The high earning - high spending Hunt family from Swindon who are used to a big house and a lavish lifestyle head off to The Cook Islands in the Pacific.
Dad Rikki is a big businessman, but Mum Laura feels that money is their biggest bugbear and that the kids are far too used to having it all on a plate. She’s desperate for the family to give back to basic living a go and explore how they can change their ways.
As they arrive on Atiu in the Cook Islands they face tropical storms, struggle to make a watertight shelter, and 19 yr old Chris uses up their much needed food supplies, a can of sardines, on what turns out to be an unsuccessful fishing trip. But as their local guide Ngaa opens their eyes up to some of the islands riches of taro, the local staple, and a wealth of tropical fruits, Laura is in her element as this is just what she came for. Can she convince her high earning, business obsessed husband and their three kids that there’s much to be gained from the simplicity of the island way of life?