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Outer Cook Islands

Outer Cook Islands

Authentic island life flourishes on the three remote volcanic and coral islands of Atiu, Mangaia and Ma’uke, all less than an hours flight from Rarotonga. Atiu is over 8 million years old, the third largest island in the Cooks. With its taro gardens, forests and tiny secluded sandy coves, it is steeped in legend and rich in rare birds. The island is famed for its handmade quilts and ukuleles. Mangaia is estimated at 18 million years old and said to be the oldest island in Pacific. Explore caves, take a 4WD safari or go deepsea fishing. The market sells shell necklaces, handwoven pandanus bags, and succulent fresh fruit. Ma’uke has caves with freshwater pools to swim in, amazing fishing, and little stretches of white sand beaches to explore.


Here's a taste of some of our favourite resort options in the Outer Cook Islands
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Ri's Retreat
Adjusting to island time and lifestyle is about the biggest problem you can suffer from on Ma’uke. There are a few shops but no cafés in Ma’uke. Fresh home-baked bread comes from the village where loaves are baked in a wood-fired oven. The bungalows are cheap and cheerful and hiring a bike or scooter is the best way to get around. The coral roads are deserted and a day spent cycling round the road is a blissful retreat. Every so often a small, sandy beach comes in sight bordered by rocky outcrops.
Atiu Villas
★★half star
Atiu is an island of adventure, discovery, culture and art and Atiu Villas provides a relaxing setting to enjoy this natural environment. Six self-contained Villas are uniquely made from a variety of native timbers and materials from the island. Each spacious villa has a full kitchen, a wellstocked pantry and private veranda to enjoy the expansive views of the lush tropical gardens. Hosts Roger and Kura Malcolm will help organise your tours and activities or provide a home cooked meal in their restaurant. Also on-site is a bar, lawn tennis court, swimming pool, rental vehicles and bicycles.
Mangaia Villas
The oldest island in the world boasting the only accommodation with waterfront villas. Perched ocean side overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, the villas feature large patios, letting you enjoy panoramic views and stunning Mangaia sunsets. Explore the caves along the reef-side or follow the coastal roads and find a secluded beach for yourself. If you can be tempted into more strenuous activity then head inland for some scenic hiking. Here you have all the time in the world to get lost and rediscover your adventurous self.


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