Photo of Aroa Beach with bright sand surface © Gian Viana Google
Photo of Aroa Beach with turquoise pure water surface © Malay N Google
Photo of Aroa Beach with straight shore © Mili Olaechea Google
Photo of Aroa Beach with very clean level of cleanliness © Andrea Longinotti Google
Photo of Aroa Beach wild area © Lucía Mariel Olmos Google
Photo of Aroa Beach and the settlement © Mike Olson Google
Photo of Aroa Beach with bright sand surface © Gian Viana Google
Photo of Aroa Beach with turquoise pure water surface © Malay N Google
Photo of Aroa Beach with straight shore © Mili Olaechea Google
Photo of Aroa Beach with very clean level of cleanliness © Andrea Longinotti Google
Photo of Aroa Beach wild area © Lucía Mariel Olmos Google
Photo of Aroa Beach and the settlement © Mike Olson Google
Aroa Beach photo #7 © Gian Viana Google

Aroa Beach

Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
Located within the settlement
Arorangi 3.4 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Highland Paradise
1.7km
Restaurant Alberto's Steakhouse and Bar
8.8 - Excellent 4.9km
Restaurant Anchorage
9 - Excellent 5km
Restaurant Kikau Hut
9 - Excellent 5km
Restaurant Antipodes rarotonga
8.8 - Excellent 5.3km
Restaurant Tuoro Tapas Bar
9.4 - Excellent 5.3km
Cafe Be Fruitful Raro
10 - Exceptional 5.6km
Cafe Brews and Scoops
10 - Exceptional 5.7km
Cafe Kano Store
10 - Exceptional 5.9km

About

Aroa Beach is located on the Pacific ocean and it is in the 4th place out of 17 beaches in the Cook Islands region 7.3 km away from its center, the city of Avarua. It is one of the beaches of Arorangi settlement, just 3.4 km from its center. The beach is located in an urban area. It is partially covered by trees which give natural shade.

It is a straight coastline with crystal turquoise water and bright sand, so you don't need special shoes. The sharpness of entering the water is quite normal. This beach is suitable for different categories of people, lonely travellers, relaxation getaway lovers etc. It is not crowded place during the season.

Aroa Beach coast is free for all. It has no amenities, only nature. .

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can also take part in other activities, snorkeling, sea kayaking, diving.

This beach is easily accessible, it is located very close to road. Parking is located directly on the beach.

5 more beaches are also available within a 5 km radius. The best one is Tokerau Beach, which has a rating of 8.3.

Aroa Beach is located in Cook Islands within Arorangi, which makes it not only easily accessible, but even popular among tourists. However, during the high season it is quite uncrowded, which allows you to spend a comfortable time on the coast.

The beach stretches on the coast of the Rarotonga island, within the boundaries of the settlement, it is not difficult to get to it. If your stay is located not far from the beach, you can reach it by walking. In this case you will not be tied to finding parking or to the schedule of public transport. If you are traveling by car just use your navigator. In any case, do not forget about the availability of public transport and taxis.

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Air temperature
8 M/S
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+25 o C
Water temperature
2.7 M
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Located within the settlement
Arorangi 3.4 km
Map of beach
Restaurant Highland Paradise
1.7km
Restaurant Alberto's Steakhouse and Bar
8.8 - Excellent 4.9km
Restaurant Anchorage
9 - Excellent 5km
Restaurant Kikau Hut
9 - Excellent 5km
Restaurant Antipodes rarotonga
8.8 - Excellent 5.3km
Restaurant Tuoro Tapas Bar
9.4 - Excellent 5.3km
Cafe Be Fruitful Raro
10 - Exceptional 5.6km
Cafe Brews and Scoops
10 - Exceptional 5.7km
Cafe Kano Store
10 - Exceptional 5.9km
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Area

Average rating of nearest beaches is 7.6 (Very good)

Aroa Beach is located in Cook Islands within Arorangi, which makes it not only easily accessible, but even popular among tourists. However, during the high season it is quite uncrowded, which allows you to spend a comfortable time on the coast.

The beach stretches on the coast of the Rarotonga island, within the boundaries of the settlement, it is not difficult to get to it. If your stay is located not far from the beach, you can reach it by walking. In this case you will not be tied to finding parking or to the schedule of public transport. If you are traveling by car just use your navigator. In any case, do not forget about the availability of public transport and taxis.

What to do in Aroa Beach? Are there any attractions or entertainments in region?

The deeper you dive, the more interesting the surrounding scenery - that's how you can characterize Aroa Beach, but that doesn't mean that landscapes are uninteresting and it's better to spend all your time underwater. The fact is that one of the key activities on the beach is diving. Here you can scuba dive not only as a professional, but also a beginner, as there are several companies along the coast engaged in diving and diver training. Take advantage.

When it comes to what to do in Aroa Beach, it's impossible not to mention an insanely popular activity: snorkeling. The coastal waters of the region are full of interesting views, which can be observed through a snorkeling mask. Well, if you do not have the necessary equipment for snorkeling - everything can be purchased at the nearby shops.

There is no particular indicator for the extremity of any particular activity, but if there were, then sea kayaking is definitely at the bottom of the scale. If you are a fan of this kind of entertainment, you can do your favorite activity at Aroa Beach. See what our users think about it in the reviews section.

In most cases, the question What to do on Aroa Beach implies the presence of any excursions or attractions near the beach. Of course in this area there are lots of places to go besides the beach. There are historical, entertainment and even gastronomic tours offered by local guides. More information is better to clarify directly on the spot.

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Tokerau Beach
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7.7 Very good
Tikioki Beach
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Localities

Arorangi  •  3.4km
Avarua  •  7.3km

Transport

RAR  •  6.2km
Cook's Corner Bus Station  •  7km
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Average Reviews rating

8.1 Very good

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8.1 Very good
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Shalize Wilson
User status Novice Beachgoer
9 Excellent

This beach is an excellent location for snorkeling with calm waters, although it may be a bit chilly compared to other beaches. I was able to spot an array of fish and beautiful corals during my visit.

1 year ago
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Ren Severson
User status Novice Beachgoer
7 Good

What a charming little nook with plenty of room to park your ride! Just keep in mind that you'll be facing the sun all day long, even in the winter. But hey, it's worth it for the primo snorkeling opportunities. Just be prepared for a bit of a gritty sand situation on this side of the island.

1 year ago
LW
Life Within
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

We stumbled upon this incredible hidden beach along the main highway. Simply enter "Aroa Beach" into your GPS once you're on the main island and you'll arrive within 20 minutes, regardless of your location on the island. The beach is quite secluded and doesn't attract many visitors. However, be sure to wear reef shoes as there are sharp rocks under the water. Bring along some snorkeling gear to explore the fascinating underwater world. The beach is impeccably clean, and the crowd is moderate. Overall, I would give this beach a perfect rating of 5/5.

1 year ago
MO
Mila Olsen
User status Novice Beachgoer
9 Excellent

I had an absolutely incredible time snorkeling at the beach. The location is marked by a small Palm Tree and a Water Faucet, where you can rinse off your feet before heading out on your adventure. As you make your way towards the reef, you'll be amazed by the vast array of coral formations that you'll encounter. Keep going until you reach the spot where the coral is at its most magnificent, and you'll know it when you see it - you'll be surrounded by a plethora of fish and large, stunning coral formations. The water was about 5 feet deep when I was there, although I'm not sure what the tide status was at the time. All in all, it was an unforgettable experience that I would recommend to anyone who loves the ocean and its wonders.

1 year ago
MA
Miguel Angel
User status Novice Beachgoer
9 Excellent

This beach is an absolute gem for snorkeling enthusiasts! We found ourselves returning here almost every day of our stay on the island. To fully appreciate the underwater world, we recommend leisurely following the coral along the perimeter. On our final day, we discovered a delightful trick - cracking open a coconut and using a piece of rough coral to grate it. This attracted a frenzy of fish that were so tame they ate right out of our hands!

1 year ago