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Holidays in Cook Islands

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Te Moana Nui Villa 3
Aitutaki Escape
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Crown Beach Resort & Spa
Te Moana Nui Villa

Where to stay in Cook Islands

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Top hotels in Cook Islands

The Edgewater Resort and Spa
The Edgewater Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
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The price is NZ$243 per night from 25 Jul. to 25 Jul.
3.8/5Good! (886 reviews)
"I loved the friendly staff, very accommodating and helpful. If you have children, this is the best place for them. They have a coconut kids club which my son adored."

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

The Edgewater Resort and Spa
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
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The price is NZ$257 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
4/5Very Good! (186 reviews)
"Loved the location. Clear blue water. Great for snorkelling and kayaking. Staff were mostly delightful and very helpful. Great place to stay."

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2021

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$319 per night from 25 Jul. to 25 Jul.
3.8/5Good! (312 reviews)
"We spent two nights at the Sanctuary and wish we could have stayed much longer! The staff were very welcoming and happy to help us with our requests. Our package included a voucher for dinner and breakfast in bed. We weren’t able to use the dinner voucher due to pre-booked family dinners, so they ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2021

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
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Cook Islands Holiday Packages

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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