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Live Like a Local: Cook Islands

13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,990

FIRST-CLASS | LONG STAY: Head to the exotic Cook Islands in the South Pacific and live amongst the friendly locals. Spend your days in the gorgeous ocean waters and exploring the mainlands, enjoying the company of the amazing Cook Islanders and adapting to their leisurely island rhythms.

Spend two weeks in one of nature's authentic paradises, the idyllic Cook Islands. Do whatever you want during your time here either relaxing or being active - your choice. 

The Cook Islands are one of the best kept secrets in the South Pacific when it comes to a truly natural paradise. Located north east of New Zealand, it consists of 15 islands formed by volcanic activity, each one with its own individual character. The Cook Islanders are extremely friendly people who are smiling, warm-hearted and influenced by their Polynesian culture. Reasons to visit are many but include just relaxing on the pristine white-sand beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving, exploring and learning about the history of the islands. The Cook Islands is where time stands still. There is no sense of urgency here. There are no traffic lights!

On arrival in the Cook Islands, you will be taken to one of our recommended self-contained accommodations for a 12-night relaxing stay. During your time here, you are basically at leisure. A car rental is included to explore the island, take organized excursions or simply swim and take part in any available water sports activities. 

Goway offers Live Like a Local Escapes to other great destinations in the South Pacific - Queensland's Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and the Central Coast NSW Australia.

Goway offers Snowbird Longstay Escapes to great destinations in the South Pacific – Queensland’s Gold Coast and Sunshine CoastCentral Coast of New South Wales and The Bay of Plenty in New Zealand

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,990

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Day 1

Arrive Cook Islands

On arrival in Rarotonga, you will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to the resort.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and begin your exploration of the island using your rental car.

Duration12 Nights

Crown Beach Resort and Spa

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    Crown Beach Resort and Spa

    Crown Beach Resort and Spa is a full service boutique resort ideal for a romantic getaway. The resort is located on the western sunset side of Rarotonga on a secluded beachfront property that is ideally positioned on an expansive white sandy beach on the edge …

    Crown Beach Resort and Spa is a full service boutique resort ideal for a romantic getaway. The resort is located on the western sunset side of Rarotonga on a secluded beachfront property that is ideally positioned on an expansive white sandy beach on the edge of a turquoise lagoon. There are 22 self-contained villas and 14 private suites to choose from. All villas are very spacious and are finished with stylish and modern Polynesian décor. The villas are set amongst 5 acres of lush tropical gardens, ponds, and cascading water features.


    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities

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Days 2 to 12

Cook Islands at leisure

You are free to enjoy your new ‘home’ for the next 12 days at your leisure! Explore the island of Rarotonga at your own pace with your car rental.  The island of Rarotonga is only 30KM/18M in circumference.  

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Day 13

Depart Cook Islands

You will be met by a Goway Representative for your transfer to the airport. Depart Rarotonga for your return flight back to North America or onwards to New Zealand or Australia.

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  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 12 nights first-class accommodation in a one bedroom villa with kitchen
  • 13 day car hire including insurance and unlimited kilometres
  • Unlimited use of beach equipment
  • Breakfast daily


  • NZ$1500 bond required for car rental
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Please note flights to the Cook Islands depart once a week (on Saturdays) from Los Angeles, returning on a Friday.


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 spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

16 Mar 2022
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