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The Cook Islands are a magical series of islands in the South Pacific. Due to their easy access from New Zealand, they have become a popular destination for New Zealanders who are hoping to experience authentic Polynesian islands without large crowds. Between flights, hotels, and activities, the cost of visiting the Cook Islands can add up quickly. To save yourself both time and money on your holiday booking, consider bundling your flights and hotel with Cook Islands hotel packages. Not only do Cook Islands accommodation and flight package help save you hundreds of dollars on your trip, they can help save valuable time you would spend searching for the best hotel deals.

Booking Cook Islands packages are ideal for families who are hoping to stay on a budget as well as couples planning a romantic getaway. Start planning your trip to the Cook Islands with Webjet’s Cook Islands holiday packages.

Flying to the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are home to one international airport. Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) is located on the country’s largest island. Rarotonga is centrally located within the Cook Islands, offering easy connections to the country’s smaller islands. Flights from New Zealand to the Cook Islands are available on Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Virgin Australia. Direct flights are available from Auckland, getting you to Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) in about four hours. If you’ll be travelling from another NZ city, you’ll have no trouble getting to the Cook Islands with a short stopover in Auckland.

Where to Stay in the Cook Islands

Whether you are looking for budget or luxury, the Cook Islands have a variety of seaside accommodations to fit every budget. Options include beach-front bungalows, resorts on their own private island, and villas built in the traditional Polynesian style.

Aitutaki Private Lagoon Resort

This adults-only resort is located on a small island within the Aitutaki Lagoon. Guests stay in overwater bungalows complete with stunning views of the surrounding lagoon and islands. Amenities at the resort include a pool, private beach, an on-site restaurant and bar, a spa, and fitness centre. The resort also offers a range of water activities and excursions around the island.

The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Lagoonarium

Located in the southwest of Rarotonga, this resort is truly magical. It is located directly on Aroa Beach and has stunning views of the ocean. Just off the coast of the resort, you’ll find one of the top snorkelling and diving spots in the Cook Islands–the Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary. Guest rooms range from a beachside suite to villas with a private pool. Amenities at the Rarotongan include a pool and private beach, evening entertainment, a spa, and a variety of free island activities.

Kiikii Inn and Suites

This budget-friendly option is located on Rarotonga and offers a family-friendly atmosphere. All rooms have a view of either the ocean or some beautiful gardens. The resort has an authentic Polynesian flair to it and is located right next to the beach. Amenities at the Kiikii Inn and Suites include a pool. Barbecue facilities, and sun terraces overlooking the ocean.

Things to do in the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are a series of fifteen islands in the South Pacific. The country is full of natural beauty, between its beaches, jungles, and caves. The Cook Islands are a true tropical paradise complete with small crowds and a fascinating local culture. Whether you are hoping to relax on your holiday or you like to stay busy, the Cook Islands have got you covered.

Go Snorkelling or Diving

The Cook Islands are known for some of the most beautiful coral reefs and atolls in the Pacific Ocean. While snorkelling or diving in the Cook Islands, you’ll get to see coral, tropical fish, and the occasional sea turtle. Some of the most popular snorkelling and diving spots to visit include Muri Lagoon, Aroa Beach, Tikioki Beach, Blackrock Beach, and Honeymoon Island.

Hike Through the Jungle

After spending some time at the beach, head inland for a completely different experience. The interiors of the Cook Islands are made up of jungles full of tropical trees and plants and waterfalls. The most popular hike is the Cross-Island Track in Rarotonga. Others to have on your radar are Mount Maungapu and the Mount Raemaru Track.

Relax at the Beach

It goes without saying that one of the top activities in the Cook Islands is going to the beach. You’ll find scenic beaches all over the country, but some of the top ones to spend time at include Muri Beach, Titikaveka Beach, Takauroa Beach, Oravaru Beach, and Nikao Beach.

Learn About Polynesian Culture

The Cook Islands have an exciting Polynesian culture made up of interesting folklore, art, food, and lots of music and dancing. A great way to experience this culture is by attending a cultural show. Polynesian cultural shows are held all across the islands and include traditional dancing, music, and a feast of local food.