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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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  • This place is amazing, so easy to snorkel your way around the rocks. This place is great anytime of the day even low tide where you can see more of the rock sea life rather than just large fish. Just ...  more »
  • I have snorkeled in Fiji, Samoa, NZ and Australia and Aroa Marine Reserve is awesome. Fish, Coral, Location, Accessibility all perfect. There is so much to see. The fish are curious and virtually igno...  more »
  • We had so much fun snorkeling. It really is the perfect place for children as it is so calm and lovely. Aroa was out favorite area although there was a pretty intense anti-clockwise current along shor...  more »