A Cook Islands Vacation: As Good as it Gets
On a Cook Islands vacation, you’ll find that life is so much better in bright tropical colors. Do you hear a call to embrace natural beauty in one of the most secluded places on Earth? When you want to journey to this remote archipelago of 15 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, call the Enchanting Travels experts. We’re known to make the planning and booking easy, seamless, and almost as enjoyable as the vacation itself.
Surrounded by a gorgeous coral reef, Rarotonga is a haven for underwater exploration and watersports. Though it’s the largest of the Cook Islands, it takes under an hour to drive its circumference. Tour Muri lagoon on a cruise that lets you snorkel in the shallow, crystal-clear waters or observe magnificent coral and tropical fish through the boat’s glass-bottom. Explore the island’s wild interiors via a guided bicycle trip or join a cross-island trek with Pa, a local legend, from whom you’ll learn about the isle’s volcanic terrain, medicinal plants, and folklore. Experience Polynesian culture at Te Naru Village, an entertainment venue with dance and music performances on floating and fixed stages.
The coral atoll of Aitutaki, 140 miles north of Rarotonga, is the ultimate laid-back island getaway. Its surrounding triangular reef encloses an enormous sapphire-blue lagoon and an underwater world with few parallels. A lagoon cruise or kayaking trip with a picnic lunch at a tiny uninhabited island is the highlight of any Cook Islands holiday. Drive through the island’s interiors, across rolling green volcanic hills with dramatic lookout points. Hike up Maungapu for breathtaking vistas of the atoll and its mesmerizing aquamarine waters. Also hidden within the lush foliage are sacred sites and burial grounds that date back over a thousand years.
Besides magnificent coralline formations, pristine sandy beaches, and forested hills, this South Pacific island’s friendly locals proudly showcase their vibrant culture and heritage. Not to be missed are “Island Nights”, a tradition of cultural shows on Aitutaki which include music, fire-dancing, and a traditional feast cooked in an umu (earthen oven).
A Cook Islands vacation is the ideal escape from every stress and strain. And Enchanting Travels are experts in finding the perfect beachfront villa to relax in quiet contemplation. When we tailor-make your itinerary to this faraway oasis you’re assured unhindered calm and wellbeing, complemented by the friendly Cook Islands greeting “kia orana”, which means “may you live long”.
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Classic Cook Islands: Paradise Beaches and Polynesian Culture
11 Days: $ 4,890 / person
Cook Islands: Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu Island-hopping
13 Days: $ 4,290 / person
Aitutaki is the second-most visited of the Cook Islands, just over 130 miles from the capital, Rarotonga, in the Central-Southern Pacific Ocean.
Discover Atiu, a remote volcanic island, part of the Southern Group archipelago Nga-Pu-Toru in the Cook Islands.
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