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Cook island Budget Travel Deals and Packages

Dreaming of an amazing Island holiday escape but travelling on a budget? No worries.  Spacifica Travel has got you covered with our Cook Islands Budget Travel Guide for 2020.

Top tips:

  1. Save on your holiday package with our exclusive deals. 
  2. Be flexible with your travel dates.
  3. Eat at the local markets.
  4. Immerse yourself in the culture and take a local bus.
  5. Pack for all weather possibilities.

We are specialists in tailoring holiday packages in the South Pacific, and partner with a number of great value properties offering quality accommodation on the gorgeous Cook Islands of Rarotonga, Atiu and Aitutaki.  We recommend these 3 and 3.5 star properties.   



Club Raro Resort is a 3-star resort style beachfront property located on the northern coast, just minutes from the township of Avarua. Offering a mixture of 84 hotel and self contained rooms with resort facilities for all ages including a swimming pool with swim up bar, toddler pool, self service laundry, WIFI access and on-site restaurant.   

Lagoon Breeze Villas on the Aroa Lagoon and Marine Reserve has 18 spacious self-contained villas. This 3-star secluded property is perfect for couples or for family getaways with a freshwater swimming pool, child paddling pool, 1 or 2 bedroom villas or Garden studio. All rooms are air conditioned with kitchen facilities, and complimentary daily tropical breakfast. There are 4 covered BBQ areas, a children’s play area with trampoline and swing set, kayaks, snorkelling gear and daily happy hour. 

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel is located on the southern coast and is a 3 star boutique property with 12 beachfront and 5 deluxe beachfront studios with kitchenettes. Interconnecting rooms are available to suit families and groups.  Each studio offers lagoon views with a balcony or patio. A BBQ area, restaurant offering local produce and fusion cuisine, and guest laundry service are available onsite. 

Sunset Resort Rarotonga is a 3.5 star self-contained resort on the western sunset side of Rarotonga.  Catering to adults and children over 12, this relaxed beachfront resort includes two swimming pools, a restaurant and bar.  Poolside and Garden studios are self-contained with a well equipped sitting area and covered patio or verandah, whilst the Studio with Sea Views are located on the beachfront. 

The Edgewater Resort & Spa offers beachfront hotel accommodation with a Kids Club and Day Spa. An affordable 3.5-star property, it is the largest resort in the Cook Islands. It boasts 2 restaurants, a bar, complimentary daily activities guest program, swimming pool, and complimentary use of snorkelling gear and tennis courts. Choose from garden rooms, lagoon view rooms, beachfront deluxe suite or 3 bedroom garden or beachfront villas.  Your home away from home. 



Atiu Villas is an affordable 2.5-star bungalow style resort on the outskirts of the central village, just a short stroll to the pristine southern beaches. The 5 self contained and 1 family unit feature polished native timbers, woven pandanus interiors and a private verandah surrounded by lush tropical gardens.  Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, snorkelling gear, BBQ, free WIFI, and an onsite restaurant and bar which is open in the evenings. Each villa comes with a fully stocked larder and guests can pay for what they use on departure.  Scooters, bicycles and a car are available for hire, and activities can be booked at the tour desk.



Aitutaki Village is a boutique resort with 12 private, air-conditioned studio garden bungalows. Located on the stunning Ootu Beach, this 3-star property offers an onsite restaurant serving exotic island cuisine, a bar, WIFI, and shared laundry facilities.  Only a 20 minute drive from the Arutanga town centre, the resort offers guests a free shuttle service, as well as live cultural performances.  Make use of the kayaks or stand up paddle boards, or opt to lay back and relax on the beach lounges.  The tour desk can book lagoon and island tours, and rooms include airport shuttle and daily continental breakfast.

Tamanu Beach Resort on the western coast offers 23 air conditioned and fully self-contained bungalows with garden views, lagoon views or absolute beachfront bungalows. This lovely 3.5-star resort has 2 fresh water swimming pools. Kayaks, canoes and snorkelling gears are available, a laundry, bicycle and vehicle hire, a Day Spa, Wedding services, and onsite gift shop. Return airport transfers are included, along with a daily a la carte breakfast.  Enjoy the cultural Takurua Island feast, with fire and dance show, casual polynesian and international style dinners, and the Sunday Sunset BBQ at the onsite restaurant. 

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