Arts & Crafts in Around the Island

Mike Tavioni

Visit the workshop of Rarotonga’s most renowned sculptor and carver on the back road near Avarua. See his stone carvings at the Punanga Nui Market and the National Culture Centre.
Jewellery in Around the Island

Tokerau Jim

Located in Matavera, Tokerau Jim does beautiful and incredibly fine carvings on pearls and pearl shell. On Saturday mornings you'll find him at the Punanga Nui market.
Arts & Crafts in Avarua

BCA Art Gallery

Houses a gallery specialising in contemporary Pacific art, an excellent gift shop selling pearls, clothing and designer homeware, and a relaxed courtyard cafe.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Avarua

Island Craft

The best-stocked souvenir shop is in Avarua.
Music in Avarua

M&M Ukalele & Crafts

M&M sells handmade ukuleles and has a great selection of local music on CD. Phone ahead to make sure it's open.
Jewellery in Avarua

Bergman & Sons Pearl Store

With unique and modern settings including necklaces, rings and bracelets. Hillary Clinton was gifted some Bergman black pearls when she visited the Cook Islands in 2012 for the Pacific Islands Forum.
Sports & Outdoors in Avarua

Dive Shop

Sells good-quality fins, masks and snorkels and surfwear. See the website for an interactive map of Raro's best snorkelling sites.
Clothing in Avarua

Vonnia’s Store

Centrally located.
Clothing in Avarua

Tuki’s Pareu

The locals' choice.
Clothing in Avarua


Good for T-shirts.