2) Catch a bus
Feel like a drive but haven’t got a rental car or scooter?
For just $5 you can climb aboard one of Rarotonga’s circleisland buses and enjoy a ride right around the island.
You can even choose which way you want to go, because the service runs both clockwise and anticlockwise.
These buses aren’t airconditioned and, at times, the ride can become a bit harsh, but the trips are fun.
And, if you want to spend all day riding on them, then you can pay $16 for an all-day pass that allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like. around Rarotonga – the views are fantastic, and there’s the constant roar of surf pounding the reef that protects the island.
Many of the beaches also offer excellent snorkelling and swimming, particularly along Muri on the south-eastern side, and at Black Rock to the north. And visits to these beaches are absolutely free.