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Aitutaki.net, the online travel store where you can book and pay for accommodation, tours and activities for your stay on one of the World’s favourite islands.

This website also features packages, specials & last minute deals with accommodation, tours and activities. Some packages or last minute deals may include discounted air fares from Rarotonga flying with Air Rarotonga – the Airline of the Cook Islands. We recommend you check back frequently as these are added regularly.


With it’s spectacular lagoon and motu (small islets) showcasing a unique Polynesian culture, Aitutaki’s reputation as a ‘must see’ stopover in the South Pacific is richly deserved.

Aitutaki is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world but there are also some gentle activities one can pursue, scuba diving, snorkelling, lagoon cruises, walkabouts or a visit to the church to name a few.

Legend has it that the island was first discovered by the Polynesian voyager Ru. It seems certain this great Polynesian navigator and his entourage were the first settlers of Aitutaki a thousand years ago. Disenchanted with the leadership of his home island, thought to be Tubuai in the Society Islands, Ru with his party of young men and their consorts navigated the large twin hulled vaka Ngapuariki, through days and nights of Pacific storms in search of a new homeland.

Centuries later and under the command of Captain William Bligh, Aitutaki was sighted from the HMS Bounty on the 11th of April 1789, just a few days before the infamous crew mutiny led by Fletcher Christian.

During World War Two several thousand American servicemen descended on Aitutaki changing the landscape with the construction of a coral runway to provide an easterly route between Australia and Hawaii to avoid the advance of Japanese Forces.

You can’t over describe it. After the peace the War Department will have to send troops there to drag those guys home. it’s a soldier’s dream

An American war correspondent

The 1950s and 60s saw Aitutaki as a stopover for TEAL Solent flying boats on the romantic ‘Coral Route’ en-route to and from Tahiti.

Travel on the Coral Route was expensive during a period when most international passengers still went by sea, and many of the worlds rich and famous stepped off onto the sands of Akaiami while the giant aircraft re-fuelled en-route between Samoa and Tahiti.

Today, Aitutaki has the modern conveniences of our era. However the stunning lagoon and availability of arable land means that every child still learns to plant and fish. Famed as the entertainers of the Cook Islands, Aitutakians still present spectacular Polynesian dances, drumming and song as they have done for centuries.

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Featured Tours

Aroa Nui Wedding Package

Aroa Nui Wedding Package Aroa Nui Wedding Package

Saying “I do” has never been easier! Dreaming of a romantic Island wedding?

NZ$1699 Details »

Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruize

Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruize Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruize

They know how to have a good time and they wanna show you.

NZ$75 Details »

Cook Islands Divers

Cook Islands Divers Cook Islands Divers

We make the effort to make sure YOU get the diving that YOU want.

NZ$90 Details »

Discover Scuba Lagoon Dive

Discover Scuba Lagoon Dive Discover Scuba Lagoon Dive

Have you ever wondered how it would be to breathe under water?

NZ$90 Details »

Eastern Star - Sailing Tours

Eastern Star - Sailing Tours Eastern Star - Sailing Tours

Sailing on the deep blue waters of this paradise island.

NZ$70 Details »

Just Spearfishing

Just Spearfishing Just Spearfishing

Local fishermen Lui + Joe and their mates will take you out, show you the knack and the secrets of spearfishing in Rarotonga

NZ$180 Details »

Koka Lagoon Cruise

Koka Lagoon Cruise Koka Lagoon Cruise

Glass bottom lagoon cruise through beautiful Muri lagoon.

NZ$75 Details »

Manea Wedding Package

Manea Wedding Package Manea Wedding Package

Let a Wedding Planner take care of all your wedding arrangements.

NZ$999 Details »

Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

Marlin Queen Fishing Charters Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

Fishing aboard Marlin Queen is the ultimate game fishing experience.

NZ$170 Details »

Open Water Dive

Open Water Dive Open Water Dive

Multilevel dives with small personalized groups with a max of 6 per guide.

NZ$95 Details »

Pacific Voyager

Pacific Voyager

Tiare Taporo” is a full powered commercial auxiliary sailing vessel designed to carry passengers, cargo and trade goods.

NZ$50 Details »

Rarotonga Scenic Flight

Rarotonga Scenic Flight Rarotonga Scenic Flight

Enjoy a twenty minute flight in our high wing Cessna.

NZ$129 Details »

Romance - Wedding Package

Romance - Wedding Package Romance - Wedding Package

Every effort will be made to cater for your dream wedding.

NZ$999 Details »

Simply Bliss - Wedding Package

Simply Bliss - Wedding Package Simply Bliss - Wedding Package

Nothing is more romantic than beginning your married life together.

NZ$1799 Details »

Te Vara Nui - Cultural Show, Night Show and Buffet

Te Vara Nui - Cultural Show, Night Show and Buffet Te Vara Nui - Cultural Show, Night Show and Buffet

Cultural Village Tour, Over Water Night Show and Buffet

NZ$39 Details »

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