The recipe of a perfect vacation includes the company of loved ones, an isolate place where the only sounds you can hear are those of the waves dashing against the shore, and miles of sparkling beaches surrounded by lagoons on one side and lush green mountains in the backdrop! As kids, we have all made such sceneries in our drawing book but there is a place that’s perhaps more beautiful than your 2nd grade canvas! We’re talking about Rarotonga, the largest of all the 15 islands that comprise Cook Islands.
Situated in the south Pacific region, the islands of Cook are scattered and collectively occupy a space that can roughly equal the size of India. Yet, the total population of Rarotonga might be one of the lowest in the world with barely 13,095 natives residing on this dreamy island. There are a lot of Rarotonga specials, i.e. distinct characteristics that attract people to spend their vacations at this wonderful locale. Here’s a look at some of the most popular activities, sightseeing places and avenues for binging on food!
- Scuba Diving: Scuba Diving is an exhilarating as well as enriching experience. Just like there’s life on Earth, there’s a world below that’s mesmerizing. An underwater dive will help you overcome your fears and explore a world that you have never seen. Usually, underwater cave ruins are explored at Rarotonga in the presence of a plethora of multicolored fishes. In the month of August, one can get to experience whales up and close at these islands. The Black Rock is particularly famous for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling.
- Snorkeling: Snorkeling is yet another activity that can be best enjoyed at Rarotonga. The shallow waters of Muri are the most idyllic destination for beginners to take lessons in snorkeling. You will be in for a total treat as you will get to snorkel in the company of a variety of fishes and splendiferous coral reefs. The depth of water is pretty low, so anyone right from a beginner to an advanced person can go to snorkel. Usually, a lot of Rarotonga Resorts provide snorkeling as a part of their package.
Rarotonga is a delight for non vegetarian eaters. Since there are a lot of reefs and lagoons surrounding the islands, one can lay their hands on the choicest of fishes. Vegetarian eaters shouldn’t fret at all because this place provides fresh fruits during every season. Being an island, there’s a plentiful supply of coconuts ensuring you can casually sip coconuts whenever you feel tired. There are mangoes, star fruit, guava, passion fruit, spinach, sweet potato etc. available in abundance. Also, Hotels in Rarotonga serve the most delicious meals heartily prepared by world class chefs.