Friday, July 20, 2012

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2012

Back in the Cook Islands, it's my fourth trip since getting married their in 2007, it's nice to have family in such a prime spot in the Pacific.

We stayed for one week at Sanctuary, which is next door to the Rarotongan, but for over 16s only. It was a great spot, we had a beachfront suite and the snorkeling in the area is spectacular.

Mind you, while not beach side, the view from my mother in laws backyard is pretty spectacular....

Fish and chips or Hamburgers at The Maori Cafe
Coco Late for great sandwiches and coffee
Trader Jacks for Ika Mata and fresh fish
Give Captain Andy's at The Rarotongan a miss
Stop for $2 ice cream cones at Wigmore's
Sails for a great view, good seafood and live music. I couldn't pass up the trio of game fish.

Vaima is very popular, we booked and they were lined up at 6pm when we arrived
Mooring Cafe for great fish sandwiches
Tamarind House, my favourite place to eat on the Island, we had lunch for the change and the big advantage is you can enjoy the view

Salsa, I had the steak sandwich which was great, but DH said the Ika Mata was the best he had all trip
Flying Boat Fish & Chips, a great spot on the water just out of town for fish and chips

If this makes you think we spent two weeks eating our way around the Island you would be right!

Aro'a beachside inn for sunset drinks

Little Polynesian is another good spot for drinks, and once again over 15s only

Snorkeling in front of the Rarotongan

Do the Cross Island Track (post to come)

Saturday morning markets, near the wharf

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