Question: Is Rarotonga Or Aitutaki Better?

Does it rain all day in Rarotonga?

Rarotonga gets a little more rain in the winter than Aitutaki.

You can expect a shower on either island almost every day in Dec-Jan.

They usually don’t last for more than 10 or 20 minutes and then blow on by..

Are there sharks in Rarotonga?

The more common sharks include the white-tip reef shark, the black-tip reef shark and the grey reef shark. … There are no known records of shark attacks in the southern group of the Cook Islands and it would be extremely unlikely to find a shark in the lagoon of Rarotonga.

How much are flights from Rarotonga to Aitutaki?

The average price for one way flights from Rarotonga Island to Aitutaki is $201. The average price for round trip flights from Rarotonga Island to Aitutaki is $290.

Is there a ferry from Rarotonga to Aitutaki?

There’s only one way to get from Rarotonga to Aitutaki and that’s to fly with Air Rarotonga. Unfortunately, their prices are ridiculous and there are currently no ferries.

Is Aitutaki worth visiting?

If your looking for a truly beautiful spot, Aitutaki is it. If you’ve never been, its a definite for at least once in you’re lifetime. Raro is busier and has more nightlife, Aitutaki has a gentle beauty,the people here are friendly and the lagoon is amazing.

What is the best month to go to Rarotonga?

OctoberThe best time to visit Rarotonga is throughout October and November. This is during the dry season, when the weather is hot (but tolerable) and not too wet. It also avoids the peak holiday seasons allowing for a much more relaxing escape.

How expensive is Rarotonga?

Rarotonga is quite often cheaper than Aitutaki so if you’re on a budget, it’s safe to stay in this island. Depending on your spending habits and lifestyle, a safe manageable pocket money would be $100 – $150 NZ dollars per day.

How long does it take to walk around Rarotonga?

2. You can use the entire island as your resort. Rarotonga has a circumference of just 32 kilometres, meaning you can walk around the island in half a day. It has an intimate, laid back feel, and nothing is too much of a problem.

Are Cook Islands expensive?

A lot of people think the Pacific is filled with expensive islands and resorts. But that’s not true and visit to the Cook Islands will prove that. Visiting these islands are pretty affordable compared to neighboring countries. … Note: The Cook Islands use the New Zealand dollar as their currency.

Which side of Rarotonga is best?

south sideIt is also the most sheltered. We prefer the south side as it’s the quietest part of the island and, in our opinion, has the best swimming. That’s where the Little Poly (child free) and Moana Sands are located. Fruits of Rarotonga which Chuck mentions as being good for snorkelling, is just up the road.

How much is a beer in Rarotonga?

WARNING!Food0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarketNZ$5.001 bottle of red table wine, good qualityNZ$252 liters of coca-colaNZ$8Bread for 2 people for 1 dayNZ$5.0053 more rows

How far away is Aitutaki from Rarotonga?

220 kilometresA little paradise means Aitutaki, home to approximately 1800 people and the world’s most beautiful lagoon. It’s only 220 kilometres or a 50-minute flight from Rarotonga. Secluded and romantic, 15 motus (islets) are sprinkled across this huge turquoise, sunlit lagoon.