"Return to Eden"

Sarah Maguire
With direct flights resuming between Australia and the Cook Islands, it's time to start planning your escape to paradise, writes Sarah Maguire.
"Unexpectedly, my first swim in a Cook Islands lagoon is to the strains of a little choir of school girls and their teacher, singing in Maori as they stand wast-deep in the water. We haven't wasted any time splashing our way past them. My partner and i arrived in our room at Rarotonga's Muri Beach Club Hotel approximately five minutes ago. It is absolute waterfront.."

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