The Cook Islands is an authentic and refined Pacific experience encased in a lifestyle that exudes warmth, happiness and respect.
Consisting of 15 islands scattered over some 2 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands lie in the centre of the Polynesian Triangle with Tonga and Samoa to the west and Tahiti to the right.
Avarua – The Capital of the Cook Islands on the main island of Rarotonga.
The capital, Avarua, and the international airport are located on the main island of Rarotonga. Rarotonga is dominated by high mountain peaks and lush forests which provide a dramatic backdrop to the palm-fringed white sand beaches. The island is almost completely encircled by a turquoise lagoon and fringing reef which is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and kayaking.
Rarotonga boasts a wide range of accommodation from resort-style hotels to boutique villas and being just 32km in circumference, visitors have the freedom to explore the island at their own pace. Hire a scooter, take in some activities, or dine out at one of the many restaurants dotted around the island.
Aitutaki – A must see island
A visit to the Cook Islands is not complete without seeing the beautiful island of Aitutaki, a 50 minute flight north of Rarotonga. This is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty and tranquility with its brilliant white beaches and breathtaking lagoon that sparkles in a myriad of shades of turquoise. A minimum stay of 3 days is recommended to truly appreciate its beauty and a Lagoon Cruise is a must for any visitor. You will find a variety of accommodation options, an assortment of shops, and a number of restaurants and bars.
For a bit of adventure or something off the beaten track, the outer islands of Atiu and Mangaia offer a step back in time and an opportunity to gently immerse yourself in the culture and people of the Cook Islands.
The Cook Islands is proud of its rich culture and unhurried lifestyle with a strong focus on welcoming visitors. You will find the hospitality warm and spontaneous, the music and dance exuberant, and the mood relaxed.
Take time out from the everyday and step into the Cook Islands for a truly unique and memorable holiday.