Aitutaki Lagoon, Aitutaki

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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. Using our international travel planner, Aitutaki attractions like Aitutaki Lagoon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You have to experience it to believe it. Very few people; snorkeling in it is like being in an aquarium. It is Wonderful!  more »
  • The lagoon is beautiful and plenty of sea life to see. Recommend doing a lagoon cruise which gives you a better understanding of the place.  more »
  • This place is everything you have dream of a tropical paradise, crystal clear waters, coconuts trees swaying, pristine white sandy beaches. Everything you seen in the postcards and travel magazines ar...  more »

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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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