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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalm Grove Vaimaanga
Great spot, with a beautiful beach. Breakfast included and a pool, couldn't ask for much more!
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... island (the bus is $8 a trip, and our car broke down) However, the island looks like paradise, we are moving into our beach front unit tomorrow, our car is getting fixed, and the main dress standard in the hospital Is a Hawaiian shirt!!! Today was my first day at the hospital - I have started on emergency and outpatients. It was just to lovely to see the patients today wearing flower ...
Up at 7:00 am and got ready and headed to Avarua to the Punanga Nui Market. The market, held every Saturday is a time for local vendors to sell their foods, crafts and spend the day together with music, dance, food and crafts.
Ed purchased a beautiful hand made native drum, it is truly beautiful with such a distinct
sound. I found a neat Cook Islands hat, but looked at pearls and other things but didn’t find anything else ...
... then informed about the coconut and how they use it in the cook islands, and used the coconut cream to make a traditional dish called ica mata. Raw tuna, in coconut milk, with onions, cucumber and tomatoes. A strange dish that lofty enjoyed, but i found a bit strange! We then watch a cultural 'show', displaying traditional cook island dancing, which was slightly embaressing! The evening kept referring to people on their honeymoon and honeymooners, which we felt slightly awkward ...
... that went two ways, clockwise and
anticlockwise, and saw the local houses, shops, beaches, harbour,
many burger shacks and the mountains looming in the middle of the
island. We wanted to do the cross island trek over them but we were
told it was dangerous in wet weather so we never really had the
chance. We made it to the Saturday market though, thanks to our time
travelling skills, which was cool to look around and see the original
... A nice New Zealand young boy gave me some bread and we had so much fun feeding the fish and saw them swarming around us! I really want to come back to this island again!
We drove around the entire circle of the island and came back to AVIS rental car around 3:15. Took the shuttle back to the pier and waited in a long line for our tender. We saw 3 tenders near our ship and it took them a long time to come back to get us. We wondered why ...