Punanga Nui Market

Cook Islands

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Punanga Nui Market

To sample more local cuisine, visit the food market held every Saturday in Avarua. A huge variety of stalls offer tempting delights and the fresh samosas with chutneys from the fruits of Rarotonga alone are worth the visit!


"We live to eat, not eat to live!" - this is a popular saying you will hear said time and again by the Cook Islanders. If you enjoy your food, you will take great pleasure in the Cook Islands. Food is the essence of life, and with the seas of the South Pacific lapping at their door and fertile volcanic soils producing fine produce, dining at any level is sure to be enjoyed.