Whether you see it out the window of a plane or get a first glance of it coming over the horizon, Aitutaki is text book paradise! Her beautiful lagoon and pristine beaches are spectacular, densely covered in coconut palms and endless varieties of exotic tropical fruit trees. We were lucky enough to stay with Nani at Are-a-Matatui in absolute luxury, we feasted on fresh papayas and raw tuna marinated in traditionally made coconut cream and lemon . The days were made up of diving, scooter riding, swimming, boat trips out to the fringeing islands and drinking cocktails....lots of cocktails. As a keen kitesurfer I took every oppotunity to be out at what can only be described as THE BEST FLAT WATER KITE SPOT IN THE WORLD!! Half moon island is a cresant shaped sand cay that provides glass flat water in 30knots of wind, there is a little shack with a BBQ and always an esky full of cold beers.
The best part about my stay in Aitutaki however, was knowing throughout the day that I was coming home to Are-a-Matatui for a cold drink with my legendary friends and a good chat with Nani about the days activities.....'those cheeky boys'