Cook Island vacations

Romantic Cook Island vacations - white beaches and tropical cocktails

If you are after a romantic holiday destination, that perfect honeymoon island vacations, or have ever thought of having a barefoot wedding on the beach, Cook Islands may well be that one place that you may never have heard of that will give you lifetime of memories, and have you calling back time and again.


It is hard to place your finger on what it is that haunts your soul when you visit these ‘strings of pearls‘ the islands in the sun – The Cook Islands.

A tiny group of 15 coral and volcanic atolls in the group, the capital is Rarotonga, and is a mere 32 kilometers to circumvent.

The main road circles the coast line and you will be amazed at the coconut tress overhanging the golden sand beaches that are only a few meters away from the road.

Stop anywhere and bathe in the crystal clear waters that abound with colorful tropical fish that dart away only when you venture too close.

Sound like an exaggeration, but this is what is magical about these islands – with only 7000 indigenous inhabitant– and no industry to upset the natural balance that nature has provided, you may well find that this magical place in the sun – the picture post card perfect get-a-way , is here in the middle of Polynesia , where we have coined the phrase – Heaven on Earth – The Cook Islands.

You can relax on the white beaches, or sip a tropical cocktail at the many fine restaurant that dot the coastline. Your care free Cook Island vacations destination comes complete with 5 star accommodation or a self contained bungalow – the choice is yours.

The Waterline Beach Bar and Grill is charming and quaint , located on the foreshores of Arorangi beach, with tables located on the beach as well as the timber deck overlooking the pristine waters of Rarotonga.

Also charming are its owners, Chris and Akisi Musselle, an English-Fijian couple. Chris is an old South Pacific fishing hand, and tends to the bar that is adorned with rods and reels and other nautical paraphernalia, while Akisi makes sure the kitchen provides Fijian-style dishes as well as fresh seafood such as pan fried mahimahi with capers-and-coriander sauce.

The most romantic tables are located under the coconut palms on the beach.

The waterline is a night dining location and is positioned on the Western side of the Island of Rarotonga, so lends itself perfectly to the most romantic sunsets that the Polynesia has to offer.

Sip your cocktail on the deck, and listen to the waves caressing the golden sand beach that comes right to your table whilst Chris and Akisi serve you wonderful Pacific-Asian fusion dishes.

The night is not finished until the dinners are satisfied, then Chris brings out his old guitar and starts the music that is a perfect fit for honeymoon destinations, vacations and a candle lit dinner with your partner. Finish your night with a walk along the moon lit beach, hand in hand, listening to the waves crashing onto the outer reef.

If you want to find out more about this tiny spec of Polynesia, located in the South Pacific visit Carey's website: Destination Cook Islands.

12 years ago Carey left a busy corporate life behind in Sydney and came to the golden shores of Rarotonga.

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