Renting A Car In Rarotonga

car rental rarotonga

There are several car rental services in Rarotonga some big and some small the largest ones are Island car and Bike Hire followed by Polynesian Bike and Car hire followed by Raro cars which are located near the town area.’

Most tourists like to hire a scooter because of the ease of transport and the unique experience it offers as people from overseas never get to chance to do it back home so its one of the must do things whilst here in the islands. The laws have changed now so locals between the age of 16-25 years of age must wear a helmet but if you’re under 16 years you don’t need to? Sounds a bit odd but it is the case. Tourists must wear a helmet at all times as part of the new rule which is good because safety is number one and a tourist dying on the road by an accident and having no helmet would look quite bad.

One thing that is certain that when it rains it sucks to be on a bike you have no shelter from the rain and the roads are wet which makes them more slippery so it’s a very unpleasant to drive in plus when it’s cold at night which it can be in Rarotonga you’ll need to layer up. What we highly recommend is hiring a car whilst you are in the Cook Islands because of the following reasons

  1. There’s a less chance of having an accident as most people hiring a scooter have zero experience in driving the motor vehicle.
  2. Take more people and luggage around which you can do on a bike
  3. Don’t get we like you would on a bike
  4. Don’t have to do a test at the police station is a simple trade of licence
  5. If you’re going on a night out in town you can always have a sober drive
  6. You can take more people in a car
  7. Fewer accidents in the Cook Islands involving cars then Scooters.

How much is it hire a Scooter vs Car?

Cars start around the $35-$50 mark per day so its ok most of the cars here are quite small so they dont have big 4WD drives or Pajeros to hire out here so you smaller cars around that price.

Scooters are around $18 – $25 per day so is quite cost effective and they are a lot more affordable than cars but easier on petrol, that’s why you see lots of locals using them for this reason.

If you have a large group then Vans are the way to go but they are hard to get so you need to book well in advance to get one.

Car rental rarotonga Place We Recommend

There are a lot of great places around to hire a car but one company that we’ve used time and time again is Sweet as Rentals Rarotonga which is a small car company on the island compared to others but the service and customer support that Nick Shows to his customers is probably the best on the island.

They offer Suzuki Swifts are the car of choice as they are convenient and good on petrol. They also deliver to the airport also.

If you are after a people mover then Polynesian car hire and rarocars are another rental company we would recommend.

Experience The Magic of Rarotonga

Are you looking for seclusion, travel and leisure this summer? Knowing of this staggeringly beautiful place will definitely help you decide where to plant your umbrellas in the sand.

Rarotonga is nestled in the coastal land of Cook Islands located on Central Southern Pacific Ocean with lush green farmland and thickly forested mountainous interior and surrounded by a mesmerizing lagoon. Rarotonga stands over 14,750 feet (4,500 meters) above the ocean floor. It is 32 km in circumference and has an area of 67.19 km2 with a population of 10,572. At Rarotonga, there are no traffic lights, no McDonalds, the beating heart of this little paradise possesses the magic to capture the true spirit of adventure inside of you. The beautiful island is encircled by halo of flame orange coral reefs and Rarotonga’s blue lagoon is flawlessly trimmed by white beaches.

Walking on the white sand for hours along with calm rippling waters and listening to the silent splendour of this island will definitely make you fall in love with this place. This sapphire blue lagoon beach is inevitable and has become one the favourite places of the tourists. The aquatic playground of snorkelling Muri Beach is perfect for swimming along with other water sports like kayaking, wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing and glass-bottomed boat ride.

Rarotonga’s land is blended with the hues of horizon and sea has preserved history in its calm brooding peaks. The place is filled with plenty of monuments to explore and one can be fascinated by the laid back lifestyle of the warm locals. Once you have recharged yourself with the calm spirit of this beauty, you can entertain yourself by the cosmopolitan blend of western influence and ancient heritage in the splendour ceremonies, traditional customs and feasting of Rarotonga. While you are at it, do not forget to enjoy the delectable tropical fish and freshly baked coconut buns.

Spending nights at Rarotonga is not an issue for the visitors as this place has many outclass options for the tourists with a choice of all the budgets – from family muri beach villas to luxurious five-star hotel treats.

Te Vakaroa Villas Muri Beach
te vakaroa villas muri beach

Te Vakaroa Villas is an incredible accommodation at this remarkable location. The pool and spa area is great for a relaxing day in the sun with giant lounges to relax on. The location of the Te Vakaroa villas is perfect with the lavish sails restaurant where night markets and food places are just steps away. They also have your choice of lagoon cruises, buggy tours, and four wheeler tours very close by. Right at the heart of Muri lagoon, Muri Beach Hotel is fully equipped with 24 hour service to cater each whim of its customers. The Cook Islands always enjoy a warm and sunny climate all year round, so it’s always a good time to give yourself a treat by visiting this place.

Get yourself a chance to visit this island where you can surely find a treasure around every corner. Once you are there, no matter what you want to do or where you are, the entire island is all yours to enjoy full at heart. This place is best to celebrate some cherishable moments like birthdays and anniversaries or may be just you can give yourself a chance to rekindle romance with these breath-taking scenic beauty of this little paradise on this planet.