Cook Islands

20-27 June 2019

The ultimate holiday experience.
A once in a lifetime experience. Awesome balance between exercising the body, mind and spirit. Pure relaxation.
— Matthew, Cook Islands Retreat January 2019

Program

Experience the ultimate tropical getaway in the remote Cook Islands of the South Pacific. A perfect combination of relaxation, fun, food, fitness and adventure, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Outdoor TraininG

Improve your mobility with functional, body weight based training sessions on the beach.

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island food and markets

Start every day with fresh, locally sourced island fruit. Dine on fresh tuna and other fish at the daily morning markets, sourced directly from the Pacific Ocean that day. Re-hydrate on coconut water from the trees surrounding you. Try the island salads and other local delicacies.

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Swimming and snorkeling

Take a dip, snorkel and explore the lagoon.

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Rarotonga day cruise

Cruise to the outer edge of the reef on a glass bottom boat.  Stop for some snorkelling along the way before our bbq lunch of fish, salads and fruits on one of the smaller islands (motu).  Chill on the beach, swim or listen to the vibrant crew sing while they play on their Ukelele and climb coconut trees for a few laughs :)

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open air GYM Circuits

Improve your strength doing resistance based circuit training in an alfresco gym overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Challenge yourself using weights, trx straps, medicine balls and other equipment.  Get your heart pumping with some internal training. 

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Traditional dance show

Sensational island cultural night to bring all the senses to life. An amazing buffet dinner showcasing island style cuisine followed by a traditional drum and fire show, located in a purpose built heritige village.

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hikE

Hike to the peak summit of the island through lush, tropical rainforest finishing with a swim at the waterfall. Take in the serenity of the lagoon and landscape.

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Aitutaki DAY Trip - Return Flights + Day Cruise

Fly to the remote atoll of Aitutaki for a day cruise and swim with giant trevalli. Experience the most pristine lagoon on earth, snorkel in its warm waters with surrounding marine life and enjoy a fresh lunch of seafood, salads, fresh coconuts and fruit whilst cruising around the lagoon, stopping at one-foot island. Fly back to Rarotonga in the evening for your final night or stay in Aitutaki another 2 nights by upgrading to the Aitutaki Lux Package.

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Aitutaki Lux UPGRADE - Luxury Villa for 2 nights

Upgrade your Rarotonga adventure by adding the the Aitutaki Luxury package to your holiday. Stay in Aitutaki for two nights at the end of your trip in a private, lagoon frontage villa at the exclusive Aitutaki Escape Resort. Rest and relax in luxury, enjoy an island style BBQ and watch the sunset, taking in the breathtaking views of the lagoon. End your holiday in complete tranquillity.

Life changing... best trip we have every been on... we’ve come away with a totally new outlook on life
— Jeanette, Cook Islands Retreat January 2019
Don’t think about it, go and pack your bags
— Gary, Cook Islands Retreat July 2018

What To Expect

Experience the ultimate tropical getaway in the remote Cook Islands of the South Pacific. A perfect combination of relaxation, fun, food, fitness and adventure, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Book a Rarotongan adventure package alone or extend your stay to include a luxury trip to the pristine, remote atoll of Aitutaki.

Rarotongan Adventure + AItutaki Day Trip Package

Start your day with a breakfast of fresh island fruit overlooking the pristine, turquoise lagoon, followed by a one hour movement/fitness session either on the beach or in our indoor/outdoor gym facility (capturing sea breezes, sunrises and ocean views).

Visit local markets for the freshest seafood and island delicacies for brunch, followed by free time to relax at the resort, explore the island by bicycle or go on other adventures. Watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean at the end of the day, catch up with the group for a cocktail or head in early for a peaceful night’s rest.

Spend one day aboard a glass bottom boat touring the Muri lagoon and snorkelling with colourful marine life. Anchor at a local atoll for a fresh seafood lunch and an island life culture show. Have a night out to view an authentic fire/drum dancing show, followed by a buffet style dinner showcasing traditional island cuisine. Trek through lush, tropical rainforest to the peak of a dormant volcano, or take a casual cycle around the island, stopping for a dip in the lagoon and lunch.

Fly in a small chartered plane to the Atoll of Aitutaki for a day cruise. Renowned for being one of the most beautiful places on earth, Aitutaki is the crown jewel of the South Pacific. Boasting crystal clear waters, untouched islands and the happiest people around, you won’t be able to resist its charm. Cruise the expansive lagoon on a hand carved double hulled canoe while your guides entertain you with ukulele tunes, tales of legend and island humour. Snorkel with giant trevally and clams, followed by a lunch of fresh local produce, fish caught that day and drinking coconuts are all prepared for you by your hosts. Drift from island to island, let all your cares and worries melt away, while taking in the natural beauty that is Aitutaki!

Aitutaki Lux Package

After your adventure in Rarotonga, prepare yourself for absolute island luxury. Instead of flying back to Rarotonga after your day cruise, spend two nights in the exclusive, award winning Aitutaki Escape Resort. Stay in a luxury lagoon front villa, with private pool, and enjoy a freshly prepared seafood BBQ at sunset. Rest and relax, take in the peace and serenity of the lagoon around you.

This place is unbelievable, everywhere I look is like a perfect photo
— Tarek, Cook Islands Retreat July 2018