Perhaps you’ve seen this place on TV. Or read about it in a magazine. Or if you are lucky enough, you may have visited. To me, this island is a fantasy island. It is made to perfection. My first comment on arrival at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa was, “do you think someone has come in and built this? It is just too perfect.Perfection. If you are looking for the most incredible place ever, give this place a go! I was, and still am, speechless by Aitutaki. I look at my photos and I know they don’t do the place justice. The colours of the water and the sky were beyond anything I could’ve imagined. And I know I cannot write in words what I saw. It’s special. I feel really quite lucky to have honeymooned in such a brilliant, romantic paradise.
In Aitutaki, there probably isn’t a whole lot to do except explore the lagoon. To be honest (and fair), I didn’t get out and explore much of the main island. I was fortunate to score a wedding present, a tour on the Vaka Cruise. That was where most of my photos were taken. If you go on this tour, don’t forget to take your passport. You can get it stamped at One Foot Island (and I must say, it is my favourite passport stamp).
The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa is on it’s own little private island and we totally loved the seclusion of our overwater bungalow. I wanted to make the most of our time there. We ventured out for food, and a cocktail here and there. We can boast we were the first to play pool on the newly arrived pool table. I kayaked along the shallow sandy lagoon, from the lagoon side bar to the bungalows. We spent a bit of time playing oversized chess looking out to the lagoon. I spent a lot of time in the hammocks, and didn’t want to take my eyes off the magical scenery.
Next time I go, I plan to see more of the real island. I’ll probably stay somewhere a bit cheaper, and perhaps if they are lucky, the children will come along. I cannot wait to visit this paradise again. And I can only hope it will be sooner rather than later!
From my research at the time, accommodation on the island was a bit pricey. It would be worth having a look for a holiday rental if you are travelling with a family. Even if you only manage a day tour or an overnight there, it’s totally worth it. Make sure you do a boat tour, these tours take you to the most beautiful parts of the lagoon.
I hope you make it to this paradise on earth, I’d love to hear about your experience!
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