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Romance in the Cook Islands

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Unbelievable blue lagoons, sparkling white sand beaches surrounded by postcard palm trees, the Cook Islands offer couples the perfect romantic escape.
Cook Islands
Beach Holidays
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

5 nights at the 4-star Little Polynesian Resort Rarotonga

Lagoon Cruise on The Vaka - you will be amazed by the natural beauty of Aitutaki’s world famous lagoon!

5 nights at the 5-star Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Enjoy a Romantic 5-Course Degustation Dinner in a Bedouin-style tent on the beach at Pacific Resort Aitutaki 

Rarotonga and Aitutaki are secluded and romantic destinations for you and your partner. You can look forward to relaxing, leisurely days simply reveling in each other's company and the breathtaking views of the island. 

Firstly, you'll enjoy 5 nights at The Little Polynesian Resort, the ideal location to commence your romantic escape. Experience chic poolside dining at the onsite restaurant, Little Polynesian Restaurant and Bar. Indulge in a tropical cocktail overlooking the stunning salt water infinity pool and into the everlasting blue lagoon.

Continue your romantic escape to the island of Aitutaki where you'll stay at the Pacific Resort, the calm and tranquil oasis in the heart of the South Sea Polynesia. Take in the panoramic view whilst dining at Rapae Bay Restaurant. Enjoy a truly special evening dining in a Bedouin-style tent on the beach. The island of Aitutaki is truly magical and a trip out to explore on the water is highly recommended. Try your hand at kayaking and snorkelling in the lagoon or take a swim in the spectacular infinity pool. You can be assured your experience will be the finest in boutique luxury resort accommodation that the South Pacific has to offer.

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Included

5 nights at Little Polynesian Resort Rarotonga - 4*
5 nights at Pacific Resort Aitutaki - 5*
Fresh Flower Ei meet and greet on arrival
Return airfares Rarotonga to Aitutaki
Private return transfers from Rarotonga Airport to Little Polynesian Resort
Private return transfers from Aitutaki Airport to Pacific Resort Aitutaki
5 Tropical Breakfasts at Little Polynesian Resort
5 A la Carte Breakfasts at Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Romantic Bedouin-style 5-Course Degustation Beach Dinner at Pacific Resort Aitutaki (Drinks excluded)
Lagoon Cruise on The Vaka with BBQ lunch and transfers
Freedom of Choice Days
Food & Beverage Credit of $50 per room per night
Aluminum 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 day 3
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 5

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Itinerary

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Day 1
Rarotonga Airport → Little Polynesian Resort

Upon arrival at Rarotonga Airport you will be greeted with Fresh "Flower Ei" and escorted to your private transfer to Little Polynesian Resort. 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 Little Polynesian Resort for check-in and enjoy the resort facilities for the rest of the day.

Overnight stay at Little Polynesian Resort in a Beachfront Bungalow.

Day 2
Rarotonga

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the rest of the day is yours to explore the Little Polynesian Resort.

Why not go for a walk along the stunning Muri Beach or relax in the stunning salt water infinity pool.

Overnight stay at Little Polynesian Resort in a Beachfront Bungalow.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Muri Beach
Day 3
Rarotonga

It's time to explore the island! Enjoy a pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options:

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.

OR

  • 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.

OR

  • 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.

OR

  • 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.

NOTE: These tours can be taken on Days 2-5

Overnight stay at Little Polynesian Resort in a Beachfront Bungalow.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Tumutoa Uma Walking Tour
Day 4
Rarotonga

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the rest of the day is yours to explore at the Little Polynesian Resort.

You can try a kayak, canoe or snorkel around the warm waters of the Muri lagoon.

Overnight stay at Little Polynesian Resort in a Beachfront Bungalow.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Snorkeling in the Muri Lagoon
Day 5
Rarotonga

Today you can enjoy a 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.

OR

  • 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 Little Polynesian Resort in a Beachfront Bungalow.

Breakfast
Rarotonga
Te Vara Nui Overwater Island Night Show
Day 6
Rarotonga → Aitutaki

After your tropical breakfast check out from the Little Polynesain Resort and 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 Pacific Resort Aitutaki and check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight stay at Pacific Resort Aitutaki in an Ultimate Beachfront Villa

Breakfast
Days 7 -10
Aitutaki

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

While you are on Aitutaki you can enjoy the following tour:

  • Lagoon Cruise on the Vaka with lunch and transfers
    This superb cruise takes you to three fantastic, remote islets and a snorkelling area where you can feed tropical fish and see giant clams. Visit Akaiami, Moturakau and One Foot Island. Relax, enjoy warm tropical waters and be amazed by the natural beauty of Aitutaki’s world famous lagoon. The Vaka Cruise includes a substantial barbecue lunch with fresh fish and alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are available for sale. Towels, snorkels, masks and fins provided. The cruise provides complimentary tea, coffee and cold water onboard and biscuits for the hot drinks. 

Overnight stay at Pacific Resort Aitutaki in an Ultimate Beachfront Villa.​

Breakfast
Aitutaki
Lagoon Cruise on the Vaka
Day 11
Aitutaki → Rarotonga

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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 AUD8,260
per person, twin share
Cook Islands
Rarotonga Airport
Rarotonga Airport
Beach Holidays
Independent Holiday Packages
01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Hotel options

Little Polynesian Resort
Little Polynesian Resort

Rarotonga
For those seeking privacy and luxury, look no further than the award-winning adults only, Little Polynesian Resort. This leading boutique resort makes an ideal location for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic picturesque escape. The luxurious private setting and personal touches provide a truly unique luxurious Polynesian experience with the guests yearning to return to the little piece of paradise.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Aitutaki
The multi-award winning, five-star Pacific Resort Aitutaki, surrounded by the breathtaking, tranquil turquoise waters of the Aitutaki lagoon, offers an intimate collection of luxuriously appointed bungalows and villas. Each air-conditioned room offers uninterrupted views across the lagoon from your very own private sundeck. Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a calm and tranquil oasis in the heart of South Seas Polynesia. 
 

Important notes

  • Blackout dates may apply
  • Terms and Conditions apply

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