Flying Boat Beach Bar & Grill

Cafe in Aitutaki

Open to outside diners, the daytime restaurant at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort has quite possibly the most stunning location in all of the Cooks. Lagoon views stretch for 180°, a few tiny motu feature on the near horizon, and the above-water deck is perfect for an afternoon beer, cocktail or grilled seafood. Just maybe the Cooks' best pizzas too.

You'll need to make the short hop across the lagoon to the resort's private island. Just ask the boatman on the resort's nifty barge.