One word that comes to mind when describing The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa is ‘Paradise’. This signature resort symbolizes the culture of Rarotonga like no other. The true spirit of Rarotonga resides within the walls of this celebrated resort and can be clearly experienced through its hospitality and top notch service.
The resort is extremely popular for its luxurious accommodation options, as well as its choice dining facilities. Guests also get to enjoy a wide range of activities and state of the art amenities as well. The resort truly lives up to its reputation as an authentic Rarotongan resort.
Guests at the resort can choose from various categories, including six accommodation options. The first option includes the Garden Room, where guests get to enjoy a typical garden ambiance. As for the second option, guests can choose the Deluxe Beachside Suite, which provides them with a brilliant view of the sandy white beach. The Beachfront Rooms, on the other hand, provide clear views of the beach and the sea altogether.
For those who seek more than just views, the final 4 luxurious options consist of the Beachfront Rooms, Grand Beachfront Suite, Honeymoon Bungalow, and the Two Bedroom Beachside Suite. All of these accommodations come with a host of luxurious features and comforts that include private dining areas, verandahs, kitchens and so on.
Standard amenities in all the suites and rooms include satellite TV, DVD players, private bathrooms, air conditioning, WiFi access, mini bar, housekeeping, refrigerator, infant beds and premium bedding.
Multiple dining options are a signature feature at the Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa. From romantic dining experiences at the Blue Lagoon Restaurant to private candlelit dinners on the beach, this resort offers it all. As for regular dining, guests generally prefer the Te Vaka Restaurant which provides a predominantly tropical menu. The restaurant is especially popular for its breakfast and also for its ambiance, which consists of breathtaking ocean views.
For drinks and a more diverse menu, Captain Andy’s Beach Bar and Grill serves as the perfect spot. Guests can enjoy fine cocktails, light snacks, and various other specialties while relaxing in a fun filled and lighthearted atmosphere. The Beach Bar and Grill offers an all day menu from 11 am to 9 pm, providing guests with a level of flexibility with regard to their dining habits.
Other dining spots include the Hibiscus Cafe, which is known for its mouthwatering snacks and the Reef Fish Cafe, which is popular for its range of seafood specialties and also its décor that pays tribute to the local marine life.
Activities are unlimited at the resort for adults as well as children. While adults can explore the Cook Islands and indulge in fun activities such as snorkeling, diving, trekking, and hiking tours, kids have the luxury of being entertained through interesting activities such as the Moko Kids Club, Banana Beach Playland Creche and so on. There is also a Teen Zone that provides teenage children with an option to engage in activities such as diving, snorkeling, music, karaoke, sports and dancing lessons. The various kids and teen clubs are supervised and operated by highly trained staff.
As for guests who are focused on relaxing their mind, body, and soul, the Spa Polynesia is the right place to be. The spa provides treatments that are not only relaxing but also focused on improving one’s overall health. Typical treatments at the spa include facials, body wraps, massages, healing reflexology, manicures, and pedicures.
The resort is located at a distance of 8.4 kilometers from the airport, which means guests can arrive at the resort from the airport in a mere nine minutes by road. As for nearby attractions, the resort is closely located to points of interest such as the National Stadium, where guests can enjoy exhilarating rugby matches or admire marine life at the Tikioki Marine Sanctuary.
The resort is also closely located to the Te Vara Nui village, which is the perfect spot for anyone who is interested in learning about Polynesian history, culture, and traditions. Another major nearby attraction is the early morning Punanga Nui Market, where guests can sample or purchase anything from local produce to traditional Polynesian cuisine. The market is also perfect for purchasing locally made handicrafts. However, the market is open from 6 am to 11:30 am, making it accessible only for early risers.