The incredibly remote, satisfyingly secluded, invigoratingly rich and enchantingly beautiful Cook Islands are a true utopia, and perhaps, the best kept secret of the Pacific. Scattered across the vast open waters of the Pacific Ocean are 15 tiny islands. The idyllic islands, in such a pristine, untouched shape, seem otherworldly – perfect, white sand beaches, glistening, azure waters, colourful coral reef and the friendliest of people.

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The Moana Sands is located on Rarotonga's stunning southern coast and enjoys a prime location on the shores of a long stretch of idyllic white-sand beach.

The resort overlooks the sparkling pristine waters of a crystal-clear lagoon; teeming with colourful fish, it's the perfect spot to swim, snorkel or kayak.

Moana Sands is an ideal base for anyone looking for an affordable, good value stay in the Cook Islands.

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Immerse yourself in the Cook Islands’ unmistakable hospitality with an unforgettable stay in the Pacific Resort Rarotonga, set on the pristine sands of the revered Muri Beach.

Overlooking a sparkling lagoon and tucked at the foot of a lush hillside, Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers refined accommodation that will appeal to romancing couples and families alike, with 64 luxurious and well-appointed suites and villas positioned within the... Show More

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Positioned on the sunset coast of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, the Crown Beach Resort & Spa offers a paradisiac escape for those seeking a relaxing ambience, unparalleled luxury and stunning natural beauty.

Overlooking a sparkling azure lagoon and fringed by the ivory sands that have established the Cook Islands as such a dream destination, the Crown Beach Resort & Spa complements its privileged location with elegant accommodation, ... Show More

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A pristine pocket of paradise to revive, refresh and rejuvenate the senses, the Muri Beach Club Hotel is a romantic retreat on the extraordinary Cook Islands.

The perfect hideaway for a romantic holiday, a honeymoon or a wedding, the Muri Beach Club Hotel can be found in a privileged location on the edge of the iconic Muri Lagoon.

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Discover a land of pure paradise with a stay at the Pacific Resort Aitutaki, a sublime choice for an intimate and relaxing holiday to the Cook Islands.

From the moment you arrive and are greeted with a flower garland and a chilled coconut beverage, Pacific Resort Aitutaki endeavours to make your stay a memorable one beyond the incredible scenery and vistas across the world-famous Aitutaki Lagoon.

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Cook Islands Highlights

Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and New Zealand, the Cook Islands are about as remote as it gets. The 15 small, yet immensely rich islands are a beach-lover’s paradise. White-sand and palm-fringed beaches provide the perfect rest stop for taking in the sun’s rays, exploring the rich underwater reef and admiring the exceptional beauty of the surrounding landscapes. From the country’s largest island of Rarotonga to the small neighbouring atolls to the north and south, everybody can find their own piece of paradise.

With stunning natural formations, a rich coral reef and a captivating culture, there is no shortage of diversions and excursions for visitors. Whether seeking a tranquil getaway, an adventure-packed trip or a culturally enriching experience, the Cook Islands have something for everyone. When you leave the charming isles, you are guaranteed to feel refreshed and revitalised.

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Things to do in the Cook Islands

  • Escape the stresses of everyday life by resting on these secluded isles.
  • Try your hand at an array of watersports from diving and snorkeling to kayaking and surfing.
  • Explore the main island of Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands.
  • Hop on a plane or cargo ship to nearby islands to explore their unique terrains, beaches and traditional lifestyles. Not many visitors venture beyond the two first islands. As a result, trips to the outlying islands can be extremely rewarding.
  • Produce grows in the Cooks in abundance. From avocados, mangoes, organs, passion, fruit guava and noni, there are several unique and healthy fruits readily available.

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The hot and tropical climate of the Cook Islands are highly conducive to outdoor activities. As a result, pack accordingly.

The Cooks are a beach destination. Therefore, beach attire and lightweight, comfortable clothing is highly advised. A warm sweater and a light, waterproof jacket are also good to have in case the temperatures drop at night or there is rain. It might be a good idea to throw in one smart outfit for dinner engagements or more formal locations.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and sandals. Sun protection is a must, even when it’s overcast. Prevent sun damage, bring plenty of sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and lip balm.

While many things can be purchased, some items to keep in mind are snorkelling equipment, beach towels, plastic or waterproof bags, a small torch and a pocket knife. A camera is a must-have, as are water sandals to protect your feet from the coral reef.

In addition to prescription medications, it’s a good idea to pack a first aid kit, anti-diarrhoea medication, pain relief medication, antibacterial cream and water-purification tablets and rehydrating solutions. Mosquito nets and insect repellent are also beneficial.

  • Capital – Avarua
  • Time Zone – GMT – 10 hours
  • Language – English and Cook Islands Maori
  • Currency – New Zealand Dollar

The sun-drenched, warm and unwavering temperatures of the Cook Islands make it a great year-round holiday destination. The seasons change ever so slightly, with the winter months (May to October) seeing temperatures ranging from 18°C to 28°C and 21°C to 29°C in the summer (November to April).

While humidity levels are not extremely high, the islands can receive heavy rainfall. Rainstorms are prevalent from December to April. However, they are very brief and will not ruin a day spent outside. The wet season (December to March) tends to be the hottest and most humid time of year and can receive about 25cm of rain each month.

The Rarotonga region remains consistently wet due to its higher elevation. The area can occasionally experience week-long downpours. Mangaia Island in the south tends to be the coolest, while the northern islands of Penrhyn and Rakahanga are the hottest.


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