Cook Island Christian Church

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Cook Island Christian Church

The Cook Islands Christian Church is a beautiful old white-coral building. Built in 1853, it is worth taking a stroll because of the particularly interesting graveyard. Furthermore in front of the church there is a monument dedicated to the Polynesian missionary Papeiha and Albert Henry, the first prime minister of the independent Cook Islands, is buried here (his grave features a life-size bust of him)!

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.