Experience welcoming Polynesian hospitality at this resort, set on a private palm-fringed beach on the shores of stunning Titikaveka Lagoon. Relax in a hammock, soak up the sun by the pool, spot colourful sea creatures with a snorkel or kayak in the lagoon, or join an organised safari or hike. After a day of activities, settle into a garden studio, or one of the 10 intimate bungalows all boasting simple Polynesian decor, a full kitchen and breathtaking lagoon views from private balconies, while some also feature a Jacuzzi.
Why we recommend the Royal Takitumu
- Private beach on Titikaveka Lagoon
- Garden studios and secluded self-contained bungalows
- Safe snorkelling and kayaking at all tides
- Most villas on the beachfront
- 20 minutes from the airport
Attractions near the Royal Takitumu
The depths of the Pacific Ocean
Rarotonga is the largest of the Cook Islands group, yet is still very intimate, stretching only 32 kilometres in diameter. Surrounded by a ring of coral reefs, this is a truly magnificent isolated paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Make the most of the unspoilt waters by scuba diving into the vibrant underwater world.
With multiple dive sites all around the island there are dive options that suit beginners through to seasoned professionals, and visitors can even get their dive accreditation on the island. Explore a world home to more than 70 species of colourful coral, tropical fish, moray eels, sea turtles, reef sharks, rays and even humpback whales and their calves.
Meander through island markets
Saturdays on the Cook Islands are the centre of the social calendar for locals and visitors alike; this is when the bustling Te Punanga Nui Markets open up their stalls. A vibrant array of local crafts, flowers and fresh fruit and vegetable stands are often complimented by live traditional Cook Island drumming, singing and dancing.
Taste the fresh, seasonal flavours of traditional food including poke, a classic sweet treat made from baked bananas and coconut milk, and Ika Mata, a marinated raw fish delicacy. Cool down with a fresh fruit smoothie or if you’re staying in one of the self-contained villas, stock up on produce to cook up your own gourmet delights.
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