Christmas in Cook Islands

Christmas in the Cooks

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Windsurfing, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Cook Islands

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Merry Christmas... in Paradise!

Christmas in the Cooks

13 Day Xmas in the Cooks - Merry Christmas... in Paradise!

Enjoy BOTH Christmas & New Year’s on the white-sand beaches of The Cook Islands!  The locals are friendly, the beaches are often secluded and the currency, in New Zealand dollars, is of great value for Canadian travellers.  This is an exclusive offer for Canadians looking to spend Christmas somewhere unique, remote and in a truly untouched paradise.  Limited availability.

Pacific Resort Rarotonga is one of the Cook Island’s leading full-service authentic boutique resort situated in an unrivalled location on the glorious white sands of Muri beach!  Six acres of tropical gardens combined with a one-kilometer stretch of white-sand beach fringed by palm trees and lapped by the gentle waters of a shallow makes for an incredible getaway in heavenly paradise!

Lagoon Breeze Villas is located on 4 acres of lush tropical gardens and offers 24 beachside villas, while perfectly situated on Rarotonga’s Sunset Coast, across from the Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve. The self-catering property comes complete with air conditioning, full kitchens, dining and lounge areas as well as outdoor decks with dining settings. This is the perfect option for families and groups of friends.

Departing Vancouver
$4,639CAD
per person, based on double occupancy (Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Standard Studio Room - 2A)
  • Standard Studio 2A & 1C (Double Occupancy)
  • 2A | $4,639 
  • Premium Garden Suite 2A & 1C (Triple Occupancy)
  • 2A | $4,860 
  • 2A & 1C |  $4,005 (+ child: $3,710) 
  • Premium Beachfront Suite (Double Occupancy)
  • 2A | $6,299 
  • 2A & 1C |  $4,448 (+ child: $4,552) 
  • *Prices in Canadian Dollars.  Subject to availability.  Deposit of $500 is required at time of booking.  Rest of payment due 90 days prior to departure (20 Sep 2019)
  • FIXED TRAVEL DATE: 22 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
Departing Calgary/Edmonton
$4,849CAD
per person, based on double occupancy (Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Standard Studio Room - 2A)
  • Standard Studio 2A & 1C (Double Occupancy)
  • 2A | $4,849 
  • Premium Garden Suite 2A & 1C (Triple Occupancy)
  • 2A | $5,070 SOLD OUT
  • 2A & 1C |  $4,215 (+ child: $3,870) 
  • Premium Beachfront Suite (Double Occupancy)
  • 2A | $6,510 
  • 2A & 1C |  $5,058 (+ child: $4,713) 
  • *Prices in Canadian Dollars.  Subject to availability.  Deposit of $500 is required at time of booking.  Rest of payment due 90 days prior to departure (20 Sep 2019)
  • FIXED TRAVEL DATE: 22 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
Departing Toronto
$5,089CAD
per person, based on double occupancy (Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Standard Studio Room - 2A)
  • Standard Studio 2A & 1C (Double Occupancy)
  • 2A | $5,089 
  • Premium Garden Suite 2A & 1C (Triple Occupancy)
  • 2A | $5,310 
  • 2A & 1C |  $4,455 (+ child: $4,050) 
  • Premium Beachfront Suite (Double Occupancy)
  • 2A | $6,750 
  • 2A & 1C |  $5,298 (+ child: $4,893) 
  • *Prices in Canadian Dollars.  Subject to availability.  Deposit of $500 is required at time of booking.  Rest of payment due 90 days prior to departure (20 Sep 2019)
  • FIXED TRAVEL DATE: 22 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020

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Rarotonga
Muri Beach
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in-room coffee or tea
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Christmas in the Cooks

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Celebrate Christmas in the Cook Islands

13 Day Adventure

Days 1-2 : Depart Canada

Depart Canada

Arrive in the Cook Islands the next day (Day 2)

 

Day 2-12: Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Enjoy Christmas AND New Year's 2020 on the white-sand beaches of the Cook Islands!

Day 13: Return Home

Flight back to Canada

Christmas in the Cooks

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Cook Islands: Facts & Information

Weather

The Cook Islands enjoy a pleasantly warm and sunny climate all year round. April through November is the cool, dry season with an average temperature of 26ºC. December through March is the warm, humid, wet season and has temperatures ranging from 22ºC to 30ºC. Occasional tropical showers can be expected during this time of year.

Safety

The Cook Islands are generally a safe destination for travel, with a relatively low crime rate, few endemic diseases and a great health care system. With all travel at home or away, you should observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions. Take copies of your important documents and keep them separate from the originals.

Vaccinations

WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their routing vaccines. You should also be vaccinated for Typhoid, Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots. In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician.

Currency & Customs

The Cook Island’s unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZD), supplemented by notes and coinage for local use. The unique local coins and notes are not available outside the Cook Islands. There is no limit on currency, but amounts over $10000 must be declared. There is no Departure Tax, as this is included in your international airfare.

Electricity

Mains voltage in the Cook Islands is 230V 50Hz, the same as in New Zealand and Australia. Notable exceptions to this are Japan, USA and Canada which uses 100/120V 50/60Hz. If your country does not use appliances within the 230V 50Hz mains voltage range, you will need to purchase a voltage converter.

Language

Cook Islands Maori is the local language spoken but everyone also speaks English. Learning a few Maori words will make the locals smile

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