March 27, 2023

The best shopping on Rarotonga

Buying black pearls in the Cook Islands? Look for the AVAIKI Cook Islands Pearl Brand, which guarantees quality, origin, and sustainability.
It’s only natural that travelers in the Cook Islands would want to commemorate the time they spent in this unique destination. From those looking for the perfect souvenir to underwater addicts who want to own their own snorkel gear, these shops on Rarotonga are recommended by the Cook Islands’ tourist board itself.

Island Craft Ltd
For one-of-a-kind souvenirs and extra-special gifts for loved ones back home, this unique shop has it all. Fine jewelry items include gold, silver and black pearls for a lifelong reminder of your time in the Cook Islands. Other options range from pearl shell crafts and wood carvings to health and beauty products made from island ingredients. Island Craft Ltd is located in Avarua, and their items are available for order online – saving you the hassle of trying to fit all your fun finds into your suitcase.

Moana Gems
If you’re looking for the ultimate Cook Islands souvenir, there’s nothing like the islands’ famous black pearls. Moana Gems is an accredited retailer of the AVAIKI Cook Islands Pearl Brand, selling high-quality black pearls and helping to sustain Cook Islands pearl farming families. AVAIKI Cook Islands pearls are not chemically enhanced or artificially colored. Variations can be found in grey, blue, brown, black, green and peacock – all naturally occurring colors in Cook Islands pearls. Each purchase from Moana Gems comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, so you know the origin and quality can be trusted. Moana Gems is located in Avarua.

The Dive Shop
With so many opportunities for amazing underwater activities, visitors may want to buy their own snorkel equipment for their stay on the Cook Islands. Located on the main road in downtown Avarua, The Dive Shop has a wide range of snorkeling and scuba diving equipment suitable for everyone from beginners to experts – all available at duty free prices. The friendly and knowledgeable staff make it easy for every visitor to find the right fit, plus tips for finding the best snorkeling on the island. Other handy products visitors can pick up at The Dive Shop include reef shoes, underwater cameras, underwater torches, waterproof watches, spear fishing guns, swimming goggles, footwear, beachwear and sunglasses.

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