With beautiful tropical islands, pleasant year-round climate and cheerful locals, it easy to enjoy the many 'See & Do' offerings around the Cook Islands.
On a motu (small island) in the Muri Lagoon
Cook Islands black pearls - good value souvenirs
Snorkelling the lagoons - not a care in the world!
The annual Te Maeva Nui celebrations - July/August
Moana Gems has a 'min'i art gallery featuring Cook Islands dancers
Off to One Foot Island in the Aitutaki Lagoon
Rent a bicycle and explore Rarotonga the healthy and relaxing way.
A well known eating place on Rarotonga
Rent a Mini Cooper convertible from Polynesian Rentals.
At the annual Cook Islands Tourism Awards
Sun or rain, Raro Buggy Tours will always thrill.
Charter an Air Rarotonga Cessna for a half-hour scenic flight over Rarotonga.
Raro Quad Tours
Panunga Nui Market is a 'must do' on a Saturday morning.
Local arts and crafts.
Children often swim off the wharf at Aviatu Harbour
Visitors are welcome to attend CICC church services on Sunday.
Raro Reef Sub, Cook Islands only semi-submersible eco tour experience.
Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours
Birdman George is a tour guide on the island of Atiu.
Get married in Rarotonga; honeymoon on Aitutaki.
Game fish off any of the Cook Islands.
Beachside dining at Vaima on the Beach
The Cook Islands is an ideal destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors, especially walking and trekking, cycling, snorkelling in the lagoons, scuba diving, game fishing, whale watching, cruising in a glass-bottom boat (or semi-submersible), or simply beachcombing on an unoccupied stretch of white sand.
The bigger lagoons are also home to kite-surfing and wind-surfing, canoeing and paddle-boarding (day and night) experiences.
Shopping includes locally-made handicrafts and art, fragrances, fashion, markets, black pearls and handmade jewellery.
A trip to the islands is not complete without a night out (or two) at an entertaining 'island show', where the unique Cook Islands culture and cuisine are pleasantly combined. 'Island shows' happen almost every night of the week; each is different, so it is worth taking in more than one show during your vacation.
And, check out the Cook Islands Events Calendar before you arrive!