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Cooks Villas

7 nights from $1,249pp

Packages include: return flights, return airport transfers and 7 nights accommodation. Complimentary first morning continental tropical breakfast, bottle of chilled filtered water, fresh fruit platter and fruit basket. Complimentary snorkelling gear, reef shoes, beach towels, kayaks, sun loungers, BBQ area/facilities, guest laundry, guest phone, WIFI from all rooms, and tour desk.

Located on the western side of the island on a beautiful white sand beach are the relaxing tropical Cooks Villas.

The atmosphere here is peaceful and quite. The newly renovated villas are perfect for couples, singles, friends travelling together, families, and small groups. There are eight self-catering villas, each has a ceiling fan and optional air-con (Studio Villa fan only)and can be set as either double or twin single beds. Each has its own bathroom, kitchen and private deck area. There is also a central small pool, bbq area/facilities also available.

The main township of Avarua is only a 5min drive away and there is a regular bus service around the island. There are a number of restaurants/bars nearby as well as in town, so you either eat out or shop in town at the supermarkets.

As there are no specialized surf camps/resorts on the island, the best way to set your self up is with standard hotel accommodation and to hire a car to travel to the breaks. The Cooks Villas are located only a 5min walk along to beach to one of the islands best breaks (booties essential). Offshore in standard weather patterns all year round, the break receives south as well as north swells.

There are a number of surf breaks around the island and Raro picks up both southern and northern swells. During November-April, variable north-west winds take over from the traditional south-east trade winds which prevail during April-November.

Nearly all of the breaks in Raro are over coral reef and are best surfed at mid to high tide with a few exceptions on the eastern coast.

Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa

7 nights from $1,799pp. Prices based on twin share

Packages include: return flights, return airport transfers and 7 nights garden room accommodation.

Located further down the western side of the island from the Cooks Villas is the Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa.

The Rarotongan is a perfect option for couples or families wanting more in a resort with of course access to the surf. The resort has two restaurants/bars, nightly cultural entertainment, swimming pool, salon & spa treatment as well as babysitting facilities and a kids club.

Situated right on a beautiful white sand beach the resort offers a range of air conditioned accommodation options from; Garden and beachfront rooms to suites, bungalows and 2 bed-room suites. Snorkeling gear and kayaks are free to use, and the lagoon out front is filled with a variety of sea life being a marine reserve.

The main township of Avarua is only a 10min drive away and there is a regular bus service around the island. Saturday morning at the markets in town are a must!

There is a left and right hand break on the outside of the lagoon (200m paddle) right in front of the resort. Booties are reccomended and when its over 4ft best to surf it around high tide. Like most of the breaks in Raro, the take offs are challenging and barrels are hollow! Expect to surf by yourself or with only a couple of others.

PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.