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Why You Should Visit Rarotonga

Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Cook Islands

Why You Should Visit Rarotonga

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Rarotonga evokes plenty of images of tropical bliss, from tall palm trees wavering in the wind to endless warm blue water. 

The capital of the Cook Islands nation, it's a wonderful place for holidays, whether restful or full of adrenalin-pumping adventure.

Here are just some of the reasons why Rarotonga should be your next holiday destination! 

Good things come in small packages
The island of Rarotonga has a modest 32 kilometre circumference, meaning you can explore plenty of it with ease. Traffic is not a problem here! Jump aboard the island bus that will pick you up and drop you off almost anywhere you like, or hire a scooter and buzz around the island yourself. You can also opt to get active by hiring a bicycle or walking on your own two feet. 

However you travel, explore the compact island and discover hidden beaches, secret coves and beautiful sea caves. Then swim to your heart's content!

The many wonders of the ocean
Speaking of water, Rarotonga has some of the best! Surrounded by inviting ocean, those who love watersports, diving, snorkelling, fishing and plenty more will simply love Raro. 

You can expect an underwater world full of bright coral, colourful fish and other fascinating sea creatures to boot. 

Why not learn how to live like a local and try bone fishing or paddle boarding out on the calm waters of Muri Beach?

History and heritage waiting to be discovered
Rarotonga has a fascinating history, which dates all the way back to 1500BC when Maori ancestors landed on the Cook Islands. How did they manage to navigate their giant canoes to these islands? Through a culture of using the stars and exceptional seamanship and navigation that still permeates the Rarotongan lifestyle today. 

Visit villages and discover this for yourself. You'll soon find that dance, song and drumming are all integral parts of the local culture, which you'll be welcomed into with open arms. 

The surrounding landscape is also incredibly impressive, built up over time from deposits of ash and other debris. Drawing comparisons to the landscape of the moon, it has to be seen to be believed. 

The island is easy to get to as well. Tanna is just a 35-minute flight from the capital Port Vila. The mountain is easily accessible from the airport, with a number of tours and transfers available. It won't be long before you're gazing at the majestic Mount Yasur!

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