Photographs can never convey the breathtaking beauty that is Aitutaki. Warm, crystal clear waters fill a triangular shaped, turquoise blue lagoon....so blue you'd think someone had painted it that colour! (I promise you the photo above right hasn't been touched up).
Each leg of the triangle stretches more than 11 kms (7 miles). Dotted around it are uninhabited, palm filled islands or "motus", with sparkling white sand...reminiscent of the sort of a picture a child would paint of a desert island. Aitutaki is the second most visited of the Cook Islands, and particularly popular with honeymooners. Tourism facilities are well developed, but the total number of visitors a year remains a small fraction of those staying on the capital island, so Aitutaki still feels very unspoiled.