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Holidays in Cook Islands

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Top Cook Islands Flight & Hotel Packages

Aitutaki Escape
Patia Holiday Home
Paradise Holiday Homes Rarotonga
Te Moana Nui Villa 2
Little Polynesian Resort

Where to stay in Cook Islands

Find the best Cook Islands areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Cook Islands

Top hotels in Cook Islands

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$161 per night from 13 May to 13 May
4/5Very Good! (179 reviews)
"We never checked in due to covid and when asked for a refund we where advised there was no cases of covid in the cook islands. Our airfares and transfers where refunded in full with no questions asked. I suggest the hotel do the same as we will not be going to this hotel should we decided to rebook ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2020

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
4 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$700 per night from 13 May to 13 May
4.4/5Wonderful! (211 reviews)
"We loved this resort! The staff and amenities were amazing! We were able to SUP every morning in the gorgeous lagoon, then eat a fabulous continental style breakfast, kayak out to the island and snorkel until the afternoon! So much fun! The food at the resort restaurant is really good! Breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only
Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Aitutaki Lagoon, Motu Akitua, Aitutaki
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$630 per night from 13 May to 13 May
4.3/5Excellent! (235 reviews)
"The resort is located on a private island and is adults only. We particularly love the site as it is on the best part of the lagoon - surrounded by pristine waters. The management and staff are extremely hospitable and get to know each and every guest. Some of the units are currently being upgraded ..."

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only
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Cook Islands Holiday

Hike up mountains, swim in blue lagoons and go on wildlife-spotting adventures in this island country in the South Pacific Ocean. Spread across a large ocean expanse between New Zealand and Hawaii are the 15 tiny Cook Islands. With rainforests tumbling down to coral-fringed beaches, crystal-blue lagoons filled with tropical fish and high mountain scenery, nature is the big attraction. Swim in warm waters, sunbathe on powdery white sands, hike up forested mountains and watch migratory whales pass by.

Most visitors arrive on Rarotonga. The archipelago’s principal island is the only one with an international airport. Stay for a few days to enjoy its attractions. Go for a scenic drive along the 20-mile (32-kilometre) coastal road that encircles the island. Swim, fish, dive and snorkel in the blue lagoon that surrounds Rarotonga. Hike up Raemaru, the flat-top mountain on the west side of the island. 

Travel to some of the other Cook Islands by using the inter-island air services. There are no scheduled ferry services between the inhabited islands. There are inter-island cargo ships, but the service is sporadic.

Take the 1-hour flight from Rarotonga to its nearest neighbour, Aitutaki, for plenty of watersports in its lagoon. Explore the ancient caves on Mangaia and dive among the corals off Palmerston Island. Nearby Atiu Island is home to numerous bird species including the blue kingfisher, brown booby and the rare kopeka. This is a perfect place to become a birdwatcher if you aren’t one already. While you are here, tour the Atiu Coffee Factory and its plantations.

The 850,000 square miles (2.2 million square kilometres) of ocean around the Cook Islands have been designated a whale sanctuary. From July to October, humpback whales pass the islands on their annual migratory route. Head out to sea on a whale-watching trip or stay on land to catch sight of the large marine mammals. They are often spotted from the shores of any of the islands. 

The Cook Islands have a tropical climate that’s warm year-round. This beautiful setting attracts many honeymooners and other holiday makers for its wildlife, scenery and tranquility.

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