Popular Destinations in Cook Islands
The most populous island in Cook Islands, Rarotonga is a popular tourist
destination with a lot of hotels, motels, and resorts. The island is
stunning in terms of natural beauty. Water around Rarotonga is rich in
coral reefs and its sapphire-blue lagoon is beautifully trimmed by
engrossing white beaches. The settlements of the island are nestled on
seaside flatlands and the island rises amazingly through verdant fields and
rural farmland to mountainous and thickly forested areas in interior. The
island also has a rich history as well as some well-preserved coral
churches. Some of the major tourist attractions in Cook Islands include
Muri Lagoon, Te Vara Nui Village, and Titikaveka Beach.
Aitutaki attracts visitors with its stunning One-Foot Island loaded with
blue lagoons and white sandy beach. Tourists can enjoy swimming near the
beach, indulge in snorkeling around the reef, or just take a fun-filled
leisurely walk around the island. One can also learn about marine life and
explore aquatic creatures like small sea turtles and big clams at the
Ministry of Marine Resources.
Avarua is famed among shoppers for its natural and cultured pearls,
perfumes, complimentary body cosmetics, and candles. Other than shopping,
the city is also known for fishing, snorkeling, and diving. After outdoor
activities, tourists can relax and enjoy with drinks and live music at the
Rehab Nightclub. Avarua is located just 2 miles away from Rarotonga.