What is the test like theory and practical? My friends who took the test said the practical consisted of just driving down the road and making a few turns. We did the cook islands in and i saved a heap by booking everything directly with the establishments online. I had email contact with all accomodation places and airlines as well as tours. That way you can cook as well!! Is Aitutaki a must-go for cook island? I am on limited budget but i guess i am willing to splurge if it is really worth it.
I am planning for 6 nights in cook island. I came across this when searching in google. Hi Lauren, I stumbled across this blog by accident. Does there seem to be much commerce opportunity in Rarotonga. After living in Hawaii for 7 years, I feel that I want to move to another part of the world. Would you say that the Cook Islands are comparable? That is one way. Sounds like a pretty decent way to get to Aitutaki. Questions : 1. Can we hire a bike and do the whole radius trip of this whole island?
Are there good resorts in this whole island too? Any issues with drones? How did you like the sunrise and sunset there? Is December a good time to goto this island? So I had the choice to stay 1 week or extend by a week.
At that time I thought I may as well stay 2 weeks is it is an unlikely destination I will return to. Especially when I am based in Europe. I did one week of Raratonga and one week of Aitutaki. Yes one week on Aitutaki is long, we ended up doing the lagoon cruise twice as we got lunch and the owners also gave us the leftovers at the end of the trip which was our dinner. It meant the cruise was entertaining and also cheap for us. It still is the most beautiful island I have ever stayed at. I am trying to find others that can match it. In internet was crap and it looks like in not much has changed.
This seems ok as you really need to unplug when staying here. Hey Lauren! Adam and I are looking at going to the Cook Islands later this year. We were wondering how many days would you suggest? There is a direct flight from LAX every Saturday but with the time change, it only allows 5 nights or 12 nights.
We were leaning towards the 12 so we would have enough time on Aitutaki, Rarotonga, and maybe Atiu. Is the internet that bad? Hi Lauren. We are actually booked to fly out of Sydney 7th September to stay with friends in the south-west for 2-weeks. I must say that the information in your blog — including your answers to all the questions I read them all by the way was brilliant. I know our friends will have the place scoped out very well as they stay there for 6-months at a time, but some of the info from you means we will not only have a great time with our friends, but that we will be able to make our own choices as well.
Will keep you posted.
What a steal you found, the cook islands are definitely on our list of upcoming places to visit. Thanks for posting. Kia Orana! Thank you very much for the ideas and great advice in your travel blog coz i used most of them to make my stay in Rarotonga and Aitutaki a very memorable one.
I loved your article on the Cooks! I was there 16 years ago and am going again this spring.
I was wondering if you found any apps with offline maps that helped you? Also does buying a SIM card allow you to make interntaional phone calls or just get data?
Thanks so much! Hi Lauren, enjoyed your take on my favorite spot on the planet the Cook Islands.
Not trying to self promote, but books on Rarotonga or for that matter Palau are hard to find. Airfare from the US is steep, but once you arrive prices are very reasonable. Thanks for spreading the word Lauren. Hi are these prices us or nz dollars.
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