The Cook Islands consists of 15 islands scattered across a vast swathe of the Pacific between Fiji and Tahiti. This vacation destination boasts rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people and a pace of life unsurpassed for romance and endless adventures.
It is still largely undiscovered by North Americans, with just one flight a week direct from Los Angeles to Rarotonga operated by Air New Zealand. Many visitors say it’s like Hawaii was many years ago, yet with all the modern conveniences. It is even on the same time zone as Hawaii.
Rarotonga is one easily accessible and diverse island, ringed by boutique hotels, resorts, restaurants, gift shops, galleries, coffee spots and convenience stores. It’s easy to engage with the warm local Maori people. See their amazing drumming and dancing talents at cultural shows, learn the history of the islands, chat at the markets and roadside stalls.
Just a 45 minute flight north of Rarotonga, lies the stunning island of Aitutaki, a volcanic atoll that journalists often name as the world’s most beautiful lagoon.
More details may be found on www.cookislands.travel.