Rarotonga, Cook Islands: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Rarotonga, Cook Islands? If you're planning to go to Rarotonga, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Based on the climate and weather in Rarotonga, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Rarotonga, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Rarotonga, Cook Islands by month

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January

January for Rarotonga is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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February

If you visit Rarotonga during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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March

Traveling to Rarotonga in March, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

If you go to Rarotonga in April, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

Traveling to Rarotonga in May, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you visit Rarotonga during June, you are likely to see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

In July, Rarotonga is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Rarotonga, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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August

August for Rarotonga is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

September here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

In October, Rarotonga is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Rarotonga, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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November

November here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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December

December in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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