The Cook Islands is heaven on earth. It is a beautiful place for every kind of trip. The sunny climate is all year round. And this simply means that you can pack up and leave tomorrow morning with no worries about the weather.
Rarotonga is the largest and most populous island in the Cook Islands. If you are a lover of nature and fun, we trust that you will love this place. So, that’s why we are sharing what makes Rarotonga, Cook Islands an interesting place to visit.
#1. Affordable Beach Front Hotels
The hotels are quite affordable, the ambience is everything. Some very good hotels to lodge in Rarotango are the Rarotongan Beach Resort, Kiikii Inn & Suites, Muri Beach Club Hotel and the Edgewater Resort & Spa. But our advice to you is to always lodge in a hotel that is a few miles away from the international airport. And we strongly suggest the Edgewater Resort & Spa. The resort is 7 mins away from the airport and has a beachfront. If you are travelling as a couple, you can get a 2-bed studio apartment which costs approximately NGN 40,000 per night with breakfast included. When you split it, each person will roughly pay NGN 20,000 per night. And that’s like NGN 100,000 in five nights. If you ask me, I would say it’s a fair game. And you will get to enjoy the hotel’s facilities. Check out www.bookings.com for more details.
Photo 1: Edgewater Resort & Spa Hotel Photo 2: Kiikii Inn & Suites
When it comes to food, Rarotonga is definitely the best place for such. Starting from Les Palmiers Cafe and Grill on the Muri Beach which offers amazing European meals such as grilled meat, fresh salads, first-class desserts, and unique cocktails. You can even have a cocktail named after you! Interesting, right? If you want that creamy fish curry rice, then the Muri Night Market is your best bet!
#3. Nature-filled Attractions
Titikaveka Beach is a sight to behold, it is dotted with blue sea stars. The Maire Nui Gardens is a 7- acre land filled with beautiful plants/flowers you can ever find in the world. It’s a perfect place to take a stroll and admire nature. And to crown it all, the Cook Islands Christian Church is the oldest church in the Cook Islands and it’s the best place to take a few historic pictures.
Photo: Titikaveka Beach
Oh! before we leave you to digest all these points, we would like to let you know that Rarotongans are very welcoming and they love to chat with guests.
Have a safe trip!