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Has anyone spent time in both French Polynesia and the Cook Islands in recent times???? Looking for a comparison on how different they are???
Trying to decide if Cook Islands are different enough from outer islands in French Polynesia to invest time and money in going there. We are arranging a lengthy trip in September, 2018 to French Polynesia. We will fly into Tahiti and see Mo'orea and will be on a boat for a week around Bora Bora and nearby islands. We are also taking the 2 week Aranui…

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Snorkeling

Would like to hear about recent snorkeling experiences in the Cook Islands. Were you able to snorkel right off the beach or was it much better taking a boat trip? In general, how does snorkeling in the Cook Islands compare with other great snorkeling places?

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Hi,
I was told that the transport from the airport to the Aitutaki Lagoon resort is $55, which is a lot. I assume this is per person.
Does anyone know how much the boat over to the resort island costs and how we can get from the airport to this boat ourselves?
Many thanks

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Hello everyone. IWe are moving to rarotonga for work and we have a 3 years doughter, can someone help me with some info about daycare, pre-schools and nany systems? I will be gratefull.

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My husband and I are travelling to the Cook Islands April May 2017. Firstly we are staying on Aitutaki and then at the Edgewater at Rarotonga for the Golden Oldies Rugby Festival. We have another week in Rarotonga and thought we might like to stay on another part of the island. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments comparing Muri Lagoon or staying closer to Avarua. We love the beach and water but also we like to go out for dinner and drinks without the hassle of transport. I've heard the…

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Food and drink

Hi there , we are a family of four and going to self cater in Muri for two weeks.

I have a few questions regarding meat and coke and ice.

Can anyone tell me the cost difference (or just the Raro cost) between NZ and Raro for the likes of -

Ham on the bone, mince, sausages, chicken breasts
Coca-Cola large bottles - for duty-free mixes
also bags of ice , and will it be filtered/safe

Cheers
Glen

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Hi there,

I'm headed to the cook island with my boyfriend in a few weeks and had a few logistical questions and would love some advice.

1). Is it necessary or a good idea to rent a car? Typically I think renting a car can be a hassle, but if it'll help us have a more pleasant trip, I'm fine getting one. I don't think we want to go through the inconvenience of getting a local license for a scooter.

2). Is the day trip to Aitutaki sufficient? Normally I'd love to stay a night, but we only have…

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winging it

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?