Five Best Beaches Cook Islands
The best beaches Cook Islands has to offer are not crowded, have clean sand, clear water, and beautiful scenery. For those reasons my favorite beaches are remote and sometimes difficult to get to.
Here are my top five best beaches in the Cook Islands. These are in the order that I love them. The first three beaches are all on separate small islands that you must take a boat to from Aitutaki. The last two islands are easiest to get to as they are on the main island of Rarotonga.
When I first arrived at Akaiami, I thought I had literally arrived in paradise. Up until the moment I arrived on Akaiami my favorite beach in the whole world was on La Digue in the Seychelles. After visiting Akaiami, La Digue is now my second favorite beach in the whole world.
The colors are something you just have to witness in person. No photograph can even do justice to the scenery.
I arrived here by boat from the island of Aitutaki.
Tapuaetai is also known as the One Foot Island. This is a super special island. You can walk for what feels like a mile in water without the water ever getting deeper than your knee.
You can walk from Tapuaetai to a lovely sand dune in the middle of the ocean where people, especially honeymooners come and plant a coconut tree.
I could walk here for days on end. The water is so turquoise, it is just ridiculous. The water is perfect temperature. The sand feels nice on your feet.
Again, here too, you need to have a boat take you there. It is that remote. But that is what you want.
Moturakau is the location where the TV show Survivor filmed the season taking place in the Cook Islands. The tribes Rarotonga and Aitutonga were living on Moturakau. The island has many birds and has a small forest in the center. But you can walk through the island in less than 10 minutes.
The beach is very remote, you must take a boat there. Definitely no crowds: Just you and the wilderness. The beach has a rugged feel here, so it is not pristine looking for laying out, but still very cool.
The last two beaches on this list are not comparable to the first three, because they are on an island that has a bigger population. So there will probably be other people at the beaches. But they are still beautiful, although slightly dirtier or should I say disturbed looking because people actually visit there more.
First of these beaches is the Titikaveka beach on Rarotonga. This beach is across from the Titikaveka CICC (Cook Islands Christian Church) and behind of what looks like a school. Imagine this: your school is on a beautiful beach! I would never go to class if I went to school here.
The fifth spot on the list of best beaches Cook Islands has to offer goes to: Muri Beach. Muri Beach is on Rarotonga and it is the busiest from the beaches on this list. There are lots of activities available on Muri beach: lagoon cruises, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding etc. It is a fun beach to walk up and down. When walking you might get a stray dog or two to join you. The dogs were all very friendly.
But don’t get me wrong, there could also be times when you are on this beach all alone!