Blessed with beautiful scenery, greenish-blue water with dazzling white sand, stunning coral reefs, Cook Islands is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit and a perfect retreat to unwind. Cook Islands is an dreamscape paradise for couples, families and luxurious beachfront holiday, offering a wide array land and water sports, including bone fishing and lagoon cruising, cave tours, island discovery tours, safari tours, kayaking, puddle boats, hiking, diving, surfing and others. Cook Islands is home to numerous unique species of flora and fauna, including beautiful green colored Fruit-dove, Rarotonga Monarch, Rarotonga Starling, Mangais Kingfisher, Rarotonga Ground Orchid, as well as beautiful trees and tall palms growing up to 25 meters.
Geography & Climate: Scattered over two million sq km of ocean the archipelago of Cook Islands is composed of 15 islands and lies in the centre of the Polynesian triangle, east of Tonga and the Samoas and west of Tahiti. The highly volcanic island of Rarotonga is the largest, while Aitutaki is the smallest of Cook Islands known as an 'almost atoll'. The Cook Islands enjoy pleasant weather throughout the year moderated by trade winds. The dry season runs from April to November, and the rainy season from December to March.
Attractions and things to do: The Cook Islands offers a plethora of attractions and adventure activities to suit all tastes. With its natural and man-made landmarks, lush tropical gardens and pristine lovely beaches, and the most beautiful lagoons in the world Cook Islands offers great opportunities for a truly unique vacation.
Aitutaki Lagoon Cruise: Surrounded by a fringing reef and lined by about twenty low lying tiny uninhabited coral islands, Aitutaki is a magnificent and remote lagoon island boasting rolling hills, quaint villages with slow and easy Polynesian lifestyle, palm fringed gorgeous beaches ideal for swimming and most of the tourist accommodation. The Aitutaki Lagoon is considered as the jewel of the Cook Islands and one of the most enchanting and exquisite lagoons of the South Pacific destination. Aitutaki lagoon and its islands offer a perfect base for scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, beachcombing and lagoon cruises.
Whale watching: This is another must for Cook Islands activity list. Being in the path of the migrating humpback whales, Rarotonga and Atiu islands are ideal spots for this kind of adventure and as the reef is very close to the shore it becomes easier to watch these giant sea habitats from the coast without disturbing them. The whale watching season begins July and continues up to October.
Wigmore's Waterfall (Papua Waterfall):This is one of the off-the-beaten-path destinations in the region, featuring the scenic natural abundance of Polynesia. There are hiking trails to het to the fall but the most popular way still remains the numerous organized pony treks. Do not miss out this beautiful corner and be sure that the experience of your trip will be a wonderful one.
Honeymoon in Cook Islands: These jewel-like idyllic islands are a perfect escape for honeymooners and newlywed couples, as well as for couples seeking a beach wedding in a true tropical paradise. Weddings in Cook Islands are legally-binding and recognized internationally. Scattered around the island you can find several enticing honeymoon retreats, stylish cafes and restaurants and excellent accommodation options. From snorkeling and scuba diving in the crystal clear water teaming with tropical fish to taking a magnificent lagoon cruise to strolling the beautiful white sandy beaches, add to this hiking the rainforest, shopping in the open-air market and visiting cultural sights, your honeymoon dreams will turn into unforgettable memories to last a lifetime.
Cook Islands ResortsSituated over two absolute beachfront locations in the gorgeous Muri Beach area of Rarotonga Island Rumors Luxury Villas & Spa represents two 5-star properties, 'Rumors of Romance' and 'Reflections on Rarotonga' the elegance of which you will appreciate from the moment you reach there. The stunning villas feature exceptionally utmost amenities and facilities, including private fresh water swimming pool, huge lagoon side and pool side decks, outdoor dining tables and chairs, fully equipped designer kitchen, indoor tropical gardens, fountains and streams, inside and outside waterfalls that fed swimming pool, as well as a full spa service. The award-winning villas boast world-class quality and are ideal for a romantic honeymoon, an indulgent tropical vacation and luxury holidays. Activities and adventures include swimming, sunbathing, kayaking and snorkeling. Surround yourself with a standard of exclusiveness and rejuvenate your soul and mind, creating memories of a lifetime.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki is another example of luxury resort that takes your breath away. Blessed with sophisticated ambience, elegance and top notching service and home to 27 fantastic beachfront bungalows, suites and villas, featuring panoramic views of Aitutaki's world-famous lagoon, Pacific Resort Aitutaki warmly invites all holidaymakers to spend unforgettable vacations and extraordinary experience. Designed with Polynesian style decors all guest rooms feature air conditioning, marble bathrooms, WiFI, polished timber floors and other modern amenities and facilities. Leisure and entertainment include fine infinity pool, beach activities, big game/reef/lagoon fishing, complimentary kayaks and canoes, scuba diving, snorkeling, scooter and bicycle rentals, water sports and lagoon cruises. In the Aitutaki Spa you can taste a variety of soothing spa treatments in a Balinese style. The resort also offers romantic fresco dining, beachfront bar known as 'the Black Rock Cafe', poolside cafe and room service dining. Once a week you can take part in the Island Night filled with Polynesian buffet feast and island entertainment.
Set on one of the finest white sand beaches the Rarontongan Beach Resort & Spa offers the travelers to start their dream holidays in this stunning hideaway embracing Polynesian charm and culture. The resort offers 156 rooms and suites set amidst six acres of lush gardens featuring hibiscus, banana and coconut palms. All rooms have the following amenities: individual remote-controlled air conditioning, insect screens, mini-bar (on request), satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, private verandah with outdoor furniture, IDD phone, daily housemaid service, shower and iron and ironing board. Facilities include 3 restaurants, outdoor pool, game room, 2 tennis courts, 2 bars, water sport equipment rentals, activities desk, business centre, babysitting and a full service spa. Rarontongan Beach Resort & Spa has something for everyone. In the vicinity you can find Puaikura Beach and Aro'a Beach, the National Stadium and the National Museum of Cook Islands.