One Foot Island

One Foot Island, Aitutaki: Address, Phone Number, One Foot Island Reviews: 5/5

One Foot Island
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This tiny island in Aitutaki's beautiful lagoon contains a post office and a single cabin that can be rented by visitors. Most visitors just come for the day to experience the tranquil location and to snorkel in the lagoon.
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bashaw, Canada7 contributions
Jan 2020
Aitutaki island is very small but quaint. It does not have many restaurants and you must reserve if you want to eat in them. It does have fast food available around the island. The island itself is okay but it is the motu’s (small islands) inside the Aitutaki reef and away from the main island that are most fascinating with better snorkeling, white fine beaches on small islands and amazing colours of the waters that change in depth and the coral that you must maneuver around to get to these many small islands. To get to these motu’s you must hire a boat with guide and it is usually $100NZ minimum for each person for 5-6 hours. We went with Matriki Beach Hut Lagoon tour and Mathias took only 4 of us out for the day and it was fantastic with the trip that included swimming with giant trevallies, huge clams and many colourful fish. Went to one foot and honeymoon island and Mathias knowledge of the area and birds was outstanding. We stayed 9 nights but felt we could stayed less as we saw everything in a week.
Written January 27, 2020
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Eaa1947
Gold Coast, Australia579 contributions
Jan 2020
It seems obligatory to visit this island on the Lagoon Cruise. One Foot Island Beach is the highlight of a pristine islet of Aitutaki lagoon. This beach is supposed to be one of the best beach in Australasia. It has powdery white sand, warm azure water and swaying palm and coconut trees. There are many theories about how the name came about but on map it looks like a leg. There is a legend that a chief forbade his subjects from fishing here, then saw a man and his son fishing from the rocks. He ordered their death and they fled to the island and hid in a coconut tree. When the father was captured, he swore he was the only one who had been fishing. After a long, fruitless search, the chief decided that it was just the rocks they had seen. The father was killed and the son was left wandering the island alone. Since then it has been known as footprint. The crew of Bishop’s cruise claim to be descendants of the survivor and hence they have a building on the island where they serve lunch. On this cruise you can wade across the sandbar to the nearby islands at low tide or put on snorkelling gear and drift along with the currents as you watch tropical fish darting about. One of the buildings is the post office, where you can have your passport stamped, a bit of a novelty but as we did not have many pages left in our passport we didn’t do so.
Written February 15, 2020
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Tracy M
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
Jul 2021
Absolute hoot of a trip, laughed and learnt from start to finish, and the lunch was unbelievably good on a remote tropical island. Saw some fabulous fish and felt like Robinson Cruiso when we were dropped off on a sand dune to make our way across to One Foot Island. A must do!
Written August 8, 2021
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Duncan W
Wellington, New Zealand329 contributions
Feb 2022
We visited as part of the Aitutaki Day tour, spending the last part of the day walking and swimming round the island. It is simply amazing. We had great weather. The lagoon water is very warm, blue, and clear. We loved it. Sunblock is essential.
Written March 1, 2022
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CalGreyNomad
San Jose, CA88 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a case where the destination is beautiful, but it is the trip around and to the island that was fabulous! If you want to get your passporte stamped, well, the boat vendors have the stamp!! It's a nice place after a day or time out on the lagoon to just float around in the water and enjoy the water and the scenery. DO snorkel out to the buoy marker by the island as there are some really HUGE giant clams right there. Actually, you can see them without snorkel gear, swimming in about 12 feet of water. Otherwise, this really ISN'T a snorkeling destination.
Written February 10, 2020
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dfc9258
North Wales, PA599 contributions
Mar 2020
Just experiences one foot island last week and it was amazing. I walked around the entire island and every corner looked like those photos you see on a calendar of the best beaches in the world. I actually stood in front of the palm tree pictured here! Great day of snorkeling, swimming and just relaxing on the beach.
Written March 10, 2020
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Jenny C
Turners, MO4 contributions
Feb 2020
We took a small boat cruise out to this deserted paradise... walked along the beach and was rewarded with the cutest stamp to my passport. Super sunny, brilliant white sand, tons of fish for snorkeling off shore by boat. We felt very safe and would recommend this spot to our friends.
Written February 27, 2020
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Pieter S
Nelson, New Zealand1,698 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went with a tour to this beautiful island 1 foot island. The tour organised us a beautiful barbecue at the post office. We shared our lunch with the cat and chickens. And after lunch I got my postcards cancelled with a beautiful postmark. We had a wonderful swim with the big fish and lots of other sea life.It’s well worth the journey. Yeah would you say
Written March 7, 2020
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JayEm66
Auckland, New Zealand155 contributions
Jul 2021
Heaven on earth. We sailed in with our amazing tour and got our passports stamped. Had an island walk, an hour swim with the Giant Trevally. It was total bliss. The most pristine water we've experienced in the world. Wish we were there now.
Written July 27, 2021
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Narelle R
Canterbury, Australia54 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Most of the tours, whether they are group or personal, will take you to One Foot Island. Bishops Cruises make you a yummy bbq lunch there if you go on one of their trips. Other than that there's not a lot to do or see there other than get your passport stamped which sounds kitsch but is kind of cool given you don't get many stamps these days. Snorkelling a bit further out is better as close to the island is a little murky, especially on the side the boats dock.
Written July 26, 2017
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