Sanctuary Rarotonga

For a healthy dose of fun, sun, sand, beach and generous hospitality, visit the Sanctuary Rarotonga. Located on Aroa Beach in the Cook Islands, Sanctuary Rarotonga is one of the world’s best ever stylish beachfront boutique resorts working to ensure the best possible experience is felt by the guest. The hotel and staff work towards giving the guests the real flavor and feel of living in the South Pacific. Providing guests with seclusion and privacy as well as nonstop fun and entertainment is one of Sanctuary Rarotonga’s main focus. Guests are expected to find peace and relaxation under the sun where the ocean meets the sky.


Guests staying in the Beachfront Suites have direct access to the secluded white sands of Aroa Beach. Choose from the different packages that are offered such as the ‘Lagoon of Love’ or all time popular ‘Dreamtime’ wedding package that includes accommodation and a fixed wedding reception package.

There is a total of 48 suites offering spectacular lagoon views. Each suite comes with superbly tiled bathrooms with black pearl-shell accents, a spacious and comfortable shower with rain-tree vanity spacing and designer porcelain finishes in the bathroom. Island styled thatched roofs and rattan furniture complete your island escape experience.


Guests are treated to a range of cuisines prepared with the highest standards of care and attention to ensure a memorable dining experience at the Sanctuary Rarotonga. Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, the onsite Beach Pavilion Restaurant serves international and authentic local cuisines along with a good selection of Australian and New Zealand wines.

The resort also has a private pool that features a swim up bar, accessible only by adults. Enjoy drinks in the pool or by the pool alongside the gorgeous view of the beach. Light snacks are available from 11 am to 6 pm. Room service is also available from 11 am to 9 pm for guests who would prefer something more private.


At any time during their stay guests have the option of staying fit and active thanks to well-designed sporting activities. These activities are designed to fill the guest’s need for fun and enjoyment under the sun and include fun outdoor activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, hula dancing lessons, Polynesian canoe lessons, beach volleyball, beach petanque, coconut climbing, husking shows, palm-frond weaving, fitness trail hikes, beach touch rugby and soccer, crab racing and kayaking and snorkeling safaris.

For the best pampering and luxurious South Pacific messages, make a visit to the Spa Polynesia Luxe @ Lime Blossom. Set in a historical villa, it is the island’s first destination spa. There is an extensive spa menu that guests can choose from. Spa Polynesia Luxe @ Lime Blossom uses Mother Nature’s finest elements and ingredients to provide a spread of treatments that leave you begging for more. Newlyweds can opt for the Honeymoon Spa that provides an exclusive experience via personal therapists allowing couples to be pampered together.


Sanctuary Rarotonga can be found on Aroa Beach on Rarotonga’s southwest coast. Situated in the heart of the Aroa Lagoon (the Lagoon of Love), guests have the option of visiting nearby gorgeous and secluded attractions such as the Cook Island Christian Church. The church acts as a historical place of worship amongst beautiful flora and fauna and natural beauty. Guests can explore Rarotonga island the easy way by going on Rarotonga’s very own Bike Tours. These hop on and off tours give guests the best options for visiting the marketplace and the northern parts of the island. The tours allow for guests to mingle and chat with the island’s extremely friendly locals.

Guests can also explore the pristine waters of the lagoon by using WaHoo Fishing Charters that take guests on a fixed route to 7 different fishing spots where Marlins, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and other delicious seafood that the company would love to cook for you at the end of the trip.