Ultra luxury holiday beachfront VILLAS for sale in Cook islands Real Estate
  •  The objective  of PRIMAL EXPAT  is to provide you with insight and have you fully prepared for your relocation to this South Pacific island nation of the Cook Islands, so that your decision to do so is based on knowledge, insight, expectationand that you then enjoy the transition, make friends, feel connected, have a sense of appreciation and competence....and have fun and enjoyment, knowing that you made the right decision.

  • Development  This  page will be under constant development;  As questions asked by one party are nearly always applicable to others and will be added accordingly, so stay in touch and keep abreast via   INSTAGRAM-Remember to  Like,  Share  and  FOLLOW  -   and keep up to date -

                   - The PRIMAL EXPAT - aka Carey Winterflood ( Cook Islands Real Estate )

​What is the process and why do I have to register?

When you have looked into what is For Sale on Rarotonga or the outer islands and have decided on a particular Cook Islands business to purchase, there is one more step in the formal sales and purchase process,  and that is having your legal representative draft an application to the Cook Islands, Business Trade Investment Board  ( i.e. the BTIB ) to have them consider your application to purchase. The process and roadmap here...  LINK


When you are considering relocating to the Cook Islands, it is comforting to be able to speak to someone who has already done it and has helped others.

Primal = primal human needs 'basic and relating to an early stage of development'

Expat = expatriate - 'A person who lives outside their native country'

Cook Islands Real Estate     Real Estate Cook Islands    Cook Islands Resort Brokers

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONResidential Land, Vacant land and Residential Homes are only available to Cook Islanders and qualified Permanent Residents (P.R.'s) or those Non-Cook islanders that are already here and operating a registered business  As a NON-Cook Islanders  - we must first purchase an existing business as our initial way of entry to these islands.  Then, after being here for a period of time, we can explore residential property purchases.  There are some exceptions, e.g. forming a J.V. with a local Cook islanders...PLEASE REVIEW this link...FAQ's... for more on this process and please feel free to pass thru any questions so we can explore further ...or EMAIL from here...


                Primal Human Needs: 

                         extract from          

           Psychologist -Roger Elliott.

- to feel safe and secure day to day
- give and receive attention
- have a sense of some control and influence over events in life
- feel stretched and stimulated by life to avoid boredom
- have fun sometimes and feel life is enjoyable
- feel intimate with at least one other human being
- feel connected to and part of a wider community
- be able to have privacy and time to privately reflect
- have a sense of status, a recognizable and appreciated role in life
- have a sense of competence and achievement
- a sense of meaning about life and what we do.

        THINKING of relocating to the Cook Islands and have a lot of QUESTIONS  ?

  • I want to know what the process is ?
  • How do I access this 'application process' and why do I have to apply ?
  • Who do I contact for more information on such things as schooling for the children, medical care and the host of other questions that I can't even think of at the moment ?
  • What do I need to know and where do I start ?

Browse below for the answers to these and more ...
... or email me 
[ CLICK HERE ] for any questions not yet covered or outlined

 The leading Realty specialist on RAROTONGA AND AITUTAKI - COOK ISLANDS  Cook Islands Real Estate     Real Estate Cook Islands    Cook Islands Resort Brokers

 This site is English based in terminology, so the use of such terms as Realtor, Real Estate, realty, villas and rental villas, hotels, motels and the generic term of accommodation complexes seen and used here on a regular basis. As our site becomes more global in its customer base, then there will be the need to blend in such terms as Casa, condos, mortgage and mortgagee sales, reit, immo and immobilien for uses to explain the rental properties, rental properties, beachside rental properties that are more widely understood, particularly with our Latin speaking clients

The usual terms of Villas, place, properties, or property for sale in the Cook Islands and Rarotonga will be the base language, however as we become more international known then terminology such as studio, house and homes, apartment and accommodation ventures, homes for sale Rarotonga and businesses for sale Cook Islands and Rarotonga real estate markets are becoming too narrow, but still a good base to build upon. As is Real Estate Cook Islands and Commercial properties for sale Cook Islands ,Cook Islands Resort Brokers . The best Number 1 realtor or Real estate agents in the Pacific

To Date our primary search terms for the first 10 best remain as Cook Islands Business for sale, followed by Cook Islands Real Estate and Cook Island business for sale. Noting that the third search term uses the Cook Islands in a singular form. House for sale Rarotonga and houses for sale Rarotonga, again using the plural and singular terms. Rarotonga homes for sale and Rarotonga Realty show a more specific search for this island alone, as opposed to using the Cook Islands in the greater term. Real Estate Cook Islands is down at Number 8 but when searched as Cook Islands Real Estate which comes in at number two. Business for sale Cook Islands and then followed by Businesses for sale Cook Islands complete the 10 best search terms. Number eleven takes on a different face altogether and is ‘can a new Zealand resident buy a house in Rarotonga’ – that answers is yes,  it may be possible in some circumstances , however best to email us so we can discuss in more detail

As this site grows there will be the addition of such discussion topics like; the Best Real Estate markets in the Cook Islands, Boutique hotels for sale Rarotonga and sections dedicated to Cafes for sale, Bars for sale Restaurants for sale, Taverns for sale just for the Rarotongan market and possible another for Aitutaki or even  Atiu. Cook Islands Real Estate is locally known already as the local Resort Brokers and Lodge Brokers as well as their tourism brokers. For some their search terminology of Motel Brokers or Cook Islands Motel Brokers as well as Boutique Motels for sale Cook Islands has landed them on our site.

Carey Winterflood and Peter Heays have the local knowledge and we can help you, should you have questions on Cook Islands Immigration or wanting more info on tourism opportunities especially in the hospitality industry or for Cook Islands boutique accommodation opportunities, boutique Motels for sale as well as Boutique Hotels for sale, most of which are located on Rarotonga. C.I.R.E is well known as the local Motel Brokers, and have firsthand experience in running, owning and operating these establishments here on Rarotonga. General speaking, we have these listed together as Commercial Real Estate Cook Islands. For most we are their first contact as their international Hotel Broker, and as their lead in to the Cook Islands Immigration rules and regulations

 To explain the use of terms such as My tourism broker or your tourism broker may not be useful, so we have tried to cover requests and search terms as broad as possible when searching for Lodges for sale or B&B for sale, as these could assist in someone looking for a Backpackers for Sale in the Cook Islands. These would possibly be better represented with a search for tourism properties for sale or simply Cook Islands Real Estate Agents better known as Destination Cook Islands. Aitutaki is also listed as being in the top 10 vacation destinations in the world.