I have been to Raro six times and Aitutaki twice, however the last time I went to Aitutaki I was about 8 years old so I don't remember a lot.
My partner and I have 8 nights on Aitutaki and 3 nights on Rarotonga at the end of October.
I know that 7 days is a long time to spend on Aitutaki, we did this because flights back to Raro any earlier were a lot more expensive and really... what's wrong with a longer holiday in paradise anyway?! My partner hasn't been to the Cooks (or anywhere in the Pacific) so want him to have a relaxing holiday and a really good first impression.
Does anyone have any off the beaten track ideas for Aitutaki? I don't want us to get bored. We are quite outdoorsy, keen photographers and will be bringing our own snorkelling gear. We plan to do one or two lagoon cruises but obviously can't do one every day! We are staying at Paradise Cove.
Not so worried about Raro as we've only got two full days and I know there is a lot to do and I've got a bit of a list in my head. Last time I was there we did the cross island trek (with no guide, was just fine), cycled around the island and a few other interesting things. I would consider doing these again. Lying on the beach is great too, of course. In Raro we are staying at Sanctuary on the Beach.
Can't wait and it is coming around so fast!