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Stunning spot

We visited Black rock on 3 different occasions, once to read about the history and take photos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TreenaS18
Beautiful swimming spot with lots wha,e sightings

Gorgeous swimming snorkeling spot and great on a windy day to avoid the wind. We had lots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Black Rock beach is historically and culturally important to the people of Rarotonga. Facing north-west, and receiving all day sun, the lagoon area is a popular aqua-playground. The prominent black rocks serve as diving platforms into the rock pools...more
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Main Road, Nikao, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Black rock on 3 different occasions, once to read about the history and take photos, twice to whale watch, which is was great and the last time was to snorkel, this was by far the best experience for snorkeling, I seen so much...More

Thank TreenaS18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous swimming snorkeling spot and great on a windy day to avoid the wind. We had lots sightings humpback, whales

Thank LindaC6753
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we stopped there was a very friendly dog hanging out on the rocks who followed us down to the water. He must have been hot because he jumped right into the sea and was swimming around for us. It made for some really fun...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are many nicer spots for snorkeling all over the island. the location has interesting due to the proximity to the airport. When planes take off and land then this place is an experience. the black rock itself is worth seeing and invites you to...More

Thank Markus R
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Black Rock is one of the more picturesque lagoon beaches on Rarotonga island. Due to the weather which was windy, we did not get to experience as good of a snorkeling experience when compared to our first visit in March 2017. However, if your efforts...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Easy place to find. Nice park area in the shade. Black Rock is just that...a large black rock. It's on the edge of the lagoon and an easy climb. Small children can jump off the lower edge into the shallows. The beach is rocky so...More

Thank Grouper1951
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This beach is accessible by bus. It was beautiful for snorkeling -- we even saw an eel. Tons of fish! My husband went fishing and caught several Picasso triggerfish (which we later released). My kids had fun jumping off the rocks. Check tide schedules. Snorkeling...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We visited here 3 times this trip.the rocks are nice and warm to sit on and watch a sunset or watch for whales...season happening now.Take some drinks and relax or during the day snorkel.We saw more here than the 2 other places we snorkelled at.Great...More

Thank chris w
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Black Rock beach is an ideal place to watch sunset. I saw some local people drove bikes and sit back and relaxed while watching the sunset. I did the same thing as well. Black rock provides good atmosphere for thematic photos as well.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Has to be one of the best places to swim as the locals go here. Not great for snorkelling if you want to see fish, but the water is like a warm bath and scenery is amazing. Very family friendly also as it has a...More

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Response from viv_ab | Reviewed this property |
This is the kind of place where you come and get away from it all, there are no major chains, outlets, none, just simple restaurants that serve simple local food and hotels and AirBNBs again which are all independent. It is... More
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