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- Accommodation (4 Star, Twinshare) - Rarotonga 5 Nights. Honeymoon Beachfront Villa, with complimentary early checkin on arrival and late checkout on day of departure, daily breakfasts and $100 Wifi Credit.
- International Flights - Los Angeles to Rarotonga (return)
- US Domestic Flights - Not Included (can be added on Request - Please Enquire)
- Shuttle Transfers - Rarotonga Airport to Accommodation (Return) including Fresh Flower Lei, Meet & Greet service on arrival.
- All Day Tours are Optional and not included (can be added on request)
- Visa only required for some South Pacific countries; $15 visa fee per person where applicable.
- F.I.T. (Free & Independent Travel, i.e. this is not an Organized Group Tour)
- All Taxes and Fuel Levies (Except where noted)
- Itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.
- Upgrades available on request.
Looking for the perfect romantic vacation built just for two? May we suggest the hidden polynesian gem of Rarotonga located in the Cook Islands? The Cook Islands are an exotic destination perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway to a tropical paradise. Enjoy yourself in this luxurious setting that will reinvigorate your senses and calm your mind. Kick back and bask in pure happiness! With many optional activities to choose from during your stay, you will always find a way to make the most of your days together in Rarotonga.
Fly internationally from Los Angeles, USA to Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
If you’re familiar at all with Air New Zealand you know about their funny safety videos that play on their actual flights. These videos have included famous people like Betty White, Richard Simmons, New Zealand’s rugby team “All Blacks,” and now thev’ve added to their guest appearance list Christie Brinkley, Ariel Meredith, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis, and Jessica Gomes – some of world’s famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s models!
“Safety in Paradise!” is created as an actual safety video that will provide the safety instructions for passenger on Air New Zealand flights. It’s instructional and life-saving yet, “It may even have folks on the ground reaching for their oxygen masks!” – Christie Brinkley stated. When you watch this video you’ll be swept away in awe of the perfect beaches, brilliantly blue water, gorgeous tropical landscape and of course the exotic super models as they get the celebrity treatment from the Cook Islands natives. See the luau and feast, watch Ariel Meredith teach some local dancers how to twerk, and picture yourself there basking in this tropical paradise.
Experience a Meet & Greet upon arrival and relax as you are transferred from the airport to your Cook Islands accommodation.
Travel to your accommodation in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, where you will be staying whilst on vacation for 5 nights.
Located directly on a pristine white sand beach fronting Titikaveka Lagoon, 20 minutes from the airport, on the beautiful south side of Rarotonga. An intimate, beachfront, Polynesian retreat. With only 10 individual, thatched-roof Villas, all with breathtaking views of the beach and pristine lagoon. Sit and relax on your private thatched-covered verandah overlooking magnificent Titikaveka Lagoon and Beach. Bringing together the natural beauty of this stunning island, along with the serenity and isolation that only a small, premier beachfront accommodation can provide. Self catering with No children under 12.
Free Early Check-In (based on availability at time of checkin)
Free Late Check-Out (based on availability at time of checkout)
In the Live Sunset Island Night Tour our dancers, musicians, chefs, barmen and guides are all descendants of Ariki (high chief) Tinomana and are proud to be part of the extended family which brings this mountain village back to life and keeps it alive for you!
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday sunset cultural nights include hosted roundtrip
transport, personable guides, a unique and interactive educational village
experiences, marae visit (sacred area), a tapu lifting ceremony, warrior welcome,
cocktail, delicious underground oven (umu) feasting like you have never
experienced and spectacular stage show telling the story of our ancient heritage
through singing, dancing and drumming.
Enjoy the many attractions Rarotonga has to offer.
Dominated by a once almighty volcanic pyramid, now worn down by time and streams to sawtooth peaks and razorback ridges, the lush green carpeted Rarotonga, is the capital, and the hub of the Cook Islands.
This island paradise is also the youngest island of the group, so unlike its equally enchanting sisters which have been eroded and submerged by age, Rarotonga stands brilliantly upright against the sun. Its vistas are strewn and spiked with jutting pinnacles that fall to terraces and flats planted with bananas, coconuts, paw paw and pineapples that shift into a swampy plateau marked by the inimitable taro patch.
Experience Raro the local way!
See breathtaking panoramic views, travel the ancient road (Ara Metua) built by the Cook Islands ancestors, see ancient Marae’s (sacred sites) and find out about local traditions, culture & customs. Prepare a traditional underground oven (Umu) then while it’s cooking, head off for your safari tour and return to enjoy the Umu feast for lunch!
Photo Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
One of the Cook Islands more colourful characters will take you on a magical half day tour of the island, learning about its history, culture and native herbal lore.
Pa’s Nature Walk is a less vigorous tour and is suitable for everyone. Pa takes you to the interior of the island, explaining the history and culture of his ancestors as well as explaining the many medicinal uses for the fauna and flora of this island.
Learn about the local medicinal plants used by his ancestors. Referred to by many publications as ‘the South Pacific’s most famous experienced guide’, Pa will recite stories of wars, famines and great migrations as passed on to him by his forefathers.
Most of the walk is over even terrain in lush Rarotongan rainforest and on open ground. Suitable for everyone. Remember to bring sturdy walking shoes, insect repellent and your camera. This is a half day tour.
Photo Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
Lagoon cruises are one of the best ways to spend an unforgettable time in the lagoon waters of Rarotonga.
Discover the lagoon and inner reef area of Rarotonga where marine life is abundant aboard a Glass Bottom Lagoon Cruiser. Swim and snorkel amongst schools of colourful Butterfly, Wrasse and Trigger fish, see giant clams in their natural habitat and top off the experience with a BBQ lunch on a remote uninhabited offshore island with Pacific Island singing and a performance.
Take this amazing day tour of the remarkable island of Aitutaki, Cook Islands.
Our Day tour operates daily Mondays through Saturdays. It departs from Rarotonga Airport at 8 am and returns at 5.30 pm. The tour includes transfers to/from airport to your accommodation, flights, island tour of Aitutaki, lagoon cruise and barbeque lunch. Towels and snorkeling gear are also provided.
The Day Tour starts with a coach transfer from all hotels and motels to Rarotonga International Airport for an 8 am departure to Aitutaki. The flight takes 40 minutes on our Saab 340 pressurised airliner during which a tea and coffee are served.
On arrival at Aitutaki you will be taken on a short island tour by ‘le truck’ lasting around one and a half hours and during which a stop is made at the local village market where souvenir T-shirts etc. can be purchased.
Then it’s on to the highlight of the day – the lagoon cruise. Departing from the wharf opposite Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa, you will board the 21 metre catamaran Titi-ai-tonga. (Translation: “Wind from the South” the name of a historic trading schooner that used to serve the island early last century).
There is time for snorkeling and swimming before stopping at a motu (small islet on the fringing reef) for a tasty barbecue lunch, cooked right on board. Anyone who has not snorkeled before will find our lagoon tour guides only to happy to help you experience the wonder of the lagoons underwater world.
Snorkeling gear and towels are provided on the lagoon cruise. We recommend you bring a light change of clothing, sun protection, and lots of extra film or memory cards for your camera.
Welcome aboard the S.V. Southern Cross a 58ft Sailing Vessel based in Rarotonga.
This special 2-hour Sunset cruise departs around 5pm (dependent on daylight savings) providing scenic sunsets and stunning views of Rarotonga. Refreshments and snacks provided. We recommend bringing a bottle of something special for this magical cruise.
Visit the Local Market on Saturday morning for freshly made food, ripe fruits, and more.
The Farmers Market is buzzing on Saturday mornings. To enjoy the Punanga Nui Markets like a local, drag yourself out of bed early (7-8am). You’ll get to see a plethora of local seasonal produce.
The favourites – passionfruit, mangoes, etc sell out quickly. Ask the friendly locals for advice on the ripest fruit and best eating, as they are sure to give you the best advice. If you haven’t tried “nu” (the juice of a young coconut) you can pick up a drinking coconut for around a dollar!
The “Truly Cook Islands” dish called Ika Mata is marinated raw fish in lime and coconut juice. You can’t visit Rarotonga without trying this delectable dish! Race down to the Lazy Diner, better known as the Red Hut, for this treat, freshly made each day.
You mught also try Poke (pronounced ‘po’ as in ‘pork’ and ‘ke’ as in ‘keg’), made with local fruit and cassava/tapioca. You should also consider the Chicken and Taro Root dish, which incorporates coconut milk, taro, shallots, and ginger. There is an abundance of freshly made pastries, tropical fruit smoothies, and fresh waffles in addition to these local favorites.
Sometimes you’ll be lucky enough to see local and visiting cultural groups doing a fundraising performance at the market – this is another chance to enjoy Cook Islands drumming, singing and dancing and of course, it’s also great for photos.
Everything shuts down around midday, so arrive early and enjoy all the excitement the locals have to offer!
Photo Credit: Cook Islands Tourism
Travel from your Cook Islands accommodation to the airport.
Fly internationally from Rarotonga, Cook Islands to Los Angeles, USA.
Contact us to customize this package, request firm quote or check availability for your preferred travel dates. This Package is for Independent Travel and is not an Escorted Group Tour. Package is fully customizable. Pricing: All prices are in US dollars and are correct as of September 14, 2015. Pricing is from ‘per person’ based on Double Occupancy (2 Adults). Offer is only available for new bookings. Offer is not available for group bookings; a group booking is defined as 10 rooms or more.
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Permitted Travel Dates: September 15, 2015 through March 31, 2016
Book By: January 31, 2016
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