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  • Rarotonga is the most populous island and a popular destination when booking your Cook Islands vacation.

Rarotonga is the principal and largest island and capital of the Cook Islands. Raro means “down” and Tonga means “south” The island stands 4500 meters above the ocean floor and is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon that is protected by a distant reef hundreds of metres out to sea.

The central area of the island is made up of volcanic peaks cloaked in dense vegetation. These are surrounded by agricultural terraces, flats and swamps. Rarotonga was once dominated by a mighty volcanic pyramid that eroded over time and formed into pointed peaks and razorback ridges. The protected lagoon is a great place to swim and there are four small islets within the reef that are interesting to explore during Rarotonga tours on a Cook Islands vacation.

Muri Beach is considered the best beach in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands and is also the busiest for tourism with lots of restaurants and beach bars. For sports enthusiasts, there is scuba diving, snorkeling, cycling, horseback riding and deep sea fishing.  One can take a circle island tour and learn about the local history and culture including discovering the marae, a sacred site dating back an estimated 1500 years.

 


 

Cook Islands Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to the Cook Islands. 

Learn about the history and culture of the Cook Islands, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about the Cook Islands nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Cook Islands for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Cook Island vacations today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover after or before your Cook island vacation at  one of Goway's other South Pacific destinations. You can choose from our selection of Australian vacationsNew Zealand vacation packages, Tahiti vacation packages or perhaps one of our Fiji resorts.

 

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  • 15 Day Cook Islands Vacation Including Airfare

    The Cook Islands offer a mix of coral atolls and volcanic islands, have an ideal climate, offers stunning scenery, and is influenced by its Polynesian culture.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,066
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • 8 Day Cook Islands Vacation incl. Airfare

    The Cook Islands offer a mix of coral atolls and volcanic islands, have an ideal climate, offers stunning scenery, and is influenced by its Polynesian culture
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,289
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways, Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Beautiful Aitutaki: Rarotonga to Rarotonga

    Escape to the Cook Islands to spend your days lounging on the beaches of Aitutaki and enjoying the tropical comforts of Tamanu Beach Hotel. Snorkel through the warm waters of the South Pacific, dine on incredible Polynesian cuisine as you watch the sunset over the ocean, and get to know the world-famous hospitality of the Cook Islanders.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,722
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Castaway Resort

    Castaway Resort is a small, quiet and secluded island paradise boutique resort featuring a mix of twelve units built on the edge of Rarotonga’s sunset side of the island, offering views of a white sandy beach, magnificent turquoise lagoon, reef and ocean beyond.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 479
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Cook Islands Long Stay

    Imagine a month in your very own island paradise. The Cook Islands offers you what you have been looking for, whether its that romantic getaway, down time with your family or just an excuse to get away from it all. Here you can escape the rush and clutter of city life, choosing simply to relax or to purposefully explore the culture and varied natural environments.
    Duration:
    28 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,009
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays
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  • Cook Islands Long Stay Incl. Airfare

    Imagine a month in your very own island paradise. The Cook Islands offers you what you have been looking for, whether its that romantic getaway, down time with your family or just an excuse to get away from it all. Here you can escape the rush and clutter of city life, choosing simply to relax or to purposefully explore the culture and varied natural environments.
    Duration:
    29 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,999
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
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  • Crown Beach Resort & Spa

    Ridiculously romantic, Crown Beach Resort & Spa presents a private secluded space for just 36 couples to frolic about 5 acres of botanical gardens.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 980
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Incredible Aitutaki

    A 50 minute flight from Rarotonga is the jewel of the Cook Islands, Aitutaki, home to one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. Try snorkelling or simply relax, the choice is yours.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 729
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Lagoon Breeze Villas

    Lagoon Breeze Villas is located opposite its own stunning white sandy beach on a marine reserve in the south-west coast of Rarotonga.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 418
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Live Like a Local: Cook Islands

    A travel highlight for most Globetrotters is to mingle and interact with locals. But to actually live amongst them, even for just a short time, is an experience of a life time.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,230
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Snowbird Long Stays
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  • Live Like a Local: Cook Islands incl. Airfare

    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.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,139
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
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  • Manuia Beach Resort

    On the sheltered, sunset coast of Rarotonga, Manuia Beach Resort has a great beachfront location. Sparkling blue water, an amazing white sand beach and tropical gardens frame this boutique resort which caters for adults and children over 16.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 712
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Muri Beach Club Hotel

    The Muri Beach Club Hotel enjoys an enviable location on Rarotonga’s best stretch of beach on Muri Lagoon right on Muri Beach Point and caters for adults 18 years and over.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 801
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Muri Beachcomber

    Muri Beachcomber is a small, intimate property superbly located on beautiful Muri Lagoon - 22 units ensure a truly relaxing atmosphere.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 625
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Nautilus Resort

    Make your fantasy island escape a reality with a stay in the tropical paradise of the Cook Islands. At Nautilus Resort, relax in breathtaking suites, recharge yourself with relaxation treatments at the spa, and dine on world-class cuisine in the restaurant, all while enjoying the turquoise waters and warm climate of Rarotonga.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,049
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Pacific Resort Rarotonga

    Pacific Resort Rarotonga is situated in one of the world’s most spell-binding spots. Muri Beach is laden with white sand, fringed by palm trees and lapped by the waters of an aqua lagoon.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 736
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Palm Grove

    Set in the quiet, enchanting area of Vaima on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove features the peace and tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 474
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Radiant Rarotonga

    Spend your days lounging on the beach and moving to island time on this resort getaway to the Cook Islands. Based at Castaway Resort on Rarotonga, you’ll snorkel through tropical waters, explore the lovely mainland of Rarotonga, and enjoy the unimpeachable hospitality of the Cook Islanders, the friendliest people in the world.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 441
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Royale Takitumu

    Located in the village of Titikaveka, 20 minutes from the airport and situated on the white sand shores of a magnificent lagoon where one can swim and snorkel at all tides.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,118
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa

    Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa is renowned on the island of Rarotonga for the luxury their 3 villas provide to guests wanting top class villa accommodation with full servicing and personal attention.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,789
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Romance & Honeymoon, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Sea Change Villas

    This sumptuous, multi award-winning, South Seas retreat, nestled on its own secluded white sandy beach is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, indulgent holiday, destination wedding or relaxing vacation. Sea Change Villas offers you an unforgettable slice of paradise in the Cook Islands.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 860
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Sunset Resort

    The Sunset Resort is a beachfront property set on the sheltered western side of the island, 5 minutes from the airport and 8 minutes from the town of Avarua.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 467
    Trip Type:
    Island Resorts, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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