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Maire Nui Botanical Gardens

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Address: Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Phone: +682 55795

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A must-pass for those who like tropical plants and food. This summer, I came to Rarotonga on the beautiful Cook Islands with my wife for vacation. A large number of tropical plants are planted in the botanical garden here, many of which we have seen for the first time. There are flowers that bloom in three directions, the stamens are tender yellow, the petals are white and flawless, and there are long green leaves underneath. There are four petals, the whole flower is as red as blood, with long tubular stamens. Some coconut trees are covered with coconuts, as if they would fall when they shake. Then we crossed a small bridge above a creek and entered a wider broad-leaved forest. There are sparse leaves scattered on the stream, and I thought of the word "falling flowers and flowing water" to use here, I don't know if it is appropriate or not. We discovered this great garden cafe and grill during our recent trip to Rarotonga. Cheesecake is an interesting mixture of cheese and Pavlova. It sounds strange, but it tastes great! Paired with delicious tropical fruits and sweet and delicate vanilla ice cream, it is truly delicious on earth. Then we participated in a wine tasting and barbecue night, sitting at one of the garden tables under candle light and the stars, grilling tender lamb with delicious tropical vegetables and garden salad. We shared a homemade chocolate cake and it tasted great. The staff here are very friendly and welcoming and the service is meticulous, just like the other places we dine on this beautiful island. Lots of interesting tropical plants for you to take photos, soft light, and away from the hustle and bustle of parks and beach scenery, it is a peaceful paradise. Tips: 1. The price of visiting the garden is 5 dollars. (Honesty coin box) 2. The cheesecake shop must be patronized. The cake is topped with vanilla juice.

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  • IndyTraveler44
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    A Garden to refresh your soul

    A pleasant stroll through lush colorful plantings await all who venture into this delightful place. As with all gardens, it’s an ever evolving constantly changing place. It’s been a work of passion ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584853263000+0800)/
  • PieterS90

    Lovely walk through the gardens

    Well established garden. Its of different trees flowers and fruit. Some bits are off limits. Otherwise a very beautiful walk lovely to see lots of flowers in flowering. It is well worth the five dolla...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583316474000+0800)/
  • David B
    David B
    Lancaster, California

    Beautiful Garden Rooms

    Do not limit your time on Rarotonga to only the beaches. The Maire Nui Tropical Gardens is absolutely worth a visit. Although it is relatively small, the gardens have been divided into many pathways, ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582480613000+0800)/
  • K6181YLwendyb


    very neglected , needed a lot of TLC, was not worth the $5 entry fee, bridges falling down and another unsafe

    Reviewed on /Date(1581261314000+0800)/
  • CdnBravo
    Calgary, Alberta

    Stunning brilliant nature

    Went here... it's a suggested $5 per head donation on honour system. This is a magically stunning beautiful place full of magnificent plants & flowers.

    Reviewed on /Date(1578215732000+0800)/

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