Unlock its mysteries, explore ancient caves, observe rare tropical birdlife, and discover 36 secluded coral sand beaches. Rich in culture and history, Atiu is an eco-lover's paradise
As one of the three southern group islands known as Nga-Pu-Toru, Atiu attracts the spirit of the explorer. With no nightclubs, virtually no township and a couple of cafes along with precious little traffic, this is a true escape. Life is pretty much the same as it was some 25 years ago and offers a genuine insight into island living with the five small villages of Tengatangi, Areora, Ngatiarua, Mapumai and Teenui nestled in the centre. Gardens thrive on fertile soil, and on certain days the soft aroma of roasting organically grown coffee beans wafts from plantations producing some of the best Arabica coffee in the Pacific.