Staying Active in the Cook Islands

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 for you to choose from.

Here, we offer Goway’s top picks for staying active in the Cook Islands:

Cross the Island by Foot

You can embark on a guided tour across the island through the dense interior with the local guide, or choose to hike yourself on your own (the route is mapped) from one side of the island to the other. In total, a hike takes a couple of hours.

Stand Up on a Paddle Board

With calm, shallow waters, the Cook Islands is a great place to learn or practice stand up paddle boarding, which is gradually becoming one of the most popular activities on the water.

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, before enjoying a BBQ lunch on the iconic One Foot Island. Work up an appetite and enjoy the spoils of paradise.

Circle the Island by Bicycle

You can embark on a guided bike tour with Storytellers Eco-Cycle Tours, or take advantage of complimentary bicycles at select resorts. Since Rarotonga is only 30km/18m in circumference, you can easily bike the whole island in a day.

Goway’s Idyllic Islands destination experts specialize in customized itineraries that include accommodations, day excursions, meal packages, spa services, inter-island flights, transfers, and international airfares. For more information and sample vacation ideas visit

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