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Cook Islands: Rarotonga or Aitutaki?

by EuropeTravelerJenn »

I'm considering heading to the Cook Islands next year and I'm not sure which island is more appealing.  My research shows that Rarotonga is more budget-friendly but Aitutaki's lagoon is very appealing.

Does anyone here have experience on both islands?

In short, I know I can probably get the vacation I want on both, but I am looking for beach time, snorkeling, cultural experiences, maybe other outdoor activies like paddle boarding.  I tend to travel on a budget (so definitely am not looking for a luxurious vacation).

Looking forward to the relaxation already!