Moturakau
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This deserted island was the location used for the British TV series Shipwrecked, where 16 people were left on an uninhabited island to fend for themselves.
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Maui Mana
Hawaii204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Did a lagoon cruise snorkel and ended up here to explore and have a potluck bonfire. WOW. WOW. WOOOW. Cannot even describe because it was so gorgeous!!!
Written 6 December 2022
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@csdykes
seattle, washington12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Spent the day by ourselves on the island for about 5 hours. Brought food and drinks, swimming in some spots but pretty shallow and have to sneek through coral. Very nice and secluded! pretty surreal and amazing.
Written 14 April 2020
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dollys d
Lake Cathie, Australia68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Lots of fish life around & hermit crabs, the crabs were bigger than I have seen before, kids would love this, but the swimming is the main attraction here in the beautiful water.
Written 2 June 2019
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MiBri53
Germany495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Situated in the lagoon of Aitutaki and just about 15 minutes by boat from One Foot Island Motu Rakau is just the right place for a stop and a little walk through the dense forest. Watch out for nesting bird. One side of the islet shows coral beach rock, the other beautiful sand beach.
Written 27 December 2017
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Suzy1403
Bowral, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
One of the islands on the tour stop whilst at Aitutake, the views are stunning across the lagoon, swim opportunities as well as lots of hermit crabs and the beautiful native white love birds. You can walk past the baby chicks. Great stop off on the tour with Vakka cruises.
Written 8 January 2017
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gnitnuj
Seattle, WA65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Aitutaki isn't that large, so this is a must see alongside one foot island. Chances are every tour stops here, but just in case, make sure it does!
Written 29 June 2016
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wce427
Cambridge, New Zealand36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Landed as p[art of the Aitutaki Day Trip. The only place in Rarotonga where we saw birds other then the Minah bird. Up close and personal with white terms roosting in the trees, that were not afraid of people. Had the history of Mahogany timber explained. Taken throught eh middle of the island to our guides "back yard". A beautiful picture that could only be rivalled partly by the view of Waipiro Bay on the North Island east coast.
Written 23 May 2016
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Karin W
Los Angeles, CA680 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Totally different than other islands. Lots of crabs, coconuts, trees, shells, and gorgeous birds who nest on the ground. Cutest fluffy chicks! And they are not afraid of humans. Wear shoes to visit as the terrain is a bit rough due to shells, coconut husks, and coarse sand. Black Pearl Charters will bring you to this unique site.
Written 5 April 2016
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ErricRoss
Canby, Oregon, United States21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Got up close and personal with Terns and plant material. Learned where "grass" skirt material came from and it is not grass.
Written 26 January 2016
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Zachary W
Claremont, CA263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Only two Motus in Aitutaki have volcanic ancestry, as our lovely guide in Kia Orana Cruises explained. Motu rakau is one of them--it's a nice island, but wear shoes!
Written 16 August 2015
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