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Rarotonga and Beveridge - Our Experience

By Sue Richards last modified Jun 04, 2011 03:08 PM

Published: 2011-06-04 15:08:58
Countries: Cook Islands

I just wanted to caution readers that a lot of these cruising reports are VERY subjective. Take them all with the view that your mileage may vary....

We just spent a week at Rarotonga and had a great time.

Super friendly people, great market on Saturday (early 6 am) and no problems in the harbour. They have started driving piles though - so it is a little noisy.

Not much cheaper than Papeete, but good provisioning.(But we loved French Polynesia too, though we do all speak French.)

Did a PADI dive course with Dive Rarotonga - super professional and great sites including their own wreck.

Check in was easy, $20NZ for health inspection.

Check out $55 per person +$50 customs.

Stopped at Beveridge reef, and had THE BEST snorkelling ever. Visibility was unlimited, almost unbeleivable and great fish and octopus on the south reef. Snorkelling on the East side was very dull, so it depends on where you go.

Used the very accurate waypoints from the Dangerous Middle guide here

Charlie And family, ADIOS III, Canada