Tikioki Marine Sanctuary

Tikioki Marine Sanctuary featuring tropical scenes and a beach
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Swim with multi-colored fish or spend hours on a stretch of powdery white beach at one of Rarotonga's best coastal spots. Dive around nearby shipwrecks.

Find some of the most stunning sea life in the South Pacific at the Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. Scuba, snorkel or swim in transparent water to see numerous tropical fish species in Rarotonga's southern lagoon.

Explore the exquisite 100-acre (40-hectare) marine conservation area from above or below the water, discover how the native marine species are protected and understand the elements needed to create a healthy marine ecosystem.

Float on the gentle swell with snorkeling gear or jump over the side of a boat to scuba dive among live coral formations, giant clams and brilliantly colored fish species. See urchins tucked into colourful living coral mounds and watch starfish and seaweeds sway in the currents.

On the shore, take the time to relax with a picnic or a favourite holiday book or music. Bask in the sun’s rays while listening to the gently lapping waves.

Southern Rarotonga and nearby Muri Beach are well known for scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. During the 14th century, canoes set off from this area for New Zealand for the Great Migration. Amble along the shoreline and look out to the four palm-tree-lined motu (islets) or sail, windsurf or kayak on the lagoon.

Explore a number of great shipwreck dives on the south side of the island. These include the passages at Avaroa, Papua and Rutaki. Combine your visit with a Polynesian culture tour. Hear lively music and watch energetic dances while cruising over the luminous waters.

Between relaxing and adventuring, be sure to stop for a tropical fruit smoothie or a locally roasted coffee at one of the charming beach cafés.

Tikioki Marine Sanctuary is located on the southern coast of Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands. A local bus circles Rarotonga in 45 minutes. Rent a car, scooter or bicycle to explore at your own pace.

306 Cheap Hotels Near Tikioki Marine Sanctuary

Raina Holiday Accommodation
Raina Holiday Accommodation
3 out of 5
Akapauo, Titikaveka, South East, Rarotonga, 682
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Rarotonga. Enjoy free parking, WiFi and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.5/5 Good! (81 reviews)
"Staff very friendly & would be most willing to help if they could understand. June was delightful to talk to. Building is old & it shows as not maintained. Rooms were shabby & dirty."

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Raina Holiday Accommodation
Villa 2 - Rongonui's Studio
Villa 2 - Rongonui's Studio
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Stay at this villa in Rarotonga. Enjoy an outdoor pool, breakfast and WiFi. Popular attractions Muri Beach and Matutu Brewing Company are located nearby. Discover ...
Villa 2 - Rongonui's Studio
Villa 1 - Justyce's Studio
Villa 1 - Justyce's Studio
Rarotonga
Stay at this villa in Rarotonga. Enjoy an outdoor pool, breakfast and WiFi. Popular attractions Muri Beach and Matutu Brewing Company are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Serene hideaway
"Beautiful, lush tropical garden made this a perfect place. The villa was very clean and serviced regularly. The pool made it the perfect spot for relaxing as it was in the countryside away from the noise of the main road.The staff were very friendly and helpful, a most enjoyable location for peace ..."

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2021

Villa 1 - Justyce's Studio
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TUROU RETREAT Rarotonga sleeps 12 near MURI BEACH
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Raina Holiday Accommodation
Raina Holiday Accommodation
3 out of 5
Akapauo, Titikaveka, South East, Rarotonga, 682
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Villa 2 - Rongonui's Studio
Villa 2 - Rongonui's Studio
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Villa 1 - Justyce's Studio
Villa 1 - Justyce's Studio
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Villa 3 - Naeas Studio
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Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
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Heliconia Hideaway
Heliconia Hideaway
4 out of 5
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Little Polynesian Resort
Little Polynesian Resort
5 out of 5
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The price is NZ$700 per night from 2 Jul. to 3 Jul.
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Rendezvous Villas
Rendezvous Villas
4.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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