botanical-gardens5Maire Nui Gardens is a wonderful stop during your Cook Islands holiday boasting seven acres of magnificent tropical botanical gardens.  With lush cooling lily ponds and spectacular mountain views it’s a wonderful place to relax, smell the tropical aromas and just chill out to the soft sound of nature.  Marie Nui Gardens is a non profit project with all proceeds reinvested into its ongoing 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!