Blending into its tropical surrounds on the Avarua coastline rests this charming and budget-friendly beachfront resort. Enjoy the lush leafy outlook at breakfast, wander to the beachside pool for a refreshing dip, sip on tasty cocktails at the swim-up bar and be enticed by alfresco dining at the poolside Ocean View restaurant. Massages under a traditional thatched hut await, as do tennis or volleyball games, and air-conditioned Polynesian-inspired rooms, some of which are lagoon-facing and spoil with a private sundeck and ocean views.
Why we recommend the Club Raro Resort
- Beachside pool and swim-up bar
- Air-conditioned accommodation
- Just 2.5 kilometres from Rarotonga Airport
- Set in lush tropical gardens
- Tennis and volleyball facilities
Attractions near the Club Raro Resort
Sail the tropical seas
Saturday on Rarotonga is the busiest and most social day of the week. Following a trip to the bustling Te Punanga Nui markets in the morning, where you’ll discover stalls packed with handmade arts and crafts, seasonal fruits and vegetables and freshly cooked local food, head to Muri Beach for an afternoon of sailing with the locals.
Starting at 1:30pm, sailors compete in single and group races, and visitors are warmly welcomed to join a team. Be a part of the action and experience an exhilarating sailing race on a traditional-style outrigger canoe. If competition isn’t your cup of tea, be sure to bring along your camera and watch from the beach, or with an island cocktail in hand at the nearby sailing club.
Explore historic Avarua
Rarotonga’s largest town, Avarua, is a living museum with legacies left behind from the traditional Polynesian landowners through to the time of colonial settlement on the island. Fascinating architecture and important historical sites in the town range from the Takamona Theological College, the first European-style building in the Cook Islands, to the traditional coral limestone churches and original buildings.
Visitors are invited to join a walking tour of the town centre and learn the unique history of the islands. Discover the stories of the rich Polynesian culture with a visit to The National Museum, the Cook Islands Library and Museum, or the Cook Islands Cultural Centre.
|Laundry service||Balcony / terrace (some rooms)|
|Laundry room||Gift shop or boutique|
|Baby sitting||Swimming pool|
|Tea and coffee making facilities||Internet (common wireless)|