Birdwatchers will be amazed at the variety and rarity of the avian species on the island. From the tiny Kopeka swiftlet that lives in underground caves and navigates through bat-like sonar capabilities, irascible and loud Blue Kingfishers and the endangered Kakekori and Kuru species – a short flight transfers travellers to another time-sphere where nature rules with wild abandon. There are over 28 protected nooks of white sand beaches guaranteeing absolute privacy, great swimming and snorkelling in the clear, warm waters of the Pacific. Atiu also has a unique cave system and guided tours will help explorers learn how this natural ecosystem has seamlessly intertwined with the island’s history and folklore. Talk to our South Pacific Specialists to know more about things to do in Atiu and organising all-inclusive holidays at 1300 991 751
Atiu is two levels beyond what travellers call ‘off the beaten trail’. There is just the one resort on the island; which is brilliant, by the way. Check out our Atiu Villas page, where we give a complete breakdown of its beautiful accommodations, Kura’s Restaurant, its amenities and facilities, places of interest and how to avoid ‘too much fun’ fatigue. Also, our signature all-inclusive packages make experiencing Atiu in all its glory that much more affordable and stress-free.
To experience and understand Atiu’s vast caves require several days. The island has an exotic subterranean ecosystem – for example, the Anatakitaki Caves are full of centuries-old stalactites and stalagmites; the roofs are high enough to form a natural cathedral! Several of the caves have been used as the tribes’ ancient burial grounds and contain holy relics, while some are scuba-divers’ dream come true. Contact our South Pacific Specialists to know more about cave tours and dives at 1300 991 751
Ancient and exotic, Atiu’s delicate ecology is a natural conservatory for rare birds, epic adventures and sheer natural beauty. (Not recommended for tourists seeking uninterrupted WiFi!)
Known as ‘The Island of Birds’, Atiu is home to some of the rarest avian species, some of which aren’t found anywhere else in the world! This island is heaven for ornithologists, explorers, adventurers and cultural aficionados with its subterranean cave system, thick tropical forests and scores of pocket-sized, white sand beaches. A part of the three-island chain known as Nga-Pu-Toru to the south of Cook Islands, Atiu has timeless charm – small villages with friendly locals, coffee plantations with a special island roast (yum!) and centuries of culture waiting to be experienced.