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Aroa Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
(4.8/5 based on 100+ 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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  • For a marine reserve I didnt think this place had a lot of fish. It is nice and safe and great for kids with it never getting too deep. Reef shoes are a good idea although not always needed as its not...  more »
  • Lovely swimming beach, can swim low or high tide. excellent snorkling. I swam in front of the Rarotongan beach resort or you can wim on the puclic beach just before this resort and it is still lovely. 
  • Amazing clear water at this beach. Much better then muri! Beautiful fish, too! Take lots of sunblock, as there is limited shade, and where there is shade, it's a bit patchy. A few trigger fish, which ...  more »