Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

The little paradise on Earth called Aitutaki is the most beautiful island that Australia has. Aitutaki is one of the Cook Islands located in the South Pacific Ocean. On a territory of about 6,970 km2 there live only about 2,120 people who are really proud of what they have. The island of Aitutaki owns one of the best sand beaches in the world, along with the other uninhabited islands surrounding the main island of Aitutaki.

Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

Image by Peta Hopkins via Flickr

Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

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Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

Image by Peta Hopkins via Flickr

The island of Aitutaki is also known among the people by the nicknames Ararau, Araura and Utataki. The main village on the island, which is the most famous spot there is located on the west side of the island and it’s called Arutanga. Aitutaki is the second most visited island out of all the Cook Islands, but still known as the most beautiful one. It owns the world’s most beautiful lagoon. The turquoise water and the surrounding barrier reef is what make this island so special. The flora and the fauna are another reason why one should visit this little paradise. Rays, bonefishes and turtles can be seen here very often.

Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

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Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

Image by Peta Hopkins via Flickr

None of the other Cook Islands can be compared to Aitutaki Island when the water activities are in question. A lot of tourists rent a boat in order to visit some of the uninhabited islands nearby for a picnic, or just to enjoy the afternoon and admire the nature and the view. One Foot Island, Tapuaetai, is believed to be the most important attraction. Furthermore, One Foot Island was awarded back in 2008 as the “Australia’s Leading Beach”.

Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

Image by Peta Hopkins via Flickr

Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

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Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Cook Island

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The local people make your stay even better as they are known as friendly and kind people. A less known fact is that the Aitutaki Island is the first out of all the Cook Islands to accept the Christianity. The oldest church on the Cook Islands is exactly in Aitutaki.

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