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Address: Cook Islands
Description: These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot...
These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot for snorkeling or scuba diving.
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Paradise on Earth

As part of a holiday in Rarotonga of the Cook Islands we took the short plane trip to Aitutaki and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the lagoon and surrounds. We would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

As part of a holiday in Rarotonga of the Cook Islands we took the short plane trip to Aitutaki and were overwhelmed by the beauty of the lagoon and surrounds. We would recommend it be on the bucket list of everyone who wants to see the best parts of the planet.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

...So the Aitutaki Marketing slogan says. The Aitutaki Lagoon is one of the most beautiful, memorable places I've visited in my life. The waters are amazing; the motu are plentiful and varied; and the snorkeling is great. Keep an eye out the plane window as you fly overhead for a great aerial view. But the real ticket is taking a... More 

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Camden, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Unbelieveable, memorable, once in a lifetime, brilliant - not enough words to describe it............

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you've seen the Air NZ safety video you would think it is photoshopped. If you're there by yourself you encounter it is reality: paradise on earth!!

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Auckland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The lagoon has a channel about four meters wide that flows along the beach in front of the resorts which was great for swimming. Then just beyond that there is a sandbar that stretches way out into the lagoon that varies from knee deep at high tide to ankle deep at low tide – you can walk halfway across the... More 

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Drammen
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is what it looks like on postcards. Of all the 80 countries I have been to, this is in top 3 of beaches, if not number 1. You have to go here to believe it!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

We booked dinner here for New Years Eve on the recommendation of our resort. Wow! So unexpectedly beautiful and welcoming. All for the a la carte price of dinner we were part of the torch lighting ceremony and fire dancing plus a count down to midnight. We started the night out with coctails on the lagoon which is one of... More 

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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The lagoon is like no other. The water is so clear and warm! I would highly recommend a visit if you are on the island.

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cottage grove, oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We spent an amazing day on the Lagoon with Aitutaki Adventures, would very much recommend. Seeing the Lagoon will stay with me always as one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. I have never seen so many brilliant shades of blue, contrasting with the white sands and coral was breathtaking.

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Oakton, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Aitutaki's Lagoon proved to us why it makes Aitutaki one of the top ten islands in the world according to Trip Advisor. The water clarity, wildlife variety, and scenic surroundings made our visit and snorkel trip one of our highest highlights of our 2 trip to the Cook Islands and New Zealand

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