"A boutique, Polynesian style resort that places relaxation at the heart of its ethos."

Need to know

    • A mix of 60 studios, and 2 & 3 bedroom villas
    • Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
    • Secluded, luxurious and picturesque resort superbly situated on 5.5 acres of manicured beachfront.

We love

  • Delicious dinner on the beach overlooking Muri Lagoon and out to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Snorkelling amongst an abundance of tropical fish in crystal clear waters.
  • Refresh yourself with a daily happy hour cocktail at the Barefoot Bar.
  • The Lagoon is wide and not too deep, there are nearby islands to paddle around and plenty of kayaks, paddleboards and windsurfers available from the beach hut.

Top Secret

The island is charming and the nearby spectacular native show, Te Vara Nui, is a must see.

Origins

Construction started on the Pacific Resort Rarotonga in 1986. The Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is a hotel and resort owner and management company that specialises in operating boutique 4 and 5-star properties in the South Pacific. Based in the Cook Islands, PRHG currently owns and operates 3 of the country’s leading properties with plans for further development in the future.

The Review

The moment you step foot at the Pacific Resort you are personally greeted with a traditional garland of flowers, a fresh coconut drink and smiling staff. It is fair to say that the major attraction of visiting the Cook Islands is its beaches. Rarotonga’s beachfront is, quite literally, breath taking. It offers everything you could imagine when you close your eyes and dream of a shorefront paradise. The sands are pure white and pristine, the water is transparent and calm as it laps against the shores of the lagoon. The fact that Pacific Resort Rarotonga sits more than 3200 kilometres from the nearest source of industrial pollution gives the area a feel of unaltered charm and cleanliness. The design of the hotel resort, with its heavy use of thatching and traditional architecture, augments this sense of indigenous grace. Unlike many hotels in the area, the Resort Rarotonga caters for families. The hotel strives to accommodate everyone, with a children’s club to occupy the young ones in the day, and a dedicated nanny service for the night time. So everyone can bask in the zen-like calm of this stunning location, watching the sun drop with effortless majesty below the endless horizon of the Pacific Ocean. The Rarotonga’s mission is to ensure every guest leaves rejuvenated, fresh and content. With its comprehensive mix of luxurious meals, attentive staff and awe-inspiring scenery, you would be hard pressed to find a single guest that still had a care in the world. The attitude of the staff is to maximise relaxation and to facilitate fun. To this end the resort has been designed to include experiences such as embarking on a breakfast cruise, or providing snorkelling gear so that one can explore the cornucopia of exotic fish that live metres away from the shores edge. This philosophy of universal satisfaction extends to the resort’s menus, where local produce informs the resort’s culinary offers. Yet there is easy access to Vietnamese or Mexican food for those guests who desire something they know. A perfect combination of home comforts and the exotic to wash away your every woe.

Location

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

  • Address: Address: Pacific Resort, Rarotonga, PO Box 790, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  • Travel info: Plane: Getting to the Cook Islands – is accessible by Air New Zealand which operates direct scheduled flights from New Zealand, Los Angeles, and Australia (Sydney)

Key Features

  • Hair Salon

  • Kids Club

  • Beach

  • Bar

  • Restaurant