G’day! With the cold winter months not too far off in the distance, it’s best to start thinking of your next family vacation. If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten track, look no further. The Cook Islands has exactly what you need. Breathe in the fresh pure air. Wade into the cool, calm, blue lagoons. Let the untouched charm and beauty of the Cook Islands capture your spirit and hold your heart. The 15 islands of the Cooks lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, scattered like fragrant frangipani petals floating across 2.2 million square kilometers of gorgeous ocean waters. Enjoy a warm welcome and large smiles as you let the worries and stress of the everyday wash away on your relaxing Cook Islands family vacation. Below is a list of our favorite places for a luxury Cook Island family getaway.
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
The Cook Islands can be both a romantic getaway and a fun family destination. Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers one of the best kids clubs, packed with plenty of exciting activities for kiddos ages 6 to 12. While mom & dad get a little down time, the kids can explore and have fun with octopus hunting in the lagoon, castle building on the beach, coconut husking, basket weaving, and so much more!
Bringing the kids along? Crown Beach has the best beachfront villas perfect for families with teenagers. With absolute beachfront access, extremely spacious accommodations featuring a full kitchen, private outdoor lounging area, private pool and lagoon-front balcony, you’ll find these 2 bedroom villas are the ultimate in luxury family travel. Need a little more inspiration?
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Little Polynesian Resort
Little Polynesian Resort is a great destination for families with kids ages 15+. Here, it’s all about relaxation and enjoying the serene environment of the Cook Islands. Looking to mix it up a bit? No worries! From cultural shows and hikes to cafes and clubs, you’ll find there’s much more to do than just lounging on the beach. Take a look at one of our featured Cook Islands itineraries here and get a taste for what’s in store!
Taking the family on a Cook Islands vacation? Pacific Resort Aitutaki has it all! From a village visit to a lagoon cruise the whole family can enjoy, to some r&r for mom and dad while the kiddos enjoy the Kids Club, you’ll find yourself surrounded with amazing choices when it comes to how to spend your time at Aitutaki. Plus the whole family will be amazed by the color of the water.
One of our favorite Cook Islands itineraries features one of Rarotonga’s prime resorts, Edgewater Resort & Spa. On this vacation, you’ll discover magical sunsets, lush green mountains and breathtaking views over white sandy beaches and a royal blue lagoon. Enjoy great dining, first-class entertainment, a dedicated kids’ club, health spa, and a sparkling pool to boot! Read more here.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Thinking of taking the family on a cruise? Step away from the Disney brochure and take a look at Paul Gauguin Cruises in the Cook Islands. Discover spectacular rainforests, Rarotonga’s jagged peaks, and deep valleys, sparkling lagoons, and so much more!
Get inspired and check out this fabulous video from our friends at Pacific Resort Rarotonga and start planning your vacation today! 312-951-8517