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Aitutaki Lagoon

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These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot...

These waters are home to a large number of fish, making it a favorite spot for snorkeling or scuba diving.

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Enormous shallow lagoon with superb snorkelling

Two trips TeKing and KiaOrana gave us different perspectives Both good trips with TeKing more about snorkelling (3 stops) and KiaOrana more about visiting items with 2 stops for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Russell, New Zealand
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Russell, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two trips TeKing and KiaOrana gave us different perspectives Both good trips with TeKing more about snorkelling (3 stops) and KiaOrana more about visiting items with 2 stops for snorkelling

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for snorkelling to see fishes and coral. Lovely clear cool waters.Amazing view from our bungalow to lagoon. very peaceful spot.

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new zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Air Rarotonga Aitutaki Day Trip tour from Rarotonga. This incorporates flights and the Vaka Island & Lagoon cruise. It can be booked online with Air Rarotonga. We have travelled to Raro number off times and we finally took the plunge and forked out for a tour as most folk rave about the island. It was worth the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful clear and warm water with abundant coral and fishes. Be sure to see the giant clams near the marine preserve near the west end of the airstrip.

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Saint Nom la Breteche
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge lagoon with a dozen of small islands scattered everywhere. All kind of colors turquoise blue green etc. Warm waters beaches deserted in short heaven !

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we approached iby air what a treat lay in store for my wife and I. Were we in the real world or a fantasy land. Nothing can prepare yourself for the beauty of the lagoon. The colours are incredible. We spent two days on the lagoon island hopping from deserted island to deserted island. Picture postcard beaches, sensational wildlife... More 

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edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed at this resort for 5. Nights after a horrible experience at paradise coves lodge. The island and property is amazing and everythjng you could ask for a great. Each holiday . Beautiful rooms, amazing beach, complimentry water sports , quiet grounds I loved the outdoor shower and large rooms the most. The service at the restaurant was poor... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Aitutaki overview, what a relaxing holiday the Amuri beach house where we stayed was all one could ask thank goodness for the A/C on some days, Bellinda was the perfect hostess. Transport is a must as the shops are widespread if one is walking. the lagoon is beautiful, near Amuri it could do with another 500mm at low tide and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Nothing can prepare for the visual sensory overload. It was love at first sight from the; Range of blues in the pristine lagoon. Pure white talcum powder beaches framed with swaying coconut palm groves Put simply; it is an untouched paradise created by Mother Nature no man can match.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Aitutaki is simply paradise! The large lagoon is surrounded by coral reefs and a chain of small palm covered islands. The lagoon is ideal for snorkelling with large numbers of tropical fish. We flew in to the airstrip from Rarotonga with great views of the islands and the lagoon. Waking up to views across the sandy beach to the turquoise... More 

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