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The Aitutaki lagoon is a true example of the natural beauty and wonder of the Polynesian region, and a testament as to why the area was so alluring to explorers throughout history. The lagoon is comprised of 15 small islets which are scattered across a vast blue sea thriving with coral, giant clams and an unbelievable array of sea life. In parts, the water is so shallow you can wade your way through.

Snorkeling, kayaking, cruising, swimming, canoeing, floating, boating and diving - there are a million different ways to explore Aitutaki Lagoon, and they all involve getting wet. The warm tropical waters of the lagoon are a picture-perfect shade of translucent blue that has to be seen to be believed, and taking the time to explore – either as a day trip to the island or by staying in one of the many resorts for a few days – is an unmissable experience for anyone visiting the Cook Islands.

Alongside the natural wonder and romance on Aitutaki, the lagoon also has a strong stake in the stories of Polynesian history, as one of the first English explorers to discover the region was William Bligh, captain of the infamous ‘Bounty’ ship. The story goes that Aitutaki was the last stop the Bounty made before the infamous mutiny took place.

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For more information or to book an Aitutaki getaway, contact the team at Spacifica Travel today on 1800 420 820. You can also visit our Cook Islands package deals page to find current holiday packages or our Cook Islands tours page to see about adding an Aitutaki day trip onto your holiday.

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