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OUR TOP 5 RARO RESORTS

Travel dates till 31 March 2022

UNWRAPPED COOK ISLANDS, HERE AND NOW

Our Top 5 Raro Resorts
Our Top 5 Raro Resorts

Fifteen droplets of land cast across 2 million sq km of wild Pacific blue, the Cook Islands are simultaneously remote and accessible, modern and traditional.

If you’ve never visited Rarotonga, Aitutaki and the Cook Islands before, read on and discover what so many of our regular visitors already know. We are a laid back destination and people, where everything is easy and there is a sense of freedom everywhere you go.

Weather & Seasons

It’s always a good time to visit. The Cook Islands enjoy a pleasant warm and sunny climate all year round. The drier months are from April to November with an average temperature of 26°C. November to March marks the warmer season, with slightly higher humidity and occasional rainfall between December and March when the temperature ranges between 22°C (min) and 30°C (max).

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FLIGHT DEALS
Flights With Air NZ

RAROTONGA

From Auckland return

Economy Class (Seat+Bag 23 kg) from $695 per person

From Wellington return

Economy Class (Seat+Bag 23 kg) from $845 per person

From Christchurch return

Economy Class (Seat+Bag 23 kg) from $845 per person

Travel dates: 17 May 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

THE EDGEWATER RESORT & SPA
THE EDGEWATER RESORT & SPA

Bring the family together at Edgewater Resort & Spa. The white sand beach and tropical waters of the sunset coast mean there’s no shortage of activities. Each morning friendly reception staff put up a daily program for the Edgewater resort activities, which include island tours, trips to the local markets and snorkelling in the lagoon. Activities and adventures for all ages – that’s what makes Edgewater Rarotonga a great destination for families.

The Coconut Kids Club is free to all kids aged 4 to 12, so parents can relax – safe in the knowledge that the kids are being supervised by the experienced team at the kids club.

Edgewater Resort & Spa

MOANA SANDS LAGOON RESORT
MOANA SANDS LAGOON
RESORT

Located on the sheltered East Coast of Rarotonga fringed by palm trees, white sand and the stunning Muri lagoon is Moana Sands Lagoon Resort. The intimate adult only, two storey resort complex features private lagoon view studios, a swimming pool, onsite restaurant and bar. It is the ideal destination for those seeking a romantic Cook Islands escape.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Return Economy Class ‘Seat + Bag’ airfare to Rarotonga flying Air New Zealand ex Auckland.
  • Return airport transfers as required.
  • 5 nights accommodation and bonus offers as outlined.
  • For travel from Wellington or Christchurch domestic departure points add $159 per person return, via Auckland

Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

CROWN BEACH RESORT AND SPA
CROWN BEACH RESORT
AND SPA

Crown Beach Resort & Spa presents a private secluded space for just 36 couples to escape in 5 acres of tropical gardens and an endless icing sugar beach that caresses a sparkling blue lagoon. This place is sure to unleash your desire with the one you love.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Return Economy Class ‘Seat + Bag’ airfare to Rarotonga flying Air New Zealand ex Auckland.
  • Return airport transfers as required.
  • 5 nights accommodation and bonus offers as outlined.
  • For travel from Wellington or Christchurch domestic departure points add $159 per person return, via Auckland

Crown Beach Resort and Spa

MANUIA BEACH RESORT
MANUIA BEACH RESORT

Marvel at the magical sunsets over a sparkling blue lagoon, while lounging on your sheltered, white sandy beach fringed with swaying coconut palms. Wander through the gardens on your way to the beach side infinity pool. Rest your elbows on the pool edge and soak in the view across the beach.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Return Economy Class ‘Seat + Bag’ airfare to Rarotonga flying Air New Zealand ex Auckland.
  • Return airport transfers as required.
  • 5 nights accommodation and bonus offers as outlined.
  • For travel from Wellington or Christchurch domestic departure points add $159 per person return, via Auckland

Manuia Beach Resort

THE RAROTONGAN BEACH RESORT & LAGOONARIUM
THE RAROTONGAN BEACH
RESORT & LAGOONARIUM
  • Great for families as children up to the age of 16 stay for free
  • Snorkel right off the beach among tropical fish in the sheltered lagoon
  • Free use of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment Includes
  • tropical breakfast daily, welcome drink, invitation to managers weekly cocktail party, use of tennis equipment and cultural activities

Location: Set on Rarotonga’s south west coast along the white sandy shores of Aroa Beach and the Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary.

Distances: Beachfront, Airport 12km. Getting There: Airport transfers must be booked in conjunction with your accommodation.

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

ACTIVITIES
Activities and Transfers

Underwater, on the water or deep into our lush tropical landscape, the freedom and ease of exploring a little paradise is what sets us apart in the South Pacific. Lagoon cruises, fishing, diving, guided mountain hikes, storytelling cycling tours, buggies, quad bikes or 4WD trips inland – we’ve got it all. The diversity of our breathtaking natural terrain means you can craft your ideal itinerary. Fast or slow? Laidback, culturally enriching or full throttle adrenaline? The only limit is how you choose to define your perfect holiday.

FAQ

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BANKING

What currency is used in the Cook Islands?

The Cook Islands unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar, supplemented by local coins. The unique local coins and notes are not negotiable outside of the Cook Islands, but are keenly sought by collectors worldwide.

Bank of the South Pacific (BSP), the Bank Cook Islands (BCI) and Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) are located in downtown Avarua. Open Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. BSP in Avarua is also open from 9am-12 noon on Saturdays.

ATMs are conveniently located around Rarotonga and Aitutaki and EFTPOS is available at most hotels and stores. Western Union has an office in Avarua offering money exchange and transfers.

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