The Cook Islands

Rarotonga is the central island, where cruise ships call and visitors arrive by plane. It has all one expects of the South Pacific – high mountain peaks, lush rain forests, clear turquoise lagoons and white sand beaches.

Aitutaki is the most visited outer island. Its turquoise lagoon is massive at approximately 11 km wide by 16 km long. It’s perfect for snorkelling with many coral heads to explore. Captain Bligh and his ship the HMS Bounty landed here in 1798 prior to the infamous mutiny.