Hi! Hope you can help...
My fiance and I are traveling to the Cook Islands for our Honeymoon from September 10th-22nd, 2012. We are 25-30 and are from the East Coast of the United States. We are looking to visit both Aitutaki and Rarotonga on our trip. We originally looked at the Costco packages but after doing more research seem to think booking directly will give us more value.
We seem to have narrowed it down to staying in an absolute beachfront at Etu Moana for 5/6 nights of our trip.
But are still up in the air for our accommodations on Rarotonga. We are looking at Heliconia Hideaway or Rendezvous Villas. Given the time of year, we are a little concerned about the weather/wind at Heliconia Hideaway. Should this be of concern? Rendezvous Villas are significantly cheaper and should be more protected but also have seen the recent posts from other TA people on the booking issues.
Can you please help us decide? Is there anywhere else you'd recommend that we look into? We are looking to stay under $600NZD a night.
Appreciate your insight.