Explore Cook Islands

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The Cook Islands are an eclectic blend of Polynesian culture, warm ocean waters and lush rainforests, each offering a unique set of experiences not to be missed. An interesting point about the country is it was the first nation in the world to declare its Exclusive Economic Zone, covering an area of over two million square kilometers!

Nestled between French Polynesia and Fiji, the Cook Islands are home to stunning beaches and crystal clear lagoons. From snorkeling on Aitutaki's stunning lagoon or taking a dolphin-viewing cruise around Rarotonga, you'll find plenty of outdoor activities here. For those that love the ocean, don't miss the manta rays at Muri Beach on Rarotonga for a true adventure.

On Rarotonga take time to explore Mount Turu´u for amazing views overlooking Avaavaroa and Avana harbours. If you’re after more active pursuits then take a hike up Te Rua Manga (the Needle) for some incredible views from its summit.

A hidden gem in the Cook Islands is Maire Nui Botanic Gardens in Titikaveka, filled with tropical blooms and native plants. Here you can spend the day strolling through gardens and learning about the unique flora and fauna that call this place home.

Overall The Cook Islands are a paradise just waiting to be explored. With its rich culture and beautiful scenery, there's something here for everyone to enjoy. Whether it's experiencing the islands' wildlife, exploring traditional Polynesian culture or simply kicking back on one of its many white sand beaches, you won't regret a visit here!

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