Cook Islands
Tapu Mountain

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  • Day110

    Rarotonga Part I

    April 27, 2017 in Cook Islands ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Jess, you made this first week so very special. Thanks a lot for that and the pics of course! See you soon in the US!

    (Met Johnny again when we did the cross island hike - he didn't recognize me at all but got all excited when I mentioned your name... Mike and Paul were asking about you, too. Really think you have to come back very soon😉)Read more

    Marion Du Rand

    This is the life.

  • Day53

    Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    February 24, 2020 in Cook Islands ⋅ 🌧 79 °F

    Another tender port. Since we get almost everyday 25 hours a day, we all can not sleep past 3:00 AM. I got up very early and went on deck 5 to get inline for tender tickets. This is another difficult port for tender boats. By 8:00 AM we got tender tickets and got on the first boat after cruise ship tours.
    Our plan for today was find a good place to snorkel. The online investigation pointed to three best snorkeling placed.
    I also consulted with my cousin Helen who has been their many times.
    One was very shallow, the other one popular with families with kids and the third looked good. So we decided to go to the third place.
    After 15 minutes of wait on shore, we boarded island bus and asked the driver to stop at Tikiokie beach.
    The beach was absolutely empty. We found a big boulder, so Boris could sit on and then we put our snorkeling gears on and went into the water. The water was not crystal clear because of the rain yesterday, but good enough. There were lots of colorful fish, bright blue star fish, some pretty corals.
    We did not want to sit on the sun, so we walked about 100 yards and found big palms that create a lots of shade. We settled under these palms. Shortly one men came to the same area and went for a swim. After he got out of the water, he got a huge coconut right of the tree and made a hole in it. I asked and he told as that he is local and shared this coconut with us. Delicious fresh coconut water.
    We did more snorkeling and after couple more hours on the beach took a local bus back to our tender boat.
    Very nice day away from the crowd.
    To see the pictures of the day please go to the link:
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    Helen Beylkin

    It’s the best place to get away from it all, no crowds, no big resorts, a very friendly population. I’m glad you had a chance to enjoy it a bit.

    Two to Travel

    Sounds like a great day away from the hub bub of tourists. Glad you were able to land there.


    What a great day! I am amazed at the colors of the fish and starfush.


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