Aitutaki Lagoon

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Aitutaki Lagoon
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot for snorkeling or scuba diving.
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Kantilal K
Auckland, New Zealand51 contributions
Jun 2021
We transferred here from another resort for two days. The boat ride ran regularly across the lagoon was less than two minutes.
The resort is a outdated and not exactly the impression the pictures give. We would certainly not say it was 5 stars but more like 3+ to 4 stars. The location however was amazing!
The bike gears didn’t work, gym location dark and equipment poor.
The rooms were nice and tidy and the hammock under the palm was what one would dream of.
You could walk straight into the lagoon from your room.
The outdoor shower was our first experience, and with the warm weather it was terrific to have a shower under the palm trees under the stars at night.
The restaurant had apparently burnt down so the casual restaurant was not ideal. However we wer able to sit on the beach, right by the restaurant, enjoying cocktails watching the full moon. Unbeatable!
Written September 26, 2021
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Eaa1947
Gold Coast, Australia579 contributions
Jan 2020
One goes to Aitutaki to enjoy the famous lagoon. This is a triangular lagoon surrounded by thin strip of land which also have a few hills. Although it is a lagoon, tides do make a difference as to the sea level and the beaches and the atoll. Must do a cruise on the lagoon.
Written February 15, 2020
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flosventure
Arizona147 contributions
May 2019
I spent a week on Aitutaki and I was just blown away. I got a bit unlucky with the weather mid-May as it was mostly raining. However, once the sun comes out, this place is something different! The beauty, the water blue and clear, the sunrises and sunsets, amazing. It's a small place where everyone knows each other and is very friendly and helpful! It's just a bit expensive out there but for the rest, amazing!!!!
Written January 22, 2020
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Smithy6966
Auckland Central, New Zealand45 contributions
Jul 2019
This is by far the most beautifulest place in the world, a stunning lagoon, friendly people, fantastic food, awesome activities, but also a great place to unwind and relax. I can't say enough about Aitutaki if you get the chance it should be on your bucket list. Love it Love it.
Written June 5, 2020
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Mike M
Auckland, New Zealand181 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Day tour from Rarotonga with Air Rarotonga. From the outset well organised with friendly, informed staff. Short flight to Aitutaki followed by short bus tour of the island before boarding our purpose built catamaran fot the lagoon cruise. Visiting 3 islets, with white sand beaches, in this idyllic lagoon. Snorkellng/swimming opportunities in the crystal clear multi-blue hued waters. An excellent lunch, selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (additional) - free tea, coffee, water. An overall experience not to be missed. Don't forget the passport fot "entry" to One Foot Island.
Written July 22, 2021
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Kim B
Napa, CA62 contributions
Feb 2019
This lagoon is the most beautiful place I have ever visited on this planet. It's been a long time since I visited, about 25 years, but swimming in this lagoon was like a dream. It was like swimming in an aquarium only BETTER! If you love the water, fish and being one with the ocean, this is the place. But be gentle with it so it stays that way.
Written January 30, 2020
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Exploration308743
Palmerston North, New Zealand43 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
TeKing Lagoon cruises. 9-4 with pick up from and delivery to accommodation. TeKing is truly the King of cruises. Lots of different snorkel spots and so knowledgeable about the lagoon and it’s history. He was also very patient and took great care of all aboard. Great day out. BBQ lunch was excellent and ready on arrival. Would thoroughly recommend. Small group tour.
Written July 27, 2021
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ZenShell
Christchurch, New Zealand142 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
A huge lagoon with lots of motus, amazing spots to explore and steeped in history.

More 4.5 review. Wish I knew more about how the lagoon is cared for.

Loads of small tropical fish, turtles, giant trevally, purple coral and giant clams. The highlight was a huge napoleon wrasse. This was all accessed via a lagoon tour. Great water clarity.

Snorkeling in the lagoon from the beach at Paradise Cove was much less than average rewarding and was mostly dead coral and a few varieties of fish.

I hope this is truly treasured and is never over commercialized.
Written January 31, 2022
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Lisa N
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Teking's Lagoon Tour is so fantastic we went TWICE!
There were several couples on our second trip that also spend a SECOND full day on the Lagoon with Teking! He has a great sense of humor and great boat safety. We were taken to all new snorkeling spots on our second trip and the lunch is out of this world. A beach fish BBQ with a picnic table in the water. Accept no subsitutes!

See our photos at http://wesaidgotravel.blogspot.com/2010/06/cook-islands.html
Written June 18, 2010
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helenchapi
Torquay, Australia36 contributions
My husband and I just came back from a glorious couple of weeks in the Cook Islands and spent a couple of days out on the Aitutaki lagoon on cruises. This was our second trip to the area (the first was in 2006), and we have now been on three different boats and tours, and can confidently say that the last one we went on - Teking Tours - was by far the best for snorkelling. The other two were very good cruises, but the amount of time actually spent in the water, and in different parts of the lagoon placed Teking easily in front. The lunch was outstanding and also provided something different as it wasn't on One Foot Island with all the other boats. Although we travel with our own gear, masks, snorkels and fins are all provided.
Teking, as a captain and guide, was excellent. He likes to keep the groups small so he can provide a more personal experience, and is an absolute wealth of information about the area.
If you want to get up close and personal with a wide variety of fish, and experience the incredible variety of snorkelling experiences the lagoon has to offer, the I highly recommend spending a day with Teking on his boat.
Written October 10, 2008
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Aitutaki Lagoon is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM