Welcome to the One Foot Island
Map of the Cook Islands – Introduction – To do on Aitutaki – Pacific Resort Aitutaki – Marae – a sacred place – Around Aitutaki on a scooter – Restaurants – Facts about the Cook Islands
Map of the Cook Islands
The pace is much calmer on Aitutaki than on Rarotonga. The island is exceptionally popular among honey mooners and it is not hard to understand why. The island is so magical for real and are you planning a trip to the Cook Islands you can’t leave without visiting Aitutaki.
When walking on the beach on Rarotonga you always met dogs who wanted to accompany you but on Aitutaki there are none, dogs I mean. Neither do you find any snakes nor insects on the island.
To do on Aitutaki
- Visit a marae – a sacred place
- Rent a scooter and explore the island
- Swim in the ocean
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
We stayed at the Pacific Resort Aitutaki. Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a little fancier than its sister hotel Pacific Resort Rarotonga and we really liked this one. The room is beautiful, the bed comfy, you have a view over the ocean. The restaurant serves super fresh food.
Every morning, the waitress put her arms around mine and said: “Let’s find a really nice table out on the terrace for you and your husband so that you may start your day the best way possible.” Never happened before at a five star hotel, not to me at least.
It is just that the people are so genuinely nice at the Cooks.
And the location? Well, scroll down!
Marae – a sacred place
Marae means an open place, a place without trees. A marae was a sacred place where male priests performed religious ceremonies for other men – women were not allowed. With the entry of Christianity in the beginning of the 19th century these places were abandoned.
Around Aitutaki on a scooter
You cannot visit the Cooks without renting a scooter. It is the best way to explore the island.
Restaurants on Aitutaki
- Café Tupuna
- Rapae Bay Restaurant at Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Facts about the Cook Islands
- In free association with New Zeeland since 1965.
- Currency: New Zealand dollar, Cook Islands dollar.
- Climate: Tropical climate. Rain season through November and March with temperatures around 29 degrees and occasional showers, during the dry season between June and September the weather cools down a little. You can visit the Cook Islands all year round.
- The Cook Islands consists of 15 islands. Rarotonga is the main island with its c. 10 000 inhabitants. The pace is much calmer in Aitutaki which only has c. 2 000 inhabitants. Aitutaki is famous for the amazing blue lagoon.
- Language: English, Rarotongan.
- Shopping: Black pearls. But – make sure to buy them at an authorized jeweller.
- Hello! Kia orana!