Cook Islands or Samoa

Feb 13th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Cook Islands or Samoa

Any opinion on which might be a better location? I like to relax on a nice, mellow beach, as well as snorkel and kayak.
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Feb 13th, 2008, 07:59 PM
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Although I have been to Samoa several times and love the place, the beaches are not that terrific, well compared to Aussie beaches. A mellow beach, snorkeling etc. fine, but I think the Cooks are probably better for what you have in mind. Samoa, however is much easier to get to. Either place is the real deal South Pacific.
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Feb 21st, 2008, 01:48 PM
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No comparison, go to the Cook Islands, much nicer.
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Jan 31st, 2009, 01:32 PM
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downunder...can you tell me what to do in Samoa.....should I do an Aggie tour half day
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Jan 31st, 2009, 02:47 PM
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Do the full day Aggie tour. They take you to the far side of the Island where you can swim and snorkel(or neither) also includes a BBQ lunch from Aggies kitchens. On the return you call into a coconut plantation for a husking demo. etc. It is a great way to see the best of Samoa. Other "musts" are Robert Louis Stevenson's house, Vailima and I would suggest taking a cab there as they have guides that provide excellent tours. The local market in the middle of town is definitely worth a visit and the Aggie Grey's Special Cocktail in the cocktail lounge is the best drink in the South Pacific!
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