Aitutaki Island Honeymoon Travel Guide

Often compared to the Tahitian island of Bora Bora, Aitutaki is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific and one of the most exquisite lagoons in the Cook Islands (if not the world), teeming with rainbow-hued reef fish and surrounded by a necklace of tiny motus (islets) – the perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon.


Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Aitutaki Island. Image courtesy of Cook Islands Tourism

Introducing Aitutaki Island

Blessed with sugar-white beaches, tropical rainforest and authentic Polynesian lifestyle, Aitutaki offers all the ingredients you need for a magical honeymoon experience.

What to do and see

Discover several palm-fringed sugar-white beaches that merge into lush rainforest that blankets the slopes of Mount Maugnapu.

Explore the more than 21 tiny uninhabited motus by boat, wander hand-in-hand through ankle deep water at low tide from the powder-white sands of one tiny motu to another, snorkel crystalline water, hand-feed colourful tropical fish and enjoy a magical sunset cruise with your sweetheart.

Hike trails though the tropical rainforest or hire a bike to explore the island’s sleepy villages and authentic Polynesian South Pacific lifestyle on your very own honeymoon adventure.

Find the best beaches on Aitutaki


Aitutaki offers an exciting choice of ressorts for hneymoon couples. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about Aitutaki Island resorts at TripAdvisor.

Pacific Resort AitutakiPacific Resort Aitutaki
Location: Aitutaki Island
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD721 per person
Description: This romantic, architecturally designed beach resort is one of the best full-service hotels in the Cook Islands and offers luxurious beachfront bungalows, suites and villas. Bungalows have thatch-covered roofs, fans hanging from mat-lined ceilings, hardwood floors, king-size beds, large bathrooms and glass-enclosed showers. Front porches facing the beach give direct access to the lagoon.
Facilities incl.: Includes restaurant, 2 bars, outdoor pool, free kayaks, rowboats and snorkel gear; car, scooter and bike rentals and limited room service.

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa
Location: Aitutaki Island
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD302 per person
Description: This resort, located directly on the beach fronting the stunning Aitutaki Lagoon, offers the Cook Islands only overwater bungalows complete with authentic thatched roof, pandanus-lined walls and open-air shower with direct access to the beach.
Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, outdoor pool, spa, watersports equipment rentals, free kayaks and snorkel gear, scooter rentals, rental bikes and limited room service.

Best time to honeymoon on Aitutaki Island

Anytime, but September and October are probably the best months to visit the Cook Islands, as the weather in this part of the South Pacific is typically warm averaging 28°C and not so humid.

Temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C from May to October, and from 21°C to 29°C during the summer wet season, from December to March, which is typically hot and humid in the Cook Islands.

Read more about Cook Islands weather

Getting there

Air Rarotonga operates daily flights between Rarotonga and Aitutaki islands; flight time is 50mins.

Air New Zealand offers direct flights from Sydney and Auckland to Rarotonga; Virgin Australia Airlines also operates direct flights to Rarotonga from Auckland.

Information on how to get to Cook Islands

Latest update Cook Islands honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017

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