Muri Beach, Rarotonga

Where to Stay in Cook Islands

If you are looking for a quiet and pristine environment for your next beach holiday, look no further than the amazing 15 islands that make up The Cook Islands in the middle of the South Pacific. The Cook Islands are a year-round travel destination and offer fantastic white sandy beaches, brilliant blue lagoons, fabulous coral reefs and the obligatory rustling palm trees – all the ingredients for a wonderful exotic beach holiday.

Getting to The Cook Islands can entail a rather long flight unless you live in Australia or New Zealand, but its’ worth it!   There are all kinds of Cook Islands accommodation to choose from and a holiday here is often less expensive than in some of the other South Pacific islands, which means you get more holiday for your money without sacrificing any of the luxury and enchantment of an exotic South Sea Island destination.

Romantic Resorts in Cook Islands

The Islands are a perfect romantic honeymoon destination – several have romantic over-water bungalows; some of the best resorts in Cook Islands for romantic holidays are Aitutaki Lagoon Resort, Pacific Resorts Aitutaki, Little Polynesian, and Pacific Resorts Rarotonga, among others. 

At these Cook Islands resorts they go the extra mile to really pamper newly-weds with special accommodation, champagne, romantic private beach dinners, etc.  The Pacific Resorts group offer a special Cook Islands accommodation deal, whereby you stay for 3 nights on Rarotonga and then move on to Aitutaki for 4 nights – a perfect 7 night holiday in two different resorts with lots of extras thrown in.

Best Cook Island hotels and resorts for Water-sports

Wherever you go on the Cook Islands you will be close to the water!  Some of the best hotels in Cook Islands for snorkelling, with shallow and easily accessable areas of coral are the Royale Takitumu Villas, the Pacific resorts on Aitutaki and Rarotonga, Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and the Crown Beach Resort.

Less expensive Cook Island hostels, B&B’s and motels

Luckily, there is also some great accommodation in Cook Islands options available to those who have a tight budget.  Have a look at Aremango Guesthouse in Muri, Tiare Village in Rarotonga, Backpackers International Rarotonga,  Vara’s Beach House in Muri, and Amuri Sands Aitutaki, where self-catering is possible.   Browse all the Cook Islands hotels options online and once you have decided where to stay in Cook Islands book your escape to the South Pacific.