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Low Season Specials
31 May 2020

Cook Islands Holiday Villas are getting in early for the Low Season by offering the following specials on our Tuoro and Turangi Holiday Villas. For all new direct bookings received before 31 August 2020 - we are offering $450 on our Tuoro Villas and $550 on our Turangi Villas. Valid only for stays between 01 November 2020 and 31 May 2021.

Book now for these travel dates to access the discounted rates! Offer expires 31 August 2020.

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The Cook Islands Declared a "COVID-19 Free Zone"
20 Apr 2020

𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗢𝗞 𝗜𝗦𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗦 𝗗𝗘𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗗 𝗔 “𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗭𝗢𝗡𝗘”

(Media Release16 April 2020)

With no recorded cases of Covid-19 and all outstanding tests returned as negative, Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared the Cook Islands “a Covid-19 free zone”.

While the country will remain in Code Yellow until further notice, the PM announced a handful of restrictions have been lifted for Rarotonga and the Pa Enua.

➡️Commencing 20 April 2020, schools nationwide will re-open along with church services. However, students and churchgoers will continue to be asked... read more

Stranded in Rarotonga
06 Apr 2020

What do you do when the borders suddenly close and you are stranded on a wee island in the middle of the South Pacific with your family?  Just over a week ago the lovely Byrne family from Canada suddenly found themselves stranded in Rarotonga until New Zealand re-opens her borders to international travellers. Which means spending an extra 4 weeks possibly before they find out when they can fly back home. The young family have been enjoying time in our Muri Lagoon Villa on Muri beach exploring the lagoon... snorkelling and kayaking... and... read more

What To Bring On A Cook Islands Holiday
19 Jul 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

Cook Islands Rukau
17 Jul 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