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in the Cook Islands
Aitutaki has one of the world's most impressive tropical lagoons. This expansive yet shallow crystal-clear turquoise body of water is surrounded by coral reefs and palm-fringed, white-sand islets.
This Hillman wonder in Polynesia appeals to those seeking a slow, easy, laidback, unhurried, get-away-from-it-all lifestyle as opposed to a hyper-active vacation scene.
What's exhilarating about Aitutaki lies beyond its main island. The chief enticements of this Polynesia island are cruising, snorkeling or fishing the lagoon - and exploring the motus (islets).
Most popular destination
It's the islet nicknamed One Foot Island. Pastimes include picnicking and beach lazing plus swimming and snorkeling.
TV reality shows
Two other islets - Rapota and Moturakau - were locations for the popular Survivor (American) and Shipwrecked (British) reality-show TV series.
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