List of Things To Do on
The BEST thing to do on Aitutaki is to go on
an Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise. Go snorkelling in Aitutaki's
beautiful lagoon or outside the reef. Book a
boat cruise on the most beautiful lagoon in the world.
- The next best thing
to do is go on another Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise to
a different Aitutaki islet beach.
- Explore the islet
your lagoon cruise
boat travels to. You can go with others
tourists on a big boat charter or charter a smaller, private
boat cruise of the Aitutaki lagoon.
- Bring a camera to
photograph the things you do on the Aitutaki Lagoon such as the
fish and corals of the underwater world.
- Hula dancing at
Island Nights after a Poloynesian feast of seafood and pigs.
is a perfect thing to do on the Aitutaki lagoon because the
barrier reef keeps waves out and lets the steady strong south
east trade wind over flat lagoon water.
Game fishing outside the Aitutaki
lagoon in the Pacific Ocean. Visit the Aitutaki Game Fishing
Club. Check out my world IGFA record, buy a drink, book game
fishing with one of the club members there.
- Learn hula dancing.
Attend a hula dancing team practice session in one of the many
- Cycle round Aitutaki. If you can't cycle get a beautiful Aitutakian
escort to drive you on a hire scooter.
- Scuba diving with Neil Mitchell's "Aitutaki SCUBA".
- Climb the highest
hill on Aitutaki Mt Mungapu with your camera
for views of the landscape and lagoon.
- Go to church to listen to harmonious choir singing. A blend of Polynesian
/ Missionary culture.
- Go again on Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise to a different Aitutaki islet
- Visit Araura College. Make a donation to this Aitutaki high school.
If you're a teacher phone the principal about what interesting topic
you can be a guest teacher to the students. When I was head of the science
department the school used to sing during assembly in a wonderful, cool
thatched roofed assembly hall. The Araura college library would be happy
to shelve that holiday book you've just finished reading on Aitutaki.
- Even if you're not into fishing or diving. Get your Aitutaki Lagoon
cruise operator to take you OUTSIDE the barrier reef on a calm day with
your camera to get a different view of Aitutaki extinct volcano sticking
out of the Pacific Ocean. From memory it was in the wonderful
month of balmy November when whales swam under my yacht.
- Book a whale
watching tour during the whale migration season as the whales
swim near the Aitutaki reef.
- Have a massage. Polynesians are good at massaging especially with
- Sunbake at "Black Rock"
beach in Amuri village.
- Book a crab
hunting tour at night.
- Go spear fishing. night spear fishing
in the lagoon or day spear fishing outside the lagoon. Calm summer nights are best. Keep in mind "Ben's
Law of Lagoon Turbidity". Google it.
- Watch a rugby union football match. It's Aitutaki's replacement
for intervillage warfare; with the only difference is they don't eat
the loosers any more. It's a hoot. Some of the excited mama's used to
brown eye the opposition.
- Play tenis on most
sporting fields in season after rugby season about August.
- Go on a
sites tour of Aitutaki. Visit ancient Polynesian stones,
at central south of Aitutaki island.
- Ride a pony.
- A must taste is
deep fried breadfruit chips
with salt and vinegar (or lemon juice).
It's my favourite fruit which grows basketball size on very big
- Go chicken hunting. Ask to hide
while a local springs a trap.
If you're a fast runner try catching a chicken with permission
of Aitutakian owners.
- If you've got time and money and weather is right, charter a boat
to Manuai island lagoon, owned by Aitutakians.
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