The Cook islands are located in the South Pacific, in the same time zone as Hawai'i, but much like Hawai'i was 60+ years ago. A pristine paradise where "over-tourism" does not exist.
There are no branded resorts, no buildings taller than a coconut tree, and no stop lights - yet the islands offer modern conveniences and amazingly affordable resort accommodation, ranging from home stays to luxury lagoon-side resorts, and everything in between.
Come see us before everyone else does, and discover real island life in the South Pacific.
Air New Zealand has weekly, nonstop flights departing every Saturday night from Los Angeles (LAX) to Rarotonga's lagoonside international airport.
Things to do
What sets us apart is the freedom and ease of exploring our islands. Do as much or as little as you like here.
Where to stay
No branded resorts, no building taller than the highest coconut tree.
Hotels & Resorts
There are properties that cater to everyone’s budget, taste and location – your options are truly endless. Most properties are small to medium sized, with many set by the beach in lush tropical gardens.
Hotels & Resorts
From resorts and hotels to holiday homes complete with full kitchen and laundry facilities, we have options for every family.
With multiple bedrooms and full facilities, holiday homes are a great option for groups, families or couples wanting the comfort of their own space.
Best time to visit
It’s always a good time to visit us - the Cook Islands enjoy a pleasant warm and sunny climate all year round, with an average yearly temperature of 27°C.
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*Terms & Conditions
Fare/Pricing Details - Round-trip airfare in Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Premier per person from Vancouver (YVR) to Rarotonga, Cook Islands (RAR). Sectors between Rarotonga (RAR) and Aitutaki (AIT) are on services operated by Air Rarotonga (GZ). Round-trip price points shown in Canadian dollars per adult and include all airport surcharges and government fees and taxes. Additional baggage charges may apply. Fare is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or dates. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in airport and government fees and currency exchange rates. Portions of itinerary may be on flights operated by United Airlines (UA), Virgin America (VX), Alaska Airlines (AS), Delta Air Lines (DL), Air Canada (AC) or WestJet (WS).
Payment & Ticketing - Ticket must be purchased at least 2 days prior to travel. Bookings made online must be purchased immediately with credit card. Electronic tickets will be issued on all eligible routes and sent to the email address provided in the booking process. Waitlisting is not permitted. Prices are subject to change at any time prior to purchase. We want to provide you with the most competitive fare deals in a fluctuating marketplace and because of this, prices may go down. Under the fare rules of all fare types (excluding full price fares) we are not able to provide rebooking with a refund of the difference in price if a lower fare becomes available. Please read all fare rules carefully before booking as cancellation and change rules will vary.
Travel Documentation - Passengers are responsible for obtaining necessary travel visas, or other documentation required for international travel. For further information, regarding Travel Documentation.
Cancellations/Changes - Ticket is fully refundable without penalty within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is made 7 or more days before departure of the first flight in the itinerary. After the initial 24 hour period, cancellation or change fees may apply. Please check specific fare rules for cancellation fees. For no-shows ticket is non-refundable and ticket value is forfeited. All fares: For any changes, a fare upgrade may be required subject to booking class availability. A service fee of $50 CAD per person will apply to changes. The new ticket must be of equal or greater value than the original ticket. Please contact Air New Zealand if you need to make changes. Other restrictions may apply.
Baggage Allowance - Learn about our Baggage Allowance. Additional charges may apply.
Stopovers - Permitted in Rarotonga
Frequent Flyer - Frequent Flyer accrual on programs other than Airpoints is not permitted with this fare type.
Minimum/Maximum stays – no minimum stay and 12 months maximum stay.
Children/Infants - Economy and Premium Economy: Accompanied children 2-11 years pay 75% of base fare. Business Premier: Accompanied children 2-11 years pay 100% of base fare. All fares: Accompanied infants under two years of age not occupying a seat pay 10%. Only one infant discount per adult passenger. Find out more information regarding Services for Young Children.
Travel Documentation - Passengers are responsible for obtaining necessary travel visas or other documentation required for international travel. For further information, regarding travel documentation travel documentation.
Air New Zealand's lowest fares are sometimes only available when booking on our website. If you prefer to speak with a specialist, please call our Contact Centre at 1-866-351-9528. Higher airfares will apply to bookings made over the telephone. Service fees of $50 CAD per person in each direction will apply to bookings made over the telephone. TTY assistance is available for deaf and hearing impaired via Text Relay. Find out more information.