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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:58 pm    Post subject: Cook Islands or Tahiti Reply with quote

Hi all!
be gentle with me this is my firt post!
Next december my wife and myself are going on the escapade RTW trip. We are stopping off in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland and then we have the choose of either Tahiti or the cook islands for 3/4 days before we head home via LA to London. We are look for the best beaches, a nice chill out place with a little bit to do ie local markets, places to wonder around. Which one should we choose!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there
If I was you i would definitely go to the Cook islands and especially Rarotonga..its awesome!! Been there a number of times and its beautiful with gorgeous beaches and lots to do....you can also get some great accomodation there.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there
If I was you i would definitely go to the Cook islands and especially Rarotonga..its awesome!! Been there a number of times and its beautiful with gorgeous beaches and lots to do....you can also get some great accomodation there.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:03 am    Post subject: Cook Islands Reply with quote

I've never been to tahiti so can't compare but the Cook Islands are beautiful and very laid back.

If you want to relax try the resorts on Rarotonga.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: tahiti Reply with quote

tahiti is a top destination
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd go to tahiti...never been to both places but wish too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: tahiti Reply with quote

hi quiksilver23,

why do you think tahiti is so good?

tell us more about it - I'm planning a break later this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We are look for the best beaches, a nice chill out place with a little bit to do ie local markets, places to wonder around. Which one should we choose


Hi Dangler,
I have just come back from the Cook Islands 4 days ago, I went for 5 nights, and didnt think it was enuff time, but with the time u have there I totally reccomend Captain Tamas lagoon cruise, I had so much fun.
Also it is best if u stay at Muri Beach, that is where the best beaches for swimming are.
I havent been to Tahiti, so I wont guess on that...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say tahiti, only because I don't know alot of people that went there.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Tahiti? Reply with quote

Looks pretty d*mned expensive to travel to and to stay in. I'd be VERY interested to hear if anyone has visited this country on a reasonable budget?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL Threaded Wed Mar 08, 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went backpacking last year and stayed at Rarotonga in the Cook Islands for one week for a relaxing pit stop before carrying onto LA. The weather was hot despite it being November which in the northern hemisphere I would consider winter but it did rain heavily a couple of afternoons.

I stayed in a hostel and so it was self catering. There was a shop at the end of the road with very basic supplies - I am talking tins, bread, fruit some packaged meats and not much else. There was a small supermarket in the town center but it was too far to walk from where i was staying so had to travel by bus.

It takes about 30 minutes to travel around the island by bus. There is one route and the bus runs in one direction quite infrequently. People do tend to hire scooters to get around the island but to be honest there is not a lot to see plus you have to pass a test and get a license before you can hire.

The beaches are great. I stayed at a lagoon and hired a canoe to paddle out to the break waters at the reef. Another good thing to do is go snorkeling at the fruits of Rarotonga. If you can find them there are supposed to be some giant clams but even if you cannot the coral is amazing and there are plenty of fish and some octopus.

There are posher places to stay on the island and I am sure they have plenty of food but as a backpacker the hostels are fine. A week was probably too long for me as I like to get up and see things but the flight times called the shots.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never been there in both Tahiti and Cook Island but if I would choose between them, I would love to visit Tahiti for its great beaches which I have seen in a Tahiti Travel Guide.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend Tahiti
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