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Aroa Marine Reserve, Rarotonga

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
Considered one of the world's finest snorkeling spots, Aroa Marine Reserve is a protected lagoon featuring crystal-clear water and droves of fish. This natural breeding ground provides a safe home for butterfly fish, sea bream, octopi, clams, and moray eels. Snorkeling gear and diving tours are available from the onsite resort or the dive center. Avoid stepping on coral while snorkeling, but do not worry about watching out for boats, because they are not allowed in the lagoon. A visit to Aroa Marine Reserve represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rarotonga trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • This is our fourth visit to Rarotonga and this is the only beach that we come to for a swim and snorkel. As far as we are concerned it is the best spot on the island and we even pick our accommodation...  read more »
  • There were so many fish here when we snorkeled - amazing place to swim as well. High recommend it for all ages! 
  • This was the best place we snorkelled in Raro. We had to swim out a little further than in other places, but once there it was fabulous. Recommend going out at mid to high tide in order to have the be...  read more »
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