Unique memories are the lasting souvenirs of a Cook Islands visit, but if you're after something more tangible there's everything from precious black pearls to a $3 note! Take the Islands home
Discover the other deserted island of Takutea which is one of the most important bird breeding grounds in the Pacific region
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MANUAE is a marine conservation area and one of two Cook Islands which are completely deserted. But it has a colourful history...it was once a penal colony, and more recently provided a temporary home for real castaways. It's also the only unhinabited island in the world ever to have had its own stamps!
"You create your own mixture of tropical life. White beaches. Lagoon swimmming. Unsmogged skies. Moonlight on palm trees. Make up your own magic". John W. McDermott, author of "How to get lost and found in the Cook Islands" which inspired this site
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This stunningly beautiful bird is thriving thanks to Atiu's birdman