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We are planning to go to the South Pacific for about 6 months starting this November or December. Cook Islands are on the list. Is it possible to just wing it with hotels and air flights? We prefer higher end accommodations. Is that feasible? I hate to be on a schedule.

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Hello, me and my boyfriend are planning a trip to Cook Islands at the end of September 2016 and I would like to ask about the flights to Aitutaki. My friends who visited Aitutaki two years ago told me that it is possible to buy air tickets from Rarotonga to Aitutaki at Rarotonga airport.That we do not have to buy them now. The reason why I am asking is obvious, the air tickets at Air Raro cost around 300 AUD, but my friends bought them at Airport Rarotonga for 80 AUD. I would like to just ask if…

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My husband and I would like to go to the cook islands in late January with our 15 month old. We read it is the hot and wet season there. We plan to watch the forecast and book last minute. We are most concerned about the condition of the water close to shore. Is it typically murkier during this season or is it more clear than during other seasons?

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We are considering a trip to the Cook Islands but are concerned with the weather. We would travel (From California) the first week of April. So, my first question is: What is the actual rain like at this time of year? I know it's the tail end of rainy season, but does that mean a constant rain or a quick rain shower in the afternoon followed by sun?

Next question is: We are going with our 2 teenage girls and would stay on Rarotonga. Where is the best resort to stay and are there enough…

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Hi:

I am trying to plan a trip to the cook islands for later this year. We have direct flights from LAX to the cook islands that depart on Sun evening and the return flight is on Sat night. This seems to be the simplest way to get there -- direct and non-stop. Most of the other flights are from LAX to Auckland and then to Cook islands.

My question is: how long should one stay there -- i know it is difficult to answer, but i am working and can take up to 2 weeks off later this year.

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Hi there!
I am going to new zealand this november with my boyfriend. At the end of our trip, we'd like to spend a week on Aitutaki&Rarotonga. The offers we get from our travel agency in Switzerland are really expensive... is it cheaper to book from NZ when we arrive in Christchurch? Or even better to get a Package down there? Are they really cheaper than to book flights&hotels on our own now?
Thx for ideas!
aluna

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Hi travellers,

As flying to the Cook Islands (probably also taking in Samoa and Niue), all the way from Europe, is very expensive, I was wondering if there is a cheaper way getting there.. perhaps by cargo boats, alternating with land travel etc... Any ideas? Is there anyone on here who has done it that way or maybe heard that someone managed to do it?

Would appreciate any feedback!

Cheers and happy travels!

travel2cool

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My family and I planning a trip to the Cook Islands via Auckland, ( from Canada ) we want to stop first in NZ for a week and continues to the Cooks...

Is there such free stop over?

basic

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Howdy all from a tiny Mountain Town In Colorado!
I just made reservations for flights and Hotel rooms for Hubby and I to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary in September. We have been saving up and working a LOT of overtime for ten years to go to our Fantasy Islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki. We have never been so excited about traveling like this before and we would GREATLY appreciate advise from the Locals and Experts to make this the best experience in our life. Ok, so... We have…

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Hi,
I spent a few weeks in Koh Samui way back in 1981 when it was still quiet and pristine and am searching for a similar experience 30+ years later, if it is still possible! I've never been to the South Pacific and am wondering if there are more remote islands without clusters of expensive over-the-water honeymoon bungalows, rows of beach umbrellas, tourist shops and cars. If there are, how do they compare to more remote islands in Thailand?