Plan an amazing trip to Cook Islands
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands are a dream destination for divers and holiday makers in search of tranquility, sublime beaches and an idyllic climate.
This independent state in the south Pacific comprises 15 islands scattered over a vast area. The islands are in free association with New Zealand, and are located between Samoa to the north west and Tahiti to the north east.
The northern islands are an atoll of magnificent turquoise lagoons, while the nine to the south are ruggedly contoured volcanic islands.
The Cook Islands have recently created a vast, protected maritime reserve (it is three times the size of France!). On land, intrusive building work which may harm the exceptional natural environment is prohibited.
With its lagoon encircled by coral reefs, Aitutaki is the archetypal island paradise with picture postcard scenery: palm trees, white sand beaches and shimmering blue water. You can’t resist diving into the transparent water.
Rarotonga is the largest island, housing more than half the archipelago’s population. Rarotonga is covered in luxuriant tropical vegetation. The capital, Avarua, is surrounded by breathtaking emerald mountains. You can encounter Polynesian culture at the two particularly lively and picturesque markets.
You can try a range of water sports on the fine sands of Muri Beach, such as kayaking and sailing.
The Cook Islands are little gems at the ends of the earth, which will enchant you with their unique setting and their pleasant climate.
Best time to go to Cook Islands
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