Introducing Cook Islands
Someone better tell the Maldives to move over, because the Cook Islands are here to vie for the title of the world's most beautiful beach destination. And it's hard to argue with the Cook Islands' claim - just look at the photos of the crystal clear blue water and the white sandy beaches. Sure, getting there is a challenge to be sure, but it also means fewer people to battle for a stretch of sand between your toes. And you may end up finding that leaving is even harder than coming in the first place!
NEED TO KNOW
Language: English and Cook Islands Māori
Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($1 = ~1.62 dollars).
Credit Cards & ATMs: In Rarotonga and Aitutaki, most restaurants accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard, not AMEX), and ATMs are widely available. Still, it's best to make sure that you have enough cash on hand at all times.
Plugs: Type I, 240V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter.
Safety: The Cook Islands is a very safe place to visit. Just remember to practice caution and use common sense when it comes to your belongings to avoid any petty theft incident. It is also a good idea to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination.
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WHEN TO VISIT COOK ISLANDS
The best time to visit the Cook Islands is generally during the months of September to November. You'll be able to experience and enjoy the island life with comfortable temperatures but without the usual crowd of tourists.
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Driving in Cook Islands
The Cook Islands drive on the left hand side of the road. When seraching for options and deciding to rent a car, we suggest using Discover Car Hire to compare the best rental agencies.
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