3. Pacific Resort, Aitutaki – Cook Islands
The world renowned Pacific Resort Aitutaki is surrounded by the turquoise beautiful clear waters of Aitutaki lagoon. The resort offers 27 luxury rooms; a choice of beachfront bungalows and villas, all air-conditioned and situated on a beautiful beachfront location with its own private sundeck. Sip on a refreshing cocktail and enjoy a casual meal poolside at the popular Black Rock café, or take in the magical panoramic view from a table at Rapae Bay Restaurant, perched high above the lagoon. Sample mouthwatering Pacific and international cuisine and world-class wines while watching the sun set on another day in paradise. Visit the motu (it means “little island”) where “Survivor: Cook Islands” was filmed and you’ll find an idyllic island. One of 15 in Aitutaki, it sits in a stunning 8-by-10-mile coral lagoon shimmering with hundreds of shades of blue. At low tide, you can walk so far out on a sandbar that your friends might mistake you for an errant sea bird.