If you and your beloved are looking for a romantic getaway, secluded from the hustle and bustle of capital cities then the Cook Islands is the place to book for your honeymoon! Renowned for its pristine white sandy beaches, clear blue water and snorkelling, the Cook Islands is the ideal place for that special one on one time. What more could you want? Here are six things to love…
1. Luxury Beachfront Accommodation. On the beautiful island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, Heliconia Hideaway, offers unique and private beach front accommodation offering luxury and peace of mind. Located on the front of one of the prettiest beaches on the island and surrounded by breathtaking tropical foliage, Heliconia Hideaway definitely lives up to its name with private access to the beach, privacy, size and features, offering you and your partner a perfect opportunity to take in all that the South Pacific Islands have to offer. Image via Heliconia Hideaway.
2. Te Vara Nui Village. A perfect way for you and your new husband to immerse yourselves in the culture and experience a great night would to book a Cultural Village Tour with Night Show and Buffet Dinner in Rarotonga. This 5-hour activity combines a fun and interactive cultural village tour, followed by a spectacular over water night show with an Island/Western fusion buffet dinner. You two will be automatically transported to an inner sanctum of tropical gardens hidden from the rest of the world, where tantalizing food and exquisite competition winning dancers light up the hearts and minds of guests with their fire, and the sounds of the passionate troupe of 10 drummers, ukulele and conch shell players. How romantic! Image via Trip Advisor.
3. Snorkelling Adventures. With such pristine waters it would be wrong for you and your hubby not to indulge yourselves by going snorkelling! Aroa Marine Reserve is renowned for its warm clear waters, mesmerising views of coral and fish. So why not get hold of a pair of flippers and snorkel and enjoy an afternoon together exploring the waters of the Cook Islands. Or why not go out a bit further in the sea and explore the Wreck of the Matai? This historic land piece has been located in the waters of Cook Islands since 1916. What better way to see and understand more about the island. Image via Trip Advisor.
4. Koteka Winery. Discover the unique flavours of banana wine at Muri’s Koteka Winery or visit the winery’s stall at Avarua’s weekly market. The wine is mixed with whatever fruit is in season – anything from passionfruit to mango or orange. There’s also vodka and fresh vanilla pods for sale. Grab a bottle of this fresh local brew and watch the sunset on the beach while sipping away on this tropical blend. Honeymoon bliss! Image via Lonely Planet.
5. Island exploring. An island worth exploring is the Aitutaki Island. A nice lush island with gorgeous bird species and enchanting turquoise waters, Morurakua is a perfect place for you two love birds to explore and have a beach picnic. Pick up some local produce at the Aitutaki Market and laze around for the afternoon on this beautiful secluded island. Image via Cook Islands Tourism.
6. Trek time. If you and your new spouse are looking to get a bit of exercise in whilst on your indulgent honeymoon, then Cross-Island Track would be ideal. The three to four hour guided hike from the north to south coasts via the Te Rua Manga (Needle) is Rarotonga’s most popular walk. This vigorous walk will allow you two to see beautiful views of natural scenery, waterfalls and learn about the history of Cook Islands. And why not snap a photo when you reach the top! Image via Lonely Planet.
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Beautifully relaxing; swimming in the aqua blue waters and walking the scenic trails sound heavenly!