The Beautiful Cook Islands
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The Cook Islands
What's special about Cook Island holidays?
Nothing on its own stands out as uniquely iconic in the Cook islands, but blend the beautiful Polynesian culture with its glorious beaches and a well developed tourist infrastructure, a holiday in the Cook Islands is up there with the best the South Pacific has to offer.
Rarotonga is a mini holiday island with plenty of locally owned accommodations, day tours and restaurants along its palm fringed beaches. Aitutaki can be visited on a day tour, but to really enjoy the spectacular lagoon its best to visit for a few nights at least.
For tourists, the main iconic attractions are its rare black pearls, its brilliant dancers and the stunning beauty of Aitutaki Lagoon. Come here for beaches, tranquillity and lush tropical scenery ...
Where to Stay
What are the best Cook Islands hotels?
Rarotonga and Aitutaki are the only islands with hotels for mainstream tourists and whilst families tend to stick to Rarotonga, both islands have areas appealing to both couples on a honeymoon or those with kids in tow ... only two large resorts have kids clubs and many accommodation don’t even have 24-hr receptions - this is a truly laid back holiday destination.
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Cook Islands Holiday Inspirations
Top Cook Islands Holiday Attractions
Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise
Uninhabited islands fringe this beautiful lagoon and there's sand bars to explore, giant clams to see and great snorkelling and fishing ...
Rarotonga Cross Island Hike
Enjoy the lush scenery on this great half day hike across the mountains of Rarotonga. Look-outs, tropical birds and a refreshing waterfall.
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
Fringed by a long curving beach and looking out to a sheltered lagoon with four uninhabited islands, this beautiful location is also the top spot to stay.
Island Night - Dance & Feast
The Cook Islanders are renowned for their seductive hip swaying dances accompanied by high tempo drummers - and the traditional feast isn't bad too.
Cook Islands Hotel Quotes
Aitutaki Village, Aitutaki
A mid range beach resort overlooking Aitutaki Lagoon with just 12 bungalows . This is a fantastic spot for a holiday on Aitutaki ...
Little Polynesian, Rarotonga
Beautiful location on the quiet south coast of Rarotonga with spacious luxury villas and an infinity pool . Couples only ...
Palm Grove, Rarotonga
Quiet beach with excellent snorkelling offshore. Beach-front cottages are adults only, whilst the larger Garden Cottages are more suited to families.
Tiana’s Beach Villas, Rarotonga
Budget accommodation with one of the best beach locations on Rarotonga. Simple units and bungalows for the not too fussy holiday-maker ...