When to visit
The Cook Islands enjoy a pleasant, warm and sunny climate all year round and the best time to visit depends on your personal preference.
- December to March - marks the warmer, more humid season, with occasional tropical showers. The temperature ranges between 22 degrees and 30 degrees.
- April to November - These are the drier months with an average temperature of 26 degrees. June to August period experiencing slightly cooler temperatures.
Whale watching season generally starts in July and finishes around October. Often seen from the Raratonga foreshore, whales seek the warm waters of the Cooks to mate, give birth and rest.
Kitesurfing is possible year-round due to passing low pressure systems on the tropical belt however the trade winds provide the best experience from May to October.
Learn more about the 2 most popular islands of the Cook Islands: