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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Nice market, but only on saturday

Nice market, but only on saturday although its open all week with just 1-2 stalls. Saturday is the... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Sydney, Australia
Very entertaining & interesting morning out with the family.

We visited on the busy day - Saturday - & stayed a few hours. Stalls seemed to start to pack up... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Nice market, but only on saturday although its open all week with just 1-2 stalls. Saturday is the main day with big and cheap huge island style meals like chicken mushroom sauce and rice and similar, juice places are also around and souvenir stalls. Overall...More

Thank viv_ab
Reviewed April 25, 2017

We visited on the busy day - Saturday - & stayed a few hours. Stalls seemed to start to pack up around 1pm. Lots of local art/craft to look at, souvenirs galore. Lots of food stalls, as well as locals selling their (presumably home grown)...More

1  Thank CoffsMum
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Lovely local market but reaches heights on a Saturday morning when the locals all come together. You can get everything there from tourist ware to food and fruit and veg. Very friendly traders. Pumping music as you enter puts you in the island mood.

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed April 15, 2017

The place to go if you are a tourist and looking for a souvenir for family and friends. Great variety of stalls.

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is a MUST do if you're on Rarotonga... all the locals and all the tourists go. There are SO many options for breakfast - local foods, european foods, fruits and coffees that despite going to Raro more than 10 times I still visit the...More

Thank Ngaio M
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This is an outdoor market with everything Cook Islands. Fresh seafood, fruits and veggies locally grown, vendors abound and local food for sale make this a must see. Clothing and jewelry locally made gives you a taste and feel of the South Pacific. The market...More

Thank Rosterhold
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Perfect place if you're after local performance, art, food and produce this is the place. Good prices, great choice especially on Saturday mornings.

Thank Delicjaaa
Reviewed March 29, 2017

This is a must see thing to do as every Saturday the markets are on and all the islanders set up stalls fro fresh fish to handicrafts, fresh fruit and vegies. Fast food and delicious coconut drinks to be had, as well entertainment. A must...More

Thank joeandkarenB
Reviewed March 29, 2017

These markets on a Saturday morning are great. A fantastic chance to get that sarong/singlet and hat you will need during your stay. Cultural items, foods, and the dance show are all highlights to see and try when visiting. Souvenirs galore and a general opportunity...More

1  Thank 11Annette11
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Great market for meeting and talking to locals who have actually made the items you are buying. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. The food choices are so good, I nearly couldn't make up my mind.

1  Thank 007Becca
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September 8, 2017|
Response from Manydreamscometrue | Reviewed this property |
The market is available to local residents to sell or advertise their products or services. A fee is paid by each stall holder.
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Young Sil B | Reviewed this property |
I was the same! Yes, it is technically open during the weekdays but only has a small number of stalls open -- Not much to look at. But on Saturday, it was filled with stalls and had some performances on as well. It is shame... More
January 21, 2017|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun