The Free Beach Guide HomeMenuHotels

Aitutaki island

Ultimate guide (December 2022)
Aitutaki is an atoll in the South Pacific (Cook Islands). This is an upscale destination, famous for it's aerial photo shots. Fortunately, budget travelers have some opportunities. Small remoted islets (so-called motu) give the most beautiful landscapes with palms and great lagoon view. Beach and seabed: sand, coral chips. [edit]
This island ranks #2 of the "Best islands in Oceania"
Rating: 9.4 - 1860 votes [vote]
Coordinates: -18.888259, -159.778317
See also: Best beaches in Aitutaki

Hotels [edit]

Expensive, but few budget accommodations are also available. Book in advance if you plan to visit Aitutaki in high season (June-August).

Find hotels in Aitutaki


How to get there [edit]

Fly to Rarotonga International Airport (RAR). Then fly to Aitutaki Airport (AIT).

If you are not interested in staying on Rarotonga, you may try to buy a ticket from your city to Aitutaki. For example, the cost of two flights New Zealand - Rarotonga and Rarotonga - Aitutaki usually higher than cost of flight New Zealand - Rarotonga - Aitutaki, purchased on one ticket.

The best way to explore main island is by bicycle. Cheap bike rental is located near Arutanga. Also some hotels give free bicycles to its guests.

Find flights to Aitutaki


When to go [edit]

From June to December. Remember that the maximum crowds of tourists here - from June to August.

Rainfall, mm
Rainfall, mm

Water temperature, C
Water temperature, C

Temperature, C
Temperature, C

Humidity, %
Humidity, %

Wind speed, meter/sec
Wind speed, meter/sec

Useful information [edit]

Keep in mind that the island has good sandy beaches, but most of the beaches here - coral smooth fossilization (so-called "concrete") or coral chips. These beaches are very photogenic, but not comfortable to swim and sunbathe.

Also there are no good supermarkets on the island, - only few basic stores. So think about the hotel restaurant. Also you may go to an independent restaurant Tupuna Cafe (works in the afternoon except Sunday), - cozy and relatively inexpensive. Dishes are of good quality, but not too tasty.

Lagoon and small islets (motu) located along its perimeter - is the main Aitutaki attraction. The most common way to explore the lagoon - package tours (from 70 New Zealand dollars per person). You can also order a personal tour (400 NZD per day / 250 NZD per half day for two). Also so-called "Lagoon water bus" goes from Arutanga port (65 NZD roundtrip per person, no Sundays).

Open map

See also other islands nearby:

Cook Islands, Atiu island, Matai Beach 8.0
210 km to the south-east
Location: Oceania, Cook Islands
Rating: 8.0 (23 votes)
Cook Islands, Rarotonga island, Little Polynesian Resort beach 8.2
260 km to the south
Location: Oceania, Cook Islands
Rating: 8.2 (484 votes)
French Polynesia, Bora Bora island, Le Meridien beach 9.7
890 km to the east
Location: Oceania, French Polynesia
Rating: 9.7 (1395 votes)
French Polynesia, Tupai island, two motus 8.1
890 km to the east
Location: Oceania, French Polynesia
Rating: 8.1 (396 votes)
Cook Islands, Manihiki atoll, aerial view 7.8
950 km to the north
Location: Oceania, Cook Islands
Rating: 7.8 (77 votes)
If you liked this page, please share it on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
…or any other web-site
This will help the project greatly!

We recommend:
Hotels Combined – find the best hotel's fare among 200+ reservation systems
To the top of this page »
© 2022, · News · Book · Contacts · Search · Countries