Fringed with idyllic white sands and sparkling seas, Rarotonga is the heart of the Cook Islands and the perfect setting for a break in a beachfront resort read more...
Resplendent Rarotonga resorts
The best way to fulfil your dreams of a secluded island getaway in the stunning South Pacific is by checking yourself into a 5-star Rarotonga hotel. Luxury retreats can be found all the way around the island, easily accessible from the main road, Ara Tapu, which circles Raro for 32-kilometres.
Stay directly on the beach at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, which come fully furnished to cater to your every need. Take a dip in the Titikaveka Lagoon at the boutique Sea Change Villas, or enjoy uninterrupted views of Muri Lagoon from your private patio at Te Vakaroa Villas. Alterantively, soak up the tropical ambience by booking your stay in one of the lavish "huts" at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach.
Accommodation in Avarua or Arorangi
Referred to as the "town", Avarua is Rarotonga's main village on the north side and, like almost everywhere on the island, is an excellent spot for swimming, snorkelling and other quintessential island activities. Stay in a budget-friendly bungalow or beach shack, or enjoy the cultural offerings at the 4-star Edgewater Resort & Spa.
In the island's west, the Arorangi District has plenty of Rarotonga accommodation options to choose from in close proximity to the famous Aroa Beach. Whether it's cocktails at sunset at Manuia Beach Resort or a spa treatment at the Crown Beach Resort, there are plenty of ways to cap off your day of island leisure.
More options near Muri Beach
Jump on the island bus or hire a scooter and make your way around to the east coast of the island, where you will find the main tourist hub of Muri. Take in the picturesque views of swaying palms and the sparkling lagoon from the Rendezvous Villas, or make a splash in the aquatic playground at the doorstep of the Muri Beach Resort.
While you may want to base yourself lagoon-side, you can always venture into the hinterland and explore the forested peaks with the help of a local guide. Hear the hymns and ukulele sounds travelling on the breeze as you visit the local craft markets, or learn how to shake it in a traditional ura piani dance.
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Watersports, cultural activities and a great place to unwind. Guests can play golf at the Rarotonga Golf Club. MP1008
Manuia Beach Resort Arorangi, Rarotonga
Relaxed atmosphere and excellent snorkeling. Resort offers complimentary use of snorkeling equipment and hammocks on the beach, free weekly cultural activities (including Management cocktails, Rarotonga Road trip, Ukulele lessons, pearl talk, scuba dive try out), Wi-Fi starter voucher, 24 hour offsite gym access, free use of snorkeling gear, kayaks, and daily resort orientation. ****No children under 16 years permitted*****.
Castaway Resort Rarotonga
Set on the edge of a turquoise lagoon, this boutique resort isoffers island-style poolside and beachfront villas and suites, whale watching opportunities, a kitschy restaurant and a beachfront bar.
Muri Beach Resort Rarotonga
This solar powered eco-friendly resort also offers a swimming pool, kayaks, snorkelling gear, guest BBQ and laundry, Tour Desk and games and book Library. Nearby you can enjoy great walking trails, fishing and superb safe swimming in the lagoon ? all on pristine sands. Affordable luxury doesn?t get better.
Nautilus Resort Rarotonga
A tranquil boutique beachfront resort, Nautilus Resort is located on the beach overlooking the heavenly Muri Lagoon. The resort also offers a Polynesian Spa, a range of water sports, marine and cultural awareness activities and FREE Wifi which all ensure the quintessential Rarotonga resort vacation experience.
Muri Beach Club Rarotonga
Amenities include an exclusive Lagoon Lounge, large central Swimming Pool, Beauty and Spa, personalised wedding and honeymoon coordinator, Business Centre, shopping including Polynesian Jewellery and Resort Wear, Aqua-Centre, Tour Desk, Rental Vehicles and 24 hour Reception which ensure every need is catered for. *****NOTE: Children under 18 years not permitted".******
Edgewater Resort & Spa Rarotonga
Encircled by tropical surrounds, this tranquil resort offers a collection of traditionally-styled studios and spacious, fully self-contained villas with scenic views of the pristine beachfront or lush gardens.