People say you’re either a Fiji or a Raro girl, and I wasn’t sure how this was going to pan out as my loyalty is with Fiji. However I absolutely adored Raro, for many different reasons.
Flight time with Air NZ was about four hours and Rarotonga airport is like a regional airport in NZ. You can also fly with Virgin or Air Tahiti. Like Fiji, you can take your own food with you, but make sure you declare it at Customs. The food in Rarotonga has to be imported so it’s not cheap to eat out, but on par price-wise with NZ and the meals are sensational. I had fresh tuna almost every night and you know it’s fresh if it’s not on the menu. Currency is the NZ dollar so that makes it easy.