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.
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.
Pacific Resort & Villas
This first class resort is located on Muri Lagoon and fronts
onto Muri Beach - Rarotonga's finest.
Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa
The resort is one of the oldest and largest hotels, offering a
buzzy and fun atmosphere.
The Sanctuary, Rarotonga
Indulge in the Sancturay, Rarotonga, a new adults-only
beachfront luxury Resort.
The Edgewater Resort
The largest hotel on the island, set amidst tropical gardens and
fronted by the lagoon.
Manuia Beach Boutique
The Manuia Beach is a small boutique hotel set on a small palm
fringed beach front, for adults only.
Lagoon Breeze Villas
Well equipped self-catering villas just across from the beach
and set in lush tropical gardens.
Royal Takitumu Villas
The Takitumu villas offer a truly relaxing and restful temporary
home to experience the magic of the Cook Islands.
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
Situated on the island's south coast in the village of Vaimaanga
with 8 large deluxe beachfront bungalows.
This boutique property designed for adults is situated right on
the long yellow sand beach and shallow lagoon.
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
Moana Sands Hotel, Villas & Apartments
3 separate, well-equipped properties, all with spacious rooms
and excellent sea views from your balcony or patio.
A brand new luxury Resort with just 17 spacious villas set right
on the beautiful Muri Lagoon
Rumours Luxury Villas
Rumours Luxury Villas are spacious 2 bedroom Villas, set right
on the beautiful Muri Beach.
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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