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Why Book With Us - Your Unique Private Island Experience

Luxury Aitutaki Getaway (for Adults Only)


"Wow!!!! This resort is perched right on the edge of the most breathtaking lagoon I have ever laid eyes on! Every year we travel to a different tropical island (e.g. Maldives, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bora Bora etc) & this is the only one we want to come back to. There is cheaper & more expensive, but none more beautiful." Chris

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort was home to the American SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 50th Anniversary SWIMSUIT EDITIONshoot (as well as Air New Zealand's SAFETY IN PARADISE video and Australian BILLABONG summer fashion shoot). Senior Editor of the Swimsuit Edition, MJ Day, said of Aitutaki: “… hands down Aitutaki is the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life.”  Some accolade from someone who's been there, done that, in a long career of globetrotting to some of the world's most beautiful places. 

Another who’s been there, seen that, is Catriona Rowntree, the popular longtime presenter of Australian TV travel show, GETAWAY, who considers Aitutaki to be The Most Romantic Place on Earth, and who even chose Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort for her own honeymoon.

Once upon a time, to get to Aitutaki meant a long sea voyage in an ocean-going Polynesian vaka or aboard a flying boat on the famous luxury Coral Route (which is how Marlon Brando, John Wayne and Cary Grant got here).

Nowadays, to discover Aitutaki all you need do is take the 45minute flight from Rarotonga. Legend has it that the colour blue was invented here. Once you arrive, you’ll see why this legend was born . Feast your eyes on the bluest blue they’re ever likely to see

If you have a dream to really, truly, deeply experience the very essence of the South Pacific, then it is here, in the very heart of the South Seas, that your dream will be most truly realised.

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is not just located in the heart of the South Pacific, it truly captures the South Pacific's exotic, unique, unpretentious heart.

Here you can experience the sweeping romance of your own private island, afloat, almost adrift, in the South Seas.

The incredible charm of your own thatched bungalow perched atop the champagne sands. Swaying in a hammock under the cool green of a nodding palm tree, the blue, serene expanse of legendary Aitutaki Lagoon revealed before you.

And by night, you can thrill to the pounding rhythm of the Aitutaki drums as the grass-skirted dancers shimmy and shake on the sands traced by a moonlit sea.

Everyone should journey to the very heart of the South Seas, at least once in their lives. Unfortunately, not everyone will have the opportunity to live, at least for a while, right here at the edge of the world's most beautiful lagoon, at the ONLY resort set directly on the expanse of Aitutaki Lagoon, Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. 

We would encourage you to seize the moment. For life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. 

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Aitutaki Lagoon - Where the Colour Blue was Invented


This is where Mother Nature decided to write her most sublime, most intense Ode to Blue. A poem of surreal, super-natural power. To come here is to enter into the blueness, into the endlessness of omnipresent blue. Heaven, you will discover, is undoubtedly blue.

As you gaze out at breathtakingly beautiful Aitutaki Lagoon from your bungalow deck at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort, feel as close to Heaven as it's possible to get whilst still here on Earth.

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort rests on its own magical isle named Motu Akitua Private Island, and is the ONLY high-end resort located directly on world-famous Aitutaki Lagoon.

It is from here that so many of the most stunning shots of Aitutaki Lagoon have been taken, because Motu Akitua Private Island affords the best views in Aitutaki of legendary Aitutaki Lagoon. Panoramic, majestic, spellbinding, jawdropping views to die for.

Have you ever seen a masterpiece in an art book, and then been lucky enough to come upon it in life? A masterpiece perhaps such as the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, or a massive Kandinsky or Chagall canvas. You think you know what the real thing will look like, yet nothing prepares you for the power of scale, the power of something so much bigger than yourself.

This is the experience of Aitutaki Lagoon. Words and pictures cannot truly convey to you the scale of the scene and the power of that to move you. Here, Mother Nature created the sublime view, Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort created the experience. 

The Scale of the Scene, the Power to Move You


You will have seen wonderful, dreamy, inspiring images of Aitutaki Lagoon. Gorgeous little photos in magazines, brochures or the internet. You will believe you know what it really looks like. And yet nothing will prepare you for the power of being there, for the vastness of the scene, for becoming one with blue. These will become moments apart.

Once you have left, you will forever be able to close your eyes and re-enter this portal, a portal to the poetry, to the power of blue, the blueness of Heaven.

So why go to the effort and expense of journeying all the way to the heart of the South Pacific, to the shores of Aitutaki Lagoon, to Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort? Because no one should have to live life without at least once visiting Heaven while they're still on Earth.

The Best Lagoon Views on Earth

Nowhere is closer to Heaven than Aitutaki. And nowhere can you experience this better than at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort, because of its totally unique blend of qualities and features.

Here, from your bungalow at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort, you can see for yourself The Best Views on Earth of the World's Most Beautiful Lagoon. A sight truly to behold ... and which will remain with you for always. 

Your Unique Experience at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort

There are so many ways in which your stay at exclusive Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort will be unique:

  • The ONLY  high-end resort located directly on Aitutaki Lagoon, a true Wonder of the World. That's 'location, location, location' for you. A good map will show this to you clearly.
  • Because of this world-beating location, guests of Aitutaki Lagooon Private Island Resort are the only resort guests to enjoy the best views of Aitutaki Lagoon, directly looking into the majestic heart of the lagoon (not its periphery). Expansive, panoramic views which are truly to die for. The Best Views on Earth, of the World's Most Beautiful Lagoon. 
  • Located on charming Motu Akitua Private Island, Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is the ONLY resort in the Cook Islands located on its own private island. The wild romance, the luxury, the deep peace of your own truly private piece of paradise is indescribable.
  • Yet even incurable romantics have a practical side. So the fact that this delightful little island is just a 2 minute ride by small private ferry from the main island of Aitutaki means that you have the absolute best of both - the convenience of quick and easy access combined with the exclusivity, luxury and tranquillity of privacy.
  • Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is the ONLY resort in the Cook Islands with Overwater Bungalows. Until you've stayed in anOverwater Bungalow you may believe they're overrated, once you have, you're spoilt for life. Experience the sense of freedom and uplift of spirit that you feel in an Overwater Bungalow, afloat on a blue blue lagoon.
  • Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is an all-bungalow resort, with the charming thatched bungalows well spaced for privacy. All Overwater Bungalows, Deluxe Beachfront Bungalows, Premium Beachfront Bungalows and Beachfront Bungalows offer lagoon views and glorious open-air showers. 
  • For couples in love seeking complete privacy, the Resort also offers our luxe Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau, fully enclosed in its own private tropical garden. 
  • The warmth of the genuine Aitutaki welcome which you will receive at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is something truly special and memorable. Many of our guests tell us that the stunning natural beauty of the setting was made complete for them by the friendly and obliging hospitality and service which they received. So often it's one of the main reasons they come back, again and again.
  • Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort is authentic Aitutaki, proud of our Polynesian heritage. It is a resort for travellers, not tourists, with no marble or gold taps in sight, just the luxury of the world's best lagoon views from your own bungalow on your private island. 
  • It's all right here for you. Whether you require wedding services, tips on the best places to snorkel, lessons on how to stand-up paddleboard, help with booking your rental vehicle, fishing trip, cultural tour or a world-famous cruise of Aitutaki Lagoon, or you need to place a room service order for a Private Candlelit Dinner on the Resort's Sunset Beach or Kuriri Point, it's all right here for you at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort. Your truly private piece of paradise, right here on Motu Akitua Private Island.