Puffy’s Beach Bar & Grill
Puffy’s is a tiny bar popular with both locals and visitors from nearby Paradise Cove. Simple meals – mainly burgers and fish and chips...
With a sandy floor and a thatched roof, this easygoing eatery at the Aitutaki Village resort is a cool and rustic place for a beer,...
Aitutaki Lagoon information
Aitutaki’s stunning lagoon, brimming with marine life and ringed by 15 palm-covered motu (islets), is a South Pacific tearsure. Maina (Little Girl) offers superb snorkelling and is home to the red-tailed tropicbird, once prized for its crimson feathers. Nearby is the wreck of cargo freighter Alexander, which ran aground in the 1930s. Tapuaeta’i (One Foot Island) is the best-known motu, fringed by white beaches and divided from its neighbour, Tekopua , by a deepwater channel that’s teeming with tropical fish.
Akaiami motu is where the old TEAL flying boats landed to refuel on the trans-Pacific ‘Coral Route’ between Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti – the remnants of the old jetty can still be seen.