Did you ever play “spin the globe” to see where you were going to live when you grew up? With 15 volcanic isles totalling less than the size of downtown Canberra, the Cook Islands might be the least likely place your finger would land. But that hasn’t stopped the Cook Islands from becoming some of the most in-demand destinations for secluded, luxurious getaways (in fact, it’s a benefit!). Book your Cook Islands holiday package with us. Things to Do on the Cook Islands
You’re surrounded by water on all sides, so make the natural decision and take to the sea. Play the role of cod-father on a fishing charter, and you’ll be saying “wahoo!” in no time; if you want to get a little more adventurous, you can channel your inner castaway with spear fishing lessons. Explorers of both land and sea will certainly get hooked on Rarotonga holidays ; on the atoll’s main island, there are plenty of hiking, mountain biking and cultural activities to keep you busy.
If that sounds a little too intense, plant your umbrella on that perfect patch of sand, post up with a cocktail and watch the breeze in the trees—on your Cook Islands holiday, you can get as active or as inactive as you please. If chillin’ is your style, you can still get out and see new sights. Brighten up your life with a visit to the shimmering lagoons of Aitutaki, the second-most-visited island. Just 45 minutes away by plane, you’ll be able to make your own judgment on the tropical island question for the ages: Are these the most brilliant blue waters on earth? Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
If you love unique, handcrafted souvenirs and locally sourced dining, Cook Islands packages are for you. “Artisan” and “farm-to-table” have been the way of life here for thousands of years. You won’t find any mega-malls or Gucci, but you will find plenty of thatched beachfront huts and family-owned boutiques selling jasmine soap, bright Polynesian tivaivai quilts and gorgeous black pearl jewellery. For the most serious retail therapy, book one of our Cook Islands car hire options on Rarotonga: Starting in Avarua, you can make your way around the island, stopping wherever looks enticing!
Once you’ve worked up an appetite (shopping and drinking are hard work!), it’s time to dig into the incredible fish and produce. Rich volcanic soil and the bounty of the South Pacific mean tourists on Cook Islands holidays get some of the freshest food around. At many restaurants and resorts, dining and nightlife are combined into grand celebrations of Polynesian culture, with a three-course feast followed by traditional music and ura piani (invitation dance), where you can find your inner rhythm and see how your booty shaking measures up. Aitutaki also lives up to its reputation as “Honeymoon Island,” with plenty of opportunities for romantic oceanfront dining or tucked-away booths where you can canoodle the night away. What’s Next?
You may have outgrown spinning the globe, but you’ll never outgrow travelling it. Check out Wotif’s Cook Islands holiday deals and you’ll soon be saying “e noho ra” (goodbye) to the daily grind and hello to tropical paradise.
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