Cook Islands survive on tourism and Avarua City, commonly referred to as the ‘town’, is its lifeline. You will delight in the sweet morning smell of fresh fruits and the natural oxy-rich environment of the place. A harbour and an international airport handle the arrival of tourists. Services like a car for hire in Avarua are available. So, if you are looking for holidaying in Cook Islands, do pay a visit to Avarua.
A car rental in Avarua may be a little high but the amazing sightseeing is worth the price. If you want to book a tour or a travel package, head towards the Cook Islands tourist information centre. The city is on the island of Rarotonga, with around six thousand inhabitants making their living from fishing and agriculture. Foreign involvement is much restricted, which you will notice taking a walk through the native market.
The calm gorgeous beach lures the tourists. On the other side is the mountainous terrain which provides a really stunning look to the whole landscape. Snorkelling in the clear, salty water is an amazing experience. While snorkelling and swimming with the fish, seeing starfish in the coral is common. A car for rent in Avarua will be available if you get a Cook Islands driver’s license, which you can do in a few minutes at the local police station. Then drive to whatever part of the island and take a swim wherever you want.
You are sure to come across clubs in the town having the ethnic touch unlike the typical urban clubs and bars. Cafes like the Salt Water Café are a prize when you really need some great food. Staying in the Edgewater Resort can be quite fulfilling. If you were looking for a real calm sandy tropical beach, Avarua is the perfect place, nothing less than what you would imagine.
With a car or scooter, you can go on a tour of your own on the island of Rarotonga. The sparkling blue water, the friendly natives and their hospitality, and the shops are enough reasons to travel to the island. The other islands which are part of the territory, lying in close proximity are Aitutaki, Mangaia and Palmerstone Island. If you love the water, you will love the island too.
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