"The pulse of Rarotonga"
Located on the waterfront next to Avarua, Rarotonga's main township, the Punanga Nui Cultural Market is a 'must do' for visitors to the Cook Islands as it is quite a cultural representation of all the islands, even to the point that a few of the retail huts are run by the outer islands.
Fresh fruit, veggies and fish, island food, live and recorded island music, clothing, handicrafts, black pearls, jewellery, massage, art works, second-hand books, pastries, just about everything is available at the Market!
Whilst the market is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm, Saturday is the main market day with all the stalls, shops and huts occupied with vendors, with the bonus of a live show on stage! The market closes at 2pm on Saturday.