Six of the 15 Islands are designated as the Northern Group.
Click on the island name to explore it
"THE STUFF OF DREAMS"
That's how the Northern Group islands have been described. They include the largest atoll in the Cooks, PENRHYN - also known as Tongareva - and the island with the smallest population, SUWARROW where there are just two resident caretakers (and even they leave during the cyclone season)! PUKAPUKA and its tiny "suburb" of NASSAU are nearer to Samoa than the capital island, Rarotonga in the Southern Group. Pukapuka even has its own language. But don't visit Nassau in July and August, because everyone leaves for two months to join in the annual constitution celebrations on Rarotonga. The other islands in the Northern group are MANIHIKI and RAKAHANGA