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Cook Islands FAQs

  • Woman standing on boat in Aitutaki, Cook Islands

What language is spoken in the Cook Islands?

The official languages of the Cook Islands are English and Rarotongan.

What currency is used in the Cook Islands?

The currencies used throughout the country are the New Zealand dollar and the Cook Islands dollar. Major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. ATMs can be found in major cities such as Rarotonga and Aitutaki. 

Do I need a visa to travel to the Cook Islands?

A visa is not required when travelling from Canada or the United States as a tourist for up to 30 days.

When is the best time to travel to the Cook Islands?

The best time to travel to the Cook Islands is between May and October when it is the winter season and there is little to no rainfall during this period. However, the Cook Islands offers a pleasantly warm climate all-year. The summer rainy season begins in December and lasts until April. The winter months are also known as the dry season. . 

Is there transportation within the Cook Islands?

Cycling is very common on the islands, while Rarotonga has a small bus system, cars for hire and taxis, Aitutaki, and ‘Atiu also have cars and taxis. 

Are the Cook Islands a family friendly destination?

With world-class resorts, a wonderful climate and many attractions to entertain the whole family, the Cook Islands should be a top contender for your next family vacation!


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