Best Spots in the Cook Islands

Have you always dreamed of an island escape?  The cook Islands are just the place to get away from the day-to-day.  From gorgeous scenery and a warm welcoming culture to perfect island temps and amazingly clear waters, you’ll find your stress instantly melting away.  We’ve put together a list of some of the best spots in the Cook Islands, just for you.


A must-do for any Cook Islands stay is having your passport stamped with a footprint at One Foot Island.  If you’re a fan of powdery white sand, floating lazily in  a lagoon, and spending time with the most lovable locals, One Foot Island is the perfect place for you.


Make your trip to the Cooks even more luxurious with a stay in an overwater bungalow on Aitutaki Lagoon- another great spot to check off your Cook Islands dream vacation.  Just look at that view, postcard-worthy, is it not?


Next on the Cook Islands vacation checklist, spend some time at Muri Beach.  Here you can soak up the sunshine and enjoy one of the Cook Islands’ most popular spots.  This picturesque beach is the perfect place to catch some rays and enjoy crystal clear shallows- sounds like our daydreams come true!


As much as we all love the beach while you’re visiting Rarotonga make sure to explore the lush inner expanses of the island on a world-renowned cross-island walk, known as the Needle.  The hike leads up the valley and across the island under a canopy of native trees, to the steep 400-meter ascent of the Needle.  On this hike, you have the opportunity to see ancient ceremonial stone pictographs on the face of the Needle and hear legends of the ancient Polynesians.  From crossing the narrow ridge at the top to cooling off at Wigmore’s Waterfall, this is a must-do unique adventure.


Are you a snorkeler?  If so, Aroa Marine Reserve is the best spot for any level of snorkeler.  Crystal clear waters home to loads of fish make for the best snorkeling.  The lagoon is also off-limits to motorized boats, making it a safe spot for the whole family to explore.


Next stop on our Cook Islands list is Avarua- the capital of the Cook Islands.  Here you’ll find a relaxed and friendly town full of shops, restaurants, and many tourist attractions.  The Punanga Nui Outdoor Market is on the waterfront and is a must-see on any bucket list.


Are you ready for a Cook Islands getaway?  Give us a call today and discover the magic of tailor-made travel with our Cook Islands specialist, 312-951-8517.  Need a little more inspiration?  Click here and check out our other unique and wonderful destinations.