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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
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
Over-Water Night Show & Dinner
Over-Water Night Show & Dinner(Muri)
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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
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Punanga Nui
Punanga Nui(Avarua)
Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
Attraction type: Flea/ Street Markets
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Mooring
The Mooring
Ranked #1 of 84 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:

Kikau Hut Restaurant
Kikau Hut Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 15 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
Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe
Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Avarua
Price: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Tapas, Café, New Zealand, Pan-Asian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Tamarind House Restaurant
Tamarind House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 22 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
Coco Latte
Coco Latte
Ranked #5 of 84 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Aito Apartments Muri
Aito Apartments Muri
$100 - $134 (NZD 120 - 160)
Ranked #5 of 17 Specialty lodging in Muri
Muri Retreat
Muri Retreat
$96 - $122 (NZD 115 - 146)
Ranked #6 of 17 Specialty lodging in Muri
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Sunrise Beach Bungalows
3.0 of 5 Sunrise Beach Bungalows
$88 - $160
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sunhaven Beach Bungalows
Sunhaven Beach Bungalows
$160 - $262 (NZD 192 - 314)
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Lagoon Breeze Villas
3.0 of 5 Lagoon Breeze Villas
$173 - $317 (NZD 207 - 380)
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Castaway Resort
3.0 of 5
Castaway Resort
$176 - $328 (NZD 211 - 393)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Cooks Bay Villas
4.0 of 5
Cooks Bay Villas
$330 - $497 (NZD 395 - 595)
Sea Change Villas
4.5 of 5
Sea Change Villas
$382 - $807 (NZD 457 - 966)
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Royale Takitumu
4.0 of 5
Royale Takitumu
$288 - $503 (NZD 345 - 602)
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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.