Cook Islands Travel Guide – Rarotonga & Beyond

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This excerpt is specifically about Rarotonga, the island on which most Cook Islands citizens reside. The greater page includes posts about other Cook Islands but focuses on Rarotonga.

Rarotonga is a small island located in the south pacific ocean.  With a ridiculously friendly population of just 15,000 people, you’ll quickly get the hang of ‘island life’ as you relax on stunning tropical beaches.  

Unsurprisingly, the best activities in Rarotonga revolve around the water.  Sunbathing, snorkelling, boat trips, and paddle boarding are some of the best ones.  There’s also few better ways to wind down than relaxing on a beach in Raro with a cocktail in your hand.

Although it seems as though Rarotonga is all about the beaches, there is certainly more to explore.  A hike to the top of  The Needle in the centre of the island is a must for avid explorers and anyone who wishes to see the best views of the island.

Raro is possibly the chillest place on Earth and well worth visiting.

Excerpt by Our Travel Mix

Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to Rarotonga! So what are you waiting for?

LANGUAGE: Rarotongan, English     

CURRENCY: Cook Islands dollar and New Zealand dollar (NZD)

RAROTONGA GUIDES, ITINERARIES, & ATTRACTIONS

15 Incredible Things to Do in Rarotonga, Cook Islands – The Ultimate 2020 Guide (Our Travel Mix)

THE COMPLETE COOK ISLANDS TRAVEL GUIDE (Find Us Lost)

A Complete Travel Guide to Aitutaki, Cook Islands: The Pacific Paradise (North Abroad)

COSTS TO TRAVEL RAROTONGA

How to Travel the Cook Islands on a Budget (2020): It’s Possible! (Never Ending Footsteps)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Review of Pacific Resort Aitutaki: A Secluded Getaway in the Cook Islands (North Abroad)

INSPIRATION

What’s it like to travel in the Cook Islands? (Never Ending Footsteps)

White Sand Beaches in the Cook Islands (Find Us Lost)

RAROTONGA FOOD

A Vegan Eating Guide to Rarotonga, Cook Islands: The Best Restaurants & Cafés (North Abroad)

SPECIAL TOPICS

What to Pack for Rarotonga – The Ultimate Packing List (Our Travel Mix)

The Best Time to Visit Rarotonga, the Cook Islands for Weather, Safety, & Tourism (Champion Traveler)

Other great blogs with more on Rarotonga:

Our Travel Mix

Global Directory pages for countries near Rarotonga

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