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Sunrise Beach Bungalows AU$98
Sunrise Beach Bungalows

Sunrise Beach Bungalows

Main Road, Ngatangiia – Muri, Rarotonga
     
    3.9
    of 5, from 22 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Sunrise Beach Bungalows: Family hotel with free parking and an outdoor pool. Located by the sea.

    The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium AU$193
    The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

    The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

    Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
       
      3.7
      of 5, from 27 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium: Romantic hotel with free parking and an outdoor pool. Located near the airport.

      Pacific Resort Aitutaki AU$1,212
      Pacific Resort Aitutaki

      Pacific Resort Aitutaki

      Amuri, Aitutaki
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Pacific Resort Aitutaki: Luxury resort with free breakfast and free parking. Located on the waterfront.

        Crown Beach Resort & Spa Get Rates
        Crown Beach Resort & Spa

        Crown Beach Resort & Spa

        Rarotonga Ring-Road, Arorangi, Sunset Coast Rarotonga, Rarotonga
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 12 reviews
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Crown Beach Resort & Spa: Luxury hotel with free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Located by the sea.

          Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa Get Rates
          Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

          Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

          Avarua, PO Box 790 , Rarotonga
             
            4.8
            of 5, from 4 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa: Luxury villa with free parking and an outdoor pool. Located on the beach.

            Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only AU$520
            Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only

            Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only

            Aitutaki Lagoon, Motu Akitua, Akitua Island
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 22 reviews
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only: Luxury resort with free breakfast and free parking. Located by the sea.

              Your own Ocean Front Bach AU$198
              Your own Ocean Front Bach

              Your own Ocean Front Bach

              0 Main road, Rarotonga, Tupapa
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Your own Ocean Front Bach: Pet-friendly holiday home with TVs and 2 bathrooms. Guests give the location a thumbs up.

                The Edgewater Resort and Spa AU$219
                The Edgewater Resort and Spa

                The Edgewater Resort and Spa

                Avarua, Rarotonga
                   
                  4.0
                  of 5, from 94 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The Edgewater Resort and Spa: Family resort with free breakfast and free parking. Located on the beach.

                  Pacific Resort Rarotonga AU$654
                  Pacific Resort Rarotonga

                  Pacific Resort Rarotonga

                  Muri Beach, Rarotonga
                     
                    4.4
                    of 5, from 16 reviews
                    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    Pacific Resort Rarotonga: Family hotel with free breakfast and free parking. Located on the waterfront.

                    Club Raro Resort AU$152
                    Club Raro Resort

                    Club Raro Resort

                    Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
                       
                      3.6
                      of 5, from 95 reviews
                      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      Club Raro Resort: Family resort with free parking and an outdoor pool. Located in the mountains.

                      The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas Get Rates
                      The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas

                      The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas

                      Main Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
                         
                        4.6
                        of 5, from 12 reviews
                        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                        The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas: Beach apartment building with free parking and an outdoor pool. Located near the airport.

                        Sunset Resort Get Rates
                        Sunset Resort

                        Sunset Resort

                        Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Rarotonga
                           
                          4.3
                          of 5, from 14 reviews
                          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                          Sunset Resort: Beach hotel with free breakfast and free parking. Located on the waterfront.

                          Accommodation In Cook Islands

                          Halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii lies a secret Polynesian paradise: the Cook Islands. The 15 islands in this Pacific archipelago are just 240 total square km. Size isn’t everything, though—there are plenty of hotels in the Cook Islands awaiting your arrival, and these tiny clusters of volcanic rock pack a big punch, with friendly, welcoming locals and unbeatable tranquil beaches. Aitutaki is even called “Honeymoon Island”!

                          You can’t argue with that, so you might as well book Cook Islands holidays right this second. We’re waiting.

                          Things to Do in the Cook Islands

                          Accommodation on Rarotonga or Aitutaki, the two largest islands, is easiest to come by and will be the perfect home base for day trips to the other islands, some of which are as uninhabited and remote as the Outback.

                          Takutea, for example, has incredible diving on its untouched reefs, but you’ll need to say “Kia orana!” (hello) to the High Chief and get permission to go there. Adventure lovers can check out Mangaia, the oldest of the isles and home to cliffs, caves and lakes, plus unique red volcanic soil and “tropical potatoes” for the taking.

                          Sticking to the two main islands also provides plenty of memory-making. Anyone can be a play-buoy with chartered boat tours and fishing trips; if you’d rather be in the water, snorkel with new fishy friends or soak up some vitamin “sea” as you splash in the waves.

                          On Aitutaki, visit the motus (small, palm-filled isles)—just make sure you’ve packed your sunnies, as you’ve never seen anything like these sparkling turquoise waters. Aitutaki’s motus are even TV stars (Moturakau) and award winners (Tapuaetai, or One Foot Island)!

                          Getting To & Around the Cook Islands

                          Flights to the Cook Islands land at Rarotonga International Airport (RAR), and from there the local airline can fly you to most islands (for a price, of course). The flight from Rarotonga to Aitutaki is about 45 minutes, and on either island, it’s easiest to buzz around on two wheels with a scooter rental. Neither island has stoplights or many paved roads, but Rarotonga does have bus service. Buses run on the one main road all the way around the island, so all you have to know is whether to go clockwise or anti-clockwise!

                          Upcoming Events

                          It may be all about soaking up the sun for many travellers, but visiting Cook Islands hotels in October is a great way to see the residents’ pastimes that don’t include sun cream and margaritas. Love squash? No, not the gourd, the sport! Cook Islands locals “bounce off the walls” for it, especially during the Club Raro Open in October.

                          There’s another festival in October that’s not quite so adrenaline-fuelled. The Tiare Flower Festival is more about beauty than brawn, with multiple—yes, multiple—flower parades, the crowning of Miss Tiare and a Young Warrior competition. It may or may not involve a dance-off; you’ll have to see for yourself.

                          Have you ever seen a competitive canoe race? They’re huge here. Of course this means there’s a festival for it! The Vaka Eiva Festival brings hundreds of paddlers from all over the world to compete for the title of who can paddle the fastest. Get in on the action with Cook Islands accommodation near Avarua Harbour in November.

                          Get Outside!

                          Places to stay in the Cook Islands are practically just a formality. In this true-blue tropical climate, you’re basically going to be outside all the time. Snorkelling, drinking on catamarans and just laying out in the sun totally count. But what if you want to work off all those pina colada calories? Get literally off the beaten path with a hike on Rarotonga.

                          The Cross-Island Trek isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s not as hard as its name implies. It’s about 10km, and you should go from north to south for the best signage. You’ll totally feel like Bear Grylls as you trek through the dense jungle, but be sure to bring plenty of water—you’re not actually a survivalist (at least, we don’t think…). Hope you’ve got accommodation in the Cook Islands awaiting your return, because you’re gonna be tired!

                          If you really just want an easy bushwalk so you can get back to the beach, book a walking tour at Takitumu Conservation Area, a rainforest reserve where you can see rare birds like the kakekori, which only exists on the Cook Islands. Can’t think that far ahead? Take time out at the picnic areas of Papua Waterfall before you get back to your beach chair.

                          Pro Tip: Bear Grylls isn’t the only person you might want to channel on your outdoor adventures. A little Sherlock Holmes detective work doesn’t hurt on this island. There aren’t a ton of signs, which honestly, just makes it that much more fun.

                          Must-See Spots

                          There aren’t so much things you must see on the Cook Islands as there are things you must do. And number one on that list is eat! Umukai is the islands’ traditional Polynesian feast, but it’s more than just food. There will be drums, and there will definitely be dancing. If you’re lucky, there will be imene tuki singing performances (this means “hymn of grunts”—which is bound to be interesting).

                          One thing that’s guaranteed is that you’ll get some of the best food in the Cook Islands, and also some of the weirdest. “Spaghetti of the sea” sounds nice, right? It’s sea cucumber, served with banana and lemon. How about a nice beverage made of oranges? Well, in tumunu, they’re fermented into a boozy treat. Yum! Don’t have an umukai at your hotel? The Over-Water Night Show & Dinner brings the heat…in the form of fire spinners!

                          Ready to get cultured while enjoying small-town kindness and gorgeous scenery (and who wouldn’t be)? One day in the Cook Islands is all you need—although we definitely recommend more than that. Wotif has the best selection of hotels and resorts around, so you can practise your fire spinning skills instead. You’re almost a pro!

                          How much is a hotel room in Cook Islands?

                          Hotels in Cook Islands start at AU$98 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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