aitutaki Nui ¥79,004
      Reviewed on Nov 25, 2018
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      Pacific Resort Aitutaki Nui

      Pacific Resort Aitutaki Nui

      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.

        Tamanu Beach ¥31,314
        Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019
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        Tamanu Beach

        Tamanu Beach

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

          We spent 6 nights there recently. Great layout of bungalows, we did not have direct beach access but it certainly felt like we had! Recently refurbished bungalows are perfectly summarised by the hotel's motto - casual luxury. I have never had such a feeling that I'm staying in a luxurious hotel yet ...

          Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas ¥38,621
          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 ¥6,452
                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 ...