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Things To Do In The Cook Islands

The first thing you will notice is how easy its to get around. Rarotonga, the main island, is 32km in circumference and takes just 45 minutes by car to circle the island – it truly is one big resort island. Plus its easy access to explore the island by scooter, the island bus service, or car.

There are endless adventures by day, both on the land and in the water to keep you entertained. Try Horse riding, an Island Safari by 4WD, Quad biking , visit Museums, Mountain biking, Tennis, Kids Club, Bowling, Cinema, Church, Putt Putt, Golf.

Explore the Lagoons. go Swimming, Snorkeling, Stand up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Sailing, Diving, Fishing, Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Kite Surfing, Lagoon Cruises, Raro Reef Sub, Whale Watching, Surfing.

With over 5 café’s and restaurants on Rarotonga alone, you are sure to find dining options to suit. Delicious fresh seafood and locally grown fruit and veg. Try the national dish, ika mata (fresh tuna marinated in coconut milk, lime & chilli). There are also easy going fun outdoor nightclubs in Avarua (town Rarotonga), such as Whatever Bar or Rehab. Or get onboard the Going Troppo Night Life Tour.

Meet the locals. With an authentic modern Polynesian culture it’s easy to engage with the warm local Maori people – see their amazing drumming and dancing talents at cultural shows, – join the congregation at church on Sunday, – chat at the markets and roadside stalls.

Make sure you visit the Saturday morning Punanga Nui markets in Avarua (town, Rarotonga) offers free entertainment, fresh food stalls and organic coffee as well as wonderful souvenirs. Be sure to get a black pearl.

And you must visit Aitutaki, arguably the most beautiful lagoon in the world, also boasting the Cooks very own Overwater bungalows. Cruise to Honeymoon Island or partake in sport fishing, kite surfing or simply immerse yourself in your own private escape

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