2) Catch a bus

Nelson Mail - - TRAVEL -

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.

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