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Aroa Marine Reserve

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Lots to see. Calm water. Spent about two hours taking in the beautiful scenery of fish and coral... read more

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177suzannef
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The best crystal clear water in the world and amazing ocean creatures. Very safe to snorkel around... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Lots to see. Calm water. Spent about two hours taking in the beautiful scenery of fish and coral. Not too busy either which allows for space to swim around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 177suzannef
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best crystal clear water in the world and amazing ocean creatures. Very safe to snorkel around and especially with kids, you have no problems letting them to snorkel alone.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tereapii R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow it was so much better a year ago, maybe it’s the season but we had to look further afield to see the same variety of fish.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wortho
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a section of the lagoon just south of Muri Beach going in a clockwise direction at Titikaveka – the shallows are accessible from the beach but the better parts are further out up against the inside of the reef with a nice collection...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found more fish snorkeling in front of our hotel than at the preserve. In fairness we didn't explore the entire area so we may have missed the best spots, but if you have a decent beach at your hotel, you might want to start...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CL5309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had an awesome time snorkeling, couldn't believe how many beautiful tropical fish were with in meter of the beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carl W
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Water is clear. The fish are great. We stayed right on the beach and snorkelled this every day. Amazing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jas c
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I'm glad they have the marine reserve. It makes it more likely that you will see a bigger range of fish

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bob_from_the_bay
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

You can see some plenty of fish in the reserve. The coral isn’t as exciting as it is in some other tropical islands but it still makes for a fun experience. The beach is nice too and you can just go straight in; no need...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank mandarinz
Reviewed September 20, 2018

What a great place to swim with a great variety of tropical fish, been windy lately but usually very calm, a must do!

Date of experience: September 2018
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OnAir348413
August 27, 2018|
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Response from sandbergkim | Reviewed this property |
Not sure- we rented snorkeling gear for our whole trip- it’s a lot more convenient and less expensive that way.
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potteradair
March 26, 2018|
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Response from toppopof6 | Reviewed this property |
Booked through a company called Pure Traveller they are gold coast bases but very good travelled Air New Zealand direct to rarotonga stayed at Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa would recommend this hired a car from Raro... More
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JIM_MUSGRAVE
November 20, 2017|
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Response from omoja | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you go to your local dive shop, all you will require are snorkelling fins, mask and snorkel. To make your experience pleasant try on different masks etc and you will be set for many years. My wife and I... More
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