Rarotonga- east to get to (TX to LAX, LAX to Raro), no cruise ships, extremely low crime, English is the official language, and beaches for days.

Cook Islands Tourism | Cook Islands | Rarotonga

Here's where we stayed:

No fancy amenities, the beach and lagoon are 50 steps away, beautiful sunsets, and the 3rd best beach bar in the world. Perfect.
Peter- Marine Insurance Guru & tuna fishing addict!

1989 52' PT Overseas yachtfisher