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

www.muriheights.com

Te Moana Muri

www.temoanamuri.com

Makayla Palms

www.makaylapalms.com

Rarotonga Beach Bungalows www.rarotongabeachbungalows.com

The Big Fish Dive Center

www.thedivecentre-rarotonga.com

Your best bet for a good diving experience is this Padi 5 Star Dive Operator located in the south of Rarotonga.

Dive Rarotonga
www.diverarotonga.com

Pacific Divers Rarotonga
www.pacificdivers.co.ck

Adventure Cook Islands
www.adventurecookislands.com

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.

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