Cook Islands Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Play castaway on the tiny but dreamy Cook Islands. Find yourself west of Samoa among 15 islands in the middle of the South Pacific. A thousand years of Polynesian culture is a fascinating backdrop to your island adventures. Everything from mountain hiking to snorkelling spectacular lagoons is on the menu here, so start exploring!
The island of Rarotonga is a mecca for relaxation. You can’t help but wind down when your days are spent lazing on the beach with the backdrop of tropical rainforest and views beyond palm-fringed beaches to incredible reef – you might even spot whales on the horizon. Hire a scooter and cruise through villages. Seek out the reef-fringed lagoon for water sports and glass-bottom boat tours or visit the Beachcomber Gallery for black pearl jewellery, artwork and carvings by local craftspeople.
Continue island hopping with a short flight over to idyllic Aitutaki. There’s something magical about this place. It could be the lagoon, surely one of the most beautiful in the world, or the incredible coral reefs that burst with marine life. Hike to the top of Maungapu for panoramic island views or snorkel the gorgeous clear waters. With tours from fishing, lagoon cruises and island safaris, the locals are only too happy to show off their slice of paradise.