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Rarotonga

With no building taller than a coconut tree Rarotonga has all the natural wonders for outdoor pursuits, set in an unspoiled and relaxed vibe. A kiwi family favourite destination, we promise to show you a side of Rarotonga you haven’t yet seen with fun family adventures on sea and on land.

OUR Adventures

  • Try motorised marine scooters to explore the coral gardens and schools of tropical fish
  • Learn to snorkel effortlessly with lessons with the professionals
  • Take in the scenery above the water with guided paddleboard or kayak tours by day or night
  • Want to see the coral and fish without getting wet? Try a glass-bottomed kayak
  • Get your morning workout on the paddleboard with SUP fitness or SUP yoga
  • For the adrenaline junkies try out kitesurfing
  • Take a half-day guided nature trek through untouched natural scenery over Te Rua Manga (The Needle) 
  • Ride through sleepy villages and into the jungle on a guided half-day bike tour 

What’s to love?

  • Much of Rarotonga is surrounded by a reef making it a snorkeller’s paradise of coral, tropical fish, threatened turtles, reef sharks, whales, and dolphins. As of July 2017, this incredible underwater bounty is protected
  • At just 32km in circumference, Rarotonga is relatively small. With a flat and incredibly slow-paced coastal road, a ticky tour around the island can easily be done by car, scooter, local bus or even bike. 
  • Need the morning latte? Rarotonga has over 100 cafes and restaurants packed into one little island. Early morning coffee fixes with the kids – no problem!

Your adventure includes:

  • 7 nights in the accommodation of your choice
  • Airport transfers
  • A choice of activities from our adventure program 
  • Transport to all activities
  • All equipment, tuition, and supervision from instructors 
  • Welcome dinner booked at a family friendly restaurant 
  • As many tips of dos and donts as you can handle!

Flights are not included but we are happy to arrange these for you also.

All Pick n Mix adventure tours have a programme of active, fun adventures INCLUDED in the price of the holiday. We have negotiated great rates with our chosen suppliers.

But we want you to choose what is suitable for you and your family – depending on ages, interests, etc. 

You can choose from the following fab adventures in Rarotonga:

 

Activity
Kitesurf Lesson
Sea Scooter Lagoon Discovery
Half-Day Bike Ride Touring Island (tow-ons & bikes are available for youngsters)
Kayak Lagoon Tour (family friendly double kayaks available)
Night or Day time SUP Tour
Glass Bottom Kayaking
Guided Snorkel Trip
Guided Trek Over The Island
SUP Board Hire (DIY Paddle)


Want us to book you a little something extra? We can also recommend and arrange buggy tours, cultural dinners, spa trips. Just ask – we sort.

Depending on availability at the time of booking we propose the following as our recommended choices for families.

However, we are more than happy to search for other accommodation to suit your needs should these not fit the bill.

4 Star – Hotel Bed and Breakfast: The Rarotongan

The Rarotongan is set directly on Rarotonga’s best secluded white sandy beach, Aroa Beach, right on the island’s sunshine southwest coast. Soak up the sun all day, then drink in the island’s best sunset lagoon views. Direct off the beach is the Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary where you can hand feed the fish and enjoy fantastic snorkeling. When you are not enjoying Pick n Mix activities there is a free kids club and babysitting is available.
Breakfast is included at this resort.

Hotel facilities include:

  • Free children’s club (4-11) and teen zone (12-16)
  • Water Sports – Stand-Up Paddleboards, Kayaks, Snorkelling Gear 
  • Activities Hut – Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Beach Soccer, Pool Table, Games Room, Big Screen TV, Guest Library, Board Games
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Fitness Trail
  • Waterfall Swimming Pool

Rooms for Family of 4:

  • 2 Interconnecting Rooms
  • Can accommodate up to 6
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Singles

Rooms for Family of 3:

  • Shared Room, 1 Double & 1 Single Bed
  • Aircon as Standard
  • Flatscreen Satellite TV
  • Fridge, Microwave & Kettle

Note: Upgrade Options include Family Suites (Beach Front & Non-beach Front)

 

3 Star – Self Catering Avana Waterfront Apartments

Boasting beautiful lagoon views from a private patio, Avana Waterfront Apartments offers guests private beach access and lovely tropical gardens. All accommodation features a fully equipped kitchen. The swimming pool, surrounded by a timber deck and BBQ huts is a great place to enjoy the sunshine. Self-catering in the well-equipped kitchen makes this a more affordable family option. from a supermarket either by regular. For a small fee, we can buy supplies in advance and have them ready for your arrival.

Facilities include:

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • BBQ Hut
  • Babysitting Available

Rooms:

  • 2 bedroom apartments (1 Double Bed and 2 Single. Additional bed can be added)
  • Waterviews
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen with a Refrigerator, Microwave, and Dishwasher.
  • Upstairs Balcony
  • Fans
  • Satellite TV

 

Budget (Air BnB)

If your preference is to find alternative Air BnB style accommodation we can help you find that. We will give you some options and handle the booking for you. Note that this can incur additional transport costs for some of the trips and activities depending on location.

 All our holidays include your family’s chosen activities (up to a value of $500 p.p) as well as accomodation, all transfers, guides and instructors.

Our holiday prices shown below are based on the lowest available rates for the chosen accommodation over school holiday periods as we know this is when most families travel. We can find cheaper rates outside of school holidays – just ask.

These rates can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the rooms quoted and the best possible prices.

 

  Family of 3 Family of 4 
The Rarotongan $5040 $7753
Avana Waterfront Apartments $4493 $5095

 

If you would like to stay in more upscale resorts or upgrade your accommodation in the chosen resorts just talk to us and we will find you the best price possible.

We can book your Rarotonga family adventure for whenever you want!  Just contact us now and we will put together your perfect family friendly schedule.

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Virgin all fly direct. 

We can help with flight bookings should you wish.

OVERVIEW

Your adventure includes:

  • 7 nights in the accommodation of your choice
  • Airport transfers
  • Chosen activities from our adventure program to a value of 10 points (extra points can be purchased for more activities)
  • Transport to all activities
  • All equipment, tuition, and supervision from instructors in all activities
  • Welcome dinner – meet other families over dinner and learn all about the Rarotonga adventures that await while we entertain the kids and they get to make new friends
  • Travel packs for kids introducing them to and educating them on their travel destination (making the flight go that little bit quicker!)

Flights are not included but we are happy to arrange these for you also.

PICK YOUR ADVENTURES

All Pick n Mix adventure tours have a programme of active, fun adventures. But we want you to choose what is suitable for your family – depending on ages, interests, etc. 

Everyone gets 10 points to choose from the following range of activities for optimal fun:

Activity Points
Kitesurf Lesson 4
Sea Scooter Lagoon Discovery 3
Half-Day Bike Ride Touring Island* 2
Kayak Lagoon Tour** 2
Night or Day time SUP Tour 2
Glass Bottom Kayaking 2
Guided Snorkel Trip 2
Guided Trek Over The Island 2
SUP Board Hire (DIY Paddle) 1
SUP Yoga Lesson/Fitness 1

 

*  Tow behind trailers & bikes are available for youngsters who are not able to bike themselves.
** Double kayaks are available for adults & children.
Note: additional points can be purchased for activities shown.

Want us to book you a little something extra? We can also recommend and arrange buggy tours, cultural dinners, spa trips. Just ask – we sort.

ACCOMMODATION

Depending on availability at the time of booking we propose the following as our recommended choices for families.

However, we are more than happy to search for other accommodation to suit your needs should these not fit the bill.

4 Star – Hotel Bed and Breakfast: The Rarotongan

The Rarotongan is set directly on Rarotonga’s best secluded white sandy beach, Aroa Beach, right on the island’s sunshine southwest coast. Soak up the sun all day, then drink in the island’s best sunset lagoon views. Direct off the beach is the Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary where you can hand feed the fish and enjoy fantastic snorkeling. When you are not enjoying Pick n Mix activities there is a free kids club and babysitting is available.
Breakfast is included at this resort.

Hotel facilities include:

  • Free children’s club (4-11) and teen zone (12-16)
  • Water Sports – Stand-Up Paddleboards, Kayaks, Snorkelling Gear 
  • Activities Hut – Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Beach Soccer, Pool Table, Games Room, Big Screen TV, Guest Library, Board Games
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Fitness Trail
  • Waterfall Swimming Pool

Rooms for Family of 4:

  • 2 Interconnecting Rooms
  • Can accommodate up to 6
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Singles

Rooms for Family of 3:

  • Shared Room, 1 Double & 1 Single Bed
  • Aircon as Standard
  • Flatscreen Satellite TV
  • Fridge, Microwave & Kettle

Note: Upgrade Options include Family Suites (Beach Front & Non-beach Front)

 

3 Star – Self Catering Avana Waterfront Apartments

Boasting beautiful lagoon views from a private patio, Avana Waterfront Apartments offers guests private beach access and lovely tropical gardens. All accommodation features a fully equipped kitchen. The swimming pool, surrounded by a timber deck and BBQ huts is a great place to enjoy the sunshine. Self-catering in the well-equipped kitchen makes this a more affordable family option. from a supermarket either by regular. For a small fee, we can buy supplies in advance and have them ready for your arrival.

Facilities include:

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • BBQ Hut
  • Babysitting Available

Rooms:

  • 2 bedroom apartments (1 Double Bed and 2 Single. Additional bed can be added)
  • Waterviews
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen with a Refrigerator, Microwave, and Dishwasher.
  • Upstairs Balcony
  • Fans
  • Satellite TV

 

Budget (Air BnB)

If your preference is to find alternative Air BnB style accommodation we can help you find that. We will give you some options and handle the booking for you. Note that this can incur additional transport costs for some of the trips and activities depending on location.

PRICING

These prices are based on average family sizes. However, we realise families come in all shapes and sizes. This means that accommodation requirements (particularly rooms required) will differ and this can affect its pricing. 

We prefer to give you the flexibility to request different requirements and will quote you a final price based on your exact needs. Once quoted this price will not change provided the deposit is made.

 

  Family of 3 Family of 4 
The Rarotongan $5040 $7753
Avana Waterfront Apartments $4493 $5095

 

Our holiday prices are based on the lowest available rates for the chosen accommodation at the time. These rates can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the rooms quoted and the best possible prices. 

If you would like to stay in more upscale resorts or upgrade your accommodation in the chosen resorts just talk to us and we will find you the best price possible.

DATES

Our next Rarotonga Adventure departs on Saturday 11th July 2020 for 7 nights. 

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Virgin all fly direct. 

We can help with flight bookings should you wish.

More Information

For more information on Rarotonga see our fact sheet here

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