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. In front of Maina island stands the beautiful sandbar known as "Honeymoon Island" named after a canadian couple who decided to get married here.The sand is incredibly white and the water is transparent blue. The sandbar is also home (for a few months a year) of a rare single red feather bird who comes on the island to lay eggs
- Wheeler, T. & Keller, N. (1994) Rarotonga and the Cook Islands: A travel survival kit. (3rd ed.) Hawthorn, Australia: Lonely Planet.