Imagine this archipelago consisting of 15 beautiful islands spread out within an area of 2.2 square kilometers of the South Pacific Ocean where tourism facilities are very well developed to charm visitors from all around the World. Administratively divided between the northern and southern Cook Islands, the southern region albeit volcanic activity and hilly areas host most of the population within this archipelago including Rarotonga City which is the capital. Aitutaki Island is the other major tourist destination of this region featuring breathtakingly beautiful blue lagoons and white sandy beaches.
This self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand invariably reminds visitors of Hawaii, however, without the large hotels and other developments. Located in between French Polynesia and American Samoa, several Cook Islanders are moreover now found to be living in New Zealand and Australia seeking new horizons. English and Cook Island Maori are the official languages of this country where the economy that was earlier largely dependent on aid is now expanding by promoting tourism, banking mining and fishing sectors.