Take a Package
Design your Own
You can create your own holiday on the internet and take advantage of the lower airfares and accommodation discounts, but what you first need to do is decide how long you want to stay on Atiu. This may sound counter-intuitive as many vacationers start at the beginning of their holiday. So first decide how many days you want to stay on Atiu.
Days on Atiu Island
With One Day get you a brief look and with luck you can do the Kopeka bird cave tour when you arrive, visit a tumunu in the evening and a coffee or burial cave tour on the following morning and then depart. All who do this are very disappointed as there is so much more they end up wanting to see.
Two Days gives you a chance to include an island tour and/or hire a vehicle and see some of the island yourself. Two days are still insufficient to see all the island and it is much better to consider three days or more.
Three Days gives you a chance to see most of Atiu and do about half of the tours available. This is our recommended minimum stay.
Stay Four Days to One Week and you will begin to know the local people personally and become involved in their lives. You will join in the local events and will not want to leave because of what is happening the next day.
If you stay More than a Week you will find it very hard to leave. You will become invovled with the characters on the island and be absorbed into the daily life. You are then in the dangerous position of "going troppo".
Having determined your length of stay on Atiu decide whether you want to see Aitutaki and how long you want to stay there. Now you have enough information to make the next step. Try one of the options below.
Rarotonga and Atiu Island Holiday.
Usually you can fly to Atiu on a Monday, Thursday and Saturday. You can return on the same days plus Wednesday and Friday. Choose your weekdays of travel so that you get the number of days you wish to stay on Atiu then :-
Check the availability of Atiu Villas.
Check availability of flights between the islands on Air Rarotonga
Check availability of accommodation on Rarotonga for when you arrive and before you leave the Cook Islands. We suggest Aroa Beachside Inn, Puaikura Reef Lodge or you may wish to use some other Rarotonga accommodation.