Rarotonga, Cook Islands Cruise Port

Rarotonga is one of the islands found in the Cook Islands group and it is the youngest island in the whole group. It is not like the other islands because it has not been affected by submersions and erosions, which have reduced the size of most of the surrounding volcanic islands. The island offers a natural beauty that is characterized by sawtooth peaks and ridges that are covered by tropical jungles, separated by some streams that run down the island's steep valleys. The island is believed to have been discovered in 1823, by John Dibbs as he transported a missionary by the name of Reverend John Williams. Featured below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Rarotonga, Cook Islands:
 
  • Visitors who are interested in learning more about the island's cultural practices and history should visit the Te Vara Nui Cultural Village, which is a village that was purposefully built to showcase the region's local culture. Here, visitors are treated to shows that encompass most of the locals' culture.
     
  • The island's surrounding waters are known to have some spectacular dive sites where visitors could engage in scuba diving and a bit of snorkeling. Dive Rarotonga is one of the licensed agencies that would provide visitors with professionals, who are familiar with the best dive sites.
     
  • Visitors who are interested in spending some time under the sun on a beach should pay a visit to Muri Beach and lagoon. It is considered to be the island's most beautiful section that is close to the encircling lagoon. Its white sand compliments the lagoon's clean turquoise water.
     
  • Visitors should also take the time to visit the island's Cocoputt, which is a theme park that offers putt golf and a variety of other fun activities for the whole family. The facility also offers catering services where one can get to sample some of the local cuisines.

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