Rarotonga is the capital island of the Cook Islands and it is by far the most populated of the Cook Islands. This island is surrounded by a lagoon, which often extends more than a hundred metres to the reef, then slopes steeply to deep water. The interior of the island is dominated by eroded volcanic peaks cloaked in dense vegetation. The diving in and around the reef is great and offers something for everybody. From easy shallow lagoon dives to more challenging channel dives in the south. All that with warm tropical waters of around 27 degrees in summer time. Most dive operator dive everywhere on the island.
Muri Heigths Villas
Te Moana Muri
Rarotonga Beach Bungalows www.rarotongabeachbungalows.com
The Big Fish Dive Center
Your best bet for a good diving experience is this Padi 5 Star Dive Operator located in the south of Rarotonga.
Pacific Divers Rarotonga
Adventure Cook Islands
The best time to visit the Cook Islands is outside the cyclone season between the months of April and November. Outside this period it can get quite hot and unpleasantly humid.
Fly into Rarotonga’s International Airport (Airport code RAR) from either Los Angeles, Auckland, Papeete, Sydney, Brisbane or even Melbourne. The flight from Auckland takes about 3,5 hours. The flight from Los Angeles wil take you about 9,5 hours.