Rarotonga Chosen As A Top Travel Destination

Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga. Photo Source: Traveller.com.au

New Zealanders and Australian’s have been coming to the Cook Islands for many years now.  Drawn by the beauty of the landscape and the wonderful culture of the Cook’s, it has been a traveller’s paradise kept secret from much of the World.  But it’s a secret no more with “Traveller” online travel magazine naming our […]

Rarotonga Whale Shark Adventure

Rarotonga Whale Shark

A recent guest of Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa had an amazing ‘once in a lifetime’ experience while out fishing with local Marlin Queen Fishing Charters off Rarotonga. The keen Australian fisherman and his fellow anglers were in the process of reeling in Tuna when a Whale Shark approached their boat.  The 8-10 metre shark […]

The Picton Castle Tall Ship Has Arrived in Rarotonga

The beautiful tall ship Picton Castle is in Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga for the next three weeks, and worth a visit to observe or even take a half day voyage. The Picton Castle is registered in the Cook Islands but calls Nova Scotia home. Her main role is long distance sailing training and education, and she […]

Rarotonga is Warm While the Weather Cools in NZ and Australia

New Zealand and Australia have seen some extreme weather over the last few months with a mix of record high temperatures and floods.  Now both countries are moving into winter which could mean more extreme weather including freezing temperatures for some! So now is the perfect time to take advantage of some amazing flight deals […]

Cook Islands Waka On Epic Journey

Last Wednesday morning two traditional double-hull waka arrived safely at Avarua harbour on Rarotonga.  The crew are on an epic 10,000 km Waka Tapu journey from Auckland in New Zealand to Rapanui (Easter Island). Leading the expedition is master navigator Jacko Thatcher who is one of five traditional Po (master) navigators in the South Pacific. […]

Hillary Clinton Loves Rarotonga

It really was the worst kept secret in Rarotonga.  Yes Hillary Clinton did arrive on our sunny shores, along with her incredibly large entourage and additional cargo plane!  And I have to say, what an amazing visit for Rarotonga and for the Pacific Islands Forum. As we blogged last time, this was the biggest VIP […]

Hillary Clinton to visit Rarotonga

Everyone here in Rarotonga is very excited about the news that another ‘high profile’ international guest is expected to visit the Cook Islands.  Rumour is the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be attending the annual Pacific Forum to be held here in Rarotonga beginning August 27.  While the US Embassy in New Zealand […]