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
Low Season Specials
07 Aug 2019
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 2019 - we are offering $450 on our Tuoro Villas and $550 on our Turangi Villas. Valid only for stays between 01 November 2019 and 31 May 2020.
Book now for these travel dates to access the discounted rates! Offer expires 31 August 2019.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
TE MAEVA NUI | JULY 26th - AUGUST 5th, 2019
Te Maeva Nui Festival is a week-long national culture and dance event held each year to celebrate the August 4th date commemorating the day the Cook Islands became 'self-dependent' in free association with New Zealand. It is the cultural highlight of the Cook Islands events calendar for the year.
This National Event has grown over the years drawing international visitors from across the globe to Rarotonga for a week of cultural festivities and celebrations through the arts, crafts, music, song,... read more