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Untouched Beaches of Cook Islands

Submitted by admin on January 6, 2010 – 4:03 amOne Comment


Fifteen small islands scattered all over in South Pacific Ocean is a best kept secret of the world, till now!

The cute little fifteen angels were hiding between east of the French Polynesia and to the west of Tonga. The islands are dotted across two point two million square kilometers in the South Pacific Ocean. The all fifteen islands are known to be Cook Islands which are self governing country but is associated New Zealand. You can experience and be among the few travelers who have touched and witness the picturesque of the islands. The islands are excellent and away from the other tourists, here you can be all alone or can share the loving experience of Mother Nature with your loved ones.

Cook Islands

The islands have some spectacular scenery with thousand year old Polynesian culture. The largest island of all is Rarotonga Island which is said to be the jewel of the crown. The island have some magnificent sparkler lucid sea shores and water is so greenish-blue with dazzling white sand – the whole view of the beach is mesmerizing. Except beaches, the island also has dense jungle with blend of Rocky Mountains. But you shouldn’t stop here; you should also explore other islands too!

Aitutaki – hook shape like island, has actually caught attention of tourists! It is the most visited island by the tourists and also has world’s biggest coral lagoons, surrounded by huge clams and multicolored tropical fish, and circled by the little isolated isles which are called as Motu.

The other smaller island is rock-strewn island known as ‘Atiu’; the island has limestone fissure and coffee farm; another island is Makatea where you will find traditional villages of Mau’ke, Mitiaro and Mangaia which are very old and still exists. And other islands are very far away where most of the tourist doesn’t make it up till there, they are Penrhyn and Manihiki. The island has field of black pearls.

The islands have many sightseeing spots like Takamoa Mission House and Palace of Makea. It is said to be the second oldest building in the Cook Islands. It was built in 1842.The older fortress of Makea is found at Taputapuatea, also in Avarua.

Avatiu ValleyTinomana Palace is two storeys formation of coral and lime. It is located in Arorangi village which can be found on Rarotonga west coast. It was constructed by the British and the name of the palace, Au Maru denotes that ‘The Peace Brought by Christianity’.

Takuvaine and Avatiu Valleys have are full of green vegetation which has a very charming scenic. The valley is great place the excursion and photography.

Papua Waterfall, well known as Wigmore’s Waterfall, is the only waterfall on Rarotonga and located at Vaimaanga. An accepted way for sightseer to visit the cascade is on one of the frequent organized pony hike.

Papua Waterfall

Accommodation is increasing steadily on the islands. As the island aren’t much visited by tourist there are very few hotels, resorts, villas, motels and lodges open on theses islands. Most of the hotels and resorts are not situated nearby Cook Islands hotelsbeaches. Whenever you plan to visit, it will be better to book in hotels in advance. Camping and caravanning is not allowed here.

The main airport of Cook island is Rarotonga airport which is two miles west to the Avarua. As New Zealand is associated with Cook Island, Air New Zealand serves the Cook Island.

Do not plan in advance on your trip to this heaven. Because if you try to go according time then you wont be able to enjoy full heartedly. Days will just come and go like waves in the sea; one day you are swimming with exotic fish and seeing fantastic corals and other time busy exploring beaches and water sports and next thing you realizes you have a flight to catch next morning! So try to make most of it while you stay here for holidays – paradise is a pretty hard place to discover!

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  • Daewoo says:

    World’s tallest building Burj which is started just past week but before that it was only Twin towers who were known all over the world for almost a decade and it was situated in paradise of Asia thats Malaysia!

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