The Cook Island is a self-governing Island Country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association in New Zealand. Cook are citizens of New Zealand but they also have the status of Cook Island nationals which is not given to other New Zealand citizens.
The Cook Islands has been an active member of pacific community that have a combined land mass of just 92 square miles less than one fifth the size of Los Angeles. Those 15 tiny islands are sprinkled across a vast area of the South Pacific Ocean roughly the size of Libya!
The Cook Islands were named in honour of the great British maritime “Captain James Cook “ who sailed through and mapped the South Pacific on several voyages. International Airport situated in the Cook Islands’ main population centres are on the island of Rarotonga.
Tourism is the main industry, and the leading element of the economy. The languages of the Cook Islands include English, Cook Islands Maori or Rarotongan and Pukapukan. Music in the Cook Islands is interesting, with Christian songs being quite popular, but traditional dancing and songs in Polynesian languages remain popular. Woodcarving is a common art form in the Cook Islands.
This is the journey which is extremely affordable, granting you the ultimate degree of freedom and mind relaxation. There is the main town of Avarua, which have a beautiful church and laid back vibe. There is some snorkelling at the black rocks beach, before circling the compact island on a mini road trip which gives you an amazing journey.
Muri Lagoon, one of the most popular spots on Rarotonga for a morning massage at the award winning Rumour Water Spa. Muri Beach and Mooring Fish Cafe is not too far away in historic Avana Harbour. This is one of the things you do not want to miss in Rarotonga. The Cross Island Track and Wigmore’s Waterfall offering you the chance to experience the island’s uninhabited interior, magnificent panoramic views from ‘The Needle’. Punanga Nui Market one of the best markets you’ll find plenty of casual dining options, live entertainment and souvenirs to take back home with you. A few days you have here will definitely create a warmth in your life and give you a sense of new life.
Content courtesy : Ms Krishna Suresh Venmalassery