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Peter and I had a week in The Cook Islands early October. It was lovely to have some sun.
We hadn't been there before, but will be happy to go back. We stayed on Rarotonga the largest Island. Not very large, 36 Km around the island. We hired a motor scoter and did the trip a couple of times. You had to get a Cook Island License to drive there, and it you didn't have a light motor bike license you had to sit a test. Peter did have one, and I wasn't about to start driving one. It was scary enough on the back. The home trip was always better (after a couple of glasses of wine).
The Cook Islanders are very friendly, and speak very good English, most of them have been educated in New Zealand. An added bonus was that they use New Zealand currency, with our dollar being in free fall that was great.
Peter played a golf a few times, not the best of courses. I had tennis coaching every day, and am sure my game improved.
Lots of good restaurants, great seafood. The Italian restaurant was a disappointment, I can make better pasta.