Check before leaving home that your accommodation provider has arranged airport transfers on your behalf – this should be your preferred option. Some properties include this in their rate, others will charge extra for the service.
Taxis and shuttle services are available at Rarotonga International Airport, but can sometimes be scarce at busy times and you might have to share your ride.
Look for the registered, privately operated green cabs at the taxi rank, as you exit the arrivals hall at the airport. Alternatively you can pre-book one before you leave home by emailing CITA.email@example.com with your name and flight details. Expect to pay $15 to $20 per person.
Green taxis are also available 24/7 on Rarotonga and offer an excellent, friendly service.
Aitutaki has shuttle/taxi services, although outer islands do not offer any.