Say your vows on secluded One Foot Island, in the Cook Islands, in the middle of a round the world adventure. Start in Los Angeles, where you can look for the stars in Hollywood and ride the Ferris wheel in Santa Monica. Fly to the Cook Islands, where you’ll relax in Rarotonga before exchanging vows in paradise on One Foot Island in Aitutaki. Head to New Zealand for a short road trip before finishing with views over Singapore from a roof top swimming pool. If you’re looking for the ultimate destination wedding holiday – you’ve found it.
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Depart the UK from your chosen airport. On arrival in Los Angeles you will make your way to your hotel and settle in for two nights.
Spend the day exploring the city! You could stay in Hollywood in search of your favourite stars on the Walk of Fame, or head to Venice Beach where you can people-watch to your heart’s content while cycling along the oceanfront. In the early afternoon, why not take a hike through the Hollywood Hills from the Griffith Observatory to get 365-degree views over the twinkling city as the sun sets. This is the heart of LaLa Land!
Spend the morning in Los Angeles – head to the beach, or taste tacos for lunch in West Hollywood before heading back to the airport for your overnight flight to Rarotonga.
On arrival in Rarotonga, you’ll be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. The stunning Little Polynesian Resort is perfect for those looking for understated luxury in a beautiful, romantic setting. Tucked away on the southern tip of Rarotonga, this is a serene sanctuary that combines sophisticated elegance with a laid back atmosphere and local character. The Little Polynesian is built in a traditional Polynesian style and boasts one of the best beachfront locations in the Cook Islands, with views over an impossibly turquoise lagoon that's perfect for swimming, snorkelling or kayaking.
Today we have included a private tour to bring you the best of Rarotonga. Well known for its lush tropical surroundings, great beaches and pristine lagoons, Rarotonga is a packed with natural beauty. Over 3 hours, you’ll learn about the history of the Cooks at the Te Ara Museum, visit Black Rock - a volcanic boulder on the edge of the lagoon - and stop at some of the best snorkelling spots around Rarotonga. You’ll pass through rich plantations of citrus fruits, bananas and papaya and spend some time at the Maire Nui Tropical Gardens, with lush lily ponds, magnificent mountain views and an abundance of local flora.
This morning, you will be collected from your hotel and taken by shared transfer back to the airport to connect with your domestic flight to Aitutaki. Just 45 minutes later, you will arrive on this picturesque island where you will be greeted and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Say your vows on secluded One Foot Island, set in the middle of a clear turquoise lagoon. This tiny islet is ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and you’ll soon understand why. We’ll take all the stress out of planning your wedding, doing everything for you behind the scenes. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your wedding holiday in a tropical paradise!
On the Big Day, you’ll be transferred from Aitutaki by boat to your simple, intimate wedding ceremony on One Foot Island. A tropical wedding bouquet and traditional island string band is included, along with a chilled bottle of wine to kick off your life as a married couple.
After your wedding, you can spend the rest of your time relaxing at the luxury hotel.
After breakfast, you’ll leave paradise behind and fly to New Zealand for a road trip. On arrival into Auckland collect your rental vehicle and head to your accommodation to check in for a one night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city.
After breakfast, depart Auckland and make your way north via the Waipoua Forest to the Hokianga Harbour. Located at the mouth of the harbour Omapere and its twin settlement Opononi offer steep farmland and bush whereas the northern shore has great drifts of golden sand dunes to explore. Use the rest of the day to explore the area.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head north to Russell today. Travel via Ahipara, Cape Reinga and Doubtless Bay and make a full days adventure out of your journey, travelling back down the east coast to the historic town of Russell.
Russell was the country's first seaport, it's first European settlement and New Zealand's first capital. These days the town is a great place to base yourself to explore the Bay of Islands, with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes Russell is a popular spot for visitors to the north of New Zealand.
Before leaving Russell today you will join a ‘Hole in the Rock’ Dolphin cruise, pass Cape Brett Lighthouse spotting whales and dolphins as you go, before reaching the Hole in the Rock. Hold your breath as the skipper navigates the small space and you can admire the rock walls soaring above. On your way back stop at Urupukapuka Island before reaching the wharf at 1pm.
Head off this afternoon to Whangarei – make sure you stop at Kawakawa to view the remarkable public toilets by the late Austrian artist and architect (and resident) Frederick Hundertwasser.
Enjoy a wander quayside and explore the local farmers' markets before heading back towards Auckland via Goat Island Marine Reserve. Swim, snorkel, dive or even take a glass-bottomed boat to discover the abundant marine life just off the beach. Picnic at a beautiful spot at the end of the coastal walk before heading back to Auckland where your Northland adventure comes to a close and you drop your car hire off at the airport, ready for a late overnight flight to Singapore.
On arrival in Singapore, you’ll be taken straight to your hotel for two nights. You’ll be staying at the Marina Bay Sands, with spectacular views over the city from the infinity pool on the roof.
Spend the day exploring this island city – strolling along the harbourfront, enjoying the lush Botanical Gardens and shopping in the designer boutiques of Orchard Road. We’ve included a short walking tour which will give you some insight into Singapore’s heritage – you’ll walk along the river to see a local fishing village and learn about the colonial buildings and bridges before having afternoon tea at the grand Fullerton Hotel.
Singapore is melting pot of culture and the best place to experience this is in its food – try dumplings from the hawker stalls of Chinatown, spicy curries in Little India or nutty satay in the Malay District. As the sun sets, make sure you take a walk-through Gardens by the Bay; the enormous illuminated “trees” are a spectacular sight at night.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and taken to the airport, ready for your final flight home.
The temperatures in the Cook Islands are generally always high, rainfall is common throughout the whole year with July being the driest month overall, on average January is the wettest month. The Cook Islands climate is tropical meaning rainfall is generally heavy but short-lived and most days will enjoy sunshine at some point.
New Zealand is a year-round destination and there is always something to see and enjoy whatever time you decide to travel. High season runs from December to February (summer), prices will be at a premium at these times and availability limited so it is advisable to book in advance. March to April and September to November can be a great time to travel as the weather is fine and the crowds fewer. Low season is May to August (winter) for most of New Zealand, this is, however, the best time for skiing and so ski towns such as Queenstown will be at their busiest.
Singapore has a tropical and humid climate all year round, the busiest (and hottest) time to visit is in the school holidays which fall in June and July so it is best to avoid visiting during this period if possible.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.