One Stop Shop, A Great Way of Island Shopping at Beachcomber Pearl Market
The Beachcomber Pearl Market is a great shopping place in Rarotonga where you can find Polynesian arts and crafts, lustrous black pearls and some of the best coffee on the island. The pearl market is located on the main road in the town of Avarua on Rarotonga. It’s easy to tour around the entire island by car, motorcycle or by bus on a regular 45-minute round trip.
The historic Beachcomber Pearl Market is where you will find island souvenirs to take home as a memento of your stay in the Cook Islands. Here you will find unique jewelry, ceramics, gift items, contemporary and traditional artworks and a wide selection of the famed Cook Islands black pearls. Browse some of the little shops in this landmark, explore the adjoining art gallery or sit in the shady courtyard while sipping delicious coffee made from beans grown on Atiu.
In 1845, the London Missionary Society built the Beachcomber building and converted it into a market. The building then named Cook Islands black pearls after the Cook Islands’ most popular treasure. The stunning black pearls have extraordinary shapes and sizes. Look through the wide selection of the impressive collections of black pearls, choose one and have it mounted in a gold or silver setting right in front of the craftsman.
The Beachcomber Pearl Market offers a range of wedding gifts including unique yellow, white or rose gold Polynesian wedding bands. Here you are sure to find a pearl or ring as a gift to your loved one.
Near the courtyard of the Beachcomber Pearl Market is the BCA Gallery which features a wide selection of contemporary art. Here you will see international artworks by new and established artists from the Cook Islands and other parts of New Zealand and current resident artists in the island.
Beachcomber Pearl Market
- Phone +682 21 939
Main Road, Taputapuatea
Rarotonga, Cook Islands