Rarotonga

Rarotonga is the main island in the Cook Islands, and is the home of the international airport and seat of government.

 

Rarotonga is known as a high island and was formed from a long-dormant underwater volcano. On Rarotonga, you can join a mountain trek across the island (there is no road over the mountains!),  explore the marine life in the reef (snorkelling and diving are amazing around Rarotonga!), go whale watching (in season), or take a sailing yacht or motor boat tour of the islands and lagoons.

 

You can take an island tour and visit the neat villages and picturesque beaches that are spread around the island. It only takes about an hour to drive right round the island, but you'll find so many wonderful distractions on the way, it could take you days!

 

A brand new attraction is the Te Vara Nui Village, a traditionally built Polynesian village, that offers a unique interactive cultural experience.  Named after a beautiful Rarotongan Maiden, Te Vara, who performed throughout the Pacific, the Village has been created to allow locals and visitors to relive the memories, traditions and the history of the Cook Islands culture.  Tours showcase local artisans and craftspeople exibiting traditional crafts, such as carving, weaving, making traditional costumes and cooking local foods.  Interaction is a key theme and guests are invited to join in and learning the Cook Islands way.  In the evening, they perform an amazing Island show with flaming torches and dancers and musicians on floating and fixed stages throughout the waterfall gardens, preceeded by a traditional Umu Kai buffet.  An experience not to be missed.

 

All our itineraries are tailor-made to your exact requirements, but if you would like some ideas for itineraries and guide prices, please click HERE

 

Most of the hotels and Resorts have at least 1 on site restaurant, but some properties, especially the smaller or villa/self-catering properties will not.  Whether your chosen property has a restaurant or not, there are many other dining options, more than 50 different choices, on the island to tempt you.  Click HERE for more information.

 

 


Transpacific's recommended hotel selection
Pacific Resort & Villas

Pacific Resort & Villas

This first class resort is located on Muri Lagoon and fronts onto Muri Beach - Rarotonga's finest.

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Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa

Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa

The resort is one of the oldest and largest hotels, offering a lively and fun family atmosphere.

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The Sanctuary, Rarotonga

The Sanctuary, Rarotonga

Indulge in the Sanctuary, Rarotonga, a new adults-only beachfront luxury Resort.

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 The Edgewater Resort

The Edgewater Resort

The largest hotel on the island, set amidst tropical gardens and fronted by a sandy beach and the pretty lagoon.

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Manuia Beach Boutique

Manuia Beach Boutique

The Manuia Beach is a small boutique hotel set on a small palm fringed beach front, for adults only.

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Lagoon Breeze Villas

Lagoon Breeze Villas

Well equipped self-catering villas just across from the beach and set in lush tropical gardens.

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 Royale Takitumu Villas

Royale Takitumu Villas

The Takitumu villas offer a truly relaxing and restful temporary home to experience the magic of the Cook Islands.

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Crown Beach Resort

Crown Beach Resort

Ranked in the island's top five properties, The Crown Beach offers a superb base to enjoy all the wonders of the Cook Islands.

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Palm Grove

Palm Grove

Situated on the island's south coast in the village of Vaimaanga with 22 garden, beachfront and family villas.

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 Little Polynesian

Little Polynesian

This boutique property designed for adults is situated right on the long yellow sand beach and shallow lagoon.

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Muri Beach Club

Muri Beach Club

The Muri Beach Club is an adult only resort is situated right on the Muri Beach and offers the perfect location for a romantic retreat.

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Moana Sands Hotel, Villas & Apartments

Moana Sands Hotel, Villas & Apartments

3 separate, well-equipped properties, all with spacious rooms and excellent sea views from your balcony or patio.

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 Nautilus Resort

Nautilus Resort

A brand new luxury Resort with just 17 spacious villas set right on the beautiful Muri Lagoon

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Rumours Luxury Villas

Rumours Luxury Villas

Rumours Luxury Villas are spacious 2 bedroom Villas, set right on the beautiful Muri Beach.

 

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The Islander Airport Hotel

The Islander Airport Hotel

One of the few hotels in the world that can claim to be an airport and a beach hotel.

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 Sea Change Villas

Sea Change Villas

Sea Change Villas offer 12 detached, modern self-catering villas overlooking the Lagoon.

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01342 840555 or contact your preferred travel agent.

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