After a dip in your private pool, what could be more comfortable than wrapping a vividly-coloured pareus
(sarong) around your waist and relaxing on a tropical day in the garden of your vacation rental. Tomorrow, you can indulge yourself with an aromatherapy message or hydrotherapy at a spa. The Southern Group
of the Cook Islands
is yours for the duration of your holidays.
A clear day offers you a view of the mountainous interior of Rarotonga Island
as you approach the Rarotonga International Airport
, the Cook Islands' main international gateway which is located near Avarua
, Māori for "Two Harbors". Embraced by palm-studded white-sand beaches
, this is the place for a lazy morning swim, or an easy-paced stroll as you leave your lodging accommodations, one of the well-appointed villas.
On another day, lace up your walking shoes and take the cross-island walk that connects Avatiu
valley with the south side of the island. This walk passes Te Rua Manga
, the prominent needle-shaped rock visible from the air and some coastal areas. Hike to the flat-top mountain, Raemaru
. Wigmore Falls
(Papua Falls) is the single waterfall on the island and is best seen by a horseback-guided tour
. In preparation, shop at the road-side food stalls for island-grown fruits and vegetables. Your villa rental lodging will be equipped with a kitchen and everything you need so that you can take along a brown-bag lunch and tuck it into your backpack.
This rugged volcanic island is surrounded by clear azure-blue lagoons encircled by reefs. It is divided into three districts: Te Au O Tonga
, with the capital Avarua
on the northern side, Takitumu
on the eastern and southern side and on the western side is Puaikura
. Villa rentals or beach-style home vacation rentals are ideally suited for your Rarotonga accommodation.
Sit under one of the many palm trees on the property of your Rarotonga accommodation
. In the tropical garden, indulge in the fresh fruit grown here. Survey the vista as the multicoloured orange-red-yellow sunset
drapes over the mountains and ocean as your day draws to a close. Condo rentals and villa rentals accommodations are the perfect setting for your Cook Islands holiday. Vacation home rentals in Aroa Beach
are some of the places for you to have an up-front window view on the beautiful Rarotonga Island. Discover Takitumu Conservation Area
in the south east, created to protect native birds and plants.
Snorkeling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing are popular activities
. See dancing or island shows at night or, during the day, tour the sites on a zippy moped. Lodging in a condo rental or villa rental is an indulgence that won’t drain your pocketbook but it will give you a life-time of memories to cherish.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals accommodations are the discerning travellers’ vacation home rental of choice.