The Punanga Nui Saturday market in Avarua is the greatest place to shop in the Cook Islands. Start with the fresh bread stalls for breakfast, grab some fresh fruit and a coconut to sip on and then start shopping. The absolutely best prices for Cook Island Black Pearls, hand-painted sarongs, woven hats, shell craft, Cook Island music CD's and so much more! Wonderful friendly Cook Islanders go out of their way to help, or just have a chat even when you are not buying. Remember, at the markets there are no extra hidden costs, just the seller and you. The absolute best way to shop in the CI's because you know that what you pay is going directly into the craftsman's pocket. Plan on spending the whole morning there - arrive early for the best food purchases - and then just loosen up and have fun!!
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