Rarotonga & Aitutaki Escape • Freedom Destinations
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Rarotonga & Aitutaki Escape

8 day Holiday Idea - from £1359

Relax and unwind on the beaches of Rarotonga and Aitutaki, two of the most beautiful islands in the Cook Islands archipelago.


  • Enjoy a traditional garland welcome at your beachfront accommodation
  • Snorkel in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean
  • Join a half day island discovery tour of Rarotonga
  • Find a new beach each day to soak up the Cook Island sun
  • Take a cruise on the crystal clear Aitutaki Lagoon

Your Island Explorer

For the ultimate in relaxation surrounded by picture perfect island scenery, look no further than a combination of two of the most beautiful islands within the Cooks during your holiday.

Rarotonga has long been welcoming visitors to its lagoon-lapped shores and offers a range of stunning beachfront accommodation behind the backdrop of its lush volcanic peak interior. The island’s protective natural lagoon creates the perfect conditions for snorkelling and other water based activities.

Aitutaki is a secluded picture perfect paradise just waiting to be discovered.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 5 - Rarotonga

Upon arrival into Rarotonga, you’ll receive a traditional Polynesian welcome with a beautiful fresh flower garland before a short transfer to your overnight beachside accommodation.

Spend the next five days exploring the little island of paradise. It is easy to get around by public bus – there are two that service the island, anti-clockwise and a clockwise route! Immerse yourself in the local life by exploring the traditional markets and shops – you will not find any commercial brands on the islands and no high rise buildings as nothing can be built higher than the tallest coconut tree!

Apart from the obvious relaxation pursuits, there are plenty of water and land based activities on offer from snorkelling through the calm waters of the lagoon to trekking the mountainous peaks inland. We have included a half day island discovery tour to help you get your bearings.

Day 6 to 7 - Aitutaki

Board your scenic flight to the jewel in the Cooks’ crown – Aitutaki – to enjoy a blissful two night stay.

The flight will allow you to view the island and its impressive lagoon from the air. We have included a half day cruise around the lagoon and atolls to fully appreciate it from the ground. Discover deserted islands, snorkel through the calm waters teaming with marine life and savour the breath-taking scenery from the comfort of your resort.

Return to Rarotonga for your onward flight.

8 day Holiday Idea - from £1359


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Your Explorer Experience

You Explorer includes:

  • Cook Island welcome and return airport transfers
  • 5 nights accommodation on Rarotonga with breakfast
  • Return flights to Aitutaki
  • 2 nights accommodation on Aitutaki with breakfast.
  • Half day Rarotonga Island discovery tour
  • Aitutaki lagoon cruise with lunch

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For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to a Cook Islands Expert on 0333 003 8043