Nestle into a haven of relaxation at this intimate location of just six bungalows. Experience true serenity in a secluded garden bungalow, or enjoy the beautiful views of the reef and ocean from a beachfront bungalow, all tastefully appointed in island-style decor with full kitchen facilities, an outdoor shower and air-conditioning. Wade in the pristine turquoise water, or simply relax on the white sand. Arorangi is just a short stroll away where restaurants serving up local delicacies and fresh seafood can be found.
Why we recommend the Raina Lagoon Villas
- Intimate resort with just 6 private bungalows
- Luxurious outdoor showers
- Complimentary champagne on arrival and daily tropical breakfast
- Access to kayaks and snorkelling equipment
- Short drive to the international airport
Attractions near the Raina Lagoon Villas
Rise high above Rarotonga
While your beachside bungalow and the inviting waters of the lagoon may be hard to pull yourself away from, you won’t regret the breathtaking experience of seeing Rarotonga from the air. Board a high-winged Cessna aeroplane and rise above the island to see the true extent of its secluded Pacific Ocean location.
Flying low around the edge of the island, take in the pretty patterns made by fringing coral reefs, the inviting waters of turquoise lagoons and the beautiful beaches that circle the entire island. Crisscrossing over the centre of the island, you’ll witness the lush green rainforest full of birdlife, winding streams and hidden valleys.
Discover Cook Island culture
The cultural history of the Cook Islands is a rich and vibrant tapestry, which is definitely worth taking some time to explore. Head to ‘the lost village’, otherwise known as Highland Paradise, to experience the warmth of the local people first hand. The cultural centre of the Cook Islands, this mountain village lay in ruins for 150 years, but these days visitors come here to learn about the region’s long, and at times turbulent, history.
Arrive in the morning and take a guided tour of the village and surrounding area, or visit in the evening to enjoy the full experience of a Sunset Cultural Show, which includes a traditional feast and stage show. You can be sure it’s authentic – all of the dancers, musicians, chefs, barmen and guides are descendants of Ariki Tinomana, the high chief.