Cook Islands Beach Resort Vacation: Relax and Unwind

Enjoy 10 nights in paradise at a luxurious Cook Islands beach resort overlooking a magnificent lagoon. Combining two islands, Rarotonga and Aitutaki, the holiday offers the ultimate in sun and relaxation.

From $6,799
per person
11 days
Airfare additional cost
Based on
2 travelers

This Cook Islands Beach Resort Vacation was planned for a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary who wanted to do a quick getaway. They were looking for luxury, privacy, and romance in a Cook Islands beach resort, so we sent them to two different resorts on the islands.

Rumours is located on the absolutely stunning Muri Beach on the main island of Rarotonga. Here, soft, pure white sand meets a brilliantly blue lagoon. With just 13 luxury villas, Rumours offers a feeling of complete seclusion and a tranquil escape from day-to-day life.

For their Cook Islands Beach Resort Vacation, we sent the couple to one of the beachfront villas for 7 nights. They loved their private courtyard surrounded by lush tropical gardens, as well as their private plunge pool—perfect for taking romantic dips on a gorgeous, sunny afternoon.  They started their Cook Islands Beach Resort Vacation with some relaxation after their long flight. We booked them an arrival massage and rejuvenating treatment at the tranquil the Rumours spa.

While on their Cook Islands Beach Resort Vacation, they had leisure time to lay on the pristine beach, go swimming and snorkeling in the cerulean waters of the Muri Lagoon, explore Rarotonga by bike, and simply enjoy some time together in their spacious, luxurious villa. Their villa rate included complimentary kayaks, so they were able to kayak to nearby islands whenever they pleased. They also decided to take some extra excursions, including a visit to the local village and an adventurous quad bike tour around the island.

After a week of relaxing, they boarded a short flight to the stunning Aitutaki. The Aitutaki Lagoon is famous for its unbelievable beauty, and they got to catch their first glimpse of it from the air. After a private transfer from the airport to Aitutaki Escape, they spent 3 day relaxing.

After 10 days in heavenly bliss, their Cook Islands Beach Resort Vacation came to an end. They enjoyed a private transfer to the airport to begin their journey home feeling completely relaxed, refreshed, and full of happy memories.

 

Destinations
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Day 1
Welcome to the Cook Islands! Upon arrival in Rarotonga, you will be met by our local representatives and receive a private transfer to your resort. Your home for the next 5 nights is the amazing Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, overlooking the white sands of Rarotonga’s most beautiful beach, Muri Beach. Enjoy the utmost luxury and privacy in your Pool Villa Suite, which features spacious, contemporary design and is surrounded by lush tropical foliage.
Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

Day 2 – 7
During your week in paradise, you will be able to do as much or as little as you like. Lounge on the pristine beach with drink in hand; enjoy water activities like paddle boarding, snorkeling, and kayaking; indulge in heavenly treatments at the spa surrounded by a tranquil water garden; or simply enjoy some quality time together in your luxurious villa.

Other optional activities include tours to see the beaches and lagoon or immerse yourself in the local culture, a quad bike adventure, sailing on the lagoon, cultural hikes, village visits, unique dining experiences, and more.
Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa

Day 8
Today, your island adventure continues as you board a short flight to the neighboring island of Aitutaki. The Aitutaki Lagoon is famous for its unbelievable beauty, and you’ll catch your first glimpse of it from the air. Enjoy a private transfer from the airport to Aitutaki Escape, where you’ll spend your next 3 nights. This evening, you can watch the sunset over Aitutaki Lagoon from the comfort of your private deck, or enjoy a special private dinner (additional cost) in your villa or even in the lagoon with your feet in the water.
Aitutaki Escape

Day 9 – 10
Spend the next 2 days soaking up the natural beauty and friendly island atmosphere of Aitutaki. The lagoon is the perfect playground for snorkeling, kayaking, water skiing, stand up paddleboarding, and more. Lounge on the pristine white sand beach and enjoy the postcard-worthy view with a cocktail (or a few!). Cool off with a dip in your private pool. Whatever you desire, Aitutaki Escape will provide a magical setting for your romantic getaway.
Aitutaki Escape

Day 11
It’s time to say goodbye to your incredible island paradise. Enjoy a private transfer to the airport, where you will begin your journey home.

  • 7 nights Rumours Luxury Villa and Spa, Beachfront Villa
  • 3 nights Aitutaki Escape, Beachfront Villa
  • Private airport transfers
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Continental breakfast pack at Aitutaki

A fun way to explore the island is by scooter. Rent a scooter for as little as $20-25 per day—simply take your existing driver’s license and passport with you and take a small driver’s test upon renting the scooters, then off you go!
–Ellen, Down Under Endeavours