Avarua, Rarotonga Accommodation
The name Avarua means 'two harbours.' The township can easily be explored on foot and has the atmosphere of a colonial trading post. Everything you need is here - banks, supermarket shopping, two museums, resturants, cafes, takeaways, internet access, pharmacies, police station (for scooter or car licence) and small boutiques specialising in black pearls, sarongs and handicrafts. It has the island's only roundabout and some good restaurants and nightspots. A visit to the iconic Trader Jack's for a beer or a meal is a must.
On Saturdays Avarua hosts a large outdoor market, Punanga Nui. This is where locals come to buy and sell their fresh fruit and vegetables. It is well worth a visit to have a wander around the arts and craft stalls and sample some tasty local delicacies.On Friday and Saturday nights Avarua comes to nightlife kicks into gear with drinking and dancing at the nightclubs and RSA.