The sublime Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort rests effortlessly on its own secluded, private island of Motu Akitua – the Cook Islands’ only private island resort. Encircled by beaches the colour of champagne, from here resort guests take in Aitutaki’s best views across the vast, majestic lagoon to the tiny motu (isles) afloat somewhere between heaven and earth.

This intimate boutique resort also offers the Cook Islands’ only Overwater Bungalows.

Here at Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort, loll on the beach, laze in a hammock, take a languid dip in the luminous lagoon, and relax deeply into each another’s company, enveloped in the essence of serenity. When the mood takes you, there’s plenty of diversions to experience – cruising the lagoon, 4WD island safari, snorkelling, diving, birdwatching, fishing and more. By evening, feast on fresh seafood with the sand beneath and the stars above, and the lilt of the lagoon as your private serenader.

No life would be complete without having experienced the allure of absolute Aitutaki, the World’s Most Beautiful Lagoon. Balm for the soul.