Planning things to do in Rarotonga on holiday? An authentic traditional marae experience is not to be missed – enjoy Highland Paradise Cultural Feast and Show.
Although all the Rarotonga Hotels have Island Night shows and feasts, Makayla Palms highly recommends Highland Paradise Sunset Cultural Show and Feast. The show has the unique advantage of being on a traditional marae up in the hills and it is an “experience” – not just a show for the tourists.
On Monday,Wednesday and Friday the sunset cultural nights include hosted round trip transport, guides, village experience visit, tapu lifting, warrior welcome, a cocktail, a traditional Umu (underground oven) feast and a spectacular stage show telling the story of their ancient heritage through singing, dancing and drumming.
The dancers, musicians, chefs, barmen and guides are all descendants of Ariki (High Chief) Tinomana and are proud to be part of the extended family that brings this mountain village back to life – for you! Puaikura villagers are involved in all aspects of the Highland Paradise experience, as guides, dancers, drummers, warriors, weavers, carvers, cooks, medicinal experts and many more. Most are understudied by village children – a legacy for the future.
Guests are transported by coach from their accommodation in the late afternoon to Highland Paradise, where an evening of utterly unique and truly authentic cultural entertainment and feasting awaits!
Make sure it is on your list of things to do in Rarotonga when you come to holiday in paradise.