At around 18 million years old, MANGAIA is the most ancient island in the Pacific. It's not a beautiful island in the usual sense, but it is an island of great beauty. And tourists from the UK can expect a particularly warm welcome from residents who still call themselves British!
There are 5 living languages in the Islands...including one which has just a few thousand speakers worldwide. But nearly everyone speaks English, albeit on one island with remnants of a UK regional accent. A papa'a's guide(and find out what a papa'a is)
"Life there moves at the sort of pace which you feel God must have had in mind originally when He made the sun to keep us warm and provided the fruits of the earth for the taking..." From "An Island to Oneself" by Tom Neale who lived alone on Suwarrow for 15 years Share YOUR Cook Islands