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Things to do on your Rarotonga holiday

Planning your next Rarotonga holiday and wondering how you should spend your time? There are stunning beaches to stroll along, cocktail lists to work your way through, and fresh sea air to breathe in on the daily. But if you are keen to get out there and ignite your adventurous spirit, there are a wide array of activities to keep you busy in Rarotonga. Let us help you with some ideas for your next Rarotonga holiday.

Take to the water

As with all South Pacific destinations, exploring by water is a popular option for most travellers. With warm tropical temperatures and crystal clear waters, there is a new adventure for each day. Swimming and snorkelling in the safe protected lagoons of Rarotonga are great for swimmers of all levels, and just below the surface is an abundant marine life you can get up close and personal with. Muri Lagoon is a perfect place to try your hand at something new and all of this is right off the beach. Stand up paddle boarding, kitesurfing, sea scootering, and kayaking are popular pastimes in this part of the world.

If you can’t get enough of the natural beauty of the lagoon and want to explore even further, there are a number of tours you can choose from. Guided tours, glass bottom boat tours, lagoon cruises, scuba diving trips, and fishing charters all available from Rarotonga. The expertise and commentary provided by the local guides is second to none and will have you feeling like a marine expert in no time!

Get in touch with nature

The Cook Islands are filled with natural beauty, and visitors are often surprised by their breathtaking interiors. Covered in lush green vegetation, tropical jungles, and mountains to explore, you can be assured of Rarotonga’s spectacular scenery at every turn. Hiking across the island is an experience like no other, and can be done in a group with friends or on a guided tour. There is no better place to reconnect with nature than in Rarotonga!

Get around Raro in style

Enjoy the freedom of seeing the sights of Rarotonga at your own pace in the vehicle of your choice. Rarotonga is just 32km in circumference and can be conquered in many ways. Discover this magical oasis by mountain bike, e-bike, scooter or motor car. The hardest part is choosing which set of wheels!

Learn about the local culture

Culture is at the heart of the Polynesian lifestyle and cannot be missed on your next Cook Islands holiday. The locals are happy, vibrant people who love to celebrate and share their culture with visitors to their home. Do yourself a favour and book an Island Night cultural show for an experience of a lifetime. Plus, there are a number of resorts in Rarotonga offering experiences where the locals share their exciting history through traditional music, song, dance and food. This is a definite must do!

Visit the local markets

Punanga Nui Markets is the ultimate spot to shop for handicrafts and artwork made with love by the locals. You will find wooden carvings, ukuleles, woven hats, pupu necklaces and so much more! Operating each Saturday morning in Avarua – be sure to include the markets in your itinerary.

Try some new cuisine

Just a short trip from your Rarotonga accommodation is an array of local authentic cuisine. From fish and chips on the beach to fine dining restaurants, Rarotonga has a lot to offer your tastebuds. The food is fresh and delicious and should you choose, you can enjoy each meal in a different location.

Planning your Rarotonga holiday

Our team at Spacifica Travel would love to help put together an unforgettable Cook Islands holiday and can offer more detailed advice on your Rarotonga holiday. Give our friendly team a call now on 1800 800 722!

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