We all know the Cook Islands is one of the most scenic and romantic destinations in the world but it is also a picture-perfect playground for families looking for an island escape to recharge and explore. Family is an integral part of the Cook Island culture and the locals welcome you with their big smiles, friendly spirit and warm hearts. Check out 5 of our fun filled suggestions for a memorable family holiday in the Cook Islands.
#1 Aitutaki Lagoon is a destination in itself with hours and days of fun for all family members. Enjoy a scenic, short 50 minute flight from Rarotonga to discover 15 motus (islets) scattered across the most idyllic lagoon. There is so much to see and do from above and below the turquoise waters. Lose yourself in the stunning view whilst paddling or kayaking across the crystal clear waters or start the day with a champagne breakfast onboard a relaxing lagoon cruise. Aitutaki Lagoon is filled with giant clams, coral clusters and an array of marine life to learn about and spend the day with. Whether you’re floating around at your leisure, snorkelling or scuba diving you will be mesmerised by the beauty of the Aitutaki Lagoon.
# 2 ‘Drums of our Forefathers’ Sunset Show & Feast Cultural Tour. Highland Paradise is a multi-award winning cultural experience not to be missed. Be guided through a local village for a fascinating insight into their way of life, tapu lifting ceremony, warrior welcome and traditional Umu (underground oven) feast with a rare, authentic entertaining stage show.
# 3 Raro Buggy Tours will have you crowned mum and dad of the year in no time! Get the kids off the beaten track for a couple of hours of fun in the mud! Weave your way through hills and plantations exploring a different side of Rarotonga giggling all the way. Buggy’s seat 1-2 people and drivers must have a car licence with passengers required to be 4 years and over. Uncover your competitive spirit and let the kids decide who the best driver is!
# 4 Take-A-Peek Bicycle Tours allows you to join in the fun of exploring Rarotonga in a relaxed and fun environment. Catering for families they offer smaller children’s bikes, trail-behind bikes, tow-behind buggy’s and children’s seats. Most of the tour follows inland roads which are mostly sealed and flat to gently sloping. Get peddling and learn more about the Cook Islands whilst earning those sunset cocktails at the same time.
# 5 A Progressive Dinner tour allows you to leave the familiar surrounds of your resort and venture out to experience true Cook Islands cuisine and hospitality with the locals in their own private homes. Visit a different local home for each of three courses allowing you to enjoy the real spirit of culture and lifestyle with sounds of ukuleles, guitar and voices of the small string band that will accompany you throughout your unique dining experience.
Now you have a few ideas to get your started, why not give one of our South Pacific specialists a call to assist with putting together the rest of your Spacifica Holidays Cook Islands adventure on 1800 800 722.
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