The Cook Islands is an island country that is located in the southern region of the Pacific Ocean, and currently in free association with the country of New Zealand. It consists of fifteen islands, which have a total land area of two hundred forty square kilometers. However, the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (or EEZ) has a total of one million eight hundred thousand square kilometers.
This island country is also popularly known as Hawaii down under because of its location and because its climate is pretty much the same as that of Hawaii's. The Cook Islands is also famous for its welcoming, hospitable people as well as its wonderful beaches. People travel to the Cook Islands because of its people, culture, warm sandy beaches, and the fact that it has maintained its quaintness despite having a steady stream of tourists year after year.
Because the Cook Islands has managed to retain its unspoiled charm and tranquil beauty, it is an ideal destination for people who want to take a break from the busy city life. It is also the perfect place to go for beach lovers because of its warm tropical climate. As a matter of fact, its climate adds to its beauty and it's one of the main reasons why vacationers keep coming back. The best time to visit the islands is from September to October, as the weather is just right, i.e. the day's heat is not too hot and very tolerable, and the night air is nice and cool.
Every island is a surprise and offers a unique experience to tourists. One will never run out of fun activities to do in the Cook Islands, here's a short list of what they are: canoeing, kayaking, riding glass-bottomed boats, snorkeling, scuba diving, game fishing, hiking, sightseeing, island hopping and taking part in island's the culture.