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Tropical Taste of Paradise

20th March 2017

Tropical Taste of Paradise

By Anne Gibson

Photography by Getty Images

Anne Gibson lives it up, visiting tropical Rarotonga and the amazing Aitutaki on a holiday fit for a Polynesian princess.

Kia Orana,” said Cook Islands tourism ambassador Nane Papa, meeting my husband Nevil and me at Rarotonga airport. “Get in that queue,” indicating a shorter line. So began a five-star five-day trip to the Cook Islands, visiting the main island of Rarotonga, then flying 250km to the legendary Aitutaki, long onamust-do list after reading Paul Theroux’s inspirational The Happy Isles of Oceania.

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