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Hike up mountains, swim in blue lagoons and go on wildlife-spotting adventures in this island country in the South Pacific Ocean.

Spread across a large ocean expanse between New Zealand and Hawaii are the 15 tiny Cook Islands. With rainforests tumbling down to coral-fringed beaches, crystal-blue lagoons filled with tropical fish and high mountain scenery, nature is the big attraction. Swim in warm waters, sunbathe on powdery white sands, hike up forested mountains and watch migratory whales pass by.

Most visitors arrive on Rarotonga. The archipelago’s principal island is the only one with an international airport. Stay for a few days to enjoy its attractions. Go for a scenic drive along the 20-mile (32-kilometer) coastal road that encircles the island. Swim, fish, dive and snorkel in the blue lagoon that surrounds Rarotonga. Hike up Raemaru, the flat-top mountain on the west side of the island. 

Travel to some of the other Cook Islands by using the inter-island air services. There are no scheduled ferry services between the inhabited islands. There are inter-island cargo ships, but the service is sporadic.

Take the 1-hour flight from Rarotonga to its nearest neighbor, Aitutaki, for plenty of watersports in its lagoon. Explore the ancient caves on Mangaia and dive among the corals off Palmerston Island. Nearby Atiu Island is home to numerous bird species including the blue kingfisher, brown booby and the rare kopeka. This is a perfect place to become a birdwatcher if you aren’t one already. While you are here, tour the Atiu Coffee Factory and its plantations.

The 850,000 square miles (2.2 million square kilometers) of ocean around the Cook Islands have been designated a whale sanctuary. From July to October, humpback whales pass the islands on their annual migratory route. Head out to sea on a whale-watching trip or stay on land to catch sight of the large marine mammals. They are often spotted from the shores of any of the islands. 

The Cook Islands have a tropical climate that’s warm year-round. This beautiful setting attracts many honeymooners and other vacationers for its wildlife, scenery and tranquility.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Cook Islands?

A: When you reach Cook Islands, it's likely you'll be reunited with your checked-in belongings at Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.). This leading airport services 17 international flights every month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Cook Islands?

A: You're spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodations in Cook Islands. The most popular style are private vacation homes. But if that doesn't suit, you can also pick from villas, hotel resorts, hotels and much, much more.

Q: What does a Cook Islands vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: Attractions and experiences nearby? Check. Airfares? Yes. A cool set of wheels? You bet. And after a big day of traveling, you'll be eager for a nice place where you can sleep. We've got it all covered. Book what you want and get ready for a memorable Cook Islands adventure.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Cook Islands?

A: Did you know Expedia handsomely rewards you simply for bundling your Flights, Hotels, Activities and more? Start crafting your perfect vacation and discover just how much you'll save by choosing a package. Watch out Cook Islands, here you come!

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.ca from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.


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Club Raro Resort CA $114
Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020
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Club Raro Resort

Club Raro Resort

Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
     
    3.5 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Clean and tidy. Good white sand beach. Staff is friendly and accommodating.

    Muri Beachcomber
    Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020
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    Muri Beachcomber

    Muri Beachcomber

    Muri Beach, Rarotonga
       
      4.6 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Fun and clean beach cottages! Beautiful views! Comfortable:) Nice little kitchenette:) Used the complimentary kayaks, SUP's and snorkel equipment:). Great value for cost. We would return!

      Tamanu Beach CA $426
      Reviewed on Dec. 12, 2019
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      Tamanu Beach

      Tamanu Beach

      Main Road, Aitutaki
         
        4.3 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Our villa was well appointed and having absolute beach front was a bonus. The restaurant prices were a bit expensive but very well presented.

        Muri Lagoon View Bungalows CA $135
        Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020
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        Muri Lagoon View Bungalows

        Muri Lagoon View Bungalows

        Aroko Drive, Hillside, Rarotonga
           
          4.0 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The bungalows are very clean and have a nice distant view of the lagoon. There is a steep gravel road to and from the bungalows and the main road with a bus stop at the bottom and Muri Beach about a 15 minute walk. The neighbors next door run a business and can be noisy at times and their dogs bark ...

          The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium CA $165
          Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020
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          The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

          The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

          Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
             
            4.0 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Awesome place to stay. Friendly staff and lovely surroundings.

            Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only CA $414
            Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020
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            Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only

            Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort-Adults Only

            Aitutaki Lagoon, Motu Akitua, Akitua Island
               
              4.3 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              The resort is located on a private island and is adults only. We particularly love the site as it is on the best part of the lagoon - surrounded by pristine waters. The management and staff are extremely hospitable and get to know each and every guest. Some of the units are currently being upgraded ...

              The Edgewater Resort and Spa CA $142
              Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020
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              The Edgewater Resort and Spa

              The Edgewater Resort and Spa

              Avarua, Rarotonga
                 
                3.8 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                It was convenient and had everything we needed, the wedding area is beautiful and the aircon was an awesome bonus!!!

                Pacific Resort Aitutaki CA $1,003
                Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020
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                Pacific Resort Aitutaki

                Pacific Resort Aitutaki

                Amuri, Aitutaki
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  breathing taking lagoon, beautiful property, excellent service.

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