5 Best Luxury Experiences on Aitutaki
5 Best Luxury Experiences on Aitutaki

5 Best Luxury Experiences on Aitutaki

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The Most Luxurious Tours, Activities and Experiences on Aitutaki

Looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences to go with a once-in-a-lifetime destination? Aitutaki has a small yet unforgettable selection of luxury experiences. There are effortless ways to enjoy what feels like the whole lagoon to yourself, between the exclusive private lagoon charters and private dining experiences on the beach. Whether you’re looking to do something special for a noteworthy occasion or “just because”, this list of the best luxury experiences on Aitutaki will see you to a day you’ll never forget.

Before we begin, be sure to open The Luxury Guide to Aitutaki and the 5 Best Luxury Accommodations on Aitutaki in a new tab – you’re going to want to browse them later…

1. Cruise the Aitutaki Lagoon on Your Own Private Day Charter

Swap group lagoon cruises and rigid schedules for a private charter to experience the famous Aitutaki Lagoon your way. There are several lagoon charters to choose from, with the most luxurious boat coming from Platinum Cruising offering private half-day and full-day charters for two people, the latter including lunch on the beach at One Foot Island. Alternatively, Teking Lagoon Tours provides private charters on their small boat for up to six or their large boat for up to 10. Either way, Teking’s tours include a barbecue lunch and plenty of snorkelling time.

Location: Aitutaki Lagoon. Compare options and find launching points in the 10 Best Lagoon Cruises in Aitutaki.

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2. … Or Cruise the Lagoon at Sunset

See the lagoon in a whole different light on a late afternoon/sunset cruise. Snorkel among beautiful coral, enjoy a relaxing float on a water hammock, and indulge in a private sunset picnic with Kutekute Island Tours & Transfers – the only tour to return to land after dark. Alternatively, Teking Lagoon Tours offers a shorter sunset champagne tour. Whoever you choose, the Aitutaki Lagoon at sunset is sure to blow you away.

Location: Aitutaki Lagoon. Compare options and find launching points in the 10 Best Lagoon Cruises in Aitutaki.

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3. Indulge in a Soothing Island Massage

Take the relaxation that Aitutaki effortlessly evokes to a whole new level with a massage at one of the island’s spas. Aitutaki is home to several resort spas, with a top contender being Tiare Spa at the Pacific Resort Aitutaki with hot stone massages and Balinese massages among several indulgent options for singles and couples. At Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort‘s SpaPolynesia, a must-try is their traditional Cook Islands massage known as the “roromi”. Alternatively, guests at Etu Moana or Tai Roto Bay can enjoy in-villa head-to-toe massages.

Location: Discover which spa is right for you and find their locations in the 5 Best Spas in Aitutaki.

5 Best Luxury Experiences on Aitutaki© Craig Owen - Cook Islands Tourism

4. Be Treated to a Romantic Private Dinner

One of the luxury experiences on Aitutaki you can’t miss is a private dinner – of which, you have several lavish options. Choose a candlelit dinner in a private pavilion on the edge of the Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort or dine under the stars on a secluded private deck at Aitutaki Escape. A private barefoot beach dinner can be organised at Etu Moana with local flowers decorating the area and Pacific cuisine served at sunset. For more romantic experiences like this, check out the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do on Aitutaki for Couples.

Location: Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort – Akitua island, a ferry is available from Ootu Beach. Aitutaki Escape – West coast just south of the old airport runway. Etu Moana – West coast, a few hundred metres south of Aitutaki Escape.

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5. Visit Aitutaki for the Day or Overnight on a Private Jet

For those on limited time, Island Hopper Vacations can organise the trip of a lifetime with their private jet packages. Fly from Rarotonga to Aitutaki on a private jet for up to seven of your nearest and dearest. The day tour includes a private island tour and lagoon cruise, while the overnight tour also includes a stay at the five-star Pacific Resort Aitutaki. Itineraries are customisable to include fishing or whale watching in the season.

Location: VIP transfers are included from anywhere in Rarotonga.

5 Best Luxury Experiences on Aitutaki© Zhang Da Qiang - Cook Islands Tourism

More About Luxury Experiences on Aitutaki

That’s it for our list of the best luxury experiences on Aitutaki but is just the beginning of the advice we can offer. Plan the perfect luxury escape with the following guides:

Finally, be sure to bookmark The Complete Luxury Guide to the Cook Islands to plan your whole trip.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Cook Islands Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin works and consults regularly with Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, a local government body representing the tourism industry. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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