Take a circle-island tour or hire a scooter and buzz around the back roads to get acquainted with the island. Factor in kayaking or paddleboarding around Muri Lagoon, before settling in for sunset drinks at the Shipwreck Hut and dinner at Vaima Restaurant & Bar. Start your second day on an active note by conquering the cross-island track or bicycling with Storytellers. After the South Pacific’s best fish sandwiches at the Mooring, relax with swimming and snorkelling near Charlies Cafe & Beach Hire, before heading out for an exciting Island Night combining local food, singing and dancing. Look forward to a high level of audience interaction.
If you're on the island on a Saturday morning, a visit to the Punanga Nui Market is almost mandatory. Then head to Highland Paradise Cultural Centre for insights into traditional Cook Islands culture. Spend the evening exploring more contemporary local culture amid the nightlife of Avarua. Walk between the Whatever Bar and Trader Jacks, or head west through town to the beachside location of 21.3 Vaiana Bistro & Bar. If you're the mood for dancing, break out your best island moves at Rehab. After a well-earned lie in, have a lazy brunch at Café Salsa in Avarua, or at LBV in Muri, before a fun and exciting island tour with Raro Safari Tours or Raro Buggy Tours. If you’re in town on a Monday or Thursday night, meet the locals on a progressive dinner around the island.