Moturakau, Aitutaki

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#13 of 17 in Parks in Cook Islands
An island famed for appearing in reality television shows, the uninhabited Moturakau boasts lush natural scenery and blue waters ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and boating. Take a short jungle walk through the island forest and look for various plants and birds. As you walk across the warm sand, keep an eye out for coconut crabs. Though harmless, these creatures can pinch your feet with surprising strength. Reach the island by joining a lagoon tour or by renting a boat in Aitutaki. Put Moturakau on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Aitutaki vacation route planner.
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  • May 1, 2017
    Worth a piece of jewelry in the lagoon of Aitutaki and a visit in any case. The islet is more varied than you first thought and worth a stay. Cross, taking the small stroll through the island - watch out for birds - and stroll the coral rocks aan on the beach and back.
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  • January 7, 2017
    One of the islands on the tour stop whilst at Aitutake, the views are stunning across the lagoon, swim opportunities as well as lots of hermit crabs and the beautiful native white love birds. You can ...  more »
  • December 11, 2016
    Getting to the island by boat, here seen crabs and small fish. Feeling unearthly-like you're in paradise!
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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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