Cook Islands

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Atiu, in the northeast area, is the third largest island in the group and is well-known to bird watchers and naturalists as a fascinating destination. The Makatea, a central elevated flat-topped mass of volcanic rock surrounded by a raised coral limestone reef is one of its best-known features.

Do & See

With such a perfect climate and beautiful water it is easy to understand the local saying “Cook Islands people are born of the sea”. Here, in fact, most activities are connected to the sea: there are safe places for snorkelling, swimming and diving for all ages and abilities. Rarotonga’s lagoon, around Muri lagoon, Aro’a Beach, Black Rock and Titikaveka are all excellent beaches. The Muri lagoon, in particular, is one of the Cook Islands´ most beautiful locations. It is fantastic for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing.