Thanks for visiting our Rarotonga Travel Info Page! We hope the information below answers all your questions, but should that not be the case, please feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to get you the answers you need.
Yes, a passport is required and must be valid for 6 months beyond the period of your intended stay. A visa is not required for a stay of up to 31 days. Please note: upon check in for your final flight to Rarotonga, and upon arrival in Rarotonga, it is required that you show a physical copy of your return ticket. If you ordered your ticket online, please print out a copy before leaving for the airport to ensure entry into the country.
Not necessary but highly recommended. We use a company called Travel Guard that provides reasonably priced insurance for trip cancellation, medical expenses, medical evacuation, lost bags, etc.
International airlines that service the Cook Islands are Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Air Tahiti. Air New Zealand operates direct flights into Rarotonga out of Los Angeles, Sydney and Auckland. Virgin Australia has flights that depart out of Auckland. Air Tahiti, operated by Air Rarotonga, has flights from Tahiti. Jetstar has flights from Australia via Auckland. Should you wish to do some inner island traveling while in the Cook Islands, domestic flights are operated by Air Rarotonga with daily flights to Aitutaki and scheduled flights to Atiu, Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro, Manihiki, Penryhn and Pukapuka. There is no departure tax payable at the airport as this is included in your international tickets.
Airport transfers are included with your retreat package to take you from the airport to our accommodation. Should you wish to venture out on your own while in Rarotonga, you’ll have a personal beach cruiser at your disposal or you can opt for a tuk tuk taxi or the public bus which runs round the island every 30 minutes.
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