Rarotonga beach and mountain peaks

Discover Rarotonga

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  • Price

    From £294

  • Duration

    3 - 6 nights

  • Departures

    Year round

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This independent itinerary allows you the freedom to explore the Cook Island's main island at leisure. Rarotonga offers a contrasting and spectacular landscape, from the crystal clear blue of the lagoon and stunning coral reef to the lush and mountainous interior.

This itinerary is intended as a guideline only. We recommend a minimum 3 night stay in Rarotonga, in order to fully immerse yourself in island life and explore your surrounds, however longer itineraries are encouraged, particularly when combining your stay with the nearby islands of Aitutaki or Atiu.

Please speak to our Travel Specialists regarding your specific requirements and we can tailor an itinerary for you.

Day 1 arrive in the Cook Islands on arrival at Rarotonga Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Days 2-4 (or 2-7) at leisure spend the next few days discovering this tropical paradise where pristine white sandy beaches, lined with palm trees, are begging to be explored. Relax and admire the stunning lagoon, perfect for snorkelling, kayaking or diving or explore the islands lush and volcanic interior on foot. We highly recommend visiting the local market on a Saturday where you will be greeted with a friendly and bustling atmosphere and a chance to purchase traditional arts and crafts such as decorative wood carvings, hand weaved baskets or tapa cloths which have a distinctive Cook Islands touch.

The 32 km ring road makes it easy to explore, either by scooter, bicycle, car or even by local bus and the island offers plenty of activities for visitors as well as providing a base for day excursions to outer islands. Should time permit, take an Island Discovery Tour where you will journey around the island and learn about the local history and culture of Rarotonga. For those seeking adventure, join a 4WD Safari Tour where you will travel with a guide on the interior roads in a 4WD open air vehicle. Walking tours are also on offer, providing you with the opportunity to travel with a well known and experienced guide, Pa, who will share his knowledge of the islands flora and fauna and its medicinal purposes and teach you about local legends and myths.


Combine your stay on Rarotonga with a visit to the beautiful island of Aitutaki or for those in search of travel off the beaten track why not consider visiting Atiu, a small island with around 400 residents and home to some 11 native birds, a true island escape.

Prices in £ per person based on twin / double occupancy

3-night 6-night
Sunset Resort Rarotonga - Poolside / Garden Bungalow £294 £508
Little Polynesian - Pia Tiare, Garden Room £488 £960
Pacific Resort Rarotonga - Premium Garden Suite £553 £1026
Nautilus Resort - Garden Are £565 £1050


Price includes Accommodation in your preferred choice of property for either 3 or 6 nights including breakfast; Meet and greet on arrival in Rarotonga; Private vehicle transfers on a return basis.

Price excludes International flights & airport taxes; Additional meals and excursions not specified; Tips, gratuities and personal expenses; Travel insurance.


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