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Sunshine & Serenity in Rarotonga

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Sunshine & Serenity in Rarotonga

story by: Inspire Magazine

LOOKING TO SLIP INTO A STATE OF TOTAL BLISS? RAROTONGA IS WAITING TO WOO YOU, WITH KIDS IN TOW.

There’s something quite magical about island life, where time seems to go a little slower and the people are just a touch friendlier. Rarotonga embodies all that is great about holidaying in the South Pacific, from its laid back, casual vibe to its abundance of family-friendly activities.

Let’s start with its size, shall well? Rarotonga’s 32km circumference makes for easy transits, where walking and cycling are king and hire cars and buses are always available to help you out if your legs get tired. If you do rent a car, check out CocoTots for hiring car seats, along with cots and buggies – one less thing to lug to the airport!

While small in size, this island is big on families, which is why you’ll find interconnecting rooms and kids’ clubs in many of the resorts. Look to the Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa for one of the best kids’ club options in the South Pacific, complete with interactive educational experiences and of course, plenty of playtime. It’s open year-round and boasts free snacks and drinks along with movie nights. Other clubs can be found at the likes of The Edgewater Resort & Spa, where the kids can create island style costumes, decorate coconuts and hunt down crabs, just to name a few. And the Pacific Resort Rarotonga will keep their faces beaming with beach activities on Muri Beach.

OUT AND ABOUT

Explore the island with 4WD safari tours or lagoon cruises, or engage the crew in some good old fashioned mini putt. Be taken back by Raro’s cultural nights, either beach front at Te Vara Nui Village or up in the hills at Highland Paradise, where you’ll learn about the island’s heritage, be entertained by music, dance and drumming while chowing down traditional food.

Of course, there’s no shortage of picture-perfect beaches to discover here, so you’re more than welcome to spend your days lazing by the lagoon.

The School Holidays are the peak times for travel to Rarotonga and travel packages to this stunning part of the world get snapped up quickly. So don’t beat around the bush – paradise is waiting.

Keen for some R&R in Rarotonga? Give us a call on 0800 838 747, visit houseoftravel.co.nz or come instore today.

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