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You will find enough activity for a brief visit of 2 - 3-night. There used to be regular flights to the North Islands. Other than that, it's Atiu and Mangaia.
What islands to visit? Cokinseln Trip - Rarotonga Forum
I will return to Rarotonga in August and September after having visited both Rarotonga and Aitutaki in January. We wondered which other islands we could visit this year & how it could be for a 2.5 year old & a group of 20 year old who don't do it.
Hello Kiana, Atiu Isle would be great for the 20-year-olds, with birdwatching trips, cave trips and hiking trails. It is not so good for 2.5 year old, as the sandy area is a bit off the beaten track in the interior of the country. Apartments have a self-catering lodging, a swimming pool (without fence) and a canteen.
You will find enough activity for a brief visit of 2 - 3-night. The best way is to rent a car from the mansions to drive to the coastline and discover the rest of the islands. Does it depend on how long your next visit to the Cook Islands lasts? There used to be regular flights to the North Islands.
Other than that, it's Atiu and Mangaia.
Possible/recommended to visit the Cook Islands without Aitutaki - Cook Islands Forum
Since we have very scarce resources, I have looked at Samoa/Tonga, but I still have big hopes of going to the Cook Islands. I' ve looked at many brochures and I think what I want to do is to go to 2 resort - one on each side of Raratonga.
Aitutaki is one of the most attractive places in the whole wide globe and unfortunately it is offered at a reasonable price. Really, I don't think we can ever go there, no matter how much I want to. Will it only be a pain to be in the Cook Islands but not be able to go there?
Can you go to the Cook Islands without seeing Aitutaki.... even if your budgets really don't go that far? Do you think they' d recommend saving a few more years and making it to Aitutaki? There are many who go to Rarotonga and do not visit Aitutaki.
Some even visit Rarotonga rather than Aitutaki. It would be a pity for me to visit Rarotonga and not go to Aitutaki. Naturally, air travel is expensive and the budgets cannot be reduced. In Rarotonga you can try to remain in one place (and take the coach to explore the islands and visit other snorkelling and beaches) and drive to Aitutaki for a few nights.
This would only increase the costs of the aircraft to your budgets, which you could restore by spending less. I really don't see the benefit of having two resort choices if you stick with Raro. It is very simple to snorkell on Raro and it is a small islet, very simple to explore all sides without moving.
Personally, I don't like any on the in fact full-on Resorts on Raro, especiallydgewater. Well I think Raro is definitely a rewarding destination in itself - in fact my woman favors much Raro over Aitutaki so Id you can't both certainly just go to Raro is a choice.
There is a lot to vote on websites like Jetsave (http://www.jetsave.co. ck/) or Rarotonga Realty (http://www.rarorealty.co. ck/) and the rates are generally less than you would be paying at a vacation spot in a similar position. You can use the savings to buy an Aitutaki outing. To go to the Cook Islands and not to Aitutaki is, in my view, a big error.
Nevertheless, I believe that there are less costly places on the isle. It was Aitutaki Rarotonga I used. I' d at least take a full outing to the Aitutaki Laguna if you think you can't be there. And I wouldn't be staying in two different places on Raro. I' d look for a relatively favourable place in the southern (Titakaveka) to southwestern part of Raro.
It is so small that you can explore the islands by coach and drive into the city, etc... In any case, the eastern and northern sides of Raro are confined and snorkel, so most of the population does not remain in these areas. Second leasehold apartments and others have good counsel on more fair rents that would store you over the great Resorts.
It looks like it might be best to scrape the 2 resorts on Raro idee...and this proposal about hiring a seaside cottage or villa is something I wouldn't entertain. Like I said, this is still in the pipeline - not even sure if I want to go to the Cook Islands or Samoa..... but I think if I go to the Cook Islands, I will save money elsewhere to stick to Aitutaki.
You can also find all possible appointments for your journey to Aitutaki on the Air Rarotonga website. Have a good itinerary!