Beautiful Cook Islands Holidays & Resorts
Cook Islands holidays offer a truly laid back environment with some of the best beaches in the South Pacific, fantastic year-round climate seldom dipping beneath 24°C and a pleasant selection of beach accommodation on Rarotonga Island and quaint bungalows around Aitutaki Lagoon. With only 100,000 tourists arriving each year, this tiny South Pacific island nation offers a romantic holiday ambience and is the second most popular tourist destination in the region to visit after Fiji.
Oozing charm, honeymoons in the Cook Islands are idyllic. Rarotonga has a romantic holiday ambience and gentle pace of life whilst Aitutaki has uninhabited islands to explore and secluded beaches.
Although not an obvious choice for a family holiday. Rarotonga has safe swimming beaches, spacious villas and holiday homes. It's soft adventures and ease of getting around are a bonus.
To see which are our favourite accommodations to stay, be sure to look at our Cook Islands Package Holidays page where you'll find some great accommodation deals.
Rarotonga has 80% of cook islands accommodation with nice palm fringed beaches, lush tropical mountains, good restaurants and a fantastic holiday atmosphere. Don't miss an island dance and feast.
Aitutaki is a 40-minute flight from Rarotonga Island with an exquisite lagoon boasting tiny uninhabited islands and popular for day cruises. Aitutaki resorts are ideal for a romantic Cook Island holiday.
Cook Islands Accommodation & Beach Resorts
Although there are a couple of large resorts in the Cook Islands, the majority of Rarotonga accommodation is locally owned and often family operated. Whatever your budget or mood, you’ll find a decent selection of accommodations that is as comfortable as it will be relaxing. From your room, you can strike out and explore which ever island you happen to be staying on.
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Cook Islands Holidays - An Overview
Spending a holiday at one of the beautiful Cook Islands resorts on Rarotonga or Aitutaki is a lifetime dream come true for many so selecting the right place to stay is crucial. If this is your first visit, we recommend you read our Cook Islands holiday guide to get an overview of the country. Here you'll find general tourist information including how to get there, when to visit and what there is to do on your holidays.
The Cooks is small nation with just 15 islands, most of them low lying atolls and only two of these are developed for tourism. Rarotonga is the main island, lush and mountainous with sweeping beaches whilst whilst Aitutaki is a 40-minute flight away with a more secluded feel and boasting a stunning lagoon. A few eco travellers venture to Atiu for exploring caves and engaging with the local Maori culture, but accommodation here is limited.
Cook Island holidays are most popular amongst New Zealanders with lots of small intimate boutique hotels and locally operated self-catering bungalows but only a couple of large beach hotels aimed at families.
Our Cook Islands travel guide provides more detailed information on all the different regions to visit to help you decide where to go and what to do. Alternatively, try out our interactive picture map of the Cook Islands below to help you visualise the islands and find out where all the different hotels are located:
Cook Islands Resorts Specials & Package Holidays
There are just two large resorts on Rarotonga with most hotels in the Cook Islands hosting less than fifty guests at a time and so ensuring a very intimate atmosphere - the charm of the islands though is staying in one of the locally owned self-catering beach bungalows, luxury villas or holiday homes on Rarotonga ideal for families, groups or couples seeking an intimate holiday and for these we have some great specials and packages you wont find elsewhere.
If you're searching for the ideal place to stay at the right price, see our Cook Islands resorts specials highlighting our best deals which have been hand created by our own travel specialists. The directory features both the popular Rarotonga resorts sold by most travel agents, as well as highlighting the smaller, lesser-known properties which include luxury villas, boutique self-catering bungalows and affordable holiday homes and luxury villas for a family or couples looking to do their own thing.
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