Unfortunately with such a small window between the Cook Islands and my next trip to Vietnam (tomorrow morning), I just haven’t had the time to write up my promised Rarotonga Travel Diary.
I do however have many notes from my trip so I will be editing this post in the future into the proper intended travel diary, much like my last one from Bali. For now- here is my week in Rarotonga in pictures!
I hope you enjoy the photos anyway and can get the gist of my time there– which was incredible! I had the most amazing week and not just because I got to marry my favourite person in the world!
Rarotonga is such a beautiful island, the people are so friendly, the food, culture, the atmosphere, The Pacific Resort where we stayed and got married was the ultimate dream wedding location- everything was just fantastic and I really cannot wait for the day I get to return to the Cook Islands!
In order, here is my travel diary in pictures:
A warm welcome late on Sunday evening
Monday 21st November
The incredible view from our room at The Pacific Resort
The beautiful beach-front
Enjoying many a cocktail!
Tuesday 22nd November
We got to see a traditional serenade for the opening of an international boat race
Hopping aboard Koka Lagoon Cruises for my hens day!
My sister sorted me out with the usual get-ups!
Cool glass bottom boat
My maid of honour and I
My bestest friends
Fetching us some coconuts!
The whole girls group
Wednesday 23rd November
Gareth walking to his doom 😉
Beautiful nature in the Pacific Resort
A cool sign next to our lunch spot that day
Can’t get over that blue lagoon!
My last cocktail as a spinster!
Thursday 24th November
The big day! I took some shots in the morning
The boys cufflinks 😀
Getting ready with champers!
Loved my hair!
Where I walked through- so pretty!
The gorgeous hand-made archway for us
Mr & Mrs
Bouquet goals 😀
Really good string band
My seat and a much needed mojito after hours of photos!
Enjoying the night!
Friday 25th November
The nest day… burgers for breakfast!
A lovely wedding gift from The Pacific Resort
Enjoying the local brews!
We went to Highlands Paradise for a buffet dinner and cultural dance show
Shot with some of the talent
Saturday 26th November
Spot of canoeing
Unfortunately my camera died after this so I didn’t get any fish shots!
Dinner at Sandals, this was the best Ika Mata (local dish of raw fish salad) I tried!
Sunday 27th November
Exploring the island
Loving the Nu! (Fresh baby coconut)
Best fish sandwiches on the island at The Moorings
After lunch I bussed around the entire island enjoing the views (it only takes one hour).
Relaxed a little on the beach before having to pack our bags
One last dinner and dessert at the nearby Muri Night Market
A final beer and sunset on the beach before out late night flight home
I’m off next to Vietnam for two weeks so I will be away from here until then. Stay tuned for my proper Rarotonga Travel Diary, my hotel and wedding destination review of The Pacific Resort and of course plenty of Vietnam blog posts! I’m looking forward to jumping back into writing when I return, but for now- happy December and catch you next time! Right… time to go pack!