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Description: Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can...
Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
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My two favorite things are to eat and shop. And this is the place to do that. Street food and souvenirs filled with welcoming and nice people. You can get anything from temanu oil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My two favorite things are to eat and shop. And this is the place to do that. Street food and souvenirs filled with welcoming and nice people. You can get anything from temanu oil from Rito to getting a Polynesian tattoo done. Like any cultural market, it gets overwhelming, so we had a game plan of seeing everything first and... More 

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NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Spent an hour here, had breakfast, both SVS? and LBV bakeries have nice pastries. Good Coffee at far end from town. Plenty of fast foods, pearl sellers and every handicraft you'd imagine

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were staying in Muri in May 2014 and hired a car and drove to the markets on a Saturday morning, what a difference the whether is on that side of the island. At Muri it was so windy and cool and at the Markets its was sooo hot. There were lots of stalls to look at and its good... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were on the island 3 weeks and went every Saturday morning! Fun atmosphere! Nice little holiday gifts, and the Waffle Shack is there for lunch! Do note, it is only on until 12pm, then everywhere, including the stores, close up for the day. They have live music and dancers which are fun to watch. M&M Ukulele has a stall... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great morning out. The dance performance starts around 10 and was great to watch. We tried lots of local food and drink. Felt very safe letting the kids wander on their own.

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Every Saturday morning, great fresh produce and food. All businesses are there with their wares. Market prices are better than store and they are willing to negotiate. Very friendly locals. Full on mixing with tourists. Great experience not to be missed.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Punanga Nui is fantastic fun. Get their early for breakfast and check out the stalls which give you an amazing overview of what is available craft, art wise in Rarotonga. Chat to the stall holders and you will learn all about the Islands. Grab a fresh made juice and watch the cultural show, the MC is very funny the girls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a Saturday morning must do if you are on the island on a Saturday. Be sure to get there mid morning or earlier as it is all over by mid day. There are lots of yummy food places to buy food and eat at. It is also the place to buy souvenirs. They had a island dance and... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We always start with breakfast at the waffle place, then just wander around shopping. Great place to stock up on island shirts and pareos. Also stick around for lunch for a plate of delicious, cheap island food, even take some home to save on food costs.

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Cardiff, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was a good way to see a lot quickly and an enjoyable morning especially with free cultural shows. I would not recommend buying anything as all goods for sale are available in the shops at cheaper prices, however it does give you a good overview of what is available and where to go shopping later on. A lot of... More 

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