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Are you planning your trip to the South Pacific paradise of the Cook Islands? Or do you simply want to learn more about this breathtakingly beautiful island nation in the heart of Polynesia?

We have the most comprehensive Cook Islands travel guide ever. On 307 pages and with 643 own pictures, it covers everything you need to know about its 12 inhabited islands: Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Mangaia, Atiu, Mauke, Mitiaro, Palmerston, Pukapuka, Nassau, Manihiki, Rakahanga, and Penrhyn.

We lived in the Cook Islands for several years and explored all the islands ourselves. They are incredibly untouched and beautiful, the culture impressive and the people so welcoming. 

Sharing our insider information and first-hand experience on all 12 of the country’s inhabited islands – while most other guides only provide information on Rarotonga and Aitutaki! – makes it the most comprehensive Cook Islands travel guide and at the same time the best Cook Islands travel guide.

So, have a look and get inspired for your unforgettable journey to paradise!


IslandAwe Sunhaven Beach Sunset with Eltje Featured
The Best Cook Islands Travel Guide – Sunset on Rarotonga, Sunhaven Beach

The Most Comprehensive Cook Islands Travel Guide: What’s In?

Simplify your planning. Experience more. Here is the insider information we share with you: 

  • Overview of the Cook Islands as a travel destination. So much to do. 
  • Detail maps of 9 major islands. 
  • Detailed descriptions of traveling through the islands and lagoons
  • Geo-codes of all the places referred to. 
  • Full contact details for everything from transport, accommodation, eating, shopping, all activities on offer, and more. 
  • We also added our top tips of things we think you must experience on each island. 
  • Loads of photographs.

We have structured the information in the Cook Islands Travel Guide to make it easy for you to use.

For each island, you’ll find:

  • Island Introduction
  • Quick travelers overview
  • Detailed Island map
  • References and Geo-Codes to each point on the map
  • Emergency contact information
  • Getting to the island
  • Arriving on the island
  • Where to stay
  • Getting around (transportation)
  • Eating & Drinking
  • Shopping
  • Detail description of traveling around the Island and/or Lagoon

and finally

  • Top Tips of things to experience on the island!

The Best Cook Islands Travel Guide: The Islands

All in one place and all 12 inhabited islands are covered in our Cook Islands Travel Guide.

The Southern Island Group:

  1. Rarotonga (the buzzing main island)
  2. Aitutaki (hands down the most amazing paradise lagoon on the planet)
  3. Atiu (the island of the birds, flowers and caves)
  4. Mangaia (the most southern island of the Cooks and an adventurer’s paradise)
  5. Mauke (the laid-back garden island)
  6. Mitiaro (wild and rough, with subterranean swimming caves and freshwater lakes)
  7. Palmerston (the island of the Marster’s family)

The Northern Archipelago:

  1. Manihiki (the island of the black pearls)
  2. Rakahanga (a remote atoll with an incredible island community)
  3. Pukapuka (the truest paradise island by far!)
  4. Nassau (the little garden of Eden)
  5. Penrhyn – or Tongareva (one of the largest and most mysterious lagoons on the planet)

The Most Comprehensive Cook Islands Travel Guide: Download Here!

IslandAwe Aitutaki Lagoon from Above
The Best Cook Islands Travel Guide – Breathtaking Aitutaki Lagoon from Above

Explore the magnificent Cook Islands. Download Your Free Travel Guide Here.

We also have the latest and more information about the Cook Islands and other fantastic South Pacific island paradises on our website.

And, did you know, that Lonely Planet crowned the Cook Islands the Number One country destination for 2022? Read more about it!

Due to the pandemic, the Cook Islands closed their borders for almost two years and only opened it to New Zealand in January 2022. Now, the country plans to reopen to Australia in April 2022 and shortly after to visitors from all over the world.

So what is holding you back from your once-in-a-lifetime trip to one of the most fascinating and untouched tropical paradises in the South Pacific? Safe travels and enjoy!

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