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Reasons to visit the Cook Islands

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    Pamper Yourself :

    Go on, you deserve it, pamper yourself at any one of our properties’ onsite spa/salon facilities. Try a rejuvenating massage or a refreshing facial at Te Manava Spa and Tiare Spa, or send your feet and hands to heaven at Pacific Resort Rarotonga’s Nail Cottage Salon.

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    South Pacific Romance :

    Weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, romantic getaways; you name it, we can cater to it. Spoil your loved one with a Romantic Dinner setup at Pacific Resort Rarotonga or relax on the sand under a Bedouin-style tent surrounded by flaming torches at Pacific Resort Aitutaki.

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    Adventure & Activities :

    Where do we start? With phenomenal locations ideal for stand up paddle boarding, kitesurfing, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, quad bike tours…the list goes on. If you want an action packed holiday, the Cook Islands is the place for you!

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    Authentic Cultural Experience :

    Rarotonga’s leading cultural attraction, Te Vara Nui offers an authentic Cook Islands experience that both entertains and educates audiences on Cook Islands history and traditions. The perfect fit for guests a Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa.

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    50 Shades of Blue :

    Visit Aitutaki’s world famous lagoon. With stunning white sandy beaches and unimaginable turquoise waters, Aitutaki Lagoon will redefine your concept of paradise. Cruise to the sandbar of One Foot Island or explore the underwater world following our aquatic eco-trail.

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    Your Daily Cocktail Fix :

    Open all day, Barefoot Bar is a great place for your morning coffee or late afternoon cocktail. We have two times for our daily Happy Hour’s in Barefoot Bar or for a personalized experience, have your own cocktail named after you at Pacific Resort Aitutaki’s Black Rock Café!

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    Punanga Nui Markets :

    With the Island’s best fashion finds, local tastes and handcrafted souvenirs, Rarotonga’s very own marketplace comes to life every Saturday from 7am – 12pm. Getting there is easy with two buses running every hour from the main road at Pacific Resort Rarotonga.

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    Beach Hut Activities :

    If you’re looking for a priceless souvenir, a new skill may be just what you need. From stand up paddle boarding to coconut husking, our Beach Hut Team organise a fun range of daily activities which will have you impressing your friends from the moment you get home.

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    Snorkel Our Pristine Lagoons :

    Experience beauty from beneath the surface of our tropical lagoons. Grab a snorkel from our Beach Hut Team and head into the exquisite Muri lagoon, or follow our Aquatic Eco Tour in Aitutaki, where we have marked out six different lagoon habitats. You may even bump into a green sea turtle, or two!

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    Family Moments :

    Pacific Resort Hotel Group is the only hotel group in the Cook Islands that fully caters to families. We offer the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation and entertainment for every member of the family. Pacific Resort Rarotonga’s Kids Club will keep the little ones busy so Mum & Dad can relax!

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    Our Weather :

    Glorious tropical weather is what holidaying in the Cook Islands is all about. Make the most of your time in the sun by spending days; enjoying your private pool at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, stretched out on a Muri Beach sun lounger and sipping fruity cocktails next to our Aitutaki infinity pool.

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    Moana Roa :

    Jump on-board the Moana Roa glass bottom lagoon cruiser and experience the beauty and wonders of Muri lagoon. Guests are welcome to swim, snorkel or observe the view from the comfort of the boat. Our cruiser departs daily at 11:00am or book it out for your own private marine adventure!

Where We Are

where-we-are-map The Cook Islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand. There are 15 major islands spread over 2.2 million square kilometres of South Pacific Ocean. Rarotonga is the capital and the most thriving island and home to the international airport where direct flights form Los Angeles, Sydney, Auckland and Papeete land. The outer island of Aitutaki is a short 45 minute flight from Rarotonga and home to the bluest lagoon you have ever seen!

Best Time to Visit

Weather in the Cook Islands is tropical with two seasons, Summer and Winter. The two are quite similar, both are brilliant times to pay us a visit, each offers endless options for fun in the sun.

December To June

Summer Time

Summer Time temperatures

Why travel Then?

Summer time in the South Pacific runs from December to June with an average temperature of 28°C / 82°F during the day and 22°C / 71.5°F once night falls. Visitors to the Cook Islands during this period can expect bright sunny mornings, balmy humid days, the odd tropical shower and plenty of opportunities to take a dip in the lagoon.

July to November

Winter Time

Winter Time temperatures

Why travel Then?

Enjoy the moderate Cook Island “Winter” between July to November with average of temperatures of 25°C / 77°F during the day, dropping to only 19°C / 66°F at night. It’s easy to see why families and holiday makers flock to the Cook Islands during this time to enjoy low humidity, dry sunny days and to escape harsh winters at home, so book early for peak the season.

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Situated on a triangle–shaped atoll rising four thousand metres from the floor of the Pacific Ocean, you will discover a seducing atmosphere of romance, refinement and luxury. With just 27 luxurious absolute beachfront hideaways all situated within steps of the crystal clear turquoise waters of Aitutaki lagoon, award winning Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the Cook Islands’ only member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.

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All countries:+682 28140
New Zealand only: 0800 774 469
Australia only: 1-800 105 701
United States only: 1-800 223 1082


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