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Punanga Nui

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A Saturday Must!

When in Rarotonga, plan to visit the markets on Saturday. From 7am through to 12pm. All local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maitland, Australia
Good culture

This is a must see if your here In Rarotonga. Every Saturday starting when the roosters wake you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Matavera, Cook Islands
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“great market”(19 reviews)
Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
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All reviews saturday morning fruit great market cultural show food stalls local produce saturday market stalls selling black pearls rice arts and crafts stall holders wander around waffle shack ika mata local dance live entertainment
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When in Rarotonga, plan to visit the markets on Saturday. From 7am through to 12pm. All local food stalls and clothing stalls. Local entertainment is also playing for your enjoyment.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim1802
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see if your here In Rarotonga. Every Saturday starting when the roosters wake you up. Best place to get a feed and listen to some island music. If you are after something to take home as a gift or souvenir then...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank reelaxingraro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Saturday must do , skip breakfast and head to the markets for breakfast, juice grab fruit and veggies fresh from the locals. Fresh juice buy the litre the mango and passion fruit one goes great with vodka. There is always a show on for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank angiesJ9776CL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you are in Rarotonga, and it’s Saturday, we highly recommend going to Punanga Nui Markets. Not only will you see the locals selling local produce, you will have stalls of souvenirs; foods; and other useful information (such as a turtle tour we organised). There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Rodders351
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful morning for a stroll through the market. Lots of hand made crafts and clothing. Plenty of food stalls catering for all tastes. Live entertainment with Cook Island dancing. Best place to go to pick up locally made souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kiwijaz_at_large
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

We spent Saturday morning wandering around the stalls stocking up on some delicious items to snack on. Homemade coconut scones, pineapple pie, fresh fruit, waffles and ice-cream. Lots more options available for food. We also bought a few trinkets to take home. It was great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 5 February 2019

It is a typical village market. Nice going around but It didn't grab me, the stalls offer same products you can find in town, but you pay up to 50% more.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Patricia_viajera2014
Reviewed 27 January 2019

There is much to see and do at the markets. Plenty of stalls are available to buy and bring home a memento of your trip or a pearl for your wife/girlfriend. The food is pretty stock standard street vendor food but there are plenty of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 158alicec
Reviewed 26 January 2019

a good place to go on saturday morning for breakfast plus shopping where the locals shop for food, crafts, clothes etc. lots of options and also full of people regardless of whether its sunny or wet. its within an easy walk of Avarua township and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

A great place to buy souvenirs, food and meet local people. It’s a relaxing market where you can a good mix of touristy and local buys. Markets are always a good option when traveling, and this one shouldn’t be missed!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carolinekatoyah
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8 September 2017|
Response from Manydreamscometrue | Reviewed this property |
The market is available to local residents to sell or advertise their products or services. A fee is paid by each stall holder.
2 March 2017|
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Response from Sandraleelovering | Reviewed this property |
Market is open Saturday morning 8am till 1pm, it is bustling with all stalls open from arts and crafts, clothing and food. Only select shops open Monday to Friday and they are predominantly at the top end of the marketplace... More
22 January 2017|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun