With 15 tiny islands scattered over an area the size of Western Europe, the Cook Islands offer a diverse range of activities and experiences tinged with an air of escapism.
There are a number of ways to explore the volcanic interior of Rarotonga, the archipelago’s main island, from 4x4 trips deep into the mountains to cultural tours featuring open-air museums.
Further afield, Aitutaki is one of the most striking islands in the South Pacific and can be visited on a day trip. A pristine coral atoll, it is an idyllic place to snorkel in the turquoise waters or relax on the pure white sands.
Ideas for experiencing the Cook Islands
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the Cook Islands, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.