THE COOK ISLANDS
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Picture perfect beaches, stunning scenery and a relaxed lifestyle greet visitors to the Cook Islands. A net of 15 islands in the heart of the South Pacific spread over an area the size of India with a population no bigger than a small New Zealand country town, 14,000 souls. These unique and friendly Polynesians have their own language and government and enjoy a vigorous and diverse culture with significant differences between each island. Despite some 90,000 visitors a year to the capital island – Rarotonga – the Cooks are largely unspoiled by tourism. They offer a rare opportunity for people from the cities of the world to experience a different type of vacation. There are no high-rise hotels, only four beach buggies and very little hype. Ideal for travellers seeking more than the usual clichés associated with the South Seas, each island has its unique qualities and offers the visitor a special experience.
“Visiting the Cook Islands is a special experience, and it takes no time to feel yourself relaxing and enjoying the friendly atmosphere. The beaches and atolls are stunning and it’s so easy to grab snorkeling gear, kayaks or paddle boards and make the most of the warm waters. The locals love for their country is obvious and with good reason, it's an amazing place. The easy and relaxed Cook Islands lifestyle makes your day to life stresses feel a million miles away. A trip to Aitutaki is a must!”
Koren - Owner/Director Downunder Journeys