Tapuaetai or One Foot Island is one of 22 islands in the Aitutaki atoll of the Cook Islands. It is located on the southeastern perimeter of Aitutaki Lagoon immediately to the southwest of the larger island of Tekopua, seven kilometres to the east of the main island of Aitutaki.
The island offers some of the attractions for visitors to Aitutaki. Tapuaetai Beach has been awarded “Australasia Main Beach at the ceremony held at the World Travel in Sydney in June 2008. Many visitors who enjoy Tingaki here, probably because the island offers a variety of beauty in it, swim and see the breeding of fish that swim freely.
Tapuaetai, or One Foot Island as it is more commonly known, is the most visited motu. It is famous for it’s beautiful white sand beach and shallow lagoon which stretches to neighboring Tekopua. There is no coral here and it is not a good snorkeling area.