Above: One Foot Island - a tiny islet in the Aitutaki lagoon - has one of the best beaches in the world according to National Geographic
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MY COOK ISLANDS
"You want to call this place paradise even though you know that word is carelessly over-used. But these tiny unspoilt islands in the South Pacific really are paradise - pure, without a hint of tourism's razzle, islands out of fantasies..." Ann Rickard writing in Australia's 'Sunshine Coast Daily' . Read that and more about the Islands as seen through the eyes of the world
Tiny NASSAU is one of the most isolated places on earth. Neighbouring Pukupukans even call it "lonely island". But one writer dubbed it a Garden of Eden. 73 people live in thatched huts, a wrecked ship lies in the middle of the island and visitors are so rare, some children have never seen a white face, except in books.
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One of the most amazing sights in the Islands is the night sky...with almost no light pollution, it's like being in a planetarium. And now that beauty has been captured as never before. Take a look through "a window on the universe"
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PALMERSTON is the only island that Captain Cook set foot on himself Captain Bligh discovered AITUTAKI 18 days before the mutinty on the Bounty MANGAIA is the oldest island in the Pacific