The Cook Islands is a destination where you can be as sedentary (think reading on the beach) or as active as you want. Should you choose to have an active vacation, there are numerous excursions you can choose from. Here’s a list of our top picks:
1. Cross the Island by Foot
You can embark on a guided tour across the island through the dense interior with the local icon, Pa, or choose to hike on your own (the route is mapped). It takes a couple of hours from one side of the island to the other.
2. Stand Up on a Paddle Board
With calm, shallow waters Cook Islands is a great place to learn or practice stand up paddle boarding.
3. Sail on a Hobbie Cat
Discover the wonders of Aitutaki’s breathtaking lagoon on a Hobbie Cat where you’ll have an opportunity to sail, swim and snorkel.
4. Circle the Island by Bicycle
You can embark on a guided tour through Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours, or through select resorts which include complimentary bicycles. Since Rarotonga is only 30km/18mi in circumference, you can easily bike the whole island in a day!