A family holiday in the Cook Islands

AA Directions - Monica Tischler
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Monica Tischler

Monica Tischler of AA Directions Magazine tells us about her family trip to the Cook Islands

Describing somewhere as ‘paradise’ can seem clichéd, but Aitutaki really is akin to utopia. And spending time on the lagoon is one of the best ways to explore the magic of the second most-populated motu of the Cook Islands, after Rarotonga.

After cruising the Aitutaki lagoon for the day while my partner and toddler son stayed at our resort, I have experienced the translation of this beautiful place’s name – Aitutaki means to ‘keep the fire going’. Today, the fire in my soul is burning brightly. Home to fifteen motu including One Foot Island where visitors can get their passport stamped at the world’s smallest post office, Aitutaki lives up to its reputation as a tropical nirvana. Read more...