© Conservation International/photo by Michael Donoghue

© Conservation International/photo by Michael Donoghue

Although you can relax beside our unique swimming pool or the beach on your doorstep, Rarotonga has numerous activities to keep you entertained both on land and in the sea. The interior of the island is blessed with lush native bush, whilst the main road hugs the seas around Rarotonga. Scooter and car hire make exploring the 30km relaxing and fun. Three-quarters of Rarotonga are encircled by the ancient inner road, Ara Metua. This is approximately 29 km long and was constructed in 11th century and for most or all of its whole length was paved with large stone slabs

Tours and excursions abound, from hiking to horse riding, scenic flights to sailing. If you prefer a more relaxed time you can have a round of golf at Rarotonga’s beautifully maintained 9 hole course.

Between June and September you might be lucky enough to watch humpback whales from your own absolute beachfront bungalow! Alternatively, deep sea fishing is within minutes of leaving the harbour:  Experience the excitement of fishing for Tuna, Mahimahi, Wahoo or, if you are lucky enough, the mighty Marlin.
Deep Waster Turtle
Other island activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, bike riding, dancing, seeing island shows, tennis and sleeping on the beach!

With so many restaurants, bars and cafes sprinkled around the island you’ll be spoiled for choice. Head off in search of fresh seafood and lush juicy fruit picked especially for you.


Alternatively, the Saturday morning market (Te Punanga Nui) is an event not to miss. With a variety of local fruit and vegetables, flowers, music and crafts there’s something for locals and tourists alike. The market is Rarotonga’s social event of the week.