Kia Orana - May we live a long and fulfilling life
The sacred heart of Polynesia, the Cook Islands are a diverse and spiritual group of communities spread over a vast 2 million square kilometres of South Pacific waters. Largely unaffected by western commercialism, the Cook Islands still boast many natural wonders that have remained unchanged for thousands of years.
Made up of 15 islands, this proud island nation has a strong cultural identity which is a fusion of the traditional Maori beliefs and Christianity, which was introduced to the people by Scottish Missionaries in the 19th Century. The islands cultural heritage can be discovered across the archipelago, with locals more than happy to share with you. Weaving, carving, dancing and singing is part of the Polynesian life, and you will see demonstrations of this wherever you go.
Tucked in between American Samoa and Tahiti, an island escape to the Cook Islands will let you discover the simple pleasures in life. Spend your days exploring the surrounding blue lagoons or hiking through jungles and then unwind in the evening with a cocktail or cold beer as you watch the sun set over the water, coconut palms gently swaying in the cool breeze. At night, the islands come alive – visit Rarotonga’s famous night markets, bar hop your way around the island or take a night time paddle-boarding tour to see the crystal blue lagoon in a whole new light.
Meitaki - Everything is good and well
There is a genuine happiness that is shared by all of Cook Island's locals; it is contagious and it will seep through your skin giving you an unmistakable glow of contentment. You will quickly learn that everything in the Cooks runs a bit slower, but when you are surrounded by such natural beauty, there is no need to rush. Take time to live indulgently with the freshest of seafood, some of the best coffee in the world, and the most picturesque lagoons all at your fingertips.
Mana Tiaki - We are proud guardians of these islands
When taking the time to explore the islands, it is easy to see why the people are so proud of their little corner of the world, with incredible beaches, mouth-watering food, rare wildlife and an abundance of natural wonders.
During your stay, make sure to take advantage of the many cultural activities, including ‘Island nights’ with music and dancing on the island of Rarotonga, or sit and listen to the village chiefs tell stories of Polynesian Warriors and other folklore.
Book your Island escape today
Spacifica Travel have over 15 years of experience, working closely with local business owners, operators and vendors to ensure that all our customers receive a warm welcome, comfortable stay and authentic experiences. If you are interested in booking a getaway to the Cook Islands, please view our current travel deals. We can also create a custom package from scratch for you to suit your exact requirements.
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