5 Best Spas in Aitutaki [2023]
5 Best Spas in Aitutaki [2023]

5 Best Spas in Aitutaki [2023]

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Where to Get a Massage on Aitutaki

The stage is set for relaxation: powdery sands, tranquil azure waters and swaying coconut palms. All you need now is a heavenly massage.

Aitutaki is home to three glorious day spas offering opposing styles and techniques, while some of the island’s boutique resorts provide massages in the comfort of your serene villa. We compare them all in this list of the best spas on Aitutaki.

Before we begin, get to know Aitutaki a little better with The Complete Travel Guide to Aitutaki.

1. SpaPolynesia – Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort

Boasting the most extensive spa menu on Aitutaki, SpaPolynesia at the Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort treats guests to a range of therapeutic massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. As the name suggests, SpaPolynesia focuses on Polynesian-style massages with local techniques and products from Pure Fiji and Rito (both using plants from the Cook Islands). Indulge in a treatment on the beach or out on your overwater bungalow’s deck overlooking the turquoise waters of the Aitutaki Lagoon. Couples massages are available. See SpaPolynesia also featured in the 10 Best Places to Get a Massage in the Cook Islands.

Location: Motu Akitua. The resort’s ferry service departs from Ootu Beach.

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2. Tiare Spa – Pacific Resort Aitutaki

An indoor spa perched high above the Aitutaki Lagoon, Tiare Spa at the Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a well worth a session for guests and non-guests alike. The five-star resort offers a range of international-style massages, from Balinese techniques to hot stone massages, using organic spa products made from local plants (but manufactured in Australia). Facials, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures and massages are all on offer, so take your pick from a menu that’s diverse yet not overwhelming. Couples massages are also available and a great addition to your itinerary along with the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do on Aitutaki for Couples.

Location: Along the west coast main road, south of the old airport runway but north of Amuri.

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3. Etu Moana – In-Villa Spa

While not home to a day spa, per se, Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas offer spa treatments in the peaceful surrounding of your villa. Needless to say, this service is only available to guests at the boutique adults-only accommodation, but with the setting of tranquil gardens or ocean views, you certainly won’t mind the location. Massages are mostly Polynesian style and are more reasonably priced than some of the day spas on the island.

Location: Along the west coast main road, south of the old airport runway but north of the Pacific Resort.

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4. Tai Roto Bay – In-House Massage

Guests at Tai Roto Bay Beach Villas have the option to be indulged with an in-house massage service. There’s no need to be overwhelmed with choices because the accommodation promises to take you to the next level of relaxation with a traditional Aitutakian massage using traditionally made coconut oil. The massage is from head to toe, leaving you revitalised.

Location: On the Ootu Peninsula just before reaching Ootu Beach.

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5. Tamanu Day Beach Spa – Tamanu Beach Resort

Guests can get an introduction to Tamanu Beach Resort‘s day spa with a complimentary foot massage. Whether you decide to stay at the resort or not, Tamanu Beach Beach Spa tempts you with stress releasing massages, replenishing facials, pain-relieving deep-tissue massages and beautifying manicures and pedicures.

Location: Northern west coast of Aitutaki.

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More About Spas in Aitutaki and the Cook Islands

That’s it for our complete list of the best spas on Aitutaki. For more ways to relax across the Cook Islands, check out the following guides:

Finally, find more experiences to complete your itinerary by using the 101 Best Things to Do in the Cook Islands: The Ultimate List.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Cook Islands Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as the Cook Islands. She knows the islands inside out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Raro’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also the editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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