Close your eyes and imagine a remote tropical island...
Did you think of rustling palm trees, chalk-white sand and brilliantly blue water? Welcome to the Cook Islands, one of the South Pacific's most idyllic destinations. Fulfil your wildest tropical island dreams as you relax in turquoise lagoons, snack on local fruit and snorkel with tropical fish and giant clams. Or discover the rich culture beneath the postcard-perfect scenes by meeting a Cook Islands warrior, learning about ancient cooking, healing and dancing traditions, or getting to know the locals at the markets. Relax, you're on Cook Island time now.
Cook Islands at a glance
Avarua District in Rarotonga (population approximately 5,000)
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Cook Islands Maori (also known as Rarotongan), English
Cook Island Standard Time (GMT-10)