If you’re looking for a romantic relaxing beach holiday in the South Pacific then look no further than the Cook Islands. Island life has never been more appealing, come and see for yourself.
There are many options for your honeymoon in the Cook Islands. Spend a few nights in Rarotonga then head out to Aitutaki for the ultimate in romantic indulgence. The 5 star over water bures are to die for and are a honeymooning couples dream.
The Cook Islands like most South Pacific countries are pretty laid back and live on what they call ‘Island Time’ so don’t expect anything in a rush! It’s best just to leave your cellphones and watches behind and live like a local!
The Cook Islands have a wonderful warm climate. May to November is the cooler and dryer time of year. December to April brings hotter and more humid weather, rainfall is also higher at this time.
The local currency is conveniently the New Zealand dollar. Credit cards are accepted by hotels and larger businesses. There are banks in Avarua, and there are ATM machines available at selected locations in Rarotonga and Aitutaki.
No visas are required for New Zealand passport holders as long as your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry and you hold a return or onward airline ticket. If you have fulfilled those two requirements you may stay for up to 30 days.
Cook Islands Maori is the official language and English is widely spoken with ease.
Driving around the island I a hire car is a great way to explore. The ‘island bus’ offers a convenient and low cost way to see the island. It has a regular schedule operating in both directions around the island and takes approximately one hour for the full circumference. Air Rarotonga is the domestic carrier and can take you from Rarotonga to the outer islands.
Check out my other articles on locations which would be perfect for honeymoon destinations. In particular look at my Cook Island Honeymoon article, you may find something to tempt you there!