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Cook Islands Vacation Packages

Hike up mountains, swim in blue lagoons and go on wildlife-spotting adventures in this island country in the South Pacific Ocean.

Spread across a large ocean expanse between New Zealand and Hawaii are the 15 tiny Cook Islands. With rainforests tumbling down to coral-fringed beaches, crystal-blue lagoons filled with tropical fish and high mountain scenery, nature is the big attraction. Swim in warm waters, sunbathe on powdery white sands, hike up forested mountains and watch migratory whales pass by.

Most visitors arrive on Rarotonga. The archipelago’s principal island is the only one with an international airport. Stay for a few days to enjoy its attractions. Go for a scenic drive along the 20-mile (32-kilometer) coastal road that encircles the island. Swim, fish, dive and snorkel in the blue lagoon that surrounds Rarotonga. Hike up Raemaru, the flat-top mountain on the west side of the island. 

Travel to some of the other Cook Islands by using the inter-island air services. There are no scheduled ferry services between the inhabited islands. There are inter-island cargo ships, but the service is sporadic.

Take the 1-hour flight from Rarotonga to its nearest neighbor, Aitutaki, for plenty of watersports in its lagoon. Explore the ancient caves on Mangaia and dive among the corals off Palmerston Island. Nearby Atiu Island is home to numerous bird species including the blue kingfisher, brown booby and the rare kopeka. This is a perfect place to become a birdwatcher if you aren’t one already. While you are here, tour the Atiu Coffee Factory and its plantations.

The 850,000 square miles (2.2 million square kilometers) of ocean around the Cook Islands have been designated a whale sanctuary. From July to October, humpback whales pass the islands on their annual migratory route. Head out to sea on a whale-watching trip or stay on land to catch sight of the large marine mammals. They are often spotted from the shores of any of the islands. 

The Cook Islands have a tropical climate that’s warm year-round. This beautiful setting attracts many honeymooners and other vacationers for its wildlife, scenery and tranquility.


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The Edgewater Resort and Spa ¥10,599
Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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The Edgewater Resort and Spa

The Edgewater Resort and Spa

Avarua, Rarotonga
     
    3.8 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    First of all the staff where awesome, I could be wrong about the name but I dealt with Claire at front desk. When there was no space

    The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium ¥11,786
    Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
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    The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

    The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

    Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
       
      3.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Everything in one place, easy, relaxing, amazing. Friendly, helpful staff.

      The Islander Hotel ¥13,028
      Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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      The Islander Hotel

      The Islander Hotel

      Main Road, Panama, Rarotonga
         
        3.5 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Suited our needs for our time in Rarotonga. Staff friendly and attentive. Food and bar services where good, room comfortable.

        Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only ¥32,349
        Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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        Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only

        Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only

        Aitutaki Lagoon, Motu Akitua, Akitua Island
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Beautiful, blissful and restful! The Staff are so accommodating, food/drinks are great! The rooms are a bit dated, but sparkling clean and the grounds are continually being groomed by attentive keepers. While it doesn’t have the flavor of a true luxury resort, what it lacks in lux, it makes up for ...

          Club Raro Resort ¥13,801
          Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
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          Club Raro Resort

          Club Raro Resort

          Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
             
            3.5 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The location is great along with the facilities, staff are friendly and helpful.

            Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only ¥20,532
            Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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            Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

            Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

            Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
               
              3.7 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Was right on the beach. Loved it. Amazing staff and service

              Pacific Resort Rarotonga ¥42,322
              Reviewed on May 23, 2019
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              Pacific Resort Rarotonga

              Pacific Resort Rarotonga

              Muri Beach, Rarotonga
                 
                4.4 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The 2 bdrm villas were excellent, plenty of room & close enough to the pool, restaurant and beach! Staff were more than friendly & we had a very pleasant week staying at the pacific 😌

                Muri Beachcomber
                Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
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                Muri Beachcomber

                Muri Beachcomber

                Muri Beach, Rarotonga
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great relaxing getaway. The room is good and clean, free kayaks/paddleboards - awesome, location - great! Stuff very friendly and helpful. Pre-check-in and post-check-out arrangements are great. Only one thing I wish can be improved - clean the pool more often to remove the foliage :-)

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