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Rarotonga island

Ultimate guide (December 2023)
Rarotonga - metropolitan island on Cook Islands. There are large number of hotels, shops, restaurants and nice beaches. The central part of the island is mountainous and difficult to pass. To visit it we recommend to use services of local guides and travel agencies. [edit]
This island ranks #4 of the "Best atolls in Cook Islands"
Rating: 8.3 - 590 votes [vote]
Coordinates: -21.235142, -159.778317
See also: Best beaches in Rarotonga

Hotels [edit]

There's a huge number of hotels to suit every taste and budget. The island is relatively small, so you may stay in any hotel you like, and then go every day to a new beach. It is highly recommended to book a hotel in advance.

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How to get there [edit]

Rarotonga International Airport (RAR) serves flights from a limited number of countries, and is a popular destination for round the world trips as the optimal stop point on the way from New Zealand to the United States.

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When to go [edit]

The climate in Cook Islands is rather flat throughout the year. Keep in mind that the maximum number of tourists here is in June-August.

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Useful information [edit]

Cook Islands are famous for black pearls, which are sold everywhere. If you decide to buy expensive products, better do it in a reliable stores like Beachcomber Pearl Market.

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