Romantic Cook Islands Vacation: Indulgence Package

Spend a week in paradise at the laid-back Cook Islands. Explore the gorgeous islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki, cruise the lagoon in a traditional vaka, and see the islands from above on a scenic flight.

From $2,099
per person
6 days
Airfare not included
Based on
2 travelers

This romantic, 5-night Cook Islands Vacation is perfect for a couple looking for a few days of island adventure. We put this vacation package together for a couple from Vancouver who wanted a luxurious island getaway with plenty of indulgence. We sent them to Nautilus Resort Rarotonga, where they stayed in a beachfront villa. They began their Romantic Cook Islands Vacation package with a day of leisure at the resort, enjoying the gorgeous ocean views, gourmet meals, relaxing Polynesian spa treatments, and their private saltwater plunge pool overlooking the white sands of Rarotonga.

The next day, they took a day trip to the neighboring island of Aitutaki. While there, they took a cruise in a traditional vaka and went snorkeling in the brilliant blue waters of the island’s large lagoons before enjoying a romantic picnic on the beach. They had a few days of leisure to simply relax and indulge in the laid-back island lifestyle. They loved soaking in their private plunge pool, listening to the gently lapping waves and gazing out over the dramatic sunset with drinks in hand.

But their Romantic Cook Islands Vacation had some adventures, as well. They decided to rent bicycles one day to explore the lush tropical island and visit secluded beaches. Rarotonga’s flat and beautiful landscape makes it perfect for easy bike riding with breathtaking views around every corner. They also stopped at some local markets for delicious fresh produce and gifts to bring back home.

During their Romantic Cook Islands Vacation, they decided to indulge in a fabulous scenic flight over the island. They loved the views of the inland valleys and plantations, and watching the turquoise reef drop off into the deep blue ocean. It was certainly a romantic highlight of their trip! Their final evening in the Cook Islands was spent relaxing and being pampered in their gorgeous villa.

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Day 1
Say hello to the idyllic Cook Islands! Arrive on the island of Rarotonga, where you’ll receive a meet and greet with flower lei at the airport, and settle into Nautilus Resort. This eco-friendly resort epitomizes the ideal tropical island escape location. Leave the real world behind and immerse yourself in a tropical island oasis surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of Rarotonga. Enjoy a complimentary fruit platter on arrival and a gourmet breakfast of tropical fruits daily. Your spacious beachfront are’ includes a private plunge pool with a gorgeous ocean view.
Nautilus Resort Rarotonga

Day 2
Explore the neighboring island of Aitutaki today with a full-day tour. Fly over stunning turquoise waters, tour the island of Aitutaki, then board a vaka (boat) to cruise the beautiful lagoon. Stop at several motus (tiny islets), where you can walk on the beach and keep an eye out for rare tropical birds. There will also be many opportunities to swim and snorkel between stops. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard consisting of freshly caught fish grilled on the BBQ and served with salads made from local, organic fruit and vegetables. Finally, stop at the small One Foot Island, home to pristine beaches and swaying palm trees.
Nautilus Resort Rarotonga

Day 3 – 5
The next few days are yours yours to spend at your leisure. Venture further into the island for hiking or bike riding in this tropical paradise, or go swimming, snorkeling, and paddle boarding on the beach. Or if you please, you can simply relax in your saltwater plunge pool, looking out over the white sands and the azure waters of the lagoon. One day, you’ll be treated to a spectacular 30-minute flightseeing excursion over the island. See the inland valleys and plantations, and watch the turquoise reef drop off into the deep blue ocean.
Nautilus Resort Rarotonga

 

Day 6
Today brings the end of your amazing Cook Islands vacation. Watch the island drop away beneath you as you head back to the States. Or, if you wish, continue on to an adventure in New Zealand!

  • 5 nights Nautilus Resort Rarotonga – beachfront are’
  • Scenic flight over Rarotonga
  • Day trip to Aitutaki with round trip flights
  • Traditional vaka cruise
  • Round trip airport transfers