Book a luxury hotel in the Cook Islands with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and navigate your way through the South Pacific archipelago on a boutique Captain Cook voyage of discovery. You can sail between mountainous atolls, pamper yourself with luxury Polynesian sea mineral spa treatments and dine under lagoon-front verandas draped with fragrant hibiscus and frangipani.
Luxury Cook Island beaches
When you can tear yourself away from the powdery, palm-shaded Aitutaki Lagoon beaches take a luxury catamaran to hand feed gleaming schools of sergeant major fish in the glistening, turquoise South Seas. Enjoy sunsets with a backing track of hypnotic rutu pa'u drum music from your west-facing Arorangi beaches on Rarotonga.
Luxury things to do in the Cook Islands
Your attentive local guide will point out 1,000-year-old ceremonial stones left by ancient Marae people and exotic kopeka birds on luxury jeep safaris into the lush Aitutaki hinterland. Tee up with Rarotonga’s volcanic mountains peaks and the South Pacific as your backdrop at luxury golf courses in Nikao. From Atiu Island you can take home rich, roasted arabica coffee from you tour of emerald, century-old missionary plantations.
Gourmet Cook Islands
Your elegant, beachfront Aitutaki Lagoon restaurant serves up fresh Pacific Rim catch of the day like succulent mari-mari fish and grilled lobster. Your waiter can top up your glass with vintage, sparkling southern hemisphere Petaluma Croser wine. Exotic tamure hula dancers swish their grass skirts as you delve into a luxury umukai buffet feast with organic, earth-oven baked pork on exclusive ‘island nights’ in Avarua Town on Rarotonga.
When you choose a luxury hotel in the Cook Islands with Small Luxury Hotels of the World you can escape to a Polynesian paradise with crystal waters and swaying coconut trees. Stay in colonial splendour in timber-furbished residences overlooking white sandy beaches in boutique resorts in unspoilt Aitutaki.