Manuia Beach Resort
Cook Islands
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This picture-perfect resort set on Rarotonga’s sheltered Sunset Coast boasts a protected sandy beach bordered by swaying palms and pristine water views. The spacious air-conditioned rooms feature classic island decor, thatched roofs and large private verandas with garden or sea views. Kayak, snorkel, learn to scuba dive, or simply relax by the infinity pool with a cocktail in hand before feeling the sand between your toes while savouring South Pacific and international cuisine at the relaxed restaurant located right on the beach.

Why we recommend the Manuia Beach Resort

  • Picturesque Sunset Coast location
  • Spacious rooms with verandas and views
  • Kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Sparkling infinity pool
  • Waterfront restaurant and bar

Attractions near the Manuia Beach Resort

Enjoy complimentary onsite activities

This Polynesian island paradise boasts a range of exciting leisure activities on your doorstep – and many of them are offered free of charge. Stroll to the resort’s front office and collect complimentary snorkel gear before heading to the sparkling turquoise lagoon to meet colourful tropical fish and see vibrant corals. If scuba diving has ever intrigued you, introductory pool dives with a qualified instructor are offered every Monday. You’ll get a taste of underwater adventure and learn breathing techniques, equipment use and buoyancy. The resort also promises a host of on-land entertainment including traditional and Western live music for your listening pleasure.

Casual-luxe beachside dining

Wake up to a complimentary tropical breakfast (or select from the full menu) and enjoy dining, quite literally, on the beach. Take a seat at one of the beach tables and feel the sand between your toes while you eat. When your day of indulging in the island’s natural wonders is over and night is beginning to fall, return for authentic Polynesian-inspired cuisine and enjoy the breathtaking backdrop of the setting sun while you dine. Alternatively, you can eat your evening meal under the traditional thatched roof of the restaurant, set amid lush tropical trees. Couples seeking the utmost romance can indulge in an exclusive menu crafted for the occasion, and savour the intimacy at a private beachside setting for two.

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