Aitutaki is an island in the Southern Cook Islands, a 45 minute flight from the capital island of Rarotonga.
Aitutaki lagoon and its islands are breathtakingly beautiful. The classic picture postcard of small palm tree fringed tropical island, with shallow, warm turquoise waters, corals, tropical fish and blue skies is taken here. The lagoon is large, taking about an hour to cross in a boat. Tourism facilities are well developed, but are still low key enough not to intrude on the nature of the island.
The larger island is split into different villages, Vaipae & Tau'tu are the largest and are located on the south east side of the island, Arutanga is often referred to as town and is on the south west side of the island.