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Of course you will have heard the phrase “Too many cooks spoil the broth”, but I don’t think they were talking about the Cook Islands.

This little slice of paradise in the South Pacific has to be seen to be believed, and if blue is your colour, you will not know where to look first.


Be prepared for blazing blues, glittering greens, lovely locals and just a little bit of cloud porn. Seriously, the Cook Islands definitely deserve a spot on your Bucket List.

The number one must do for many visiting the Cooks is Aitutaki Lagoon.  Flying into Aitutaki gives you just the teensiest glimpse of what you’re in for,


but it’s not until you’re floating on that ridiculous water that you realise just how truly incredible it really is.


And then when the moon rises, things go to a whole other level…

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The Cook Islands also broke one of my long held truths – get off the main island as fast as you can.  Rarotonga was a delight – easy to get around, friendly locals despite the number of tourists and the snorkelling! The whole island is surrounded by fringing reef, as well as amazing beachfront bars and a cute town centre – I would go as far as to say there is something for everyone.


I’m not an earlybird but even early morning is pretty spectacular!


But then it’s equally as easy to sit and drink in the view…that view…


Even when the clouds start rolling in (it is the tropics!) it’s still spectacular.


So have you packed a bag yet???