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Take a break from your everyday life to a world where total privacy in peaceful surroundings simply soothes the soul. Visit, stay awhile and explore all that the Cook Islands little paradise has to offer.
Cook Islands
Beach Holidays
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

7 nights at the 5-star Sea Change Villas Rarotonga

3 nights at the 5-star Aitutaki Escape

Private Lagoon Cruise with BBQ lunch

2 days of Freedom of Choice activities

Firstly, you’ll stay at the Sea Change Villas. Each Lagoon View Villa has a private swimming pool, set amongst luscious tropical gardens featuring banana, pawpaw, coconut and frangipani trees.  View the lagoon and the waves breaking on the reef while enjoying your late afternoon cocktail from your deck. The Lagoon View villas are only seventy footsteps across to the white coral sands of the azure lagoon where you will enjoy safe swimming, snorkelling and kayaking.

You will then continue on to Aitutaki Escape where you can indulge yourself in the fully air-conditioned beachfront villas designed to indulge your every need. Immerse yourself surrounded by nature, the beach and the lagoon... Become one. Enjoy spectacular Aitutaki sunsets from your private beach side deck or relax in the seclusion of your own gated courtyard, with your own swimming pool for those warm Cook Island days and romantic lazy nights.

There's a unique choice of tours designed for you to explore the culture and beauty of the islands and its people on your escape to the Cook Islands.

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Included

7 nights in Rarotonga at Sea Change Villas - 5*
3 nights in Aitutaki at Aitutaki Escape - 5*
Fresh Flower Ei meet and greet on arrival
Return airfares Rarotonga to Aitutaki
Private return airport to hotel transfers in Rarotonga
Private return airport to hotel transfers in Aitutaki
Daily breakfast starter pack for Day 1
Daily Island Continental Breakfast at Aitutaki Escape
Private Lagoon Cruise with BBQ lunch and transfers
Aitutaki Punarei Adventures Cultural Tour
200 MB Wi-Fi Voucher at Sea Change Villas
Freedom of Choice Days
Aluminium water bottle with pure water for use and keepsake

Freedom of Choice

For this package we have included Freedom of Choice days in the itinerary. Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day.

Pre-select one tour on the following days:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on days 2-7
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on days 2-7

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Itinerary

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Day 1
Rarotonga

Upon arrival at Rarotonga Airport you will be greeted with Fresh "Flower Ei" and escorted to your private transfer to Sea Change Villas. Along the way you will enjoy a refreshing juice or piccolo bubbly with chilled towels.

In an effort to eliminate plastics on the island, you will also receive an aluminium water bottle with pure water for use and keepsake.

Arrive at Sea Change Villas for check-in and enjoy the resort facilities for the rest of the day.

Overnight stay at Sea Change Villas in a Lagoon Villa.

Rarotonga
Muri Beach Rarotonga
Days 2 - 7
Rarotonga

Days at leisure; take advantage of the many complimentary activities Sea Change Villas has to offer.

Enjoy a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

  • Tumutoa Umu Private Walking Tour - available on Monday - Saturday (from 3:00pm - 7:00pm)
    This interactive tour has you learning hands-on how our ancestors once lived, and the traditional skills many Cook Islanders still practice today. Tumutoas focus is to share his knowledge passed down to him through demonstration which he showcases in a special way through the Umu Walking Tour.

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  • Island Discovery Private Tour - available Monday to Friday
    Explore Rarotonga as our experienced local guide takes you on a fascinating 3 hour sightseeing tour, your perfect introduction to the islands rich culture & history. You will visit many points of interest including ancient maraes (sacred sites), local arts & crafts shops, the Library & Museum, the Garden of the 7 Canoes, and many more. Light refreshments will be served at the end of your tour.

OR

  • Ocean and Earth Private Tour - available Monday to Friday
    Rarotonga is well known for its lush tropical surroundings, great beaches, and stunning lagoons that are all surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. This tour gives you a more in-depth experience of the natural surroundings from the comfort of an air-conditioned car or mini van, and with your very own experienced local tour guide. Over 3 hours you will visit a few of the sites including Te Ara Museum, Black Rock and Te Maire Nui Tropical Gardens.

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  • Myths and Legends Private Tour - available Monday to Friday
    Your personal tour guide will take you on a fascinating journey through history to learn about our culture & traditions. See the first limestone church which was built in 1841 and is still being used to this day. Visit ancient maraes (ceremonial & sacred sites), the departure point of the 7 canoes, the National Museum & Library, and also Pa Arikis Palace Museum, the only exhibition on the ancient chiefs of Rarotonga. Then before your tour ends enjoy a delicious lunch served at the Mooring Fish Cafe.

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  • Arts and Crafts Private Tour - available Monday to Friday
    In the comfort of an air-conditioned private car or mini van, your friendly local tour guide will take you around Rarotonga to visit a number of local sites including Rito Factory, Natua Ukulele Workshop, Tokerau Jim Pearl Carving, and the Beachcomber to name a few. This 4 hour tour allows you the opportunity to visit and learn about the values of our Arts and Crafts and meet locals who are very passionate about their culture and history.

Also you can enjoy one pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

  • Highland Paradise Drums of Our Forefeathers Islands Night Show & Dinner - Monday, Wednesday or Friday
    Highland Paradise, also known by the locals as ‘the lost village’ is locally owned by the descendants of those who once lived there. They look forward to welcoming you, and taking you on a journey back in time to experience what the life of their ancestors was like 600 years ago. This tour includes guided coach transfers, complimentary cocktail, warrior welcome, tour of cultural village, marae tapu lifting ceremony, umu feast and cultural stage show.

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  • Te Vara Nui Overwater Island Night Show & Dinner - Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday
    The Cook Islands greeting Kia Orana, “may you live on” reflects the beauty not only of our islands but also of our Cook Islands people. At Te Vara Nui Village you will meet local Cook Island Maori people who will share their stories, knowledge and heritage with you during the Cultural Village Tour. Finish with Rarotonga’s finest dancers and musicians as they perform by flaming torchlight on the floating and fixed stages of our waterfall garden while enjoying our delicious buffet. This stunning Over Water Night Show reflects the experience of our Village delivering an electric and authentic cultural performance like no other on the island.

Overnight stay at Sea Change Villas in a Lagoonview Villa.

Rarotonga
Tumutoa Uma Walking Tour
Day 8
Rarotonga → Aitutaki

After check out from Sea Change Villas take your private transfer to Rarotonga Airport.

A quick and comfortable forty-five minute flight from Rarotonga takes you to the sublime turquoise waters of one of the world's most beautiful tropical lagoons. 

Arrive at Aitutaki Escape and check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight stay at Aitutaki Escape in a Beachfront Villa.

Breakfast
Rarotonga → Aitutaki
Tropical Lagoon Aitutaki | Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
Days 9 & 10
Aitutaki

Days at leisure, take advantage of the many complimentary activities Aitutaki Escape has to offer.

While you are on Aitutaki you can enjoy the following two tours:

  • Private 6 Hour Lagoon Cruise  with lunch and transfers
    While on your private full day charter you get to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch made up of local tropical salads & fresh fish, also along the way you will explore some of the uninhabited islands of Aitutaki and hear about the local legends and histories.Overall this is a great tour for all adventurous at heart. Tour Inclusions: BBQ lunch, return transfers, towels, cold drinks.
     
  • Aitutaki Punarei Adventures Cultural Tour - Monday, Wednesday or Friday
    Enjoy the myths & legends that will be told to you during the tour. You will visit sacred maraes (sacred meeting places). There is a lot of interaction on tour that will allow you to experience, and enjoy what was practised by their ancestors. Learn to weave, prepare your lunch in the umu (underground oven), explore the lush tropical gardens and learn of the plants used for traditional medicine, you’ll also have the chance to learn the basics of the art of Cook Islands dancing. There is so much more that you will learn before you enjoy the traditional feast you prepared earlier in the day.

Overnight stay at Aitutaki Escape in a Beachfront Villa.

Breakfast
Aitutaki
Aitutaki Punarei Adventures Cultural Tour
Day 11
Aitutaki → Rarotonga

Enjoy your continental breakfast and check out. Relax on your return flight to Rarotonga after your escape in the Cook Islands.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Cook Islands Maori and English
Local currency
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Independent Holiday Package

Start your holiday when and with who you want! Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

10 nights
from AUD5,685
per person, twin share
Cook Islands
Rarotonga Airport
Rarotonga Airport
Beach Holidays
Independent Holiday Packages
01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Hotel options

Aitutaki Escape
Aitutaki Escape

Aitutaki
Sit back, relax and take in the stunning surroundings of Aitutaki Lagoon from your luxury beachfront Villa accommodation at Aitutaki Escape. The spacious villas are designed for couples and small groups providing ultimate privacy and relaxation for those wanting to escape their busy life. Enjoy spectacular Aitutaki Sunsets from your private beachside deck or relax in the seclusion of your own gated courtyard.

Sea Change Villas
Sea Change Villas

Rarotonga
Nestled on its own secluded white sandy beach with mesmerizing panoramic lagoon views and located on the southern tip of Rarotonga in the village of Titikaveka, Sea Change Villas affords spacious, private, casually elegant villas with all the modern comforts of home. These boutique villas are all boasting their own individual private swimming pools, lagoon or garden views, and tropical surroundings.

Important notes

Terms and Conditions apply.

Why are international flights not included?

Following customer feedback, we do not include international flights in our holiday packages. Many prefer the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points or travel on specific airlines.  

However, we are able to assist, so please just notify us during the booking process or contact our team.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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