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2019 Air New Zealand Triathlon - Rarotonga 4th May
11 Mar 2019

The Cook Islands Triathlon Association Inc. (CITAI) invite locals and visitors alike to join them for swimming, cycling and running around the beautiful tropical island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

This local club meets bi-weekly during November to May, and annually each May they host the popular Rarotonga Triathlon! Join in for an unforgettable fitness challenge in paradise - come one, come all. There are various events throughout the year so you can push yourself as much or as little as you like. 

The 2019 Air New Zealand Triathlon is... read more

Aitutaki Day Tour
28 Feb 2019

One of our many wonders in the Cook Islands is the beautiful island of Aitutaki! 
Here is how you can explore Aitutaki for one unforgettable day!

The Aitutaki Day Tour operates daily: Mondays to Saturdays from Rarotonga, departing at 8 am and returning by 5.30 pm. Coach transfer from all hotels and motels to Rarotonga International Airport are available for an 8 am departure to Aitutaki. The flight takes forty minutes on our thirty four passenger Saab 340 pressurised regional airliner.

On arrival at Aitutaki you will be taken on a one hour... read more

Cook Islands Rukau
21 Feb 2019

Cook Islanders and people from throughout the Pacific region have this vegetable as their staple green vegetable. Today we have added to our choices. Travel has enriched our lives. Cook Islanders have embraced the aromas, colours and textures of flavours they have found in the kitchens of the world. Indeed many Cook Islanders may be spied working in kitchens of some of the most prestigious kitchens in New Zealand and Australia. The taste of home for us is still the 'rukau'. 

When in Rarotonga, visit the Punanganui Market on a week day and... read more

What To Bring On A Cook Islands Holiday
14 Feb 2019

The Cook Islands is the perfect holiday destination for singles, couples, families and large groups!

One question we always get asked when guest are planning to travel to the Cook Islands, is what do they need to bring with them?
The Cook Islands has definately changed over recent years as you can find almost everything here in our local stores! 

Here are a few things we recommend packing for your holiday in the Cook Islands:

  • Clothing - when it comes to the Cook Islands often the weather is always hot with occasional showers - we recommend... read more

2019 Air New Zealand - Rarotonga Triathlon
11 Feb 2019

If you are looking for a different sort of race, this is one that most club level and age group competitors will enjoy. Competitors can compete individually or as part of a team. This race is high in enjoyment and with the opportunity to sample Polynesia – its islands and its laid back lifestyle. The social activities which have been organised for competitors and supporters ensure that your trip to the Cook Islands will be unforgettable for everyone. The week of events runs from 2 - 7 May with the main triathlon event held on Saturday the... read more

Te Mire Ura - Dancer of the Year | 26th April - 9th May 2019
08 Feb 2019

The Cook Islands Dancer of the Year competition is held annually in Rarotonga. It is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the year, with competitors from the sister islands as well as New Zealand and Australia. The competition brings together the best dancers over three age groups, junior, intermediate and senior open, many of whom have been training from a young age. Each individual passionately showcasing their skill and talent because for them this is the ultimate form of expressing joy and happiness with respect to their... read more

Golden Ukelele Festival
22 Jan 2019

Golden Ukalele Festival | 16 - 23 MARCH 2019

This festival is the first of its kind in the Cook Islands and it will be underpinned by three themes: Celebration, Commemoration and Recognition. The Festival will also allow the music community to recognise the extraordinary contribution of an individual or entity, to the ukalele instrument and music, by awarding them with the ‘Golden Ukalele Award’.

The ukalele with its region-to-region and country-to-country adaptations of design and emphasis of tones uniquely developed in each special locale,... read more

Summer Special
28 Dec 2018

Kia Orana Holidaymakers,

We have pockets of availability in January & February 2019 to fill and are therefore running a $350 per night special offer on our Tuoro Holiday Villas when booking direct with us via our website. So come on over for some fun in the sunshine and enjoy an island break away from the histle and bustle of the city. Book Now!

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Kia Orana and Welcome to Cook Islands Holiday Villas
03 Nov 2018

Kia Orana everyone,

We are located in the beautiful island known as Rarotonga in the Cook Islands 🇨🇰

We are a family owned and operated accomodation business in the Cook Islands with four great properties that cater to all your holiday needs 😊

The purpose of this blog will be to advertise our beautiful little paradise! 🏝

We hope one day to have you come and visit our little nation located in the heart of the South Pacific! 🇨🇰

Keep up to date with all our events and activities that run through out the year, here on our Cook Islands Holiday... read more

Contact us at stay@cookislandsholidayvillas.com