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“Best snorkelling spot”

Ranked #11 of 68 things to do in Rarotonga
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best snorkelling spot”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Right by Rarotongan Resort. Spot with the most fish to see. Easier with flippers as current was pushing us along on the days we visited.Very beautiful spot.Had backpack on scooter with towel and snorkelling gear in.

Visited August 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best on island”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Went several times as best on island and returned after visiting Aitutaki and thought it was better than there. Also went into it from the Rarotongan resort and all good snorkling along there. We found it when we were trying to escape the south winds at Titikaveka. Take away on corner by Dive shop also okay and did good coffee (but check their adding up.)

Visited June 2014
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Lethbridge, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great place to snorkel, but some currents”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Some areas of the lagoon at this location had come and go currents that were very strong at times. No relation to tides. Just had to go out and try. Otherwise snorkeling was excellent.

Visited March 2014
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Long Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pure Paradise!”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

So beautiful! Literally had to drag myself out of this lagoon everyday. The snorkeling is amazing! There are so many fish, so much interesting life all around you, you could loose your self for hours!

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Best snorkeling site on Rarotonga”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We snorkeled (and did a couple of scuba dives as well) in half-a-dozen sites around Rarotonga, and this is the best! A wide variety of fish (we saw 8 different species of butterfly fish in one session!) lots of live coral, warm, clear water, and no current to speak of made it easy and pleasant. The sandy beach provides a trouble-free entry, and the bus will drop you and pick you up right at Aroa Beach on request. The Dive Centre right across the street kindly let us leave our gear bag with street clothes in their shop, even though we had our own gear and thus weren't paying customers. *Very* hospitable!

Visited January 2014
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