Experiences to Have in The Cook Islands

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The Cook Islands, situated about halfway in between Hawaii and New Zealand, are home to a variety of experiences.

From exhilarating adventures to peaceful relaxation, there are things to do no matter what you are looking for.

Keep reading to learn about some of the experiences you can have in the Cook Islands!


Relaxation and romance can go hand in hand here on the Cook Islands.

The white-sand beaches, calming lagoons, and gorgeous scenery make these islands the perfect destination for honeymoons, weddings, romantic vacations, anniversaries, or any trip centered around love.

There is no shortage of things to do on romance-filled vacations here with exciting activities and stress-relieving spas.

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Family Fun

If the whole family is coming on your trip, don't worry!

There are plenty of kid-friendly resorts and accommodation, as well as fun activities that everyone can enjoy.

There are options for every family, from thrill-seeking adventures such as scuba diving and kite surfing to tamer activities like hiking or going on a lagoon cruise.

Food and Dining

When it comes to food, the Cook Islands also offer various options.

Street food-style bites, delicious cafe meals, and gourmet dining are available throughout the islands.

No matter if you have picky eaters or are looking to try some of the more adventurous foods here, you will always have food to suit your needs.


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Culture and Arts

The culture and art on the Cook Islands are vibrant and full of life.

Not only are the museums and historical elements rich in culture, but everyday life contains cultural elements as well.

Some resorts host "Island Night," a cultural experience that lets visitors participate in traditional dancing, singing, and eating.

Cultural tours throughout the islands of Rarotonga or Aitutaki can take you on a journey of history and learning.

Places such as markets and churches can allow you to witness the welcoming Polynesian energy of the locals.

From art to music to traditions to more, the Cook Islands have a culture worth exploring.