It is fairly easy to get to the Cook Islands from Australia with Air New Zealand’s direct flight from Sydney to Rarotonga and Virgin Australia’s flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane which connect through Auckland.
If you are looking for a luxurious resort, we recommend The Rarotonga Beach Resort & Spa and Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, but you can also find accommodation in timber houses, cottages and traditional Kikau huts. The food is exquisite with all meals prepared from fresh seafood and vegetables, and you can find restaurants and bars that serve both local specialities and international dishes. If you want to try a traditional meal, don’t miss the opportunity to taste “umukai”, succulent dish prepared in the underground oven and “matu rori” which is a sea cucumber salad served with lemon and baked green banana.
The Cook Islands are ideal for couples who want to spend their honeymoon in a secluded place where they can enjoy perfect solitude and just simply relax on the beach. However, from scuba diving and snorkelling to riding around on scooters, there are many things to do and places to explore. If you are located at Rarotonga island, you can visit the Perfume Factory where you can buy handmade beauty products and see the Library Museum & Society in Avarya where you will find memorabilia devoted to Captain Cook. If you are looking for the perfect souvenir, you can find black pearls at great prices.