The second part of our ’round the world’ honeymoon was Aitutaki, a gem in the Cook Islands.
After the speedy 24 hours in LA we were back on the plane heading to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.
Greeted by roaming chickens in the shack like airport in Raratonga, we grabbed our bags and hopped onto a second plane. This one was a teeny tiny plane to take us to a different island, Aitutaki. The view is ‘WOW’ – set in a turquoise lagoon it looks magical, a romantic 45 minute flight.
We stayed at Etu Moana, all the villas are on the beach, making your private decking space the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the sunsets. They have free bikes and kayaks to borrow, an honesty bar, inside and outside showers… they think of every last detail, total luxury. Our Polynesian villa won an award for being the most romantic in the world on Tripadvisor, which does mean it is hugely popular. So it is best to book around a year in advance, if you can plan that far ahead I HIGHLY recommend it – www.etumoana.com
Aitutaki is the most peaceful, relaxing and idyllic location I’ve ever visited. A lush green island surrounded by the clear warm sea full of tropical fish. It’s a sudden shock arriving after the busyness of the wedding- the perfect way to switch off and do nothing but enjoy being married.
Please excuse the quality of the pics, no professional cameras were taken on honeymoon, all about the relaxing. Lots of these were taken on an underwater camera, here is a fab little one I brought recently > for the boys to play with in the pool and outside, it is pretty hardy, great for being roughly handled by toddlers.