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Listed under Beaches in Aitutaki, Cook Islands.

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Although Aitutaki comes second to Rarotonga in being the visitor's favourite Cook Island, it makes up for it with the natural beauty and charisma of its beaches, as well as the fact there are way fewer people here - so for a get-away-from-it-all exotic beach escape, Aitutaki is my favourite. This fabulous triangular-shaped island has a beautiful blue lagoon and is surrounded by small, vacant island-beaches peppered with palm trees.

Aitutaki is known for excellent fishing and varied marine life. Surrounded by reef, the island is great for snorkeling, and you can snorkel right off Aitutaki beach as well. Visit the island between June and October for the driest weather - though from November to February you can see sea turtles through Aitutaki's crystal-clear waters.

Written by  Jackie Kochell.

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Aitutaki or Bora Bora

Well i have been to both several times,  and Aitutaki, especially iff you take a trip out to One Foot Island, beats Bora Bora hands down.  French Polynesia is much more expensive and the locals have the arrogant French attitude towards you as a tourist.

Aitutaki Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Perfect Atol with white sandy beach, lagoon of aquamarine water and healthy coral reef, and wild coconut trees and small amount of agriculture inland.

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