Scattered across the South Pacific, the Cook Islands consist of fifteen patches of paradise that are rimmed by sand, fringed by coral and tickled by jade green waters. Ancient traditions and diverse interiors give each island unique appeal, creating an irresistible urge to catamaran between them, from the mountains of Rarotonga to the caves of Atiu, and from the lagoon at Aitutaki to the southern outpost of Mangaia. Here's our Top 10 things to do in the Cook Islands!
Best-kept secret: Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga. Kiwis have been quietly coming to the Cooks for many years now. We think they've wanted to keep it a bit of a secret from their neighbours across the Tasman. But it’s a secret no more with ‘Traveller’ naming our gorgeous island nation in its Travel Writers Pick List for 2015.