Aquatic Eco Trail

A ‘must do’ activity while you are a guest of Pacific Resort Aitutaki!

Pacific Resort Hotel Group partnered up with Pacific Islands Conservation Initiative (PICI) to raise awareness of the fragile eco system,
and challenges facing our reefs.

Through the Cook Island’s first Aquatic Eco Trail at Pacific Resort Aitutaki, we aim to increase awareness and understanding of these unique challenges,
while highlighting the beauty of this area for all of our guests to enjoy.

As passionate caretakers of our environment we undertook an initiative a few years ago that has since become a well-received educational activity for our guests.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki’s Aquatic Eco Trail is a self-guided snorkelling and educational tour of Pacific Resort’s lagoon environment.

Guests may choose to visit just one area and learn about its elements or navigate the
entire trail.

Five different lagoon habitats have been identified (each marked with a white buoy), the trail map provides an overview of what is likely to be found in each, enabling guests to explore each habitat at their own pace.

The five lagoon habitats are named: Mature Porites Bommies, Regenerating Corals, Acropora Nursery, Holothurian Beds and Near Shore Sandy Nursery.

A variety of marine species can be found in each of these habits including, green sea turtle, angelfish, butterfly fish, blue starfish and giant clam.