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Aitutaki Lagoon

Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Aitutaki
Type: Beaches
Description: These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot for snorkeling or scuba diving.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

The Aitutaki Day Tour is a really exciting and awesome experience. Catching the 8am flight from Rarotonga to Aitutaki on the domestic airline Air Rarotonga flies you over the beautiful island lagoon paradise. Upon arrival you take a little tour of the island, the ever so knowledgable tour guide takes you through presentations of the various lifestyles, natural necessities and... More

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Kerang, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

For such a remarkable location and place to visit we were usually the only ones swimming in the lagoon at Ootu Beach. A snorkel tour is a must out in the lagoon to see fish in the clearest blue water is just a fantastic way to spend a half or full day. Try Black Pearl Charters if you want a... More

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Peyton, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very small island. Noise was non existent except when it rained accompanied by lots of wind. Rented a motor bike for the five days and explored most of the island. Great, friendly, helpful people. Resort was incredible, staff exceptional. All around a really nice vacation.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A must see if you are coming to the Cook Islands. Just 50 minutes flight from Rarotonga...the many hues of blue in the Aitutaki Lagoon will mesmerize you. The lagoon is huge, the giant clams prehistoric looking and the trip to Tapuaetai or "One Foot Island" a unique opportunity. I agree with an earlier post...words can't describe the beauty here... More

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a peaceful and laid back place. Most beautiful colour of water. Great for kayaking and swimming. Take a boat ride to One Foot Island. Please note that the elders of the island request that you do not fly in or out of the island on Sundays. Although flights are available on that day, it would be nice to... More

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Acres of crystal clear water teeming with fascinating wildlife. Passport stamp and postcard home from the beach bar/post office on One Foot Island is mandatory. Exploring sandy Motu and their natural inhabitants (crabs and seabirds opposed to the cast and crew of survivor, castaway or the other reality shows filmed here) and swimming in shoals of tropical fish, turtles and... More

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Dugandan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is one of those thing you can not describe in words. Once you have been here, it will always stay in your mind forever. Yes it is a paradise, the water is pristinely blue, the beach is a genuine postcard copy, yet still not able to tell you how beautiful Aitutaki is.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The most beautiful lagoon I have ever seen!!! It is the most massive lagoon I have ever seen. It is the most blue clean water with no jellyfish, no sea lice and no sharks just the most beautiful fish

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Invermay, Tasmania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Aitutaki Lagoon is absolutely magical. The colour of the water is so unbelievable. You look at it all day and really cannot believe that it is actually that same colour that you see in the brochures. Yes it actually is that colour! The water is warm and clear. The islands look beautiful. It is certainly a place not to be... More

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

There are several trips available, we used Aitutaki Adventures and had a wonderful time, but everybody we talked to who used one of the other two outfits had a good time also. Best snorkeling ever, lunch was outstanding, the outer islands (motu's) were great, feeding George the 4ft long giant trevally was a blast. Usually we don't do the group... More

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