Vaikoi is located just 90 steps from one of the island's safest and finest lagoon beaches on the south-western side of the island which captures the most stunning sunsets.
With the local bus and store a stones throw away, combined with the convenience of Rarotonga's largest resorts, the Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa close by, there is everything you might need within walking distance.
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Just a short way away is the beautiful beach of Aro'a - another great beach for swimming and snorkeling.
One of Rarotonga's largest resorts. Casual and formal dining available for non-guests.
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Closest place to hire cars, scooters and bikes - just across the road from the Rarotongan Resort.
Blackrock is a secluded spot great for swimming and during Whale season watching the whales pass by.
Rarotonga's only golf club (9 hole) $20 green fees for 9 or 18 holes or $45 for use of green fees, clubs, tees, balls and pull cart hire. For more information visit the Rarotonga Golf Club Website.
New tennis courts at Nikau were built for the Pacific Mini Games in 2009. Visitors are welcome to use these for NZ$20 per court per hour.
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The main town centre - a must visit on a Saturday morning to experience the Punanga Nui Cultural Market.
Another great lagoon for swimming, snorkling and sailing.
The waterfall greets you at the start or end of the walk over the Needle. It isn't the easiest of places to find as it is not signposted, however if you are starting out from Vaikoi just after the ruins of the Sheraton Resort turn left (if you reach Vaima restaurant you've gone too far). The road is not sealed and may appear more like a track than a road! The falls are at their best after really heavy rain, but beware of the mosquitos!