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Rarotonga
Sipping coconut milk while bargaining for handmade jewelry and swaying your hips to live music—just another Saturday morning in Rarotonga. After a few hours of checking out the wharf-side Punanga Nui Market, hit the beaches of this reef-protected volcanic island. There are plenty of picturesque lagoons that allow peaceful swimming or snorkeling, and moonlit strolls along the East Side sands are pure magic. Raro Safari Tours are a popular way to explore the island’s vivid rainforest.

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Nearby recommended attractions:

Titikaveka Beach
Titikaveka Beach(Titikaveka)
Attraction type: Beaches
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC)(Avarua)
Owner description: Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this island church which dates back to 1853. The local graveyard is noted for some famous inhabitants... more Owner description: Sunday services are filled with hymns sung in the Maori language at this island church which dates back to 1853. The local graveyard is noted for some famous inhabitants including American author Robert Dean Frisbie. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites
Over-Water Night Show & Dinner
Over-Water Night Show & Dinner(Muri)
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Muri Lagoon
Muri Lagoon
One of the island's most beautiful locations, this lagoon and beach is a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling.
Attraction type: Beaches
Aroa Marine Reserve
Aroa Marine Reserve
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

All places to eat » Places to eat

The Mooring
The Mooring
Ranked #1 of 82 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe
Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Avarua
Price: $6 - $27
Cuisines: Tapas, Café, New Zealand, Pan-Asian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Kikau Hut Restaurant
Kikau Hut Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Arorangi
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian, Pacific Rim, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Tamarind House Restaurant
Tamarind House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Avarua
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Nautilus Resort Restaurant
Nautilus Resort Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 82 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Price: $8 - $31
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Cooks Bay Villas
4.0 of 5
Cooks Bay Villas
$40 - $284 (NZD 51 - 362)
Aito Apartments Muri
Aito Apartments Muri
$94 - $126 (NZD 120 - 160)
Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
Muri Retreat
Muri Retreat
$87 - $113 (NZD 111 - 144)
Ranked #5 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Makayla Palms
Makayla Palms
$185 - $323 (NZD 236 - 411)
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Muri Shores
Muri Shores
$192 - $197 (NZD 245 - 251)
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
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Black Rock Villas
Black Rock Villas
$155 - $275
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sea Change Villas
4.5 of 5
Sea Change Villas
$303 - $503 (NZD 386 - 641)
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Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
5.0 of 5 Rumours Luxury Villas and Spa
$529 - $903 (NZD 674 - 1,150)
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Muri
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Royale Takitumu
4.0 of 5
Royale Takitumu
$213 - $423 (NZD 271 - 539)
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.