Island Nights

Cook Islands

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Island Nights

Island Nights, which are often included in the weekly entertainment at many resorts, are not to be missed for their mix of plentiful tantalising local fare. A feast of seafood, meats, and vegetables is followed by traditional entertainment where locals adorned in colourful costumes proudly display their authentic Cook Island culture through drumming, singing and dancing. The evening entertainment is usually completed with a Ura Piani (invitation dance), where visitors are given the chance to match the hip-shaking of the locals. This is a fun night for all ages! Tipani Tours Turama House, PO Box 240, Rarotonga +682 25266 The Edgewater Resort & Spa Rarotonga Avarua, Rarotonga +682 254 35

Bars & Nightlife

A highlight of the Cook Islands is sipping cocktails at a bar fronting the west as the sun slowly slips below the horizon -- there is truly no better way to say farewell to a very special day in paradise. The later nightlife of the Cook Islands is steadily growing with Friday night remaining the main night out for both tourists and locals alike. Most bars on Rarotonga remain open till 2am. Do not expect the same late night on Saturday as the Cook Islanders are a Christian community and usually close all drinking establishments on the stroke of midnight. Furthermore, many of the resorts have their own bars and restaurants at which non-guests are welcome.