AN INSIDER INSIGHT TO A REMOTE PARADISE

Stories of buried treasure, ghostly fire, real-life Robinson Crusoes and the mafia are among the many secrets shared as you explore all 15 of the Cook Islands through the pages of this book. It combines first hand accounts by the author with those of other visitors and islanders themselves to provide a unique insight into this South Pacific paradise with some useful traveller tips along the way 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Roberts (also author of this website) spent much of his working life as a journalist, first on newspapers and then in radio and television. A lot of that time was at the BBC in the UK, where he reported and presented for local, national and World Service radio, and regional and national TV news. His love of the written word continues to this day and is on a par with his passion for the Cook Islands. Down the years he’s made multiple trips, and written and broadcast in New Zealand, Australia and the UK about the Islands

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK
Over the course of 16 chapters, complete with more than 30 photos, John shares his own experiences of the Islands with those of other visitors and islanders themselves to give a unique insight and some useful traveller tips 

AN EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK

On arriving in Rarotonga for the first time
Deep emotions were mixed with an overwhelming desire to see something of this island of my dreams as soon as possible. OK, I admit it; I cried tears of joy and darkness wasn't going to get in the way of discovery. In fact, it made for a memory to last a lifetime.

Strolling along a beach which was deserted and silent apart from the pounding of the Pacific Ocean, the best free show in town was underway. With no light pollution, looking up into the night sky was like seeing the view inside a planetarium. Billions of stars sparkled down as they must have done since the first Polynesians crossed uncharted seas in their canoes to reach these islands more than a thousand years ago

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