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The tropical paradise of Rarotonga is home to Avarua - the capital of the Cook Islands

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Cook Island Cruises

The largest of the 15 Cook Islands, Rarotonga is also the most populous and is home to the capital city of Avarua. The island is naturally stunning with its:

  • Orange coral reefs that surround it
  • Blue lagoons
  • Pristine white-sand beaches

The inland is covered with green rainforest, farmlands and spectacular mountains, whereas the coastline is dotted with local settlements.

Things to Do in Rarotonga

Rarotonga has plenty of history, sights and fascinating places to visit:

  • The beautifully white-washed Cook Islands Christian Church in Avarua was built in 1853, its graveyard is home to some famous people
  • The Cook Islands Whale & Wildlife Centre is a must-see if you are planning to go whale watching in the region, you’ll find out all about the wildlife that frequents the Cook Islands
  • Enjoy some delicious barbecued snacks, fresh bread and a smoothie at the Pananga Nui Market
  • Get unique, homemade perfumes and soaps at the Perfumes of Rarotonga outlet near the airport

The Best Time to Visit

If you are looking for a little rest and relaxation while in Rarotonga and want to avoid the tourist crowds, book your Cook Islands cruise holiday around the months of October – November:

  • It is tolerably hot
  • It is dry