I’d struggle to think of a location in the South Pacific more photogenic than Aitutaki Lagoon in the Cook Islands.
For me, as a photographer, it’s simply as good as it gets for natural beauty.
I leave on assignment tomorrow to photograph three resorts in the Cook Islands – Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa on Aitutaki, and – on the main island of Raratonga – The Raratongan and The Sanctuary – all three of which are perched on absolutely drop-dead gorgeous locations. The brief is to strengthen their exisiting photo libraries which are already pretty comprehensive I’d have to say, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
But, its Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa that I’m most excited about. I’ve been to the resort before, briefly, on my way to photograph One Foot Island (below) for the national tourism authority several years ago. And I was so taken with the resort then that I deemed their hammocks on the beach (above) to be the best place to relax in the entire universe (not that I expect to be spending any time in them when I get there, he adds, in case his client is reading this).
I’ll look to post some pictures and a few impressions as I go so you get some inkling of why you may want to add the resort to your bucket list.
….time to get the drone ready.