The Cook Islands consist of 15 islands and coral reefs located in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Their culture is strongly tied to their Polynesian heritage but politically they are aligned with New Zealand. The islands are spread over 800,000 square miles of ocean; making each island a private remote oasis unto itself. The main language is Maori. The major islands are 1) Rarotonga- 20 miles in circumference and was once a volcano 2) Aitutaki which consists 3 volcanic formations along with 12 coral reefs. It is nicknamed "The Blue Lagon". The Cook Islands are for those that are looking a unique experience and way of life not found elsewhere.