It is said that “a lifetime of happiness begins here” and it’s not hard to see why. With 15 islands situated halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, the Cook Islands boast an idyllic climate and a special kind of paradise ideal for your honeymoon.
The Cook’s offers a range of accommodation options from luxurious five star resorts to beachfront villas and bungalows. No matter where you stay, you’ll have a piece of paradise all to yourself with the one you love.
The vibrant centre of the Cook Islands, Rarotonga, is the perfect base for your honeymoon being a short flight or lagoon cruise away from the other islands where you can take a day trip or stay overnight. Rarotonga is bounded by towering mountain peaks with lush tropical forests cascading down to palm-fringed shores and white sandy beaches. A coral reef surrounds the island like a necklace which also harbors a lagoon of crystal clear turquoise water said to be the most beautiful in the world.
A must visit whilst on Rarotonga is Te Vara Nui Cultural Village. Here you will become immersed in the rich culture of Polynesia with a spectacular dinner and show full of dancing and storytelling.
North of Rarotonga you’ll find the island of Aitutaki, a place of unsurpassed raw beauty and tranquility. Unwind in a luxurious private villa lining the shoreline, board a Bishop’s cruise to discover an array of technicolour fish and end your day with a candlelit dinner for two looking out onto the alluring lagoon; the most romantic setting to celebrate your love.
In between exploring the hidden beaches of the Cook’s, you may grow an appetite for something more adventurous such as deep-sea fishing, a 4WD safari tour of the islands or a Zumba class. In the evening, enjoy a delicious tropical cocktail at an open air bar before you dance the night away in the lively dance clubs. If a more relaxing honeymoon is more your style, take advantage of the blue lagoons and go snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking.
Every island offers a unique experience with endless romantic opportunities to express your love for each other.