Me and my boyfriend are going on a trip round the world and we are lucky enough to have three weeks on the cook islands. We start the 27th of August on Rarotonga and I booked Rarotonga Backpackers for three nights. Our plan is then to hop to Aitutaki and stay there for around two weeks. We didn't book tickets yet because I heard it is cheaper to book it last minute. First of all is this true, do they have special last minute rates? Second question because we are not completely sure which day we arrive on Aitutaki we cannot reserve acco yet. Is this a problem or is there usually something available? We are on a tight budget so around 80 nz dollar would be the max.
Should I go ahead and book and plan everything already or is this nog necessary and arrange everyting locally? Many thanks in advance!