Carly’s top five
l PLAY AT: Ariki Adventures for fun activities on the lagoon. l HAVE A DAY OUT: With Koka Lagoon Cruises on a glass-bottom boat; trip includes barbecue lunch. l EAT AT: Coco Putt and Moana Sands and stop at roadside stalls for fruit and Cook Island doughnuts. l GET DOWN WITH THE CULTURE AT: Te Vara Nui Village Island Night. l BEST TIP? Get a rental car and cruise the island at your own pace!