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Rarotonga

The warmth of the tropical sun envelops you, the scent of frangipani washes over you, the most pressing decision that you face, should you climb the summit of the islands majestic volcanic peak or explore the crystal clear turquoise waters and swim with schools of tropical fish. Either way you know you’ll enjoy your day in this tropical paradise we call Rarotonga.

Getting around

Rarotonga is just like one big resort, no traffic lights, no McDonalds, but with endless adventures and excitement just waiting to be explored. With so much on offer you’ll be excited to learn that getting around our beautiful island is as easy as hopping on board a bus travelling in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. Or you can hire a rental car or jump on the back of a scooter like us and enjoy the wind on your face as you cruise around our Island enjoying both beauty and adventure on tap. It takes just 45 minutes to get around the whole Island, so you’ll never feel like you’re stuck in the same spot.

Food glorious Food

On Rarotonga, we have over 50 cafés and restaurants to choose from, with many being located within walking distance from your accommodation. With options ranging from the best burgers you’ve ever tried at great family friendly restaurants to fine dining with a Polynesian twist, you’ll always be spoilt for choice.

Endless adventures by day and night

Feel the rush of endorphins as you conquer the peak of our volcanic cone on a guided tour with Pa. Give Kite surfing a go or learn to scuba dive in our warm waters. Take the family to one of our famous cultural or whale and wildlife centres, or just wander from the sandy white beach to the pool while the kids enjoy an intense day of crab racing and friend making at the kids club. From activities packed with adrenalin, to the more sedate such as kayaking or stand up paddle boarding in the calm lagoon, through to the perfect island massage, we can help you enjoy your perfect day in paradise.

But in Rarotonga the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down as we boast the best nightlife of all the islands in the South Pacific. Open-air bars with cool island vibes provide spectacular vistas and the opportunity to mix with us friendly locals. And if you’re not quite ready to call it a night head to one of our pumping nightclubs, or join a nightlife party bus tour for a truly memorable evening. Above all our nightlife is exciting, exotic but extremely safe and it’s something we’d love you to experience while you’re staying with us.

Culture

If it’s culture you’re searching for then don’t miss the opportunity to head to a cultural show and be enchanted by our local cultural groups, dancing with fire to the fast rhythm beaten out on a wooden drum. Head to our buzzing Punanga Nui markets and experience beautiful Rarotongan craft, pick up a stunning Tivaevae (brightly coloured hand made quilt) or an exquisite black pearl. Or join with us at church on Sunday as we lift our voices in harmonious song.

Accommodation

You’ll be blown away by the different styles of accommodation on offer. If you’re travelling with a group of friends and are looking to self-cater consider hiring a beach house, or perhaps you prefer to envisage yourself lying beside a private pool, then the intimacy offered by a luxurious villa stay is the place for you. For those of you searching for fun and adventure we have plenty of backpackers, or if you’re travelling with a young family and appreciate the ease of restaurants, room service and a kids club then we also have the ideal full service resorts for you. In Rarotonga, no matter what type of accommodation you’re looking for we’ve got the perfect place for you, just so long as you’re still willing to make some tough decisions while you’re here; so what will it be, a spectacular summit climb or a snorkel to spot the tropical rainbows?

 

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