Cook Islands Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 54%, the Cooks Islands are one of the best kept secrets in the South Pacific. The group of 15 islands is a largely unspoilt nirvana. You won’t find highrises and hype here. Traditional village life still predominates on most of the islands, and each has its own unique flavor. Lush green Rarotonga is carpeted with jagged peaks and tropical jungles, and fringed by wondrous beaches, where water is a way of life. Sailing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving are as natural as breathing here. Arora and Muni are a beachcomber’s haven, The Pinnacles and Queens Reef are blissful drops into a Technicolor wonderland, where you’ll spot wondrous coral, eagle rays, grey sharks, and fish galore. The island of Enuamanu is a volcanic wonderland, home to the magnificent Anatakitaki Cave and a haven for birdlife. Manihiki is a necklace of coral atolls strung around a turquoise lagoon and the epicenter of the famous black pearl industry. Aitutaki – called the Honeymoon Island - is the perfect romantic getaway and the ultimate place to tie the knot. Papuka - reputed to have some of the most beautiful in the Pacific - is a fisherman’s delight and a showcase for a thriving communal culture. Beyond these five, there are ten more island utopias to explore. See them all or just one. There’s no hurry. Days may roll by and stretch into weeks… you’ll keep finding new excuses to remain in paradise.
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Take a leap into a spectacular blue lagoon in Aitutaki in the Cook Islands to explore a sea of wonders. The crystal clear turquoise waters are a haven for marine life and coral, making diving here something truly special. Since t....
|Coordinates:||21 14 S, 159 46 W|
|Main Languages:||English, Cook Islands Maori|
|Currency:||New Zealand Dollar (NZD)|
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- Location: Cook Islands