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Best things to do in Rarotonga

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a great place to visit on a Saturday morning. A great way to mix with the locals, see cultural performances and taste some of the local delicacies.”
15 locals recommend
Café
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“Great breakfast, lunch menu. A very popular place with the locals and tourist.”
14 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great way to sample a variety of dishes on offer in one place. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sunday from 5-9pm.”
9 locals recommend
Theatre
“A lovely cultural village built over a mangrove with open plan seating. Enjoy a village tour or an Island Night Cultural show with buffet dinner”
19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“You can eat dinner at trader Jacks defiantly a local and tourist hang out, right in the middle of Avarua ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cafe, restaurant, bar and also the place to hire snorkels, kayaks and sup paddle boards. Cheap food, live music at times. Good place to check out!”
6 locals recommend
Market
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Fantastic day out on the lagoon snorkelling, fish feeding and then enjoy lunch on an atoll in the middle of the lagoon. Full day excursion from 10am to 2pmish”
9 locals recommend
Bar
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“They have a great pubcrawl bus that will pick you up and take you to a variety of bars and then drop you off. They also get a number of great bands and DJs”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“A very popular beach side bar and great PUB GRUB at affordable prices. A local bar with sand floor, right on the waters edge - friendly service - all are welcome”
9 locals recommend
Café
“The most fresh fish you will find - hubby does the fishing and wife makes the best fish sandwiches and salads. Fresh fruit smoothies on the menu as well. A little something fresh and organic for all ages!”
6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Enjoy a fun day out on the water with snorkelling, fish feeding and lunch on a motu (atolll) in the middle of the lagoon.”
6 locals recommend
Resort
“White sandy beach and a excellent snorkeling area with beautiful view of the little motus ”
7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Feel like grabbing a snack late at night? Super Brown Convenient store is open 24 Hours”
5 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“A rich cultural and historical experience. Enjoy an Island Night Buffet and Dinner with Cultural dance show atop the oldest settlement on Rarotonga. A 500 year old village with maraes and a fabulous hilltop view of the western side of the island.”
6 locals recommend
Museum
“Good history and Cafe - Free water refills and cellphone charging station. Admission fees apply to museum... Good coffee”
4 locals recommend