Rarotonga is the largest island in the Cook Islands, also located in the Southern Group. Cook Islands is a South Pacific nation that consists of 15 islands, with Tonga to the West, and Society Islands to the East. The island of Rarotonga is 67.39 square kilometers (26.02 square miles) in size, and is home to 17,411 people, making it the most populated island in the Cook Islands. This rugged beauty has such much to offer, with some of the most incredible views!
Best Time to Visit & Climate: Rarotonga has a tropical climate all year round. The seasons slightly differ due to the trade winds and amount of precipitation.
Cyclone Season (summer): November through April are the warmest months, and also bringing a lot of humidity and rain. January is the wettest month. The temperature ranges from a high of 27-29°C (80-84°F), and lows ranging from 21-23°C (70-73°F).
Dry Season (winter): May through October are slightly cooler due to trade winds, but still very warm. The coolest month is September, and July is the driest. The temperature ranges from a high of 30-31°C (86-88°F), and lows ranging from 24-25°C (75-77°F).
I traveled to the Rarotonga mid-July. I had no rain, the crowds were non-existent, and the sun was hot, but its intensity was calmed down by the nice trade winds. The water temperature was a bit chilly, but it didn't stop me from exploring the amazing lagoon!
Little Polynesian Resort Not only was Little Polynesian Resort absolutely flawless, but is very quiet, and has the most beautiful pool area in all of Rarotonga! Titikaveka Beach, where the resort is located, had zero people, the lagoon had the most lovely shades of blue, the sand was so soft and white, and the bungalows along the beach were so cute! The staff was so welcoming, and anything I needed, they made sure to accommodate me!
Exploring Rarotonga The Pacific Resort along Muri Beach is such a beautiful place, and has some of the best cuisine! The beach area is absolutely gorgeous, and you can admire the islands of Koromiri (7.4 acres) and Taakoka (4.2 acres) from across the lagoon. Some even take a kayak to the islands and just relax for the day! I really enjoyed exploring this stunning island, and I met some of the nicest people!