From the ultimate in five star luxuries (award winning) to home stay, with a multiplicity of mid range and budget places in between; the choice is yours and guaranteed to make a blissful stay.
Explorers following, however, left a somewhat less tranquil wake – the highly questionable Captain William Bligh first sighted Aitutaki – probably the most glorious of all the islands – in 1789 and hot on his heels after the bloody Mutiny on the Bounty, that buccaneer Fletcher Christian sailing in Bligh’s very own vessel, sighted Rarotonga.
Weddings in Paradise
Fortunately Aitutaki – and its stunning beauty – survived this wake of bloodthirsty sailors. These days it's recognised for its romantic aura rather than tales of swashbucklers. It's highly sought after by honeymooners and couples seeking the most memorable wedding possible. A betrothal against a brilliant sunset on a desert island can turn from dream to reality on this magical island paradise.
Less than an hour’s flight from Rarotonga by local airline Air Raro (which runs an extraordinarily efficient interisland service) lies the alluring atoll. Nicknamed Honeymoon Island - for obvious reasons - it is the archetypal tropical island. Even the most travel weary cannot fail to wonder at this Eden with its vast crystal clear lagoon, scattered with tiny motus of the finest white sand where sea birds and land lovers seek sanctuary.