Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Honeymooning on the Cook Islands means peaceful beaches and resorts to suit any budget. One of the loveliest things about honeymooning on the Cook Islands is that they’re a little more off-the-beaten-track, so the crowds found on other tropical islands are noticeably absent here. The two major islands, Rarotonga and Aitutaki, allow honeymooners a much more affordable experience than Fiji, and more secluded experience than Tahiti.

Come and dive into the crystal-clear waters or relax on the soft white sand beaches and be inspired by all of the romantic possibilities the Cook Islands have to offer.

Your Luxury Honeymoon Awaits

Book a private villa with direct access to the beach. It’s the perfect spot to hide away for a week and focus on being a newlywed. If you’re feeling active, there are also great places on the islands that provide watersports like kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling to choose from. The lagoons offer an incredible variety of coral and tropical fish as well as bright blue starfish in warm waters that have greater than 100 feet of visibility. If you can picture yourself surrounded by majestic swaying palms and relaxing on powder white sands, choose the Cook Islands for your dream luxury honeymoon.

Best Time to Visit

Warm and sunny weather will welcome you year round in the Cook Islands, located in the Tropic of Capricorn. Average temperatures range between 64 – 82°F in their winter (May to October) and 70 – 84°F in their summer (November to April). Most of the rainfall occurs from January through early May.

While there are no extremes in temperatures, the drier cooler season runs from April to November. The warmer, humid season runs from December to March. In the late summer and early fall you may also see whales outside the reefs. Your travels on land will reveal butterflies, exotic birds and colorful, fragrant flowers.

Where To Go

Rarotonga is the most populated island and has an array of gorgeous beaches to visit. Most resorts on the island are situated next to Muri beach with stunning views of nearby islands. Aitutaki is the more secluded island which features a famous lagoon, perfect for scuba diving. Explore the crystal clear waters to find a wide variety of colorful reef fish and sea turtles.

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Rarotonga Honeymoons

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Cook Islands – Travel & Transportation

Cook Islands – Travel & Transportation

Air New Zealand is the primary airline servicing the Cook Islands. It offers flights from Los Angeles, Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. Pacific Blue offers flights from Australia and New Zealand. The international airport and point of entry for most visitors...

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