COOK ISL​​ANDS ESS​E​NTIALS

...or How to survive in paradise 

I can't put it better than John W. McD​Mermott in his book "How to Get Lost and Found in the Cook Islands" which inspired my interest in this Polynesian paradise

"Basically all you need to know or have in the Cook Islands is a sense of humour, a pair of old comfortable shorts, a passport and money".  

But here's a bit more detail....

DOCUMENTS

As long as you're staying no more than 31 days (90 days if you're a New Zealand citizen), your valid passport is the only entry permit you need, along with proof of onward journey, the means to support yourself while on the islands and somewhere to stay. And you can sort out the accommodation on arrival.  You can stay for up to five months more, but you'll need to extend your entry permit - at the Department of Immigration in Rarotonga. New Zealanders can apply for a three month extension and other nationals for a month at a time. In both cases, you pay a fee for the privilege 

TAKING THE 10 MINUTE TOUR?

CLICK THE ICON TO CONTINUE