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Aroa Marine Reserve

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Excellent snorkeling

We visited a few beaches within the Aroa Marine Preserve and we were delighted. The beach across... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Osoyoos, Canada
Top notch snorkelling in a safe environment.

For top notch snorkelling in a safe environment, you can't beat the Arora Marine Reserve. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited a few beaches within the Aroa Marine Preserve and we were delighted. The beach across from the little concierge kiosk was fabulous for general swimming and the snorkeling was not bad, especially on a clear day. Adjacent to the Rarotonga Resort, the public...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For top notch snorkelling in a safe environment, you can't beat the Arora Marine Reserve. The number and variety of tropical fish is excellent & easily reached right off the beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 February 2019

Wow spectacular fun on sea scooters touring this with Ariki. Giant clams, sea cucumbers, tuna and lots of reef fish. \In the reserve are giant clams and tuna. Loads of sea cucumbers and reef fish. It is important to get local advice on conditions /...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank matthewra
Reviewed 22 December 2018

What an absolutely stunning adventure this was. The most beautiful fish I have ever seen. The sand was soft and white. The water azure blue thou somewhat frosty in places. Tropical palms. Truely paradise.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheysreview
Reviewed 14 December 2018

awesome place to snorkel and swim. resort has most of the beachfront but there is a public beach and all can be accessed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 205sueden
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Lots to see. Calm water. Spent about two hours taking in the beautiful scenery of fish and coral. Not too busy either which allows for space to swim around.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 177suzannef
Reviewed 1 December 2018

The best crystal clear water in the world and amazing ocean creatures. Very safe to snorkel around and especially with kids, you have no problems letting them to snorkel alone.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tereapii R
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Wow it was so much better a year ago, maybe it’s the season but we had to look further afield to see the same variety of fish.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wortho
Reviewed 30 November 2018

This is a section of the lagoon just south of Muri Beach going in a clockwise direction at Titikaveka – the shallows are accessible from the beach but the better parts are further out up against the inside of the reef with a nice collection...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We found more fish snorkeling in front of our hotel than at the preserve. In fairness we didn't explore the entire area so we may have missed the best spots, but if you have a decent beach at your hotel, you might want to start...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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27 August 2018|
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Response from sandbergkim | Reviewed this property |
Not sure- we rented snorkeling gear for our whole trip- it’s a lot more convenient and less expensive that way.
26 March 2018|
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Response from toppopof6 | Reviewed this property |
Booked through a company called Pure Traveller they are gold coast bases but very good travelled Air New Zealand direct to rarotonga stayed at Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa would recommend this hired a car from Raro... More
20 November 2017|
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Response from omoja | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you go to your local dive shop, all you will require are snorkelling fins, mask and snorkel. To make your experience pleasant try on different masks etc and you will be set for many years. My wife and I... More