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A mesmerizingly beautiful tropical idyll

A long way from anywhere else, the Cook Islands invoke romantic pictures of tropical vistas, turquoise waters and idyllic beaches and those images are not far from the truth. Without doubt, this is a get-away-from-it-all paradise where ‘time’ takes on a whole new meaning.

Why visit the Cook Islands?

  • Stunning beaches
  • Crystal-clear lagoons
  • Superb diving and snorkelling
  • Polynesian history and culture
  • Friendly, welcoming people
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Muri Beachcomber - One Bed Garden

Muri Beachcomber

From £99 pp

On Muri Beach Point, looking out over the crystal clear Muri lagoon and small off-shore islands.

Pacific Resort Rarotonga - Beachfront

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

From £149 pp
Bronze Plus

On Muri Beach, this is an idyllic resort.

Manuia Beach Resort - Pool

Manuia Beach Resort

From £149 pp

Authentic Rarotonga accommodation in private and peaceful surroundings.

Crown Beach Resort

Crown Beach Resort

From £165 pp

An intimate tropical retreat.

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa - Resort view

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

From £179 pp

The only resort located directly on world-famous Aitutaki Lagoon, described in the book "Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die" as the World's Most Beautiful Lagoon.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki - Premium Beachfront Bungalow

Pacific Resort Aitutaki

From £359 pp

An idyllic island hideaway.

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Premier Holidays & Cook Islands

Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Cook Islands. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.

The facts:

Flight duration: Rarotonga is approximately 25 hours from the UK (via Los Angeles). Aitutaki is around 45 minutes' flight from Rarotonga.

Recommended airlines flying to Rarotonga: Air New Zealand; British Airways; Virgin Atlantic.

Rarotonga climate:

Rarotonga Climate Chart

Local time: GMT -10 hours.

Language: Cook Islands Maori, although English is spoken and understood by many islanders.

Currency: New Zealand dollar, along with local notes and coins.

Passports & Visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required.

Health: Vaccinations are required and strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.

Best time to travel: There’s never a bad time to visit, with a warm tropical climate all year round. June to August are slightly cooler months, November to March marks the warmer season, with occasional tropical showers. The drier months are from April to November, while the warmer, more humid and damp season is from December to March.