Rest & relaxation is the number one reason people come to Rarotonga and the Cook Islands. One of the most relaxing things to do in Rarotonga and Aitutaki is a soothing spa treatment. From traditional Polynesian methods to familiar international massage techniques, there is a wide range of spa and massage services across the resorts of Rarotonga and Aitutaki. Stand-up paddleboard yoga classes on the Muri Lagoon are another popular option. Rarotonga and Aitutaki host retreats several times a year with daily yoga and meditation sessions, revitalizing meals and other island activities included. The only sulfur pool in the Cook Islands, Vai Marere is known among the locals of Mitiaro for its healing minerals. Bathe in the healing waters yourself after a 10-minute walk from the island’s main village, Mangarei.