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Cook Islands Long Stay

30 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,249

MODERATE | LONG STAY: Imagine a month on your very own island paradise. The Cook Islands offers you what you have been looking for, whether it's that romantic getaway, downtime with your family or just an excuse to get away from it all.

Rarotonga - The Cook Islands

Welcome to the secret of the Pacific. Breathe in the fresh pure air. Wade into the cool, calm, blue lagoons. Let the untouched charm of the beautiful Cook Islands capture your spirit and hold your heart.

The 15 islands of the Cooks lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, scattered like fragrant frangipani petals floating across 2.2 million square kilometres of a seductive, sensual ocean. Boasting rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people with the widest white smiles and a pace of life unsurpassed for peace: the Cook Islands is Paradise.

The 32km circumference of Rarotonga is surrounded by a sparkling blue lagoon – the shimmer of technicoloured tropical fish caught in the sunlight adds a shot of colour. The fringe of pearly white sand is lined with swaying palms and a coral reef on which crashing waves call the intrepid fishermen to cast their lines.

Tradition and cultural heritage are trademarks of the island. Music is a part of island life, and marks the daily routine in Rarotonga; from the chants and hymns heard in the churches, to the string bands with their combos of electronic and traditional ukuleles made from coconut shells.

Traditional arts and crafts of weaving, carving and painting are an integral part of a heritage which, though strictly modern in its currency today, contains all the mores of a cultural background which is nourished and nurtured with pride. With not a traffic light to be seen, getting around Rarotonga can be a casual meander on the island bus – which uniquely travels both clockwise and anticlockwise around the road that circles the island and obliging drivers will pick and drop at will. Or the plethora of scooters which are synonymous with the town – where wheels are weighted down by mamma or papa and sometimes more than one chubby toddler clinging on for dear life.

Whichever way you go – villages, beaches, paw patches, and fields of taro, mango, bananas and the health-filled noni can be spotted on either side – providing an instant study of island life. An extraordinary array of flora and fauna flourishes. From inland to the outreaches of the lagoon, water is paramount to this island style of life. Fishing, scuba diving, trawling, bonefishing, paddling, snorkelling, sailing, swimming or simply splashing in the sea are vital components of this island’s lifestyle. All revealing that there is a lot more to the island of Rarotonga than simply a pretty place to escape.

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30 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,249

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Day 1

Depart North America (via Honolulu) for Rarotonga

Join your Hawaiian Airilnes flight today bound for Honolulu and your connecting flight to Rarotonga. Upon arrival in Rarotonga, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation at Palm Grove. Set in the enchanting village of Vaimaanga on the stunning Southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the peace and tranquillity of one of the best locations on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Small and friendly Palm Grove offers 22 self-contained bungalows scattered over five acres of landscaped beachfront and garden property. An onsite restaurant and bar, freshwater swimming pool, reception/tour desk, and daily housekeeping service are just some of the convenient amenities we offer.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration29 Nights

Palm Grove

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    Palm Grove

    Set in the enchanting area of Vaima on the stunning Southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the peace and tranquillity of one of the best locations on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Thirteen garden bungalows set amongst hibiscus and tipani flowers are complemented with thirteen beachfront …

    Set in the enchanting area of Vaima on the stunning Southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the peace and tranquillity of one of the best locations on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Thirteen garden bungalows set amongst hibiscus and tipani flowers are complemented with thirteen beachfront bungalows set alongside the secluded beach. Sit back, relax, and find your own private piece of paradise!


    • Bar(s)
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Bicycles
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities

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Days 2-5

At Leisure in the Cook islands

More days at leisure in the Cooks

Day 6

Circle Island Sightseeing Tour

Start your holiday with an orientated cultural circle island tour of Rarotonga. Be enlightened with a qualified tour guide sharing the local history and culture of Rarotonga as you journey around the island in an air-conditioned sightseeing coach.

Days 7-9

At Leisure in the Cook Islands

More days at leisure in the Cooks.

Day 10

Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruise

Tour the inner lagoon of Rarotonga in a glass bottom boat, to coral viewing and snorkeling areas, followed by a BBQ fish lunch on Koromiri Island in Muri lagoon. The Tour Guides will entertain you during lunch with a pareu tying demonstration and some of the local traditions.

Day 10-13

At Leisure in the Cook islands

More days at leisure in the Cooks.

Day 14

Aitutaki Day Tour

Your tour begins with a scenic 45 minute flight across to Aitutaki. Upon arrival you will meet with your guide and taken on a tour of the island, visiting the main township of Arutanga, the marketplace and the inland villages of Tautu and Vaipae. Then it's on to the pier to board your 71 foot traditionally designed catamaran, Titi Ai Tonga. The slow cruise across the lagoon to the top reef will take you past many of the offshore motus and sand bars that are permanently raised above the high tide mark. At the top reef, everyone gets a chance to snorkel amongst schools of tropical fish and hand feeding them is a lot of fun. Lunch is served on the vessel as you take a slow cruise to One Foot Island, where for a few hours, you can swim in crystal clear waters, explore the island or just laze in the sun on the soft white sand beached, before returning to the mainland for your flight back to Rarotonga.

Days 15-29

At Leisure in the Cook islands

More days at leisure in the Cooks.

Day 30

Depart Rarotonga (via Honolulu) for North America

Today you will depart Rarotonga for North America.  You have late check out until 6pm, so enjoy the day.  Maybe some  last minute scuba diving or hiking. Experience the true paradise of the white sand beach and clear blue lagoon before being transferred to the airport for your Hawaiian Airlines flight departing tonight bound for mainland North America via Honolulu.

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Departing from Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland or Ontario

1 Sep - 15 Dec '23 & 7 Jan - 31 Mar '24
16 Dec '23 - 06 Jan '24
Palm Grove - Garden Studio (29 nights) $4,249 $4,529
Palm Grove - 1 Bedroom Superior (29 nights) $4,659 $4,939
Palm Grove - Beachfront Studio (29 nights) $6,569 $6,849
Addon Information:

For Departures from Las Vegas or Phoenix add $255
For Departures from Austin add $305
For Departures from Boston/New York add $458


Departing from Vancouver

1 Sep - 15 Dec '23 & 7 Jan - 31 Mar '24
16 Dec '23 - 06 Jan '24
Palm Grove - Garden Studio (29 nights) $6,309 $6,559
Palm Grove - 1 Bedroom Superior (29 nights) $6,869 $7,119
Palm Grove - 1 Bedroom Superior (29 nights) $7,789 $8,039
Addon Information:

For Departures from Calgary add $59
For Departures from Edmonton add $128
For Departures from Toronto add $227
For Departures from Montreal add $297
For Departures from Halifax add $255


  • Roundtrip flights with Hawaiian Airlines from Hawaiian Airlines Gateway cities to Rarotonga (via Hawaii).  See note below for flights to/from Canada.
  • Taxes on International Airfare
  • Meet and Greet on arrival
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Accommodation for 29 nights at the Palm Grove Resort
  • Shared Circle Island Sightseeing Tour
  • Shared Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruises
  • Shared Aitutaki Day Tour
  • Daily Room Servicing (Towel Change only on Sundays)
  • Complimentary use of guest BBQ, snorkel equipment, kayaks, beach chairs and beach towels
  • Late Check Out until 6pm on last day
  • Tropical (Continental) Breakfast daily


  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Hawaiian Airlines fly to Honoulu from a number of cities in the US – Austin, Boston, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New York City,  Oakland, Ontario (CA), Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.  If flying from anywhere else you will need to fly with a partner airline to connect with Hawaiian Airlines to Hawaii then on to Rarotonga.   Direct connections may not always be available.  If flying to/from Canada a separate ticket is required to connect with your Hawaiian Airlines flight, we have calculated a price from Vancouver below but these flights are always subject to price changes and availability. 


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

1 Mar 2024
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