Aroa Marine Reserve, Aroa Beach

#5 of 12 in Parks in Rarotonga
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Considered one of the world's finest snorkeling spots, Aroa Marine Reserve is a protected lagoon featuring crystal-clear water and droves of fish. This natural breeding ground provides a safe home for butterfly fish, sea bream, octopi, clams, and moray eels. Snorkeling gear and diving tours are available from the onsite resort or the dive center. Avoid stepping on coral while snorkeling, but do not worry about watching out for boats, because they are not allowed in the lagoon. By using our Aroa Beach trip app, you can arrange your visit to Aroa Marine Reserve and other attractions in Aroa Beach.
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  • I could have stayed in there all day. Take some breadcrumbs to attract the fish. We stayed at Vaiakura and they provided us with flippers masks and snorkels. You will need reef shoes, they had some...  more »
  • Such a unique place. We were lucky to be able to walk out our door every day and enjoy the reserve. There are abundant fish of all varieties. We were lucky to see a Snowflake Eel and a Blue Sea Star.....  more »

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