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Rarotonga Vacations, Honeymoon Packages and Romantic Getaways


  • 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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Rarotonga, Cook Islands

  • Live Like a Local: Cook Islands

    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.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,990
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Snowbird Long Stays, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cook Islands Discovery: Rarotonga, Aitutaki

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to the Cook Islands to experience the beauty of its two major islands. On this Cook Islands vacation you'll visit both Rarotonga and Aitutaki, where you'll stay in comfortable beachside accommodations and be free to explore the picturesque lagoons and beaches of this South Pacific nation.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,155
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Wedding in Paradise: Rarotonga

    FIRST CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Say ‘I Do’ Cook Island style with a traditional style wedding. Your ceremony will begin with a traditional Vaka canoe ride followed by a shell horn announcement. The aisle is decorated with a trail of petals leading to the wedding arch. A serenader strums his ukulele and sings a beautiful song as the bride walks down the aisle.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,690
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cook Islands Long Stay

    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, down time with your family or just an excuse to get away from it all.
    Duration:
    27 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,839
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays
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  • Sea Change Villas: Idyllic Retreats Collection

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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$ 1,692
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa: Idyllic Retreats Collection

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: 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$ 1,890
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Discover Radiant Rarotonga

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Start your stay with an island tour, circling Rarotonga to get a lay of the land. In the company of a local guide, you’ll learn about Polynesian culture and how to adjust to the laidback rhythms of island time. Cruise the lagoon in a glass bottom boat to Koromiri Island for a BBQ lunch.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 689
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Essence of Aitutaki

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to the Cook Islands to spend your days lounging on the beaches of Aitutaki and enjoying the tropical comforts of your resort. 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:
    US$ 1,616
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Renewal of Vows: Rarotonga

    FIRST CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: On the sheltered, sunset coast of Rarotonga, Manuia Beach Resort is the perfect place to Renew your Vows. Sparkling blue water, an amazing white sand beach and tropical gardens frame this boutique resort which caters for adults and children over 16.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,815
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Adventure in Paradise: Rarotonga

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Luxury glamping in the Cook Islands. Spend 5 nights in a fully furnished luxury safari tent with outdoor jungle ensuite. Spend your days full of adventure with small group bicycle, ATV and buggy touring.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,371
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Aitutaki Discovery

    MODERATE | TALOR-MADE: Find out why the Aitutaki Lagoon is referred to as’ the most beautiful lagoon in the world’ during your full day cruise. Spend 5 nights on the Western side of Aitutaki at the Tamanu Resort and experience true Cook Island hospitality.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,656
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon
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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:
    28 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,924
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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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:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Essence of the Cook Islands: Rarotonga and Aitutaki

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend some down time away from the rush of city life and relax in the beauty of the Cook Islands. Snorkel through the warm waters of Rarotonga and learn about the local environment and cultural heritage on a bicycle tour. Spend a few nights in Aitutaki and experience the most beautiful lagoon in the world.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,700
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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:
    Beach & Island Escapes, 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:
    Beach & Island Escapes, 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:
    6-13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 850
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, 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:
    Beach & Island Escapes, 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:
    6-13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 547
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, 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:
    Beach & Island Escapes, 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:
    6-13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 686
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Romance & Honeymoon
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