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Craig Tansley discovers Rarotonga now offers luxury travellers everything they need on a South Pacific holiday.
Many people think of the Cook Islands as a flop and drop destination, but on my recent trip I discovered it can be as action packed as you please.
Everyone’s main requirement for a Rarotonga resort is to be as close to the beach as possible.
It’s impossible to resist the relaxed bliss of Cook Islands living.
Does a real-life version of paradise exist on earth? Many who have holidayed in the Cook Islands would say the Polynesian nation of 15 tropical islands scattered across the South Pacific Ocean comes very close.
There’s a family of piglets I’m getting awfully familiar with out here on the back road. Each morning – not too long after sunrise – I take a slow walk along Rarotonga’s too-often-overlooked inland road – the Ara Metua.
With its limitless beauty and rich cultural heritage, it's easy to see why the Cook Islands has emerged as a stand out South Pacific destination.
The ultimate holiday idyll is disconnecting from daily life, whether you're turning off email notifications or escaping human interaction completely. But sometimes, quite the opposite happens.
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