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  • Aitutaki: The Myth is Real (Part 1)

    Jun 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quiet, Solitude, Beauty
    Cons: Remote with few activities

    Summary: Ever dream of being a castaway on a remote tropical island - far from the hassles and worries of the everyday modern world? Ever fantasize about a lazy, slow-paced life living on coconuts, bananas and freshly-caught fish from a lovely tropical lagoon? ... read more

  • Aitutaki and Rarotonga

    Oct 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: quiet
    Cons: chilly

    Summary: This is a rather long, but comprehensive, travelogue of my wife’s and my trip to the South Pacific in the summer of 2004. We spent 3 weeks on 7 islands (Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, and Fiji). The review for each set of islands are ... read more

  • Better than Rarotonga

    Aug 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stunningly gorgeous lagoon, extremely friendly people.
    Cons: Very limited lodging and food options. Not much to do at night. Sea cucumbers!

    Summary: I booked a 3-day trip to Aitutaki while in Rarotonga. It turned out to be one of the highlights of a 4-month trip to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. The flight over, on Air Rarotonga, was a little hair-raising since the plane was so small--only ... read more

  • Aitutaki - Colors you'll never see anywhere else

    May 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely beautiful lagoon colors. Friendly people.
    Cons: Not much in the markets. It rained on our lagoon cruise :(

    Summary: Aitutaki is an atoll in the South Pacific, and is part of the Cook Islands, about two hours west of Tahiti. Aitutaki has been called the Bora Bora of the Cook Islands, and it has one of the most beautiful lagoons in all of the South Pacific. The main ... read more

  • Aitutaki: One Month of Heaven and Hell

    Jul 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Lagoon, snorkeling, beauty, some locals, climate, isolation
    Cons: Limited infrastructure, bleached coral, complete lack of cultural or intellectual activity, expensive

    Summary: SUMMARY In June, 2003, my wife and I stayed for a full month on Aitutaki, opting to avoid Rarotonga altogether. We chose to avoid the resort experience, and instead tried to immerse ourselves in the local environment as much as ... read more

  • You have died and gone to heaven in the Cook Islands

    Sep 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The lagoon, scuba diving, local people
    Cons: Moisture and some mosquitoes.

    Summary: When we left Rarotonga (see my review on Rarotonga) we knew Aitutaki was going to be very different. Many people had told us so and in some ways we were expecting it to be even more of what a Pacific island should be. We were not going to be ... read more

  • The Tropical Destination of Your Dreams!!

    Aug 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gorgeous isolation, clear turquoise water as far as you can see!
    Cons: Mind numbing isolation

    Summary: I spent a total of 12 days in the Cook Islands, and only one was in Aitutaki, but I wish I had planned my trip to center around this island and huge lagoon. There are minimal accomodations and restaurants to say the least (only the one resort), but ... read more

  • Paradise Found

    Feb 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Paradise found. The Lagoon. Island time and nice locals.
    Cons: Can be difficult to get to the Cooks. Lacks smooth sophistication.

    Summary: A secret gem of a island Aitutaki. I haven't been there since 1990, doubtful much has changed. Maybe they finally got the cargo crane delivered and rigged on the dock and everyone's a bit older, But prolly not much else has changed on this delightful dot ... read more

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  • Aitutaki - The Second Half of our Honeymoon

    Aug 12, 2006 by
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    Pros: Excellent food; very quiet and calm; very relaxing.
    Cons: Very little transportation, a bit expensive, but hey, what are you going to do.

    Summary: The second half of our honeymoon was spent in Aitutaki at the Aitutaki Pearl Beach Resort and it was fabulous. Our first half was spent in Bora Bora which I wrote a review about as well. We thought the food served in Aitutaki was better than Bora Bora, ... read more

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