Experience the wonder of 'the Cooks' with a world-famous Island Night - sample the traditional food, such as taro and pork and, after dinner, enjoy a thrilling performance of local song and dance by the locals, whose enthusiasm is contagious.
The compact nature of Aitutaki's land-mass, in combination with the magnificent tract of lagoon area, gives visitors many opportunities to explore shore attractions, lagoon pastimes, underwater scenes and ocean-going adventures. Experience a 4WD safari tour which takes you on an island-wide discovery of history, culture and, of course, spectacular scenery.
There is also a Marine Resource hatchery which supports the efforts of national scientists to sustainably harvest and replenish sea species.
For bird watchers, hikers and keen photographers - make sure you visit Maunga Pu hill, home to a colony of small blue parrots, fruit doves, flying foxes, terns and shore birds - some of which can be found close to your luxury Aitutaki hotel accommodation at Pacific Resort.
Aitutaki's world-famous lagoon provides enthusiasts with an excellent opportunity to explore underwater sights and attractions. The lagoon scenery, viewed by boat or from the shoreline, is remarkable in its colour complexity and exquisite beauty. Up to ten separate lagoon charter operators ply the width and depths of the lagoon waters on a daily basis.
The best snorkelling & diving sites can be accessed by boat, however, there is some wonderful snorkelling available from shore immediately beyond Pacific Resort Aitutaki.
Whale watching tours are conducted from June to October. The Cook Islands waters are a popular playground for these graceful mammals who can be glimpsed from the shoreline, as well as from the safety of specialised whale-watching guided tours.
Complimentary mask and snorkel sets are provided in your room for your use. Use of additional snorkeling gear, flippers, and kayaks can be arranged through the guest services team.
Aitutakians are competitive and wide range of sports are available on the island, including golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer, netball, rugby, sailing, and much more. Visitors are always welcome to join in.
Diving and fishing trips depart daily from the main wharf in Arutanga, which is located a short distance from Pacific Resort Aitutaki. The activities desk staff can arrange all diving, fishing and other island activities - contact us for more information.
Beauty treatments and therapeutic pampering are available at Pacific Resort Aitutaki's onsite Tiare Spa. Aitutaki lives and breathes romance, retreat and luxurious escape from the rest of the world. We invite you to explore and discover this paradise island's seduction for yourself.
Located within the lobby of Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the Bergman's Pearl Gallery and Giftware shop. Immediately south of the Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Mango Traders and Tony's Mini Maina sell holiday mementos and souvenir items. Elsewhere around Aitutaki, several crafts-people can be visited at their home studios with wood carvings, pottery, glass beads and jewellery, paintings, weaving, coconut products being sold or displayed for commission-work. Koru Café in Ootu serves delicious coffee, alongside its quality artworks and images for retail display.
Ultimate beachfront luxury and seclusion. Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers luxurious comfort and modern Aitutaki accommodation. All nesteled on Aitutaki's white sandy beach, surrounded by magnificent tropical flower gardens and an idyllic lagoon view - the perfect spot for star gazing
We provide an enjoyable and informative island discussion and activity at 3.00pm daily at the Black Rock Café. The discussion ranges from Coconuts and their use in both traditional and contemporary society to the creation of the floral ei's synonymous with Polynesia. Please check the daily Pacific Drum newsletter for details of the following days activity.