Manea Beach Villas
Travel Blogs from Rarotonga
On Monday morning we had a couple of hours with the car we had hired. We drove into Avarua and looked into a couple of the souvenir shops. There was very little there to buy but we did get a couple of wrap-around skirts for the little girls. We then took the car back to the resort. I did stop and take a photo of the very low key Parliament building.
After lunch at the Edgewater we took the bus to the stadium for a meeting for all technical ...
... there to browse amongst the many stalls selling food, traditional sarongs etc and Cook Island Black Pearls. They had some drummers and the dancers performing their version of the hula. Boy, can they move those hips. We then went to Trader Jack's which is right on the beach and had a great lunch of fish. It was a very warm day, humid but no rain.
Aftere that we found a supermarket to stock up on drinks for ...
... of cafes. The central library
was pretty cool to look around and just walking and using public
transport is always a good way to see what the locals see. We were
surprised actually, at how good the public buses and trains were,
having been told public transport is shocking in LA. They were easy
enough to work out (no particular stop names, just the names of the
two streets of the cross-junction it stopped at), frequent, clean and
mega cheap! The only ...
This morning we scootered to Coco Latte for breakfast. Husband got the basic breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast with an iced mocha. It was fairly non-exciting. I just go a muffin with cream and (what I came here for....) the Nu Shake. ($35 total) The shake was REALLY cold and delicious! And since I got the last coconut, probably from the day before, it was a little small. But one of the staff went across to Wigmore's and bought more, and the ...
... LAX, we arrived in Rarotonga at around
6:15 am on Monday, May 12. We had arranged ahead of time with Raro Rentals to
have a car waiting in the airport parking lot. They post your name in
the front window and tell you where to find your keys. First and last
day car rental and scooter in between costs roughly $185 I think. We were happy to have a car waiting. We just gathered our luggage and walked out and threw it in the trunk.