Enjoy an entrée, main course, and dessert where each course is hosted in a different home.

This popular dining experience offers an insight into the life of locals, whilst providing a 3-course meal featuring authentic cuisine. It’s called Rarotonga’s ‘Progressive Dinner’.

A driver-guide takes care of the transport including pickup and drop-off at your accommodation.

Guests share local food delicacies and traditional dishes with the locals in their own homes. Learn about the Cook Islands way of living and culture, enjoy the local music and singing as well. The Progressive Dinner is very much a casual and unique local experience.

What to expect on a typical evening: tropical gardens, buffet feast, Cook Islands family gatherings, local sweets and fruits, Atiu coffee, and the sounds of local ukuleles, guitar and voices of the small string band.

You certainly won’t wind-up the night feeling hungry!

This is an escorted mini-bus tour where the conversation flows genuinely between guests and the host families. The food is abundant, and the families are real.

The Progressive Dinner circuit is well established and has been in existence for many years.

Operated by Cook Islands Tours on Mondays and Thursdays, 5.30pm-9.30pm, the Progressive Dinner costs $99.00pp adult, $70.00 (6-11yrs). Call 20 639 to book.

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