One Foot Island, Aitutaki

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#1 of 6 in Nature in Cook Islands
Famous for its azure lagoon, One Foot Island is considered one of the most visually appealing islands in the country. The island rewards visitors with sweeping views and easy access to a lagoon known for its rich marine life. While most people just visit for a few hours for the world-class snorkeling, stay overnight by calling ahead of time and reserving the only cabin on the beach. Some palm trees provide shade, but take your own water and food. Also take your passport and get a unique stamp from the post office. Take the guesswork out of planning a Aitutaki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • One of the most beautiful small islands in the lagoon if not the best. You should definitely visit it, or better yet spend the day there.  more »
  • Amazing natural beauty, with clean clear water and variety of beautiful and colorful fish and corals. Perfect for snorkeling and swimming. And one of the best golden beaches we ever seen.  more »
  • Trip on the Vaka to One Foot Island brilliant. Great story of how the island got it's name. Another beautiful island in Aituaki Lagoon.  more »
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  • Very romantic place. In front of Aitutaki Island in the lovely Cook Islands archepello. You can even get your passport stamped as a proof you were there. No accommodations on One Foot Island but worth any penny you spend to get there. The lagoon boat ride is amazing and you can also snorkel while seeing the famous Giant Clams of Cook Islands. Something you will cherish forever in your memories.
  • If you get the chance to go to Aitutaki (and one foot island), do it! This place is absolutely magical!
  • Crystal clean water, perfect for snorkeling. It leaves you precious memory swimming with various of colorful fishes, giant trevally and giant clam.
  • The lagoon is hard to comprehend. picture perfect setting. Other than this, it tends to get crowded with excursion boats bringing tourists, having meals on the beach and listening to loud music. there is a small post office one can mail a postcard with the "one foot"stamp for $5NZD. definitelly a must do while on Atutaki.
  • Beautiful island with a beautiful story. We took the amazing Vaka cruise over and enjoyed an hour trapsing around it. Make sure to bring shoes if you plan on walking around the whole island as there is a lot of sharp coral. There are a few uninhabited structures that I assume are for day use and some local cats and chickens. You can also snorkel in the area. Make sure to get your passport stamped!
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