"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
Rarotonga Aitutaki Atiu Manguae Mangaia Mauke Mitiaro Palmerston Takutea Manihiki Nassau Penrhyn Tongareva Pukapuka Rakahanga Suwarrow Trusted independent guide to all of the Cook Islands
On third largest of the Islands, ATIU you can walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook's crew, find beaches where the only footprints will be yours and discover some of the world's rarest birds. Coffee also grows on trees, a myriad of caves hide some chilling secrets, and you can drop in at a bush beer school to learn the secrets of an ancient and near lethal concoction!
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)
If you're hoping to visit this year or next, you can find out what normally takes place when by looking at this Typical calendar of eventsincluding scheduled dates for 2021 - the only complete calendar on the net
'BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO VISIT IN 2022' ('Lonely Planet') Get an insider insight into all 15 islands "Around The Corner From Nowhere - The Cook Islands Rediscovered" is a unique e-Book which blends my own first-hand accounts of visiting the islands with those shared with me by other travellers and islanders themselves. Full of fascinating facts, stories and information to help make your visit even more special. Paperback version coming soon. Find the new 2021 e-edition in your local Amazon store