Hidden amongst the Cook Islands is a place of paramount beauty. From Rarotonga you could visit on a day trip…but you’ll want to stay for week and week.

Towering palms snake out over the sea in graceful, S-shaped loops. Footprint-free sand curves away to infinity in a crescent of pure white. The turquoise of the lagoon’s shallow water darkens as it deepens, reflecting the sky blue of the heavens above.

How can an island covering just 20 sq km of ocean be so picture postcard perfect? This tiny drop of flawlessness was partly created by volcanoes and has been organically shaped by the gentle action of the ceaseless sea. And it is remote, but accessible. Less than an hour’s flight from Rarotonga takes you to Aitutaki and there are up to five flights a day. So it easily possible to spend a day there, indulging in an island tour, lagoon cruise, snorkelling and lunch. But why would you? Excellent accommodation means you could spend day after day soaking in the sun, the sea and the island’s incredible beauty.


Tailor-made journeys with The Ultimate Travel Company certainly do not come off-the-peg. We recognise that people’s interests and tastes are unique and so their holidays should be too. Each itinerary is carefully matched to you by our specialists. From the accommodation style, experiences and budget, we ensure the holiday you book is perfect for you.

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