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. Use our Aitutaki sightseeing planner to add Aitutaki Lagoon and other attractions to your Aitutaki vacation plans.
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  • Wow! We were told Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe travelled here, independently, to see what all the fuss was about. They left speechless., we did too. It is regarded as the most... 
    Wow! We were told Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe travelled here, independently, to see what all the fuss was about. They left speechless., we did too. It is regarded as the most...  more »
  • Apparently, Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe travelled here independently to see what all the fuss was about. To state Aitutaki is the most beautiful lagoon in the world 🌎 is a very... 
    Apparently, Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe travelled here independently to see what all the fuss was about. To state Aitutaki is the most beautiful lagoon in the world 🌎 is a very...  more »
  • White Pearl Charters and Leo our skipper, was our choice for the best snorkeling experience in the fabulous Aitutaki Lagoon. Leo took us to various Diving spots, we saw Turtles, Bone Fish, Giant... 
    White Pearl Charters and Leo our skipper, was our choice for the best snorkeling experience in the fabulous Aitutaki Lagoon. Leo took us to various Diving spots, we saw Turtles, Bone Fish, Giant...  more »
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  • We stayed in a Premium Beachfront Bungalow for a few nights. The resort is undergoing refurbishments so the main reception and pool area is all under construction and off limits, with a temporary reception and restaurant in the beach bar & grill area. Our room was excellent - well appointed and with views to die for. The outdoor shower with views out to the beach was interesting to say the least! Due to the resort building being under construction, the restaurant and reception were in the Beach Bar & Grill. The service was friendly and casual, and when busy there was a bit of a wait, but the food was fine and cocktails filled the gaps. The island is stunning and there's plenty to see via snorkel or kayak or bike, or you can jump on the boat and explore the main island further, and the various island cruises will collect you from Sunset Beach to explore further. Due to the main resort building being under construction many of the daily activities seemed to be cancelled but we managed to fill our days and totally enjoyed our stay.
  • Worst dinner in all Airutaki. Dinner was at 19:30 and at 20:20 they were kicking us out. During the main course, they brought out the dessert with an ice cream, so when we started it, it was completely melted. We shared all the plates but they just gave us one plate. No waitresses in the room during periods of 10 minutes… if it is supposed to be a luxury place… it is a complete scam.
  • Great place, we stayed at the villa here. Sarah and Thai and Greg were so helpful while we stayed here. Kayaking here was surreal, the front desk is really helpful, they helped us book our activities while we stayed. Great view, great food and beach bar is amazing. Thank you guys!
  • The resort is under construction very dated and not well looked after And OKneed maintenance. The restaurant food was good and the staff at the restaurant was amazing. However the management of the resort especially at the reception was terrible unhelpful and rude and very disappointing. The views is amazing the fishing was amazing and the activities especially the singing and dancing was beautiful.
  • Such a lovely place to spend a holiday at. Views are amazing, the swimming is second to none in the lagoon and everyone here is so accommodating. The food was amazing every day we were here and this place would be recommended by me to anyone. The manager is very approachable and speaks with you daily asking how it is all going and if any issues arise, the staff are prompt in helping and doing whatever is needed to make the issue disappear. Thank you again for such an amazing trip.

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