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Awake to a New Paradise

The Cook Islands exudes rustic charm, breathtaking beauty and offers uncharted luxury.

September 28, 2017
Awake to a New Paradise Courtesy of the Cook Islands
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Sunset on Akitua, Aitutaki Courtesy of the Cook Islands Tourism

Rejuvenate with a week or longer in the Cook Islands, located in the heart of Polynesia. Make a stopover for a few days on your way to New Zealand, Australia, or both — flying nonstop on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Rarotonga’s lagoon side airport. The Cook Islands is also the only South Pacific destination that offers air travel in a lie-flat bed — the cabin is called “Business Premier,” offering a soft leather seat that transforms into a luxurious lie-flat bed with a memory foam mattress, two full-size pillows and a cozy duvet. There’s also direct aisle access and an ottoman footrest that doubles as guest seating.

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One Foot Island Courtesy of the Cook Islands Tourism

Upon arrival to the Cook Islands, you’ll discover Rarotonga’s airport is right by the lagoon, so you’ll be at your resort in no time. No need for further travel – you’ll likely go from customs to cocktails in a tranquil lagoon in under 30 minutes.

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Paddleboarding in the Cook Islands Courtesy of the Cook Islands Tourism

Whether you’re seeking adventure or leisure, the Cook Islands offers a variety of activities to suit all types of needs. Choose to relax with a massage on the beach, snorkel in a crystal clear lagoon, or take a yoga class at sunrise. Or if you’re an adrenaline junkie, hike the interior of Rarotonga, take a scuba certification course or view the islands from above aboard a private airplane.


Visit the Cook Islands’ website to choose from five exquisite luxury resorts, book your flight, or browse the local cuisine and activities.


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