botanical-gardens5When visiting cities of the world you will always find the local Botanical Gardens. Well even on the small island of Rarotonga we can boast seven acres of magnificent tropical gardens. With lush cooling lily ponds and spectacular mountain views, Marie Nui Gardens is the place to relax, smell the tropical aromas and just chill out to the soft sound of nature.

The Marie Nui Gardens is a non profit project with all its proceeds reinvested into its ongoing development. Volunteers from all over the world have contributed to this development.

Situated on the grounds is the “Hidden Spirit” cafe which is an ideal place to escape to for lunch or dinner. Organic salads, olive bread, cakes and muffins are freshly made each day.  And they claim to have the best cheesecake in the world!   All this accompanied by award winning wines and fresh local espresso coffee.