Cook Islands

Cook Islands holidays are an experience of a lifetime. The Cook Islands are a stunning necklace of islands in the sun and are the jewel in the crown of the South Pacific island groups. The culture, traditions, arts and crafts are distinct from all others in the Pacific. The Cook Islands are like nowhere else, you feel so naturally at one with the island way of life. And how cool is a government that legislates that no building can be higher than the tallest coconut palm? Another great bonus with Cook Islands tourism over neighbouring French Polynesia is the local currency, the New Zealand dollar, which has a most attractive exchange rate against the US dollar, UK pound or Australian Dollar. So, welcome to the Cook Islands, immerse yourself in another culture... another time. Kia manuia! - May good fortune shine on you!

Cook Islands Accommodation

Cook Islands accommodation is available to suit every budget and taste. We've chosen several quality resorts on the main island of Rarotonga (Raro to the locals) and two on the island of Aitutaki. There are day trips from Raro to Aitutaki but unless time is really short go for longer. If you don't stay at least a night or two on Aitutaki you will miss out on what we believe is one of the most beautiful, rare and magical places in the world - Aitutaki's spectacular lagoon. Check out Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa.

Cook Islands Activities

Cook Islands activities include swimming in the beautiful clear water, snorkelling and diving, surfing and exploring the nature trails and wildlife of this exquisite part of the planet. Sightseeing, day tours and cruises are available that take in the culture and natural wonders around the Cook Islands.

Cook Islands Weather & Climate

Similar to Hawaii the Cook Islands weather is very attractive all year round. The warmer months from November to April range from 26 to 30 degrees and the cooler months from May to October range from 22 to 27 degrees.

Cook Islands Packages

TravelOnline offers a number of Cook Islands holiday packages to help the traveller get the best value for money for their holiday. Packages usually include extra holiday components at discounted rates such as accommodation, meals, transfers, flights or tours. TravelOnline also have experienced travel consultants on hand to assist with customising your quote for that perfect holiday.

Cook Islands Facts

The Cook Islands consists of 15 major islands. They are in the same time zone as Hawaii and are said to have a similar feel to Hawaii before it became more developed. Captain James Cook named the islands the Hervey Islands in 1773 however they came to be known as the Cook Islands in honour of him from about 1820. The Cook Islands are politically linked with New Zealand.