One Foot Island, Aitutaki

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Famous for its azure lagoon, One Foot Island is considered one of the most visually appealing islands in the country. The island rewards visitors with sweeping views and easy access to a lagoon known for its rich marine life. While most people just visit for a few hours for the world-class snorkeling, stay overnight by calling ahead of time and reserving the only cabin on the beach. Some palm trees provide shade, but take your own water and food. Also take your passport and get a unique stamp from the post office. Take the guesswork out of planning a Aitutaki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • If you are in Aitutaki, you have to go here! The island is amazing, the sea changes it’s colour depending on sun and shadows, you can have a small walk inside the sea and enjoy this treasure! Don’t mi...  more »
  • If you have been looking for paradise ... look no further. We got to go to One foot island with Kia Orana cruises. We managed to get to this location about an hour prior to all the big groups! It is S...  more »
  • What a fun tiny island. You must remember your passport ,pay $2 and get a stamp from. One of the smallest islands on earth with a post office this island is set in the idyllic surroundings off Aitatuk...  more »
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  • The lagoon is hard to comprehend. picture perfect setting. Other than this, it tends to get crowded with excursion boats bringing tourists, having meals on the beach and listening to loud music. there is a small post office one can mail a postcard with the "one foot"stamp for $5NZD. definitelly a must do while on Atutaki.
  • Beautiful island with a beautiful story. We took the amazing Vaka cruise over and enjoyed an hour trapsing around it. Make sure to bring shoes if you plan on walking around the whole island as there is a lot of sharp coral. There are a few uninhabited structures that I assume are for day use and some local cats and chickens. You can also snorkel in the area. Make sure to get your passport stamped!
  • It's bigger than one foot but worth a visit to get your passport stamped at the smallest post office (in the world? Or was it the south Pacific..can't remember). Some nice snorkelling in one area where shells and coral have been setup to grow on a few man made objects. Your guide will point out where.
  • Beautiful little tropical island south of Aitutaki. Water is clear and blue and great for snorkelling to see the giant trevally and giant clams.
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Aitutaki's biggest draw are the luxury resorts with gourmet restaurants, infinity pools, and private beaches (or entire private islands) directly on the lagoon. Other options cater to the thrifty traveler, from basic backpacker's lodgings to a range of private bungalows and villas at mid-range prices. Because of Aitutaki's small size, all options are on or extremely close to a beach and turquoise lagoon.
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