Cook Island - The South Pacific archipelago nation, lies southwest of Tahiti. Of its 15
islands, the largest is Rarotonga, site of the capital city, Avarua, known for its white-coral
churches. At Avarua’s Saturday market, with offerings from black pearls to sarongs,
traditional Polynesian drummers and dancers perform. The country’s blue lagoons and
extensive reefs make it a popular scuba-diving destination.
Dialing code: +682
Currencies: New Zealand dollar, Cook Islands dollar