Among the most beautiful of all the Polynesian Islands, Cook Islands are the real paradise for the travelers. Folks from across the world love to gather here, for this translucent turquoise lagoons, volcanic peaks, dazzling palm-fringed beaches, dramatic natural beauty and more. Another important reason is the affordable price tag, which makes it as a must visit place of all kind of people. These remote islands attract adventurers, anglers, pearl farmers and more. Visitors love to shop the souvenirs such as black pearls and local perfumes which is the popular here. Around the lush peaks of the interior lies a coastal plain where coconut palms, papaya, bananas, and coffee plants flourish. Coral reefs ring the island, enclosing a narrow lagoon that offers excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities.
One of the major tourist attractions in the cook Island is the Aitutaki Lagoon. Which get attracted by aplenty of tourist people by its main attraction large picture-perfect lagoon with translucent turquoise water. The Aitutaki Lagoon is covered with twenty-one small islands at the outer edge, some of which can be visited on cruises or tours. Although the best and great way to explore these tiny islets is the Kayaking. Are you looking for a perfect place for excellent snorkeling opportunities? Maina is the right choice for you. It is the small island located in the southwest corner of the lagoon offers excellent snorkeling opportunities and is a beautiful home for Honeymoon couples.
Southeast coast of Rarotonga, Muri Beach or Muri Lagoon, which is one of the most popular and picturesque beaches on the island. Apart other beaches in this Island, Muri is glittering one. There you could have a chance to explore crystal clear shallows stretch into dreamy shades of aquamarine, enchanting beauty and more. During snorkeling you could have a chance to encounter much variety of coral and many species of tropical fish. Enjoy the day with sun and after a day in the sun, hungry beachcombers will find many dining options in the nearby resorts and restaurants.
Cross Island Walk (The Needle):
Are you bored off with alluring beach atmosphere? If you are thinking so, cross Island walk is the best partner to you, that will reveal you from the weird beach environment. The cross-island walk is a great way to explore Rarotonga’s lush scenery, which lead you from the north coast up to the pinnacle rock Te Rua Manga and then via Wigmore’s Falls to the south coast. The falls are beautiful after heavy rain with a pool at their base, but the cascades slow to a trickle during the dry season. Enjoy the 4 hour hiking and then it will lead you through dense forest climbing to the base of the Needle. This would be your most unforgettable part of the trip.
Enjoy your vacation in Cook Island.
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