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Holidaying alone in Rarotonga? Experience nothing but bliss! White sands and swaying palm trees all to yourself 🙌

Solo Travelling

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Hungry? We have that sorted! Whether you're after fresh local yellowfin-tuna sashimi or a golden watermelon ice cream split! We have it all here for you to enjoy. A foodie "must do".
If you're after a Vegan Eating Guide when you travel to the Cook Islands, this is for you! From organic açaí bowls, takeaways to local fresh fruit and vegetables. Follow our vegan foodies Alex and Victoria as they show you their fav vegan eateries on the island of Rarotonga. If you're hungry these are the places to visit! Have fun.
There are many variations of the famous "RAW FISH" but hands down the Cook Islands has the best way to prepare this dish. In the Cook Islands we call this dish - Ika mata. It is a traditional dish made from raw fish. The fish is marinated in a mixture of lime/lemon, coconut milk and garnished with raw vegetables. A fresh and vibrant taste of the South Pacific. Let your personal chef Alex show you a simple step by step guide on how to make the delicious dish. Have fun in the kitchen!

Dining Experiences

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When it comes to colours, blues and greens reign in absolute Paradise 🏝️ Discover the best beaches in the Cook Islands here 🙌
Magnificient! How lucky are we to witness the sky set ablaze with the perfect blend of orange and pink 🌅 If you love sunsets - there are more where this came from. Join us where the sky meets the sea right here in the Cook Islands ❤️ 📸 jacopo_island_way [IG]
Do you prefer the lagoon? Or nature? Either way, we offer both

Beaches

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Step into the tropical style with Rito Hats, handcrafted from the finest coconut fibers and adorned with vibrant island patterns 🌴☀️
It's a must to include a "Cultural Island Night" to your itinerary when you visit the Cook Islands. View our calendar for Island Nights on Rarotonga & Aitutaki below
Dont miss out on visiting one of our very beautiful, historical white coral and limestone churches! Guaranteed to be filled with soaring songs of worship, beautiful hymns and harmonies that'll swirl above the exquisitely decorated hats of local parishioners. 📸 arcadiaretreat

Culture

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When fire dancing becomes mesmerizing 🙌 📌 Tumutoa Tours, Rarotonga
Not everybody likes too wake up early on holiday, but for those who do, we have the ultimate guide to the best sunrise spots on the island 🌅🙌
Always say yes to family trips! We have a number of family friendly activities available for you and your little ones to enjoy 😄

Families

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‘’I DO’’ two little words that mean so much 💍 You can marry barefoot on a secluded beach at sunset, standing in a heart-shape of shells, in a whitewashed coral church with a spine-tingling gospel choir, or on a private islet under a tropical flower arch. Whatever your dreams or expectations, a wedding in the Cook Islands is everything you could wish for and more. Come and explore our idyllic and romantic venues today.
When you visit our island paradise, why not attempt to push the romance a little further by re-setting on the island of Aitutaki? Known as heaven on earth, it's where to go to get away from it all and enjoy the ultimate escape. #cookislands #aitutaki #lovealittleparadise 📸 @amyhurdphotos [IG] 📸 @utekuteistam [IG]
Escape to a little paradise and make waves with your special someone. The Cook Islands, the perfect romantic get-away ❤️🌸 Who would you whisk away to paradise? #CookIslands #Rarotonga #RARO #Lovealittleparadise 📸 @charlottepiho_photography [IG]

Couples | Weddings & Honeymoons

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A once-in-a-lifetime experience
Swimming with turtles is a magical experience. These gentle creatures are fascinating to watch, and swimming alongside them is a unforgettable experience. When you're on holiday, be sure to book a tour that allows you to swim with turtles in their natural habitat. 📸Charlotte Piho
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Aitutaki: A true paradise on earth.
Palm trees sway in the breeze, white sand feels like silk between your toes, and turquoise water is so clear you can see the fish swimming below. It's hard to believe that anything could surpass this sublime beauty! 📸@Brooke Steel
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TOP 25 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN THE COOK ISLANDS
The Cook Islands is a child-friendly paradise with plenty of activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. From swimming and snorkeling to exploring lush rainforests. Kids will love learning about Polynesian culture at a cultural village or joining in on an island night. And of course, no trip to The Cook Islands would be complete without spending some time relaxing on a white-sandy beach.
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Chasing sunsets in The Cook Islands
There's plenty of activities to do here. Or find a spot, relax and enjoy the captivating sunsets in The Cook Islands. Who would you bring with you? 😍 sarahcolcord [IG] 📸
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Top 10 Places To Snorkel In The Cook Islands
Did you know all the best snorkelling spots in the Cook Islands are accessible from shore. Explore them here...🌊 🌴🐠 #CookIslands #Aitutaki #Experience
Fire Dancing 🔥🔥🔥
When fire dancing becomes mesmerizing 🙌 📌 Tumutoa Tours, Rarotonga
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10 Best Beaches In The Cook Islands
When it comes to colours, blues and greens reign in absolute Paradise 🏝️ Discover the best beaches in the Cook Islands here 🙌
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Solo Travelling
Holidaying alone in Rarotonga? Experience nothing but bliss! White sands and swaying palm trees all to yourself 🙌
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Sunrises In Paradise
Not everybody likes too wake up early on holiday, but for those who do, we have the ultimate guide to the best sunrise spots on the island 🌅🙌
Step into the tropical style with Rito Hats, handcrafted from the finest coconut fibers and adorned with vibrant island patterns 🌴☀️ Women, Style, Colour, Handcraft, Color Combinations, Tropical Style, The Ultimate Gift, Island Style, Coconut Fiber
Island-style Rito Hats 🌴
Step into the tropical style with Rito Hats, handcrafted from the finest coconut fibers and adorned with vibrant island patterns 🌴☀️
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Lest We Forget
Lest we forget the brave Cook Islanders who stood shoulder to shoulder with their ANZAC brothers and sisters, honoring their sacrifice and service on this special day. 🇨🇰❤️
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No crowds and wide open spaces 😍
Read about the "simple and serene beauty" of the Cook Islands as Stephen Rice tells us about his experience in the Cook Islands.
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Family Friendly Activities
Always say yes to family trips! We have a number of family friendly activities available for you and your little ones to enjoy 😄
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Cultural Dancing
It's a must to include a "Cultural Island Night" to your itinerary when you visit the Cook Islands. View our calendar for Island Nights on Rarotonga & Aitutaki below
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Enjoy a blessed Sunday in Paradise 🙏
Dont miss out on visiting one of our very beautiful, historical white coral and limestone churches! Guaranteed to be filled with soaring songs of worship, beautiful hymns and harmonies that'll swirl above the exquisitely decorated hats of local parishioners. 📸 arcadiaretreat