Top 10 things to do in the Cook Islands

Aitutaki is a picture perfect paradise!
1. Take a short flight to the world famous, and picture perfect, Aitutaki lagoon. Explore uninhabited islands, relax on deserted sandbanks and enjoy a tasty BBQ on One Foot Island


Spend your days snorkelling in the crystal clear waters
2. Enjoy snorkelling and kayaking in the crystal clear waters, where tropical fish and turtles are visible right off the beach


Leave the beach and head into the mountainous interior
3. Go hiking into the interior of the islands. Rarotonga is full of dense rainforests perfect for trekking through the lush vegetation


Discover the friendly Cook Islands!
4. Hire a moped and explore Rarotonga at your own pace. A 32km, round-the-island road links the beaches, coastal lagoon and reefs


Cultural show, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
5. Watch some traditional dancing – one highlight is the Ura dance, a sacred ritual where the female dancer tells a story through dancing


Feel the warm Pacific waters at your feet
6. Spend your honeymoon here. Romantic strolls, clear waters, luxury hotels and hidden waterfalls – the Cook Islands have it all


There's loads for the kids to do!
7. Bring your kids! The islands have a huge array of child-friendly activities from swimming to fish feeding and snorkelling in the blue lagoons


Explore the island on 2 wheels
8. Enjoy a relaxed cycle trip and learn about the nature, history and culture of the islands whilst exploring by bike


Visit the churches of Rarotonga and have a chat with the friendly locals
9. Visit the churches of Rarotonga, where the traditional island singing is a huge part of the services and a wonderful way to connect with the Cook Islanders


The Muri Beach Club hotel has set up a whale shark environmental monitoring program
10. Go whale watching off the coast, where humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of the Pacific, often so close to the shore that they are visible from land