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Cook Islands Tiki trip (very image heavy)
Bobby Peru
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Joined: Nov 20, 2004
Posts: 60
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-06-10 01:56 am   Permalink

Hey guys
thought I would post some pics from my recent holiday in the cook islands.

Aitutaki

Aitutaki lagoon is sensational, amazing fishing and great snorkeling




the resort we stayed at was home to some pretty impressive Tiki



Rarotonga

Rarotonga was my favorite of the islands we visited, lots to do and loads of great food. Its also home to the worlds fastest hula dancers.


a couple of photos of carvings done by the Tavioni family.
I bought back a couple of pieces carved by Henry Tavioni.


these two carved boulders are part of the central marketplace in town, as you can see they feature carvings of all the various island tiki







the resort we stayed in on Rarotonga was packed full of tiki, everywhere you looked, in every nook and cranny.






photos of the Island craft store on the main street of town. they have a workshop on the outskirts of town (2 streets away) after meeting TuTu the manager we spent some time watching the local carvers. this spear was being made and shipped to the US.





 
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MrBaliHai
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
Posts: 795
Posted: 2006-06-10 1:59 pm   Permalink

Fabulous! What was the name of the hotel?

 
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Bobby Peru
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Joined: Nov 20, 2004
Posts: 60
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-06-10 4:53 pm   Permalink

on Aitutaki we stayed at the "Aitutaki lagoon resort & spa"
Rarotonga we stayed at the "rarotongan resort & spa"

both excellent, the service at the rarotongan was better, which is a good thing because there is much more to do on Rarotonga. We spent 8 nights on Rarotonga 3 nights on Aitutaki.

also for anyone who fishes, Aitutaki has a population of HUGE bonefish, in the week before we arived my guide landed 3 fish over 34inches, We had half adozen shots at fish around that size on the day I spent with him.

i would do the trip again in a heartbeat.

cheers
Bob


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-06-12 02:06 am   Permalink

thanks,Bob. Now that's a place that appreciates the tiki. Those bird-of-paradise-flower ceiling lights are beautiful--I want one...I'm overcome with jealiosity.

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2006-06-12 06:40 am   Permalink

Awesome. Looks a lot better on here than a tiny digi cam viewer

Looks great though
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