The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort in the Cook Islands

Aleta Fimbres 20/12/2012

Aitutaki in the Cook Islands

The summer may be over and let’s face it; winter in the UK is not always all it’s cracked up to be! So you have two options; you can take your chances, stay at home and hope that you get to wear your bikini in the sun at least once this year.

Or you can admit defeat and jump on a plane for some sunny holidays. And if you’re going to choose option B, why not treat yourself to a little bit of Paradise in the form of the stunning island of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.

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Aitutaki is a breathtakingly beautiful island with its crystal clear waters and endless white beaches. It is less than an hours flight from Rarotonga and Air Rarotonga has regular scheduled flights to the Island up to four or five times a day.

Legend has it that Maungapu, Aitutaki’s highest hill, at one time resided at the top of Rarotonga’s Raemaru Peak and was brought to Aitutaki by victorious warriors after a fierce battle. Thankfully the warriors have long since departed and now the only things you’ll find in vast numbers are the many colourful fish at fill the lagoon surrounded by Maungapu.

Aitutaki in the Cook Islands

Aitutaki has a great range of accommodation but if you’re on one of the most luxurious islands in the world why settle for anything but the best? The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa offers a variety of island living options, and features private individual bungalows: Seven unique and luxurious Overwater Bungalows (the only overwater bungalows in the Cook Islands), five Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows, nine Beachfront Bungalows, and 16 Garden Bungalows.

For the perfect honeymoon try the Overwater Bungalows which are situated on the lagoon. The stunning bungalows include a private open-air garden shower for the ultimate in romance.

And while you’re enjoying the breathtaking views and perfect beaches, you can spare a thought for those who decided to take their chances with the British weather.


Russ Pooley writes for Drake & Cavendish who provide a luxury hotel research directory featuring over 5,000 luxury hotels in over 700 resort locations around the world. As a content provider they are committed to developing entertaining and informative travel related information.

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