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    • Shell collecting

      Rarotonga Jul 27, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      Hi, in New Zealand we have to declare shells and stuff and they will check tem and see if they pose a threat etc. But to do that I heard that you need to collect shells and go and get a liscence or certificate which shows that they have also been checked or something but does anyone know where I can get this liscence

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2016 at 11:41 AM
    • Shell collecting

      Rarotonga Jul 26, 2016 at 1:29 AM

      Can you bring shells back and what is the policy for it, what do u have to do to bring back as a souviner

      1 Answer Jul 26, 2016 at 10:28 AM
    • Mosquitos

      Rarotonga Jun 4, 2016 at 11:07 PM

      Are the mosquitos are problem at the end of July?
      Is the weather still reasonably mild then?

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      smoking weed

      Cook Islands May 28, 2016 at 4:37 AM

      hi all, can u please tell me can i get some weed there to smoke? and where can i get it on cook island? :) thank's

      3 Answers May 28, 2016 at 5:14 AM
    • Stonefish Dangers

      Rarotonga Apr 29, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Im going in June and keep hearing about stonefish and how debilitating they can be? Are they common in the sand near the beach? The internet would lead me to believe people are stepping on these fish daily.

      3 Answers Apr 30, 2016 at 1:08 AM
    • Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa vs Pacific Resort Aitutaki

      Aitutaki Oct 8, 2015 at 5:40 PM

      I am trying to book accommodation today for November. I am wondering whether to choose Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa or Pacific Resort? Has anyone seen/stayed at both resorts to give a informed opinion please? I believe Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa or Pacific Resort is on it's own island looking over the lagoon which is fantastic but the downside is that it can be windy and accommodation is a bit tired/old. Pacific Resort seems to have good reports however isn't in the same location (private island).
      Also, where is the best snorkelling - Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa or Pacific Resort or around Pacific Resort?
      One more question, when it is low tide, does the water go a long way out at either or both of these resorts please?

      Appreciate your advice.



      3 Answers Oct 14, 2015 at 9:43 AM
    • living in rarotonga

      Rarotonga Sep 27, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      im moving to rarotonga in 2weeks with my bestfriend and her family (who are from there) im just wondering how hard it is to get a working permit and become permanent resident also do they rent houses like NZ

      4 Answers Oct 2, 2014 at 7:23 PM
    • living in rarotonga

      Rarotonga Sep 27, 2014 at 1:20 AM

      im moving to rarotonga in two weeks with my best friend and her family is it hard to get a working permit and what else do i have to do to become a permanent resident over there ? also do they have houses to rent like NZ

      1 Answer Sep 27, 2014 at 2:19 AM
    • Smokeable Incense..

      Cook Islands Sep 3, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      Hey was just wondering where I can buy some smokable herbal incense whilst in the Cook Islands for holidays next week? I know it's legal in NZ these days but don't imagine people advertise much about selling it lol. Any travellers experience or local knowledge would be appreciated..

    • Smoking incense.

      Cook Islands Sep 3, 2014 at 2:00 AM

      Hey was just wondering where I can buy some smokable herbal incense whilst in the Cook Islands for holidays next week? I know it's legal in NZ these days but don't imagine people advertise much about selling it lol. Any travellers experience or local knowledge would be appreciated 

      Cheers 

    • Food in August

      Aitutaki Jun 22, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      We are planning a big family get together, and would like to know types of food that will be available in August. There will be about 30 plus people. obviously we would like to cook one pot wonders - any suggestions.

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 6:47 PM
    • Where to stay in August for woman with 8 year old child?

      Rarotonga Apr 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      I am looking for nice, not windy, not rocky beach with some activities that my 8 years old can enjoy. I spent 2 days online looking at the places and I could not make a choice. Please help.

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM
    • We're off to Raro in May

      Cook Islands Apr 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

      We are going to Raro in May with our 17month old.
      What touristy things do you recommend to do with her?

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 8:07 PM
    • Best side of the island for sandy beaches and weather

      Cook Islands Mar 16, 2014 at 6:21 PM

      I am planning to go to the Cook Islands for Christmas and am trying to decide the best side of the island to rent a home. Just like Maui, I know one side is always nicer than the other . Do you have any suggestions. There was one place called seaspray villas but want to make sure the beach is not rocky.

      6 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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      barefoot in Rarotonga

      Cook Islands Feb 20, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      Can i go barefoot 24/7 in Rarotonga?

      5 Answers Feb 20, 2014 at 10:39 AM
    • Rarotonga in July

      Rarotonga Feb 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      Need some top touristy things to do in Raro in July, really interested in learning to Scuba Dive, any recommendations?

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM
    • Traveling with a Family

      Cook Islands Jan 31, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      We are looking at traveling to the Cook Islands in September 2014. There will be six adults & nine children, the youngest being 8mths, the oldest being 6yrs. We will probably stay for at least 2wks. We would like to do a mixture of sightseeing & relaxing, dining in & eating out. Which would be the best location to base ourselves at?

      1 Answer Feb 1, 2014 at 9:29 AM
    • Island Living Gift Shop

      Cook Islands Jan 15, 2014 at 1:46 AM

      I was wondering if anybody can put me in touch with the Island Living Gift shop. I am wanting to buy a painting that local ladies paint in the shop of metalic fish.

      Any contact would be great!
      My email is:


      4 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 6:52 PM
    • Travel with a 3 month old baby

      Rarotonga Jan 8, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      Have been invited to Rarotonga for a friends wedding in July 2014 but at this stage our first baby will only be 3 months old. Is it crazy to be considering doing this? The wedding is at Moana Sands and we are looking at staying there as well.

      7 Answers Nov 20, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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      Drink prices

      Rarotonga Nov 16, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      Are drinks at bars very expensive? and also buying alcohol from supermarkets or liquor stores?

      3 Answers Nov 28, 2013 at 11:18 PM
    • Rarotonga for the day

      Rarotonga Oct 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      We are going to Cook Islands next week and have the whole day to spend in Raro before flying over to Airtutaki that evening.......any suggestions on where to go that is of interest...thanks heaps!

      5 Answers Oct 12, 2013 at 1:53 PM
    • Rarotonga in February

      Rarotonga Oct 9, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      Rarotonga in February? Concern about cyclones?

      1 Answer Oct 9, 2013 at 12:33 PM
    • Cyclone Season

      Cook Islands Oct 9, 2013 at 8:22 AM

      We are looking at traveling to Rarotonga in early February. Is that a mistake because of cyclone season? We might have other options (end of March).
      Thank you.

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM
    • Buying Pampers

      Rarotonga Oct 9, 2013 at 2:04 AM

      Is it possible to buy pampers for my 22 months old son on the Cooks or do I have to bring it with me ?
      Thank you for your help...

      1 Answer Oct 9, 2013 at 12:34 PM
    • 1 tier wedding cake small

      Aitutaki Aug 25, 2013 at 2:28 AM

      where can I find a cake shop that can make a wedding cake?

      3 Answers Feb 25, 2014 at 8:32 PM
    • Beach Photo shoot on rarotonga

      Rarotonga Aug 21, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Does anyone know any nice locations for a beach photo shoot except for black rock? :)

      7 Answers Aug 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM
    • Phone and data plan

      Rarotonga Aug 3, 2013 at 2:59 AM

      I will be travelling to Rarotonga (and Aitutaki) for three weeks in September - can anyone give me advice please about getting a sim card with combined data and calls (or even just with data). I wont need a huge amount of data - just enough to keep in touch with email and some light web use - maybe a little bit of Skype

      My options are to put a sim card in either an iphone 4 or an iphone 5 and use that as a hot spot - or I could put a sim in my ipad just for data


      1 Answer Aug 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM
    • edgewater spa

      Rarotonga Jul 17, 2013 at 8:57 AM

      Has anyone been to the spa recently? I heard a few years ago it wasn't worth it.. I would love a massage while im there.

      1 Answer Jul 17, 2013 at 2:15 PM
    • 50th Birthday Celebration

      Rarotonga Jun 23, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      Can you please recommend a high standard restaurant which would provide a wonderful setting and food for a special 50th birthday celebration. I have been told about Sails - what are your thoughts? We will be staying at Palm Grove. Many thanks.

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM
    • How much spending money?

      Rarotonga Mar 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      Hi all
      How much spending money would 2 adults need taking into consideration breakfast is included in room rate. We will have self catering however as I am on holidays do not want to spend time preparing meals etc.
      We would like to eat out for evening meal sometimes more upmarket and other times middle of road taking into consideration we like to have a drink with our meal.
      Thanks in advance for your help

      6 Answers Apr 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM