Things to Do
There are plenty of ways to enjoy our islands and your holiday. Wander the beaches with virtually nobody on them, relax in a hammock, or get out on the lagoon on some of the activities and adventures we offer. The Cook Islands is like one big resort where you can easily go from pampering to paddle boarding; from kayaking to cocktails; from island hikes to island nights. The vibe is chilled and we can’t wait to welcome you to our Polynesian home.
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Snorkelling, SUP and Sea Scooters
There are so many ways to explore our incredibly clear lagoons to see giant sea turtles and an array of colourful fish and coral.
This is a must-do. You’ll snorkel, have a BBQ lunch and enjoy entertainment with coconuts, pareus (sarongs), music and some island laughter.
From tossing a line in the shallows or venturing into the deep blue, all year round is a good time to try your luck.
Enjoy amazing water clarity, steep oceanic drop offs and the diverse marine life that call our little paradise home.
Aitutaki Day Tour
If you’re staying on Rarotonga but not visiting Aitutaki, take a day trip to Aitutaki for a lagoon cruise with snorkelling, BBQ lunch, tour of the island and more. It’s simply stunning.
Rarotonga offers hiking trails for every level. A must do for explorers is the ‘Cross Island’ Trek with the Te Rua Manga climb and Raemaru Track.
Feel the freedom of the islands by cruising around on e-bikes, bicycles and scooters or joining a guided storytelling tour.
Adventure seekers will love getting off the beaten track with a variety of inland adventure tours from buggies, quad bikes and 4WD.
Rich in Culture
Experience an island night at a variety of resorts or at cultural villages like Highland Paradise and Te Vara Nui.
Visit a cultural village and learn about our customs and rich history of tribal warfare.
Wander the Punanga Nui Markets for entertainment, fresh food stalls and organic coffee as well as wonderful souvenirs. Visit the Muri Night Markets, held four times a week, for local cheap eats and good vibes.