Aitutaki's Only Private Island Resort



"A quick note to thank you for your hospitality at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island ResortThe service from our time of arrival was warm and welcoming – James was on hand with smiles, eis and nu. Ake was friendly and made check -in simple and easy. The room was spotless, well lit and very comfortable – loved the outdoor shower!

"Upon our return later that evening, we were able to sneak in dessert at your restaurant – the treats on the menu were delicious.The restaurant was bustling with foreign languages and accents – it had a great ambience, lighting and setting.

"Thank you again for finding a room for us – especially at such a busy time. Much appreciated." K&L

The sublime Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort rests effortlessly on its own secluded, private island of Motu Akitua - the ONLY private island resort in the Cook Islands.

Just a 2-minute ride from the main island of Aitutaki by small private ferry, the isle of Motu Akitua Private Island is fringed by broad, expansive beaches the colour of champagne.


As our guest you are able to enjoy the only high-end resort facing directly onto the world's most beautiful lagoon, and from here, you can drink in spell-binding views of one of the Wonders of the World to your heart's deep content.

Nothing will prepare you for the intensity, the vibrancy, the omniscience of the lagoon's blue expanse. So intense, so expansive, it is not just a colour you see, it is a blue you feel with every fibre of your being.

This is the reason you have journeyed all the way across the ocean ... to see, to feel, to truly experience the World's Most Beautiful Lagoon for yourself. 

Staying at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort, you will have the opportunity not just to see Aitutaki Lagoon as a day tourist might, but to really experience this true Wonder of the World in all its moods.

As day breaks, take your beloved by the hand and stroll in the morning stillness. Lithe, long-legged blue herons will be out, dipping elegantly into the lagoon's placid glaze. Crabs will be emerging to warm themselves in the day's new sun. And sleeping fishes will be awakening to the day's new thrill.

Over a breakfast of succulent, sweet tropical fruits and fresh-baked pastries, gaze out as the sun fires up this mystical lagoon into a vibrant, super-real intensity of blue such as you've never seen before, nor likely will again.

As the day unfolds, watch as the sun lights up the tiny motu (isles) floating upon the horizon into verdant dots bob bobbing on a sea of blue.

This is indeed a heady combination. The clear South Pacific sun, the swathes of fine white sands, the stillness of your own private island enclave, the big blue sky above, and the endless, everpresent blueness of the lagoon below. A colour so all-embracing you will find yourself willingly succumbing to its power, a power to transfix you into a new state of stillness.

As the day draws to a close, witness the lagoon being transformed into a blaze of oranges, pinks, yellows and reds playing on its surface. Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort enjoys prime views of the island's blazing tropical sunsets across the expanse of the lagoon. 

Soon after, the big bright blue sky will transform into a dark, velvety canopy sparkling with a million, trillion diamonds. With no light pollution such as is found in cities, your view from Motu Akitua Private Island of the Southern Stars is unparalleled.  

When the moon rises
, see it shimmering atop the Full Moon Channel (O'otu Channel) which divides Motu Akitua Private Island from the main island of Aitutaki. The channel's name recalls that night, so very long ago, when Chief Ru became the first man to gaze upon Aitutaki, having voyaged across the ocean in his grand Polynesian vaka with his entourage of wives, maidens, brothers and warriors, first landing at Motu Akitua Private Island by the light of the full moon.

Paradise is a much-overused word, but perhaps nowhere is it more apt than here. You will find there are many diversions to dip into, but so often, the simple pleasures will seem more than sufficient.

Loll on the beach, laze in a hammock, take a languid dip in the luminous lagoon, relax deeply into one another's company, re-discover the best in yourself and each other.

In this private island paradise you have the time and space to succumb to the deep peace and tranquillity, to rekindle your own good humour, to relight the fire and passion in your embrace, and to truly live in the moment.

Here, your mind, body and soul have the opportunity to be healed of life's workaday stresses. Your spirit has a chance to renew itself as you gain a fresh, more balanced perspective on what's truly important in your life. This is the luxury of distance, the ultimate luxury of your own private island sanctuary, Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort.

Alluring Aitutaki. When you leave, a piece of it will stay in your heart for always, yearning to return to the place on Earth closest to Heaven.