We went to get away from the rat race of California, to unplug, to recharge our batteries, to just lay around and relax. For us this was the best vacation we have had in the past twenty years! Our hosts Tere and Annie treated us like family. Tere picked us up at the airport at 6:30 am when we arrived, drove us to our villa, took us to the local store, got us settled in and checked on us as needed. He was around to answer any questions but gave us our privacy at the same time. We will definitely be back and will book with him for our future visits here. If you want a fast paced environment go some place else, if you want to sit back and enjoy nature and truly relax, the Cook Islands are perfect!