Black Rock Beach, Rarotonga

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#7 of 10 in Parks in Rarotonga
A playground for water lovers, Black Rock Beach also represents a historically and culturally important site. Ask the locals about the beach's history and legend, which includes a belief that human spirits depart from this part of the coastline. At one end of the beach you can find large basalt rocks sitting on the edge of the ocean, serving as convenient and all-natural diving platforms. While the beach offers swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, nearby recreational facilities allow you to play tennis, volleyball, or golf. Before you head to Rarotonga, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rarotonga road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Rarotonga has to offer, including Black Rock Beach.
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  • This is a very popular beach with locals, and always has caught my eye on our circle island drives. Stopped in at high tide to give it a go. Very rocky entry with lots of smashed coral. Water very sha...  more »
  • I love Black Rock and spend several days there during every vacation. The location of this huge Black Rock offers a great day for everyone. Right at the side of the road with an established pathway do...  more »
  • With so many beaches on offer it was hard to see them all but this one was a gem. Nice location to see some fishes and paddle in the warm waters. Recommended for sure.  more »

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Where to stay in Rarotonga

Since pristine white beaches and turquoise lagoons are never far away in Rarotonga, where you stay depends entirely on how much you want to spend. The hotels and resorts tend to cluster around the most scenic beaches and lagoons. At the higher end, luxury resorts offer pampering comfort, but often share their beaches with much more affordable accommodations. If you want to explore a certain part of the island, look for lodgings nearby: although the buses are extremely convenient, they tend to meander at a very slow pace.
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