Make the most of your stay in the Cook Islands by being aware of the 'essentials' before you arrive.

Electricity

Voltage is 220 AC/50 cycle, the same as New Zealand and Australia and the same three blade plugs (type I plug) are used. If you are traveling from a part of the world where your appliances are 110v you will need a voltage transformer. Check your specific appliances though - some can handle a range of voltages. Many of the hotels have at least one 110v 'plug' in their rooms, often in the bathroom.

On Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu electricity is available 24 hours. On the outer islands it is more limited.

Electricity is relatively expensive in the Cook Islands so remember to turn off lights and appliances when you aren't using them.

Mobiles & WiFi

BlueskyMobile phone services are provided by Bluesky Cook Islands. To access the Bluesky network, you'll need a Bluesky SIM card. You can buy a Visitor Sim card from the Bluesky offices in Avarua, or from Bluesky at the airport on arrival, or other retail outlets.

Depending on the type of SIM your phone uses, you'll need to use a standard, micro or nano SIM. You'll get all three sizes in one SIM card - pop out the size you need. Check your mobile's manual to find out what SIM your phone uses.

You may also need to check if your phone is compatible with the Bluesky network.

Bluesky Cook Islands offers Wi-Fi in through hundreds of hotspots in Rarotonga including at the Bluesky centre in Avarua.

On Aitutaki, Bluesky Cook Islands also offers Wi-Fi in hotels and hotspots.

For all queries regarding Visitor SIM Cards, WiFi, and Roaming, check the Bluesky Cook Islands website