Kia Orana

Pronounced, kee-ya or-rana, this Cook Islands greeting translates as 'live long and healthy'.

There is no place quite like it!

The locals are warm and friendly, the culture is attractive and engaging, the beaches, lagoons, mountains and forests are pristine. There are cafés, restaurants, beach bars and nightlife, and countless outdoor adventure and shopping experiences. It's not hard to love this little paradise! Importantly, the pace is pleasantly 'island time!'

Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands is in the same time zone as the Hawaiian Islands, our northern hemisphere cousins.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands' biggest island and gateway, is around four hours flying time from Auckland.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the only airline serving the Cook Islands is Air New Zealand from Auckland.

enjoycookislands.com is the online companion to the long-established Cook Islands Sun publications.

The latest editions of the Cook Islands Sun, the Guide to Eating & Drinking in Rarotonga, the Guide to Accommodation in the Cook Islands, and maps of Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Atiu and Mangaia, can be viewed from this website; simply click on the publication names highlighted above, or throughout the website.

As you navigate enjoycookislands.com you will notice Trip Favourites. Using Trip Favourites allows you to save activities, accommodation, or destinations so you can easily view them from one point later. Look for the Add to Favourites button on the pages.

Enjoy the 'flip page' version of the latest Cook Islands Sun magazine below.

Visit the Cook Islands soon: there is no place quite like it!

Kia Manuia.

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​These are our stories...

To help you better appreciate the Cooks on a personal level, we offer a series of stories on interesting people living in the islands, and on adventure activities, Cook Islands culture and history.

15.04.2020 Little Polynesian Resort share one their best kept culinary secrets

Part of the Pacific Resort Hotel Group of luxury resorts and accommodation, Rarotonga’s Little Polynesian Resort is committed to healthy eating for their guests.

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03.01.2020 Cook Islands’ hard working commercial traveller

The Turama Pacific Travel Group is one of the most successful inbound tourism operators in the South Pacific. We’re chatting here with Robert Skews, the...

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