Experience Rarotonga – Activities

When you’re not relaxing on the beach in front of your Cooks Bay Villa – check out some of the following things to do during your Rarotonga holiday:

Activities on the Water:

Rarotonga has an extensive range of water activities within the lagoon. Snorkeling around the smaller inlet islands (motus) is very popular, as are various other sports around Rarotonga that you can access right off the beach front.
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing & yachting
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Glass bottom tours and snorkeling & fishing trips
  • Feeding fish
  • Lagoon cruises
Activities on the Land:

Once you’ve had your fill of relaxing by the pool, ocean or under the many coconut trees, there are plenty of other things Rarotonga can offer. From adventure tours and island nights, to the many cafes and restaurants around the island – there is always something to do! Just come into the office, or contact us for further information.
  • Local markets and crafts
  • Nature walks and trails across the island
  • 4WD adventure tours
  • Cultural villages and tours
  • Local dance shows and song evenings and events
  • Golf course and mini golf facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Night clubs and bars
  • Explore the island via rental bike, car or scooter
  • Various calendar events:
    • Triathlon
    • Vaka Eva
    • Gospel day
Bigger Adventures:
  • Whale watching boat tours
  • Scenic flights
  • Day trips to the outer Islands
  • Scuba diving trips
  • Ocean fishing trips & game fishing tours
We would be more than happy to assist you in planning your activities, just contact us for more information.

About Beautiful Rarotonga 

Rarotonga is the heart of the Cook Islands. Some say it’s ‘paradise in the Pacific’ where people embrace you with a smile and open arms. The island is only 32km in circumference and will take you about an hour to travel around it.

Avarua is the main town on the island and the commercial centre of the Cook Islands. It has a friendly, bustling atmosphere and a good selection of shops, banks, cafes and visitor facilities. 

Rarotonga is dominated by mountain peaks where lush rain forests cascade to coconut-fringed shores. The island is almost completely encircled by a coral reef, which embraces the clear aqua lagoon waters and many white sandy beaches.

There are two main roads on Rarotonga - you can circle the island on the main sealed road, through the villages and past the beaches; or you can take the older inland road, which winds through local fields of taro, pawpaw, bananas and other farmlands.

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