Aitutaki, a 45-minute flight from Rarotonga, is the second-most visited of the Cook Islands and the only one besides Rarotonga equipped for tourists. The two have quite different scenery. Aitutaki, which has been called the Bora-Bora of the Cooks, is flatter than Rarotonga, but it has a 6-mi-/9-km-wide lagoon that we rank as one of the loveliest in the world. The tiny main island is quiet, but every night except Sunday sees an "Island Night," where you can enjoy a buffet dinner and a lively Poly... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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