Aitutaki. Cook Island. Polynesia. South Pacific Ocean. Several tourist boats moored on the beach in One Foot.  Aitutaki's One Foot Island (Tapuaetai) won the 15th annual World Travel Award for Australasia's best beach. The travel industries equivalent to the Oscars. When you spend a day on One Foot Island it is easy to see why.This beautiful islet offers visitors to Aitutaki some of the best views of the magnificent Aitutaki lagoon. Most day cruises stop here for visitors to enjoy a swim, snorkel and picnic. At low tide you can wade across the sandbank to nearby islands. There are only a couple of houses on One Foot Island. One is the most laid back post office / passport office you will ever come across. While you don't need your passport to step foot on One Foot Island, make sure you bring it along to get it stamped as a unique souvenir of your trip to paradise. The best thing about Aitutaki is, with out a doubt its pristine lagoon. Water Taxis are readily available and can take you off to your own private island to enjoy an intimate day of unforgettable snorkelling, sunbathing or a romantic picnic – you name it!  You can also get your passport stamped at “One Foot Island” - the most popular attraction in the Cook Islands. One of the most interesting aspects of your travels to the Cook Islands will be your encounters with the culture and traditions of our people. The friendly locals welcome you with warm smiles that are sure to make your stay at Tamanu Beach Resort a truly unforgettable Pacific Island experience. Aitutaki is known as one of the most heavenly places on Earth. From the air, Aitutaki has to be one of the most beautiful sights in the world, and is just as stunning from the ground. With a lagoon teeming with marine life, plenty of things to see and do and topped off with a tropical climate, Aitutaki can’t be beaten for a vacation full of relaxation and fun. Whether you're part of a family, honeymooners, couples, a single traveler or a group, Aitutaki is the destination you’ve been dreaming about. With a location full of coconut palms, white sand beaches, and the clearest azure waters you’ve ever seen – it’s all just waiting here for you.  Aitutaki Lagoon is renowned as one of the most magnificent in the world and its many uninhabited islands make it the most popular destination of the Southern Islands Group. Take a four wheel drive tour, or hire a small scooter or free bicycle from Tamanu Beach Resort and explore the island on your own. A short trip up Mt Mauga Pu provides a fantastic 360 degree vista of the turquoise lagoon with even the most distant motu (small islands) in view. There are several lagoon tours available on Aitutaki; here at Tamanu Beach we can make tour arrangements for you during your stay including Kathy Guinea’s fishing tours where your fresh catch will be barbequed for you while you swim and laze on a secluded sandy beach!