People head to our luxury accommodation on Rarotonga to make the most of the Cook Islands' warm and sunny climate. It is in fact pleasantly warm all year round in Rarotonga and the Cook Islands. However, as with any tropical area, it does pay to be sensible about how much time you spend in the sun, especially when coupled with time in the ocean. Getting out of the sun during the hottest hours of the day and relaxing in your luxury accommodation is a good way to prevent too much exposure to the sun.

Rarotonga has a great climate all year round.  June to August are the cooler months, while November to March marks the warmer season, with occasional tropical showers expected. The drier months from April to November have an average temperature of about 26°C, while the warmer, more humid and damp season runs from December to March.

During this season the temperature ranges between 22°C and 28°C. The table below indicates the prevalence of sunshine and sunshine and even temperatures. Severe weather is rare and infrequent.

Temperature Range and Sunshine Hours

JAN 28.8 22.9 179
FEB 29.1 23.1 171
MAR 28.9 22.6 181
APR 28.2 22.0 174
MAY 26.6 20.4 162
JUN 25.6 19.3 169
JUL 25.2 18.6 177
AUG 24.9 18.4 182
SEP 25.3 19.1 177
OCT 26.0 20.0 185
NOV 27.1 21.0 178
DEC 27.8 21.9 181

Take all the precautions with Sunblock and do avoid buying the local coconut oil - all you'll be doing is cooking yourself via a product with no spf rating.

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