The Cook Islands are a rare find: the icing-sugar beaches, mind-blowing island scenery and uniquely rich culture have gone completely unblemished by mass tourism. Instead you’ll find this spine-tingling archipelago is home to a slow pace of life and some of the friendliest people in the world. There’s an irresistible charm about the place thanks to this.
The geography of the country is rather unusual, as it comprises 15 small islands scattered across a stretch of the South Pacific Ocean larger than India. The largest of the islands, Rarotonga, is home to dense verdant forests fit for exciting hikes as well as some of the finest beaches.
Why visit Cook Islands?
Utterly flawless white sand beaches
None of the over-tourism you see on some paradise islands
Unbelievable scuba diving and snorkelling thanks to the crystal clear water
Hiking expeditions referred to locally as ‘tramping’ are unforgettable