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There are many great places to stay in Rarotonga, with plenty to do in between your days diving. Whether you just like to relax on the beach or by the pool, or prefer to be more active and see some of Rarotonga's rainforest, we can point you in the right direction.


Hotels and Villas...

Royale Takitumu Villas. Located on a gorgeous beach with wonderfully manicured gardens and well appointed rooms, this boutique property offers understated style and elegance with a touch of class. built to suit couples, choose Royale Takitumu for a romantic getaway or relaxing holiday. Check their website for more information.


Sea Change Villas. A small, boutique property located on the Southern side of the Island amongst some of the best snorkelling spots on the island and just 5 kms from Pacific Divers. All eight one and two bedroom absolute Beachfront or Plantation villas offer casual elegance with king size four poster beds, home entertainment system, a lounge and for those wanting to cook, designer kitchens. Fresh water swimming pools and private decks in each villa afford seclusion whilst relaxing in peaceful tropical surroundings. Our new Plantation Executive Villas with seascape views also have their own games room and are ideal for a teenage family or two couples travelling together.

Muri Beachcomber. Situated on beautiful Muri Lagoon, this property has sixteen condo-style Seaview Units sleeping a maximum of three persons, two Garden Units sleeping up to four and one two bedroom Family Garden Unit. All units are fully self contained and have a separate bedroom with air conditioning and ceiling fan, living/dining area, well equipped kitchen including gas cooker and microwave, plus a separate bathroom with shower.

Rarotonga Beach Bungalows. With just five (5) traditional, modern and deluxe beach bungalows, each thatch roof bungalow is identical and air conditioned. This mini resort is privileged to enjoy one of the best lagoon snorkeling locations on Rarotonga as the enclosed, safe lagoon is no more than 3 meters deep and benefits from being in a marine wildlife protected zone. Lots of colorful fish abound. Being only 3 kms from Pacific Divers, this is the place to stay for both shallow lagoon and deep ocean dives.

Pacific Resort. Located on Muri beach, this outstanding boutique resort offers full services with a friendly, professional atmosphere in relaxed surroundings. A beautiful pool, great beach, restaurants and plenty to see and do nearby, this is a very nice place to stay.

Rumours of Romance. Cook Islands luxury accommodation in Rarotonga including beachfront bungalows and beach villas. Romantic, premier beach resort for Rarotonga honeymoons and weddings or relaxing family holidays, vacations and executive conferences in the South Seas.

Sands Villas. Three absolute beachfront 1st class , 3 bedroom. / 2 bathroom villas with all the mod cons you will need. Each sleeps up to six adults or children and includes a rental car. Great complimentary snorkeling and kayaking. Marine reserve lagoon. Air conditioned.

Arcadia Lodge and Cottage. On the beach at Muri , this spacious two bedroom house and a self contained studio cottage complex can be rented together or separately. All the conveniences and comforts of home .Serviced by friendly staff , twice weekly. Air conditioned.

Avana Waterfront Apartments. On the waters edge at historic Avana Lagoon and near the reef passage, these ten modern , self catering apartments offer studio , two or three bedrooms. A private jetty and pool complement the deep lagoon. Good snorkelling and kayaking. Air conditioning and house maids available.

Self contained units...

Kura's Kabanas. Located in Muri, this lovely property has several serviced, independent units suitable for couples, with a studio unit suitable for a family group. This property is small, and the service is personal, making you feel right at home. A good beach, with kayaks available.

Aroko Bungalows. This property is a good standard at a good price. Located on the coast, but not on a beach, this accommodation is private and peaceful. Near Muri beach, so if you want to get onto the sand or go snorkeling its not far to go.

Muri Beach Resort. This popular accommodation sits on a prime beachfront location here at Muri Beach. Its twelve deluxe cottages each have air-conditioning, king-size jacuzzi spa bath, TV/DVD, lounge, kitchenette, and other "home away from home" amenities. There is a large swimming pool, and complimentary snorkeling gear and kayaks. Top-rated by both Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor.

Aro'a Beachside Inn. A beachfront mini resort with your comfort relaxation and entertainment in mind. Offering 11 self contained units on a white sand beach that is ideal for swimming, snorkeling & kayaking. Our guest bar the ‘Shipwreck Hut’ is located right on the sand and is a great place to kick back with a cocktail and watch the sunset. Try our specialty cocktail ‘Opu Ra Magic’ or join us for our tri weekly bbq (mon, wed, sat).

Sokala Villas. Set in the picturesque bay of Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The beach front villas come with their own facilities and many with their own pool. You´ll be just a few steps from the tranquil turquoise lagoon where you can snorkel by day and relax with a drink at sunset ...



Are Mango Guesthouse. Located at the quiet end of Muri Lagoon and sheltered among mango and banana trees, sites Are Mango Guesthouse. Are Mango draws guests from all over the world who are looking to relax in the comfort of clean, reasonably priced rooms with friendly hosts and like minded travelers.

Places to eat...

Rarotonga has many fine eateries and a wide variety of take out options. Listed below are some of our favorite places.

Trader Jacks Restaurant. Located in the main town of Avarua, right on the water, 'The Trader' offers a good selection of seafood dishes as well as contemporary meals. The bar has a Kati kati menu which includes pizzas, ika mata (marinated raw fish), burgers and such. A great venue to relax, watch the ocean and let the day slip by.

Tamarind House. This fine dining establishment is set in an old colonial home with magnificent views out over the water. Large open air dining lets the sea breeze through while you enjoy excellent foods from their menu. A relaxed, fine dining atmosphere sets this restaurant out as one with elegant class.

There are many, many more places to add to this list. Check back as we continue to develop this site.


Pacific Marine Charters Game fishing. Go fishing aboard Reel Time, a 31 ft custom built sport fishing boat. Fully equiped with Penn International gear, a full range of electronics and a flush toilet. email is

Raro Mountain Safari Tours. Explore the heart of Rarotonga with the islands original 4X4 guided trip.

Coconut Tours - Quad and Buggy Adventure Tours. Coconut Tours offers two fantastic, exciting and exhilarating tours that are new to the island, the “ISLAND BUGGY EXPLORER” and “JUNGLE QUAD ADVENTURE”.
For those looking for a unique and fun way to explore parts of our beautiful tropical island, the Island Buggy Explorer is a magical mix of exploration and discovery on our main road, back roads and off roads. Great for everyone in the family! If adventure is what one seeks, the Jungle Quad Adventure is perfect offering thrills and challenges driving your own 4 wheel Quad through the beautiful scenery of the interior of the island while being shown the abundant distinctive local flora and fauna. Finish off the tour with a swim in our fresh water creek up the mountain in one of our hidden local swimming spots. You haven’t had a true holiday if you’ve missed out on this adventure! Book now on

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