From the mountains, it was a pretty sight on the coasts and beaches of Rarotonga. The weather is beautiful, it really benefited during the day. I strongly advises you to do this tour with a local guide, you learn a lot about life in the Cook Islands.
A Plantation pineapple It is almost like in French Polynesia, except that we all speak English here.
Here you can see the magnificent mountain roads of Rarotonga. A tip, avoid drinking and driving, it might be dangerous …
This is the end of the day, we spent a really good time on this 4 * 4 with our guide.
One late afternoon in Rarotonga. The Cook Islands are only 1h30 flights from Tahiti (Papeete). We can also get there from New Zealand and Australia.
A new day for us, we will continue our favorite hobby: tan, beach. We see Titi in swimsuit from Toy Club.
Diving is very pleasant. The water is clear, fish are very numerous. The number of living is not very high, the fishermen take only what they need.
My impression is that they have no easy life.
Arnold left California, it is in Rarotonga for a holiday dreams (he lost weight?).
The day rolls into Edge Water, an incredible evening we will wait at the hotel … I take this opportunity to say that the staff was very attentive and friendly.
And here with the staff that it was the party until late into the night. It was the opportunity to speak Tahitian and Pacific Ocean. There is a lot of differences between the 2 languages.
Today, it’s almost finished. The holidays are on the end. Titi comes to the Tour of Rarotonga in common, there are over 30 km to go.
Last bathing before departure. You can see the coral just ahead. The lagoons are not very large in contrast to the islands of French Polynesia.
A photo before departure for Tahiti. It shows the couple the craziest that I know.
Before leaving, one last look at the Pacific Ocean, small nets and fishing boats of Rarotonga.
Beautiful view of the lagoon Rarotonga, with a small motu full of coconut.
Our plane is back there, it was a week. It’s short but it has allowed us to have fun and visit another Polynesia than we know already. It certainly come back, but this time on attempts to go see the other islands: Aitutaki, Mangaia and Atiu.
An aerial view of Rarotonga and the Cook Islands.
We arrive in Papeete. A team of easytahiti is there to welcome us. This trip, I advice to everybody. It is past time execellent. Then the rates are very low in this part of Polynesia, and then there is a Maohi people as before, away from the disturbance and the world.
We thank the whole team of easyTahiti. Com for the organization of our holidays and all the staff of the Water Edge Hotel in Rarotonga. Maururu Cook Islands.
Brigitte, Thierry, Jeff and Maxime - July 2007