Welcome to the website of award winning Escape Magazine, the premier magazine of the Cook Islands.

Published twice a year, Escape Magazine is a valuable resource for anyone planning to travel to the Cook Islands. For those who have already experienced the warmth and charm of our beautiful islands, the magazine provides a perfect solution for keeping those wonderful holiday memories alive.

Each issue is packed with stories about interesting places and islands to visit and activities such as diving, surfing, fishing, bushwalks etc. You’ll also find profiles of local personalities, restaurant reviews, food recipes, legends, local music and art, the latest calendar of upcoming events, plus much more…You can also link to all of our advertiser’s websites…and the best part is that it’s free!

Escape Magazine is distributed through most hotels and resorts in the Cook Islands and it is also the in-flight magazine of our regional airline Air Rarotonga. A number of copies of each issue are distributed internationally through the offices of Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.

Back issues plus souvenir products such as books and calendars will be available on-line soon.

Kia Manuia!
Margaret & Steve Woulfe

The Real Te Vara Nui

Learn about Vara Hunter's life & her business achievements.

Page 40

SEAVA Reunion

SEAVA is bringing their next biennial reunion to Rarotonga in 2017.

Page 48

Our WW1 Soldiers

Local carvers share their vision for a memorial to remember 500 Cook Island men.

Page 50

Magical Whales

Erika Bult talks about humpback whales & what needs to be done to protect them.

Page 54

The Coconut Cure

The wonders of the humble coconut and its oil.

Page 61

Outrigger Heaven

Rarotonga’s Vaka Eiva draws outrigger canoeists from all parts of the globe.

Page 68