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Things to do in Cook Islands

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Cook Islands. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Cook Islands attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Cook Islands to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Cook Islands.

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  • Global Volunteers

    Located in the Little Canada neighborhood, this non-profit organization that arranges short-term volunteer vacations (or volun-tourism trips). A pi... More
  • Punanganui Market

    Don't miss the Saturday morning Punanganui market, where stands overflow with tropical fruits. More
  • Susanne Hamer

    Insider clout: For a couple looking to have a unique wedding, Hamer arranged an underwater ceremony in the Pacific Ocean. They then enjoyed a priva... More
  • Wet & Wild Adventure Tours

    Daylong cruises to the Aitutaki's lagoon include stops at an island bird sanctuary. More

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