Celebrated for incredible beaches and resorts, the Cook Islands invites to experience the ideal getaway. Made up of 15 beautiful tropical islands reaching across more than 1.2 million square-miles over the Pacific Ocean, these islands epitomise paradise. The main isle of Rarotonga has everything to suit the desire of beach lovers, with a plethora of incredible beaches, such as the white sandy stretch of Muri, and the snorkelling hot spot of Tikikaveka. A journey north will reveal one of the Pacific's jewels, Aitutaki. This island, its atolls and the coral reef forms a magnificent lagoon, which is home to some of the nation's best beaches and marine seascapes. Venture further still to explore the island of Mangaia, where you can see the historic makatea (fossilised coral cliffs) and taro fields, or swim in the underground cave pools of Mitiaro and Ma’uke. The Northern Group of islands in the South Seas are remote, and are a true luxury destination thanks to their location, and visiting these secluded gems will leave you with life-long memories. However, no matter where you go within the Cook Islands, you'll be bowled over by the fascinating culture, and genuine kindness of the Maoris. Get to know the people by attending a vibrant local tradition, like 'Island Night' - a feast and local dance performance.