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Romance in the Cook Islands


The Cook Islands are the perfect destination to inspire romance, with stunning white beaches, calm clear lagoons and delightful fresh cuisine it’s easy to switch off from your busy life and reconnect with your partner. There are so many options for couples to choose, whether you are after a luxurious villa escape, a unique local experience or a resort with amazing facilities and lots to do - this little island paradise is perfect for your next anniversary, a honeymoon, a wedding, to renew your vows or even ‘just because’!

Ultimate Alone Time in a Private Villa

Sometimes all you need to feel the love is a beautiful private oasis, where you a can wake up outside your normal routine and appreciate some alone time. Rarotonga has lots of amazing options for private villa stays, and they are more affordable than you might think! One of our favourite options for Villa accommodation, which still offers great resort facilities is Nautulis Resort. This beachfront resort has a restaurant, bar and infinity pool overlooking Muri Beach and lagoon, while still giving you the private villa experience (plunge pool included)! If you would rather stay further away from popular Muri Beach, you may prefer Sea Change Villas. Located on a quieter stretch of beach, these villas have private courtyards, plunge pools and the option to have a masseur, a romantic picnic basket or sunset platter delivered to your villa. Nothing says ‘romance’ like a picnic and glass of bubbly as the sun sets! If it’s a special occasion (or you just appreciate the finer things in life) the stunning Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa will be the perfect retreat, this property has a renowned spa on site and offers a true 5-star experience to guests.

If you are chasing absolute peace and quiet, Aitutaki might be the perfect island for you! Home to arguably one of the most beautiful lagoons on earth – there are also villas to suit every need! Tamanu Beach Resort has a selection of free standing bungalows, with all the water activities you could want and a lovely restaurant close to the beach and the option of pre-paid meal plans available. For uninterrupted views of the famous lagoon, why not stay at Aitutaki Private Island Resort in one of the Cook Islands only Overwater Bungalows! You can completely relax as you lay in the iconic hammock under the palm trees & will fall in love all over again as the sun sets over the ocean! For the ultimate Aitutaki Luxury escape you can’t go pass the Pacific Resort Aitutaki – this award winning tropical property is truly magnificent, set on the luminous lagoon with the facilities and service of a 5-star resort, you can choose to do as much or as little as you please.

Reconnect over Unique Experiences

The Cook Islands is home to 15 islands, each offering a different experience to guests. Sometimes the best way to reconnect is to experience something new together – a remote island in the South Pacific where you can immerse yourself in a new culture is perfect way to create new memories!

Visit the 8 million year old island of Atiu, you will be surrounded by pristine untouched beauty and because this island is pretty much the same as it was 25 years ago – the experience will be totally authentic and give you true insight into the Cook Island way of life. Try a genuine homestay experience on the island of Mitiaro, this flat island has beautiful underground limestone caves & pools as well as a freshwater lake to explore. Best of all, there is a chance to visit more than one of these unique and diverse islands in one holiday – the hardest part is deciding where you will choose!

Get Married in Paradise

Weddings are expensive & can be very stressful, so it’s no surprise destination weddings have become extremely popular – they allow you to reduce the number of guests down to the nearest and dearest, without the offence of not inviting people. Another huge benefit is the cost, in the Cook Islands you can have a phenomenal wedding, planned to perfection, for half of the price you would pay at home!

If you are dreaming of a tropical beach wedding, Pacific Resort Rarotonga have a package option that gives you the ceremony for free when you stay a set number of nights with them... yes, you read that right – free!  Being a larger resort, they also have the luxury of having lots of room options for your guests to choose from.  For something truly intimate, Rumours have packages from a simple elegant ceremony, up to the ultimate package with makeup, photographer and videographer all included!

Whatever your budget or style, if you get married in the Cook Islands – you can be sure it will be a trip you will never forget!

Honeymoon in Heaven

There is something about the word “honeymoon” that conjures up images of tropical islands, deserted beaches and radiant sunsets. Whether you want an adventure packed honeymoon or a relaxing quiet escape, the Cook Islands picture perfect surroundings will help enhance the feeling of being ‘on cloud nine’ after your big day. With a long list of adult’s only resorts, such as Moana Sands Lagoon Resort, Muri Beach Club and Little Polynesian Resort (just to name a few) it is easy to find the perfect resort for your romantic escape.

Romance in the Cook Islands:

If you are planning a romantic trip, anniversary, wedding or honeymoon & would like more information about any of these options or would like to discuss other options, please get in touch with our team of specialist travel consultants on 1800 800 722.

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