Cook Islands

An ideal destination for those wanting to unwind, relax and discover a unique and friendly culture. The 15 Cook Islands are scattered across the south Pacific over about two million square kilometers, an area the size of India. These Polynesian tropical gems have a combined population of an average country town: about 14,000 unique and friendly souls. Most Cook Islanders dwell on the capital island of Rarotonga, which is also where most of the 70,000-odd annual visitors stop off, arriving at the island's international airport.

Circular Rarotonga is almost completely enclosed by a reef, harboring a lagoon of clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches. The small island is dominated by a high mountain peak from which lush rain forests cascade down to the palm-fringed shore. The commercial centre of the islands is the friendly, bustling town of Avarua on Rarotonga, which has banks, shops and tourist facilities as well as a busy port and yacht basin. The outer islands are becoming increasingly popular for excursions, but remain largely unspoiled by tourism. Just North of Raratonga, lays Aitutaki. The Island itself is small and volcanic, lying next to a barrier reef teeming with coral and fish, and enclosing a perfect turquoise lagoon.

The Cook Islanders have their own language and government, and enjoy a vigorous and diverse culture with significant differences between each island. Even if you go no further than Rarotonga, though, you will be ensured of a dream 'South Seas' holiday experience on the pristine beaches, snorkeling the reef, or exploring the island by bus, motor scooter, bicycle or jeep.

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Cook Islands from $2,499 per person including international flights

8 days/5 nights - Escape to an island paradise in the warm waters of the South Pacific. Step back in time and discover a place which up until now been a long kept secret. If you are seeking a place that has buildings no taller than a coconut tree, a place that boasts beautiful, deserted white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and some of the friendliest people in the world, the Cook Islands is for you.

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Pacific Resort Rarotonga & Aitutaki from $4,799 per person including international flights

8 days/7 nights: South Pacific combination of the Pacific Resort Rarotonga, stretching one kilometre along the south-eastern coast of Rarotonga, Muri beach is laden with glorious white sand, fringed by palm trees and lapped by the gentle waters of a shallow, safe lagoon. A short flight to the Pacific Resort Aitutaki, limited to just 27 luxurious absolute beachfront bungalows, suites and villas.

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Cook Islands, Rarotonga & Aitutaki and New Zealand from $6,399 per person including international flights

19 Days/16 nights - Cook Islands and New Zealand - a prefect combination. Stay at the Pacific resort nestled discreetly on the white sands of Rarotonga and the Pacific resort Aitutaki with panoramic view of Aitutaki’s world-famous lagoon . Cook Islands a place where simple, lazy days meet luxurious evenings. Onto New Zealand and experience the cities of Auckland, Wellington And Queenstown and all they have to offer.

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