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Punanga Nui

Avarua, Cook Islands
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A must visit.

This is a must do when visiting Raro. In full swing every Saturday morning, all the little stores... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Great Market

These markets are great. Lots of local merchandise and heaps of choice food wise. Friendly stall... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
via mobile
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Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a must do when visiting Raro. In full swing every Saturday morning, all the little stores are open. Plenty of food stalls and craft are on sale. Also lots of local cultural singing and dance is on display with great colourful costumes and...More

1  Thank our56
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

These markets are great. Lots of local merchandise and heaps of choice food wise. Friendly stall holders. Good place to pick up souvenirs and grab something to eat. Glad we went quite early in the morning because it did get extremely hot.

Thank 388soniag
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This market is a mixture for both locals and tourists, many stalls with locally made sarongs ( Pareu) and wooden carved items, food stalls for all tastes and live music on the stage with local girls dancing traditional Cook Islands dances - just terrific! It's...More

1  Thank Chocky1948
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a busy Saturday market and you really do need to get in early. We, unfortunately had torrential rain while we were there which curtailed our browsing a bit, but there was still plenty to see and experience. A lot of the fare on...More

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed 18 December 2016

It gets very crowded and it's so hot and no shade! Plenty of parking ........street parking just before the market. Much of the same "stuff", clothing, pearls, food and music. When in Rarotonga it's something you just have to do.

Thank Lyrebird6
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

You cannot go to Rarotonga and not visit the Saturday market! The vibrant colours of the local arts and crafts are a must the smell of the divine home cooked kaikai the local cultural dancing is amazing and the locals themselves make this beautiful place...More

Thank terahans
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Great market. Has a very good vibe, relaxed and friendly. Watching the singing and dancing whilst eating tasty food and wandering about the stalls was good fun.

Thank Steph618
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Vibrant place to visit and something for everyone to see, taste and view. I purchased kai/food !, special gifts for my friends. My partner was lucky to get a mother of pearl taonga necklace, which I had engraved underneath, this service happens within minutes :)...More

2  Thank jojo652015
Reviewed 20 November 2016

My hubby and I knew about this market before we arrived in Rarotonga and were told by several people here to go to this market. The atmosphere was brilliant and it was overly crowded so we couldn't easily walk around. It had everything from souvenirs...More

Thank Stephany21
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Lively entertainment,good food, excellent Healing, Massage and realignment for my husband and I in permantant stall last row. Vera (Teuvira Upokotea) thanks for fixing our sore back and necks after our silly dission to hire a motor bike Yes it was good fun for two...More

2  Thank christinekyriakou888
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2 March 2017|
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Response from Young Sil B | Reviewed this property |
I was the same! Yes, it is technically open during the weekdays but only has a small number of stalls open -- Not much to look at. But on Saturday, it was filled with stalls and had some performances on as well. It is shame... More
22 January 2017|
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Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun
10 November 2016|
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Response from thirtyfour | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I understand your concerns. I have been to Raro 6 times and never had a problem with the food. Stick with the good known places and you'll be fine. The food hygiene is as good as NZ . I would keep away from small food... More