Aroa Marine Reserve, Rarotonga

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#5 of 12 in Parks in Rarotonga
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. By using our Rarotonga trip app , you can arrange your visit to Aroa Marine Reserve and other attractions in Rarotonga.
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  • Water is clear. The fish are great. We stayed right on the beach and snorkelled this every day. Amazing  more »
  • I'm glad they have the marine reserve. It makes it more likely that you will see a bigger range of fish  more »
  • You can see some plenty of fish in the reserve. The coral isn’t as exciting as it is in some other tropical islands but it still makes for a fun experience. The beach is nice too and you can just go s...  more »
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