9 Things You Didn't Know About the Cook Islands

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Avril Treasure

If the Cook Islands had a theme song, it would be Bob Marley's "Everything's Gonna Be Alright". Because really, if you're lucky enough to travel there, that's how you'll end up feeling.

A typical day during your holiday in the Cook Islands may look like this:

You awake to the gentle sound of the lapping waves on the lagoon, the warm sunshine lighting up your bungalow. Armed with a snorkel and a swim suit, with the white sand crunching between your toes, you dive into the clear waters and swim amongst a colourful array of tropical fish. By now you’ve worked up an appetite, so you devour local produce with an ice-cold local craft beer for lunch, underneath the swaying palms. In the afternoon, you retreat to the hammock with a good book and a pair of sunglasses to disguise your closed eyes if you drift off. Or, you opt to take a hike amongst the volcanic, Jurassic Park-like jungle. You finish the day with a local cultural show, with fire and dance and passion, and a sunset cocktail (or two) before retreating to bed, only to do it all over again tomorrow.

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