We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Punanga Nui

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Review Highlights
Great Saturday Market

No better way to spend a Saturday morning in Raro then at the market. So many different products... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
via mobile
A Saturday Morning Must

The Saturday Punanga Nui Markets are a must while you are in Rarotonga. Just for the atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Port Macquarie, Australia
Read all 398 reviews
All photos (184)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fruit”(46 reviews)
“great market”(18 reviews)
Saturday is the best time to visit this outdoor market where you can purchase fruits, vegetables, bedding and clothing.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 79 781
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Avarua
from US$89.02
More Info
from US$54.52
More Info
from US$69.01
More Info
from US$37.95
More Info
Reviews (398)
Filter reviews
377 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews saturday morning fruit great market cultural show food stalls local produce saturday market stalls selling black pearls rice arts and crafts stall holders wander around waffle shack ika mata yummy food local dance
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 377 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No better way to spend a Saturday morning in Raro then at the market. So many different products available and a really nice community feel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrbono18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Saturday Punanga Nui Markets are a must while you are in Rarotonga. Just for the atmosphere itself is worth the visit. We bought fresh fruit from here and were lucky enough that we got to “try before you buy”. We also made a stop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Aussie-Ness-K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Neat place to visit along with all the others on the island. A Must visit. Local hand crafts and food

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Murray R
Reviewed 14 December 2018

well worth going and don't stop at the first few stalls as there is more at the back, you just have to explore and most of the items are of good quality.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 205sueden
Reviewed 12 December 2018

If you want to see, taste, feel the raro life then you need to go to the punannganui market. Food, jewelry, fresh produce, clothing, entertainment and Tourist attractions are all at the market.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Roger W
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Not a great deal happening through the week, only a few fruit stalls and a couple of pop up cafes open, Saturdays are supposed to be the day, but we missed it. Dont make a special trip mid week not worth the while

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lind1tob
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Anything you look for on the Island, this is one place to find it. Best food and quality merchandise. Lovely people and always have a great laugh with the locals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tereapii R
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped here and found this market of cafes to be fresh and delicious food. Lots of great food options Juices and smoothies Fresh Cakes and muffins Coffees and drinks Sushi Seafood options And many other food choices The prices are reasonable and the food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X9477ZRkarenm
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Check out the Punanga market on Saturday morning for your souvenirs and tasty food. We went a bit nuts and ordered a little bit of everything but the stand out dish was from the Real Fruit Smoothie shop - the Cajun Chicken dish with salad,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Lots off food and fresh fruit for sale and a good place to buy souvenirs! The market is only open early Saturdays from 8-12am the best time to do is around 10am! We went on other days and the market wasn't open but some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Celinee-bee
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Central Motel
39 reviews
.88 km away
The Islander Hotel
260 reviews
1.47 km away
Club Raro Resort
298 reviews
2.97 km away
Kiikii Inn & Suites
76 reviews
3.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 108 nearby restaurants
The Waffle Shack
275 reviews
.01 km away
Bite Time Cafe
126 reviews
.18 km away
Hula Bar
158 reviews
1.50 km away
Cafe Salsa
709 reviews
.68 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 118 nearby attractions
Wreck of the Matai
51 reviews
.81 km away
Blue Water Tours
13 reviews
.28 km away
WaHoo Fishing Charters
65 reviews
.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
8 September 2017|
Response from Manydreamscometrue | Reviewed this property |
The market is available to local residents to sell or advertise their products or services. A fee is paid by each stall holder.
2 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Sandraleelovering | Reviewed this property |
Market is open Saturday morning 8am till 1pm, it is bustling with all stalls open from arts and crafts, clothing and food. Only select shops open Monday to Friday and they are predominantly at the top end of the marketplace... More
22 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from terahans | Reviewed this property |
Yes only Saturdays, try Muri night markets but it's a shame you won't get to enjoy the buzz that surrounds the Saturday fun