In the water
Some of the best snorkelling and kayaking can be found right in front of the Aroa Beachside Inn - there are clear waters and an abundance of fish and sea life, even at low tide there is sufficient depth to snorkel just metres from the shore. The water is crystal clear, turquoise blue.
Fine snorkeling can also be found in the southern lagoon near the village of Titikaveka where a shallow channel off the sandy beach leads to coral heads populated by schools of small trevally.
Nagatangiaa is another excellent site for windsurfing and some surfing, the latter being a sport which is not as popular owing to small bays and small wave activity. It is increasing in popularity, especially near Avarua, Avatiu, Matavera and the wreck of the Matai.
If you are a yachting fan, then the main base is the Rarotonga Sailing Club, at Avatiu Harbour (Avarua).