Immerse yourself in this true island escape home to beautiful birds and ancient caves. Atiu is over eight million years old and the third largest island in the Cooks.
This island is an ecologist's dream, a volcanic mass which has risen up out of the sea to be surrounded by a raised coral limestone reef named makatea.
Enjoy the contrasting spectacular landscape, unspoiled and lush dense rainforest with sandy beaches tucked like little secrets into the coast and an unexpected central plateau - according to legend when the Polynesians landed on Atiu's shores, birds and insects were its only life.
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Itinerary & Accommodation
- Day 1: arrive Atiu
Take a 45-minute flight from Aitutaki and Rarotonga to reach Atiu. When travelling from Aitutaki, the flight passes by the uninhabited atoll of Manuae and the small island of Takutea, a designated nature reserve.
On arrival in Atiu join Birdman George as he takes you around Atiu's Jungle, showcasing the fascinating variety of birds, plants, foods and medicines. The island has become a sanctuary for endangered birds with recent introductions including the red lorikeet and the Rarotonga flycatcher. Atiu also has a myriad of caves. One cave is the home of a unique bird that echo locates its way through Anataketake cave's dark caverns. Atiu has many birds for its small size and is one reason why the traditional name "Enuamanu" means "land of the birds".
Retreat to Atiu Villas for your overnight stay and spend the rest of your day at leisure. An evening restaurant and bar is on site serving 2-course evening meals. There is also a swimming pool, tennis court and rental bicycles, motorcycles and cars should you wish to explore independently.
- Day 2: Atiu
Enjoy breakfast on your villa veranda and spend some time relaxing and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your surrounds. After breakfast enjoy an Island Coffee Tour through the coffee plantations and factory. All coffee on Atiu is grown organically. This tour will educate you on how Arabica beans are fermented, sundried, roasted and packaged on the island. The tour ends at the Atiu Fibre Arts Studio with a coffee tasting session and the chance to browse around the gallery's exquisite traditional and contemporary textile art.
Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure before flying back to Rarotonga or Aitutaki for the remainder of your holiday.
ExcursionsA number of excursions are available to include throughout your itinerary, some of which are shown below. Your Travel Specialist will be able to advise on additional or upgraded excursion options to suit your interests.
Prices & Dates
Price from £ per person
Return flight transfer from Rarotonga to Atiu ● Return airport transfers in Atiu ● 1 night's accommodation at Atiu Villas in a Standard Unit with bathroom ● tea and coffee making facilities ● stocked larder with food available for purchase ● Island Coffee Tour ● Birdwatchers Tour
International and domestic flights & airport taxes ● Additional meals and excursions not specified ● Tips, gratuities and personal expenses ● Travel insurance.
Return domestic flights between Rarotonga and Atiu start from £276 per person
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