Cook Islands Aitutaki and LA

Aitutaki is the perfect Island paradise 200 kilometres from Rarotonga , sitting in the heart of a turquoise lagoon, five times larger than the atoll island surrounded by a necklace of coral.  Spend 5 nights at the only private island resort in the Cook Islands, Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa in a Beachfront Bungalow before jetting off to California for two nights in the Los Angeles beach resort of Santa Monica, includes international flights and a lagoon cruise.


Depart London Heathrow on multi award winning Air New Zealand flights to Rarotonga the capital of the Cook Islands via Los Angeles.  From Rarotonga there is an onward flight to Aitutaki, on arrival you will receive a fresh flower Ei (Lei) greeting before your coach transfer to the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa in a Beachfront Bungalow, with a tropical breakfast each morning, along with dining vouchers to the value of NZ$50 a day.

Step out of your tropical Beach Bungalow on to pristine white sand lapped by the turquoise waters of O’out (Full Moon) Channel with views of the Aitutaki Lagoon and the main island.

During your stay, we have arranged a complimentary lagoon cruise, with a visit to One Foot Island where you can walk in the warm shallow waters between tiny atolls, snorkel and discover the underwater paradise in crystal clear aqua waters.

The resort has a beachfront swimming pool, with a host of complimentary activities including windsurfing, outrigger canoes, kayaks and snorkelling.  Discover the surrounding area by bicycle, learn to make the traditional Ei (Lei’s) or take in a Hura (hula) dancing lesson.

The Health and Fitness centre has a fully equipped gym and a fitness trail or for perfect pampering the Spa Polynesia has a range of spa therapy options and packages available on the beach or by the pool.

At the end of your stay in paradise, there is a transfer back to Aitutaki Airport for your fight to Rarotonga to connect with Air New Zealand flight to Los Angeles.  Spend two nights at the Double Tree Suites Santa Monica, in a double room on a room only basis, within easy walking distance to the beach and iconic Santa Monica Pier.

There are cost effective transfers which may be pre-booked online from LAX to Santa Monica, or you may consider hiring a car for the duration of your stay enabling you to explore more of this vibrant city.

Santa Monica is easily discovered on foot, Third Street Promenade has a plethora of funky boutiques, restaurants and bars; walk down to Ocean Avenue and have coffee at the iconic Art Deco Georgian Hotel, famous from prohibition times of the roaring 20’s, explore Venice and Muscle beach by Segway.  Eating out in Santa Monica is a joy, from cost effective burger bars to hip trendy restaurants serving eclectic cuisine complimented by fine Californian wines, for a night to remember  go no further than the world famous Bubba Gump Shrimp Co on Santa Monica Pier.

At the end of your stay, there is a return flight back to London Heathrow on Air New Zealand.   For additional legroom, Air New Zealand offers Premium Economy Class service, or upgrade to a fully lie-flat bed in award winning Business Premier with Chauffeur drive service or valet parking.  To upgrade your flights, book car hire or transfers in Los Angeles please speak to our sales team.

What's Included

• Return economy class air fares on award winning Air New Zealand
• Fresh flower ei, meet & greet at raratonga airport
• Return airfare from raratonga to aitutaki
• Return coach transfers
• 5 nights accommodation at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa in a beachfront  bungalow
• Daily tropical breakfast
• Lagoon cruise
• 5 x dining vouchers to the value of NZ$50 per person per day
• 2 nights at the Doubletree suites Santa Monica, Los Angeles in a double room on a room only basis (airport transfers not included)

Price Notes
This itinerary/tour is a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit requirements.
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. Please contact us for prices for alternative dates or number of travellers.

Pricing is subject to change and availability. Terms and conditions apply. Call us for details or to book. Alternatively you can book or enquire online

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Based on: Departures from London Heathrow (LHR)

Travel Dates:
01 Sept – 10 Dec 2020

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