While holidaying in Rarotonga, I had the pleasure of utilising what I think must be the best bus service I have ever encountered by some distance (even better than that of Malta, which was pretty good).
In Rarotonga, there are two bus routes…clockwise and anti-clockwise. The bus will stop anywhere for you to get on or off – just flag the driver down. The driver will greet you with a “Kia Orana” welcome and if you tell them where you are going will also remember to stop there for you. The drivers wear colourful “Hawaiian” shirts and jandals too!
You can even buy a “10 pass” for 10 rides which can be used by multiple people for just $30 NZD which takes away the hassle and some of the expense of the touring around. Why anyone would want to hire a car or scooter for an island which is only 32km in circumference is beyond me. What a fabulous service.