As we landed on Rarotonga the sunlight was peaking over the mountain and we were greeted by a drum band and dancer. Instant smiles and dancing ensued in the group. ‘Kia Orana’ ‘Welcome’ in Maori is what you hear from everyone here. Once were thru customs we headed to our hostel.
In order to wake up and be ready for the day we were able to snorkel for a bit and found an abundance of Sea Cucumbers and beautiful tropical fish along the reefs. The beaches here are a mix of crushed coral, volcanic rock and sand.
This week is the 50th celebration of the Cook Islands so it’s very busy here on Raratonga.