Aitutaki Lagoon, Aitutaki

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#1 of 19 in Parks in Cook Islands
Dive into a veritable aquarium at Aitutaki Lagoon, a pool of turquoise seawater surrounded by white sand and lively coral reefs. The water is so clear you will not need snorkeling gear, but certainly consider taking it if you want a closer look at the exotic marine life. To reach this lagoon, look for a boat tour that stops by, rent a private boat to drop you off for the day, or stay overnight at the nearby resort. The resort also provides a restaurant and restroom facilities. Use our Aitutaki sightseeing planner to add Aitutaki Lagoon and other attractions to your Aitutaki vacation plans.
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  • Quite simply, you have to experience this magnificent lagoon to believe it. It's one of those places that takes your breath away. See my other reviews for details. Oh, and don't forget your passport. ...  more »
  • A wonderful location in the middle of the Pacific. The people are very friendly and welcoming. The sea and the incredible sunsets. Essential excursion by boat from Aitutaki. Unforgettable visited small islands and snorkelling in the middle of the ocean.
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  • This is the most beautiful lagoon I have seen so far, on par with Bora Bora lagoon. It should be an all sea lovers bucket list.  more »

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Where to stay in Aitutaki

Aitutaki's biggest draw are the luxury resorts with gourmet restaurants, infinity pools, and private beaches (or entire private islands) directly on the lagoon. Other options cater to the thrifty traveler, from basic backpacker's lodgings to a range of private bungalows and villas at mid-range prices. Because of Aitutaki's small size, all options are on or extremely close to a beach and turquoise lagoon.
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