Dotted in the South Pacific, south of Hawaii and only six hours non-stop from Sydney, lies the small, beautiful archipelago of the Cook Islands. A group of only fifteen islands, all surrounded by topaz coloured water. At the heart of the nation is the main island, Rarotonga, home to the majority of the country’s 12,000 residents.
My love of coconuts and my recent accident-prone status (I broke my toe surfing) had left me in a bit of a predicament. To open a fresh coconut you need a large, sharp knife that looks like a mini machete. Unfortunately for someone like me, that just isn’t an option. I love coconut water, but I love my fingers more.