Maina (Cook Islands)

Motu Maina in Aitutaki Lagoon.

Maina is one of 22 islands in the Aitutaki atoll of the Cook Islands. It is located at the southwestern extreme of Aitutaki Lagoon, five kilometres to the southwest of the main island of Aitutaki. The island is a sand cay 710m long and up to 310m wide.[1] In front of Maina island stands a sandbar known as "Honeymoon Island"[2] named after a Canadian couple who decided to get married here.


  1. ^ D. R. Stoddart (13 August 1975). "Reef Islands of Aitutaki". In D.R. Stoddard and P.E. Gibbs (ed.). Atoll Research Bulletin No 190, Almost-Atoll of Aitutaki, Reef Studies in the Cook Islands, South Pacific (PDF). Smithsonian Institution. p. 70-71. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  2. ^ David Stanley (2000). South Pacific Handbook (7th ed.). Emeryville, CA: Moon. p. 343.

18°54′50″S 159°50′06″W / 18.914°S 159.835°W / -18.914; -159.835

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