Journey to a Polynesian Paradise with Azamara®
Sure, Aitutaki may be the second-most visited island of the 15 Cook Islands. But with its way-off-the-beaten-path location, a total land area of just 7 miles (18 kilometers), and a population hovering around 1,800, it remains one of the South Pacific’s most stunning and easy-to-explore places you could ever hope to discover.
To start, you simply need to get your bearings. Virtually encircled by a coral reef, Aitutaki is comprised of 15 palm-studded motus (islets) adjacent to the main island—and each motu is situated in what has often been referred to as “the world’s most beautiful lagoon”.
Then, you might want to choose your elevation: Do you want to stay at ground level and visit Arutanga (Aitutaki’s only town), hike to the top of the 400-foot Maungapu (Aitutaki’s highest peak), or go below the surface and snorkel among schools of brightly colored fish?
Enjoy a sun-drenched day exploring more of the main island, as you pass by plantations of everything from coconuts to hibiscus. Go on a fly fishing, snorkelling, or scuba diving excursion at a remote motu. Or simply stop off at a secluded beach for a refreshing dip in the warmest of turquoise waters. You’ll feel as if you have the entire place to yourself...and in Aitutaki, that’s entirely possible.