Puaikura Reef Lodges
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands (RAR)

Boasting a waterfront location, this inviting lodge is surrounded by lush gardens and is just a 15-minute drive from Avarua. Take a dip in the pool or pristine lagoon and enjoy time snorkelling, or simply relax with a good book on a day bed.Spacious self-contained units and secluded bungalows reflect the tropical setting and all feature bright furnishings, modern conveniences, and some even boast a private pool. Sample Polynesian cuisine at Beaches Restaurant and Bar or cook up a fresh seafood feast in the alfresco barbecue area.

Why We Recommend Puaikura Reef Lodges

  • 15-minute drive from Avarua
  • Spacious studio and apartment accommodation
  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment
  • Barbeque and covered entertainment area
  • Pristine beach for swimming and snorkelling

Attractions Near Puaikura Reef Lodges

Whales and wildlife of the Pacific

The Cook Islands’ secluded position in the middle of the Pacific Ocean makes this an ideal location for admiring the gentle giants of the sea. Humpback whales visit the warm waters surrounding Rarotonga every year during calving season, allowing visitors to see them and their young in an intimate, natural setting.

Visit the Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre, founded in 2000 to give tourists and locals a better understanding of whales and other diverse marine species that call this region home. While focusing on conservation, the centre offers visitors a hands-on and educational experience. Check out the variety of displays featuring live crustaceans, tropical fish and giant coconut crabs.

Under, in and on the water

Surrounded by unspoiled turquoise waters, the Cook Islands are undoubtedly a water lovers’ paradise. Whether you want to spend your days in, on or even beneath the water, there is a myriad of activities here to satisfy your desires.

For those wanting a relaxing day on the water there are numerous sailing and glass-bottomed boat tours on offer. The more adventurous can join locals in tackling the surf breaks off shore from Avarua, or heading beneath the surface to explore spectacular dive sites all around the island. With shipwrecks, rock platforms and an abundance of colourful soft coral and marine life, snorkelling right off the beach is also a popular pastime. 

Facilities - General

Laundry serviceWheel chair access in hotel
Balcony / terrace (some rooms)Laundry room
Baby sittingBikes
Swimming pool 

Facilities - Room

Microwave (some rooms)Refrigerator
Internet (wireless)In room safe
Room serviceTea and coffee making facilities
KitchenetteInternet (common wireless)

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