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Enjoy warm tropical temperatures, crystal clear waters and an abundance of aquatic life just below the surface. Beautiful beaches and safe protected lagoons make swimming and snorkelling so popular, with water activities to suit everyone. Try lagoon sailing, kayak or canoe paddling, stand up paddle boarding, kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, sea scootering, surfing or body boarding. Adventure further with glass bottom lagoon cruises with BBQ lunch, ocean cruises and deep sea fishing.

No Crowded Beaches

In our little paradise, the beach is wherever you are. The best part of finding a long stretch of white sand and blue lagoon, is having it all to yourself.

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Lagoon Cruises

A visit to the Cook Islands is simply not complete without a lagoon cruise. This must-do experience in Rarotonga and Aitutaki is a crowd favourite, offering an incredible boat ride with snorkelling amongst a vast array of tropical fish and giant clams, cultural entertainment, live music, a delicious local lunch spread, and some laughs along the way.

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SUP, Snorkel or Sea Scooter

Explore the live coral reef all around the island by snorkelling right off the beach, joining a sea scooter tour or jumping on a SUP. Perfect conditions offer both impressive visibility and warm water all year round.

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Scuba Diving

Explore an abundance of tropical fish and corals with incredible visibility of up to 195 feet (60 metres) in our warm waters. There are operators that go to several dive spots, which are just a quick boat ride past the reef. If you’ve never been diving you can take the opportunity to get PADI certified in the Cook Islands.

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Fishing in a Little Paradise

From tossing a line in the shallows or venturing into the deep blue, all year round is a good time to try your luck.

Let's Fish!

Water Safety Tips With Our Aunties

Please watch this safety video. There are a range of fantastic water activities to enjoy in a little paradise. Water safety is serious business to our Aunties, please ensure you are safe in the water too!

  • Be smart. Know your limits
  • Do not explore alone
  • Wear a life jacket
  • Stay away from passages
  • Download Safety Guide