Captain Bligh called AITUTAKI a "charming little spot" when he discovered it just days before the mutiny on the Bounty. And it's still one of the most beautiful places on the planet, with a lagoon so blue you'd think it had been painted that colour and a hotel resort which has been voted best in the world.
Love, patience and skills handed down through generations go into producing some of the unique crafts of the Islands. Art from the heart
MY COOK ISLANDS
"Perhaps the most appealing aspect of the Cook Islands is the islanders themselves. Religious and reserved but never lacking a laugh, Cook Islanders take pride in being humble hosts..." One journalist's view of the Islands. Read this and more in our "World View" feature