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Sports Illustrated Photoshoot


“There are four things that make a shoot great. A great hotel, incredible locations to shoot, perfect weather, and friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. I can say with all honesty that Pacific Resort Aitutaki and the island of Aitutaki possess all of these.


Aitutaki, hands down, is the most phenomenal beach location I have ever been to in my 16 years at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. The beaches are white and pristine and the water is a shade of blue that I have never seen before in nature. It is quite possibly what one would think heaven on earth would look like! Hard to blow my mind, and I say that with all honesty, mind officially blown. As beautiful as the natural landscape is, it is matched by the loveliness of the Cook Islanders. When a location is as magnificent as the Cook Islands it’s a dream come true, but in addition to that when the people are as lovely, accommodating and professional as the Cook Islanders are, it’s a guaranteed success. It was the level of attention and execution that I have experienced with NYC based crews but with the refreshing calm and demeanor of the islands! “Island style” here is fast, Efficient, perfectly executed. I don’t know what more I could ask for. I wish every shoot could be this enjoyable and effortless!”

MJ Day - Senior Editor of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, on shooting with Pacific Resort Aitutaki.

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