Holidays in One Foot Island Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
One Foot Island Beach showing a beach and tropical scenes as well as a small group of people

Escape from the modern world to a tropical beach that has been identified as one of the best in Australasia.

One Foot Island Beach is the highlight of a pristine islet with a rare natural beauty. This picturesque beach has won the World Travel Award for the best beach in Australasia. It is breathtaking in its idyllic landscape, powdery white sand, warm azure water and swaying palm and coconut trees.

Learn about the legend of how the island earned its name. A chief, who had forbade his subjects from fishing here, saw a man and his son fishing from the rocks. The chief ordered their death and they fled to the island and hid in a coconut tree. When the father was captured, he swore he was the only one who had been fishing. After a long, fruitless search, the chief decided that it was just the rocks they had seen. The father was killed and the son was left wandering the island alone. Since then it has been known as Tapuaetai, which means footprint.

Sail to the islet from Aitutaki to lounge on the white sand. Pack a tropical picnic, read your favorite book or listen to a playlist of relaxing beach tunes on your headphones. Slip into the warm waters, frolic in the waves and look out at the brilliant views of the Aitutaki lagoon.

Take a day cruise with a catered lunch, wade across the sandbar to the nearby islands at low tide or put on snorkeling gear and drift along with the currents as you watch tropical fish darting about. Discover an abundance of magnificent marine life while scuba diving on the reef.

Notice the buildings on the islet. One is the charming post office, where you can have your passport stamped.

One Foot Island Beach is accessible by boat from Aitutaki and is separated from Tekopua by a deep-water channel filled with colorful fish. Aitutaki is a 45-minute flight from Rarotonga; plan extra time to enjoy its coral reefs as well.

17 Cheap Hotels Near One Foot Island Beach

Gina's Garden Lodges
Gina's Garden Lodges
3 out of 5
Tautu Village, Aitutaki
The price is AU$114 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Situated near the airport, this motel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Arutanga Harbour and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ee and Maungapu. Aitutaki Golf Club and Akitua Island ...
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
Gina's Garden
"The venue is located in a garden setting in the middle of the island. The rooms have a reasonable standard of facilities but have seen better days. The swimming pool has been decommissioned. Take heavy duty mosquito repellent. Being inland we did not get sea breezes so it tended to be hot. We were ..."

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2013

Gina's Garden Lodges
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 Self Contained Lodges in a Beautiful Garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 Self Contained Lodges in a Beautiful Garden
2.5 out of 5
Ginas Garden Lodges, Arutanga-Tautu, main road, Tautu Village 4 Garden Lodges, Aitutaki, South Pacific
Situated in Aitutaki, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Akaiami, Maina Island and Arutanga Harbour. Ee and Maungapu are also within 6 miles (10 ...
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Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 Self Contained Lodges in a Beautiful Garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Arutanga-Tautu, main road, Tautu Village 4 Garden Lodges, Aitutaki, South Pacific
Situated in Aitutaki, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Akaiami, Maina Island and Arutanga Harbour. Ee and Maungapu are also within 6 miles (10 ...
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Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
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Top One Foot Island Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Gina's Garden Lodges
Gina's Garden Lodges
3 out of 5
Tautu Village, Aitutaki
The price is AU$114 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Gina's Garden Lodges
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 Self Contained Lodges in a Beautiful Garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 Self Contained Lodges in a Beautiful Garden
2.5 out of 5
Ginas Garden Lodges, Arutanga-Tautu, main road, Tautu Village 4 Garden Lodges, Aitutaki, South Pacific
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 Self Contained Lodges in a Beautiful Garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
Ginas Garden Lodges, Arutanga-Tautu, main road, Tautu Village 4 Garden Lodges, Aitutaki, South Pacific
Ginas Garden Lodges, Aitutaki - 4 self contained lodges in a beautiful garden
The Reef Motel Aitutaki
The Reef Motel Aitutaki
2.5 out of 5
Arutanga, Nikaupara, Aitutaki
The Reef Motel Aitutaki
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Aitutaki Lagoon, Motu Akitua, Aitutaki
The price is AU$571 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only
Patia Holiday Home
Patia Holiday Home
3 out of 5
Road Aitutaki, Aitutaki
Patia Holiday Home
Ranginui's Retreat
Ranginui's Retreat
2 out of 5
Ootu Beach, Aitutaki
Ranginui's Retreat
Aitutaki Ootu Villa
Aitutaki Ootu Villa
3.5 out of 5
Vaitupa, Aitutaki
Aitutaki Ootu Villa
Rino's Motel
Rino's Motel
3 out of 5
Ureia, Aitutaki
Rino's Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.