A visit to the Cook Islands is not complete without seeing the beautiful island of Aitutaki. The breathtaking allure of its crystal clear turquoise waters and sparkling white beaches is an essential ingredient in any Cook Island holiday. This is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty and tranquility, providing a simple tonic to soothe away the pressures of the outsdie world.

Aitutaki is 220 kilometres north of Rarotonga and less than an hour's flight away. It is partly volcanic and partly of atoll origin. The spectacular lagoon is 45 kilometres around, is abundant with coloured fish of many varieties and its perimeter is sprinkled with many small and charming uninhabited islands.

Visitors who stay should set their watches to "island time".  In this laid-back atmosphere, as on Rarotonga, the popular mode of transport is the motor scooter.