We love the tropical gardens and the very short stroll to a fantastic swimming and snorkelling beach. Christine and Kiel went out of their way to be helpful. They are fantastic hosts.
There are many great activities to partake in on the Island of Rarotonga, whether you are ready for some action or would rather take it easy, there is so much to pick and choose from in Rarotonga.
Out on the water: whale watching, game fishing, scuba-diving, glass bottom boat and snorkelling trips.
Inland: Bush walks, 4WD trips, cycling, motor scooter, explore the back roads.
Sports: Golf, tennis, squash, bowls, even catch a Zumba class!
Shops: Great shops to peruse including locally designed fashion, craft, black pearl shopping, cafes, art studios, the Punanga Nui Markets, and much more.
Arts: Museum, art galleries, historical buildings and churches. Enjoy the bustle of the
Saturday morning Punanga Nui Markets, experience “Island nights” with fabulous food and dance.
Pamper: Relax and unwind, there are plenty of Day Spas on the island for massage and beauty treatments.
Or simply enjoy the white sand beaches and blue lagoon to rest and rejuvenate.
The main thriving town of Avarua is 15 minutes drive away from The Cooks Oasis boasting supermarkets as well as food and dining options on the main island of Rarotonga. The town provides all kinds of wares for shoppers and nightclubs and fun action for a high energy night life.
Restaurants are around the corner from The Cooks Oasis for a classy night out. Our close proximity to two major resorts means that many fine eating establishments are in the area as well as your self-catering facilities. The Cook Islands has a very eclectic range of culinary options that certainly surprises most visitors with the tastes and choices. The Kikau Hut restaurant (pictured) is our closest restaurant, just at the end of our drive.
Motor scooters, cars, and electric bicyles can be hired while buses service the island every hour on the hour from Avarua during the day around Rarotonga (both clockwise and anti-clockwise!). We are happy to arrange your scooter/car hire requirements.
Traveling to the famous Aitutaki Island (day trips available) and the other 13 islands in the Cooks group can be arranged. Just ask at the reception desk.
The friendly Polynesians have their own language and government and enjoy a vigorous and diverse culture with significant differences between each island. Despite some 90,000 visitors a year to the capital island Rarotonga, the Cooks are largely unspoiled by tourism. Visitors from urban centres have a rare opportunity to experience a different type of vacation. There are no high-rise buildings, many public rest and beach areas and very little hype. Ideal for travelers seeking more laid back pace with each island having its unique qualities and offering the visitor a special experience.