We dare you not to fall in love with Aitutaki as soon as you step foot on the island. Okay, we might be setting you up for failure. It's hard not to fall in love when there are vibrant blue lagoons, tropical vegetation and stretches of pristine beaches. You can visit the island for the day, but we have a feeling you'll want to stay longer. After all, how could 24 hours be long enough when this area makes you never want to leave?
When you're planning your holiday to the Cook Islands, choosing where you stay is pretty important. There are some resorts in particular that will show you an amazing time and could become your top choice you're in need of an island getaway.
Looking for something classy? The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa, as well as the Pacific Resort Aitutaki, are two places that'll give you absolute luxury, but still with that distinctive island flavour.
With its location, attention to detail and wonderful facilities, The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa will have you feeling like a new you in no time. Right on the beach, you'll have private access to the beautiful lagoon, making you feel like a VIP.
... Read moreAs the name suggests, it also offers loads of pampering packages. A massage will ease into your island holiday, while a facial will renew your skin. Show your hands and feet some love with a manicure and pedicure. The beauty and spa therapists sure know what they're doing - you're bound to will walk away looking and feeling positively luminous.
If you're on a health kick, first of all - good on you! Secondly, the Health and Fitness Centre has everything you need to get in some holiday exercise. You can also sign up to go kayaking on the sea, play a game of tennis or take to the mountains on a bicycle ride.
The dining and entertainment opportunities are abundant and all equally wonderful. Along with the decked out and totally comfortable rooms, you'll never want to leave!
Or something extra special?
The Pacific Resort Aitutaki is made up of luxury beachfront bungalows, suites and villas. There are a whole host of facilities, including a restaurant, spa, gift shop, hair salon and the perfect picnic spot in the middle of paradise.
Cool off in the heat of the tropics at the private beach or the pool. While you're living in total comfort by the swimming pool, you can enjoy a refreshment from the bar - this total holiday indulgence is a must, you've definitely deserved it.
At this resort you can get a taste of authentic island culture with the daily activities. Weave your very own basket, take part in island dancing and husk your very first coconut!
A kayak expedition is a great way to see more of this stunning location, or go snorkelling to make some fishy friends. All activities are complimentary and happen every day so you can take part in an adventurous activity or utterly relax when you get there.
Just 45 minutes of flying will see you at another fabulous Cook Islands location, Aitutaki. With the brilliantly blue and balmy Pacific Ocean all around, an utterly gorgeous lagoon and dotted with coral islets, you'll feel like you're in paradise on earth.
What's so great about Aitutaki?
This location is ideal for any and all water activities. Unpack your swimmers, dust off that snorkel and head to the beach. The vibrant coral reefs here are some of the most diverse in not only the area but the world! The canyons of the Aitutaki barrier are home to a dazzling array of fishy friends, all of which you can discover when you strap on a snorkel.
Fishing is also popular in the area, with deep sea fishing or lagoon fishing top hobbies of locals. While spending a relaxed day on the water, you'll see Yellow Fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. You can either throw your catch back or get it cooked up for you.
While you're there, you can check out other attractions like Akaiami Motu, the oldest church in the Cook Islands, where the first international airport of the area was, and where an ancient village once stood.
Before you leave, be sure to get your passport stamped at One Foot Island - it'll be a memento you can keep forever to remember the island and your wonderful holiday.
Why are special deals the way to go?
With special deals, you'll have your Aitutaki getaway sorted from start to finish, with some lovely additions along the way!
Each special deal includes return Air Rarotonga flights, so you don't have to worry about how you're going to get there. You'll also be set up with a wonderful place to stay.
Aitutaki's accommodation options includes beachfront bungalows such as The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa, and Pacific Resort Aitutaki, have that distinctive island vibe while putting you right in the lap of luxury. Take some snaps of you lounging by the pool with the beach right nearby to show your friends and family - but be warned, they're bound to be jealous.
With these packages, you'll also have the chance to enjoy delicious food to your hearts content. Take a moment to utterly indulge every morning at breakfast, whether you choose a fruity tropical option or go for a full cooked meal.
You won't miss out on the fun of this area when you choose a special deal. Alongside your resort, flights and food, a whole range of equipment will be available to you. Take out some snorkels, paddling boards, kayaks or loungers down to the beach to truly make the most of your holiday.