Luxury Cook Islands: Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Nautilus Rarotonga

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Duration (in days): 7

From: Rarotonga

To: Rarotonga



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Spend a week in pure luxury with this 7-day escape in the South Pacific. Famous for its sugary beaches, turquoise lagoons and friendly locals, the Cook Islands are perfect for an indulgent break away from the tourist trail. This trip is all about relaxation - stretch out in the sunshine and let someone else take the strain! You'll spend six nights in the Cook Islands, staying in luxury boutique properties surrounded by glorious tropical scenery. During the trip, you'll take a champagne cruise across the azure waters of Aitutaki lagoon, lie back on the palm-fringed beaches and feel your worries float away.

This Cook Islands itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, so please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


  • Stay in the beautiful Pacific Resort Aitutaki and the Nautilus Rarotonga        
  • Sip champagne as you cruise across Aitutaki Lagoon          
  • Spot tropical fish as you snorkel in the clear turquoise waters
  • Relax with a Polynesian massage in your 5* resort hotel


Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights Rarotonga
  • 3 nights Aitutaki


Day 1: Arrive Rarotonga       

On arrival at Rarotonga Airport, you will be greeted by a local representative and taken to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at leisure.  

Days 2 and 3: Rarotonga 

You'll have two full days on Rarotonga to relax and recharge. Why not hire some bikes and head off to explore the island? With only two roads running around the circumference of the island, it's impossible to get lost, and there are plenty of secluded coves and beaches to discover along the way. Alternatively, head to the beach to enjoy water-based activities straight off the coast.

Day 4: Rarotonga to Aitutaki       

This morning will be collected from your hotel and taken by shared transfer back to the airport, where you'll board your domestic flight to Aitutaki. Just 45 minutes later, after a breathtaking journey, you will arrive on this picturesque island. On landing, you will be greeted and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.   

A Journey with Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Day 5: Aitutaki       

Today is free until the late afternoon when you will set off on private sunset cruise over Aitutaki Lagoon. You'll sail to Honeymoon Island before enjoying a champagne toast as you watch the sun set over the water. As you sip champagne, you will cruise to the motu. Here, you can take a barefoot walk along the beach, snap some pictures and even head into the water for some snorkelling before heading back for dinner.

Day 6: Aitutaki

Today is your final full day in Aitutaki, so why not head back out onto the lagoon or arrange a picnic on the beach? Alternatively, relax in your luxury resort and take advantage of the on-site spa with a traditional Polynesian massage - the perfect way to unwind at the end of your trip.        

Day 7: Depart Aitutaki  

You will be collected from your accommodation today and taken to the airport by shared transfer to connect with your flight back to Rarotonga and onwards.



The Cook Islands are a great year-round destination with temperatures ranging between 18c and 28c in the winter (October to May) and between 21c to 29c in the summer (November to April). The Cooks has a pleasantly even climate year round with no real weather excesses, although it can often rain, thanks to its high inland mountains. The best time of year to visit is around September/October when you will find warm temperatures and low humidity, also March/April when the weather is generally beautiful and sunny.      

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements. Please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.              

What's included: 

  • Meet and Greet with tropical ‘Ei’        
  • Shared return transfers on both islands    
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily tropical breakfast
  • Return domestic flights to Aitutaki            
  • Champagne cruise in Aitutaki

Not included: 

  • International flights        
  • Meals other than breakfast          
  • Any additional touring    
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities


6 nights in 5* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Nautilus Resort, Rarotonga


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