Let’s all drink Champagne in a Cook Islands paradise

drink-champagne-in-a-cook-islands-paradiseI am obsessed with three things at the moment: 1) Words with Friends, 2) Twitter, 3) the Cook Islands.

The First Husband and I are planning a trip to the Cook Islands because Air New Zealand are launching direct flights from Sydney to Rarotonga in July, meaning that it only takes 6 hours to get there (versus travelling via Auckland which takes around 16 hours if the booking engine is to be believed).

I now have a specially tailored daydream on high rotation; riding a scooter around Rarotonga, snorkelling, fire-walking with tattooed islanders and being made the Princess of their tribe, eating tropical fruit in some sort of white linen ensemble (notwithstanding the fact that I don’t own anything made of linen because it needs ironing). Like I said, daydream.

When a press release for a luxury resort in Rarotonga landed on my desk this week, I decided to find out if I could wangle a special deal because hey, I am a cheapskate with delusions of editorial grandeur.

My haggling has paid off because the kind souls at Rumours in Rarotonga have offered to throw in a bottle of Champagne for anyone that books using the code SHEGOESCHAMPERS.

They had me at ‘free Champagne’.

Here are the 5 night deals (valid for travel between May 1 – Dec 31, 2011):

Beachside villa with private pool – AU$3,200

  • Complimentary scooter hire for the duration of your stay
  • Complimentary spa treatments to the retail value of $300
  • Complimentary Island night for two – dinner and show

Beachfront villa with private pool and spa pool – AU$4,500

  • Complimentary car hire for the duration of your stay
  • Complimentary spa treatments to the retail value of $300
  • Complimentary Island night for two – dinner and show

To book, visit www.rumours-rarotonga.com

I don’t care if I have to sell my hair to a wig maker. I AM GOING TO THE COOK ISLANDS. Whose with me? Bald ladies need friends too …

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6 Responses to “Let’s all drink Champagne in a Cook Islands paradise”
  1. mel says:

    Oh man, I would love that! (Apart from the scooter aspect – gravel rash is not a great holiday look for me.) That would be sooo pretty… and sooo non-wintery, which is what I’m currently dreaming about!

  2. Lou-la says:

    Mmm, can I sneak into your daydream? I promise to keep quiet as an island mouse and lap up any spilled champagne…Thanks for sharing your own second life, Em.

  3. Doug Meyer says:

    Sure hope you don’t have to sell your hair, Em. It is beautiful, as is your daydream.

  4. Gilla says:

    Em, our mutual friend Fiona frolicked to the Cook Islands, went native and came back bald (but with a lot of tropical scarves)…..I see a trend here…

  5. Rachel says:

    Just make sure you wear a hat on that bald head!

  6. admin says:

    Oh Lou-la – you are always welcome anywhere I go! Champagne for everyone!

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