Planning your Spa Holiday in the Cook Islands

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Spa holidays in the Cook Islands haven't yet taken off with only a couple of the larger resorts offering spa centres and only a one of these operating a gym with professional instructors. Healthy living doesn't really fit in with the islanders love of food and care-free attitude to life!

Modern spa centres boasting water features with fancy day rooms and beauty and hair saloons just don't seem to fit in here which is why few resorts have invested in such opulence. Local style massages provided by not-so well trained hotel staff are a good way of relaxing tired limbs after a long flight, but these are usually performed on a flat bed in a quiet spot of the resort grounds under palm trees - a spot in itself so relaxing that the massage seems a bonus. Local oils scented with coconut, gardenia and frangipani extracts are produced by a local company and you can visit their factory in Avarua and buy the products from the shelf.

The following resorts in the Cook Islands are recommended for Spa Services:

Crown Beach Resort$$$$$

picture of Crown Beach Resort beach
Crown Beach is a small boutique resort on the west coast of Rarotonga with 38 bungalows. The resort features a fine dining restaurant, casual beach cafe and sunset bar and swimming pool. This resort has a no child policy ensuring an intimate and romantic ambience for couples.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki$$$$$

picture of Pacific Resort beach
Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a delightfully landscaped resort sitting on a rocky outcrop straddling two beautiful white sandy beaches. With just 28 bungalows, suites and villas, this is a boutique resort bringing back the gracious days of a by-gone era through Polynesian architecture, colonial furnishings, fine food and wine and natural island hospitality.