As your home away from home, the simply stunning resorts of the Cook Islands will take your holiday experience to new heights.
These resorts still have that charm of small island life but don't skimp on luxury, giving you total comfort as well as access to tonnes of facilities. You'll find swimming pools, restaurants and bars, spacious rooms and views of the lush gardens, forests and surrounding seas. You'll feel like a jungle god or goddess just walking from your room to have dinner.
The Cook Islands have many resorts, each offering sun and sand where you can totally relax. More often than not, your resort will offer alfresco dining so you can totally enjoy the calm evenings with fiery sunsets as your backdrop - and perhaps a cocktail in hand, if you're that way inclined.
Take a moment or two to choose the perfect resort for you. We know it's hard with so many great options, but some are more suited to a romantic getaway, such as Royale Takitumu with its idyllic villas and Sanctuary Rarotonga, where many honeymooners head.
Looking for a pampering experience like no other? The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa will be perfect for you, and might just be the place to catch up with the girls. Other resorts promise fun for the whole family (though we can't guarantee you'll all get along!). Whether you have teenagers or younger kids, the Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa could quickly their favourite spot with the Moko's Kids Club and Teen-Zone.
It's easy to steer clear of touristy places, there are intimate resorts dotted along the beaches. The Manuia Beach Boutique Hotel and Pacific Resort Rarotonga are places that just ooze real island charm.
If you want authenticity while still living in luxury, the Muri Beach Club Hotel offers a friendly and easy-going island experience where you can also completely indulge - after all, what are holidays for? This resort is perfect for grown-up getaways as children under 18 won't be staying here - how blissful does that sound?
During your days on the islands, you can easily pop into nearby townships to see local attractions. If you have your sights set on those glorious beaches, with soft sand and warm seas, you'll be sorted as each of the resorts are a hop and a skip from the water. Many resorts offer snorkelling gear to borrow, and can arrange activities away for you. Just let them know what you want!
Some of these resorts offer experiences you can't get anywhere else. The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa has the Royal Honeymoon Pool Villa Te Arau available.Choose this and you'll take a ferry to a private pool villa. Live like royalty on what has been called the world's most beautiful lagoon on the island of Motu Akitua.
These resorts are a great place for you to chill with your friends and family. You might be surprised at how quickly you think of your room as home, relieved to return after days of exploration and adventure. Just don't come crying to us when you don't want to board your flight back to Australia!