Top 5 Must Do's in Rarotonga

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In terms of tourism, Rarotonga remains one of the more popular of the Cook Islands. Boasting a vast array of natural beauty and vacation-friendly attractions, Rarotonga has a lot to offer. To make the most of your stay, make certain you experience these 5 sites and adventures.

Maire Nui Gardens

Life runs at a slower pace on Rarotonga. As a result, tourists can take the time to enjoy such marvelous sites as the Maire Nui Gardens. This lovely botanical garden highlights the region’s tropical flowers and fruits in an elegant setting. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon strolling the grounds before stopping off at the on-site café, where you can sample from a host of delicious fresh baked desserts and snacks.

Snorkeling

The island of Rarotonga sits littered with gorgeous beaches and calm waters, ideal conditions for snorkeling. With its clear, shallow waters, Muri Beach in particular is ideal for first time snorkelers. More experienced swimmers may want to book a boat cruise, which will take you further out and away from the crowded shore. The Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve offers marvelous snorkeling opportunities with tons of fish, octopus and eel on hand for viewing. Lessons can be found throughout the island for a reasonable price as well.

Hiking

Rarotonga offers incredible hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. One of the island’s most rewarding hikes involves a walk up to Wigmore Falls, a breathtaking bit of scenery in the midst of the jungle. Smaller waterfalls permeate the region, but none pack the same wallop as Wigmore. Wildlife and mosquitoes run rampant throughout the island, so take the necessary precautions before embarking on a hike.

Cook Islands Christian Church

Displaying an overwhelming depth of charm and beauty, the church dates back to 1855. This whitewashed edifice serves as the burial site for Albert Henry, the former prime minister of the Cook Islands. The church also houses the final resting place of American author Robert Dean Frisbie, whose work focused primarily on the South Pacific region.

Punanga Nui Market

Open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., this delightful market plays host to a series of local vendors. Whether they’re selling clothes, souvenirs, crafts or food, you’re sure to find something of great value and interest. Perched along the waterfront, the Punanga Nui Market also offers spectacular views of Rarotonga’s surrounding region. It’s an ideal spot to spend a relaxing day both shopping and eating.

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Captain Tama s Lagoon Cruizes

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A BBQ lagoon cruise aboard a glass bottom boat to a marine reserve, snorkel amongst the many tropical fish before heading to Motu Koromiri (sand island) for a BBQ lunch of fresh fish, salads and tropical fruits.  Lunch is followed by a entertaining pareu tying and coconut husking demonstration. 

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Captain Tama s Lagoon Cruizes

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A BBQ lagoon cruise aboard a glass bottom boat to a marine reserve, snorkel amongst the many tropical fish before heading to Motu Koromiri (sand island) for a BBQ lunch of fresh fish, salads and tropical fruits.  Lunch is followed by a entertaining pareu tying and coconut husking demonstration. 

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tel:(682) 27350
url:www.captaintamas.com
address:Muri Beach, Rarotonga
email:capttamas@oyster.net.ck

Paradise Sailing

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Sailing twice a day from the Mariner. On board a trimaran that easily fits 12 adults. Snacks and drinks, both alcholic and non alcholic are part of the cost. All snorkelling gear is provided. Shower and toilet are on board. Real value for money . The skipper is a charming Swiss man who attends to your every need.

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