Punanga Nui Cultural Market

Cook Islands

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Punanga Nui Cultural Market

Go and wander through the lively Punanga Nui marketplace... If you are looking for quality souvenirs such as pareus (sarongs), t-shirts, island CD music, ukuleles, tivaivai (local quilts), carvings and the most romantic souvenir of them all, the Cook Islands Black Pearl, then this market is not to be missed.


One of the best things about shopping in the Cook Islands is the variety of traditional arts and crafts. Passed down over generations, these are much sought over. Basketwork, Rito hats, shell jewellery, carvings and musical instruments head the list. Unfortunately, as with most other countries across the globe, cheap imports do filtrate, so be mindful!