Cook Islands Resorts
Te Vakaroa Villas
Set right on Muri Beach, Te Vakaroa Villas is a secluded haven set in beautiful tropical gardens with unsurpassed views across Muri lagoon and beyond the reef to the southern Pacific Ocean. Perfect for couples and honeymooners, the six contemporary villas offer kitchens, super king beds, luxury linens and private patios providing the ultimate in luxury and privacy.
Daily tropical breakfasts are provided complimentary to the Villas, which have fully appointed kitchens with all facilities. Dining and bar facilities are available at Sails Restaurant adjacent to the Villas, or meals can be sourced from Sails room service menu with a chef available by arrangement. Dine by the pool or have meals served at leisure in the villa.
The fabulous location means the property is within easy walking distance of many more restaurants who cater for a wide range of tastes, some of the best restaurants in Rarotonga.
Muri Lagoon is a playground for many different water activities, including snorkeling, kayaking, kite surfing and swimming. Te Vakaroa Villas provide complimentary use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment for those who want to pull themselves away from their luxurious villa to explore the attractions of the lagoon.Request FREE Quote
Aitutaki Lagoon Resort
Located on a private island, the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort is the only resort in the Cook Islands with overwater bungalows, with direct access to the lagoon and stunning views across one of the prettiest lagoons in the Cook Islands. Traditional thatched bungalows are positioned beachfront or in the garden, just a short walk to the beach.
Fresh, innovative cuisine is available at the Flying Boat Beach Bar & Grill, with quintessential island-style sand floor and views across the lagoon or the Bounty Restaurant. Island night is held on certain nights, including a lively show of Cook Islands culture, singing, drumming and dancing. For the ultimate romantic evening, guests can also arrange private candlelit dining overlooking the lagoon.
The property features some of the best beaches on Aitutaki - long swathes of secluded champagne sand beaches encircling the private island resort, lined with elegant coconut palms. This allows for great swimming – unlike other spots, guests can swim at any tide, and snorkel in the Marine Reserve, which surrounds Motu Akitua. Additionally, enjoy the beachfront freshwater swimming pool, with views across the Full Moon Channel. A great place to chill out with a good book and a cool drink.
Other activities included in the stay: windsurfing, outrigger canoes, kayaks, bicycles, coconut tree climbing & husking show, ei (lei) making, hura (hula) dancing lessons, crab hunting, crab racing, fish feeding, snorkeling, giant chess, tennis, mountain biking, games room, board games, in-room movies, and a guest library.
Spa Polynesia has a range of spa therapies, including pamper packages that combine the healing touch with relaxing aromatherapy massage, facials, body wraps, healing reflexology, manicures and pedicures. This is an oasis of relaxation with the option of special treatments available on the beach or by the pool.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights connect several times daily from Rarotonga to Aitutaki. The property is a 2-minute ride from the main island of Aitutaki by small private ferry, the isle of Motu Akitua is encircled by broad, expansive beaches the color of champagne.Request FREE Quote
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Rarotonga’s leading full-service authentic boutique resort situated in an unrivaled location on the glorious white sands of Muri Beach. Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers an intimate collection of 64 studio rooms, suites & two and three bedroom villas. All decorated in a contemporary Polynesian style, where simple, lazy days meet luxurious evenings.
The Sandals Restaurant and Barefoot Bar offer great menus in absolute beachfront and garden surroundings. Enjoy the gentle lagoon breezes with the sand between your toes. Professional and friendly staff ensure you are looked after.
Experience Polynesian cultural island night with dinner and exciting fast beat island show! Pacific Night is on Friday nights at Pacific Resort Rarotonga at Sandals Restaurant, providing the ideal location for an intimate and personal show.
The Beach Hut is located right on Muri Beach (adjacent to the Barefoot Bar) and is open every day for guests to enjoy the use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment as well as beach towels and sun-loungers free of charge. Stand up paddle boards are also available for hire. The Beach Hut team also operate a glass bottom cruiser and excursions from the beachfront for cruises on the beautiful lagoon. Explore the coral gardens, feed the tropical fish, and then cruise to Koromiri Island for a sumptuous BBQ lunch and plenty of tall stories! The Beach Hut team organize a range of other fun activities, including the Walk-About Tour, beach volleyball games and more.
Kids Club at the Beach Hut - When it comes to family fun, Pacific Resort Rarotonga has it covered. But when Mom and Dad want a little peace and quiet together, the Kids Club has plenty of great activities for the children. Kids Club caters for children aged 6 years and over all year round. Kids can join a treasure hunt, nature arts and crafts, take a discovery walk through the tropical gardens, and the list goes on. The kids will be having so much fun, parents can simply relax and have peace of mind.
Cook Island Culture - A range of interesting cultural activities are offered to introduce guests to the way of life in the Cook Islands. Learn the fascinating story of the coconut, take ukulele lessons, try hula dancing, and experience giant clam and octopus hunting or head out for a spot of reef fishing with an experienced island guide.
Internationally trained therapists offer a range of massage treatments. Relax and be pampered on the beach, or in the privacy ones guest room. Hairdressing, pedicures, manicures and facial treatments are also available as an in-room service.
HOW TO GET THERE
Pacific Resort Rarotonga is located on the Muri Lagoon, a 20-minute drive from Rarotonga International Airport.Request FREE Quote
Pacific Resort Aitutaki
The crystal clear turquoise waters of Aitutaki lagoon surround this secluded boutique island resort. Guests here enjoy the sophistication of delicious cuisine, attentive service and modern facilities. With just 27 luxurious absolute beachfront bungalows, suites and villas, all enjoy panoramic ocean views and are gorgeously appointed with an eclectic blend of colonial timber furnishings combined with authentic Polynesian style.
Beachfront villas are split level, perched on spectacular black volcanic rock, with an outdoor staircase meandering down to the sandy beach.
Dining at the signature Rapae Bay Restaurant offers an excellent menu, from sumptuous breakfasts to an enticing array of fresh seafood and local produce. There is also a beachfront bar and island night with a dynamic display of local song and dance accompanied by skilled island drummers, guitar and ukulele combined with a sumptuous buffet feast.
Guests can trek to the island’s highest point, join daily cultural activities, amble on the lagoon in kayaks or snorkel amazing reefs, take a lagoon or island cruise, scuba dive, enjoy the pool, or join a deep sea big game fishing run for marlin, tuna or wahoo.
Three nights a week, and on special occasions, the resort features unique Cook Island entertainers. Solo artists or a village dance troupe with drummers and fire dances feature traditional Cook Island costumes made locally, perform traditional chants, and sing and dance with wild enthusiasm.
The resort conducts a number of cultural activities with guests, including lessons in island dancing, pareu (sarong) tying demonstrations, flower garland making, ukulele, as well as traditional reef fishing excursion and the new Aquatic Eco Trail.
Experience pure relaxation and indulgence at Tiare Spa, at the Pacific Resort Aitutaki. Massage and treatments can be enjoyed onsite at the spa, or arranged to be carried out in-room or on a beachfront location.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights connect several times daily from Rarotonga to Aitutaki.Request FREE Quote
Sit back, relax and take in the stunning surroundings of the beautiful lagoon from the boutique villa accommodation at Aitutaki Escape. With only three beachfront villas, the property is designed with couples and small groups in mind – offering ultimate privacy and relaxation for those wanting to escape their busy life. Enjoy the beautiful Aitutaki sunsets from the private beachside deck or sink into a hot spa in the private gated courtyard, which also has a swimming pool for those warm Cook Island days. The fully air-conditioned Aitutaki beachfront villas feature super king-sized four poster beds, floor to ceiling glass bathrooms for an outdoors feel, home theater systems with DVD libraries, full kitchens with outdoor BBQ, marble floors and spacious open plan living. Each villa has its own spa pool and swimming pool with cascading waterfall, a tropical garden and a beachside deck – perfect for outdoor dining at Aitutaki Escape.
From the moment guests set foot on Aitutaki, the friendly hosts – Ioane and Lily Henry - take care of every need. Guests receive a complimentary bottle of wine and some island treats from a welcome gift basket on arrival at the luxurious Aitutaki accommodation.
A breakfast basket is delivered daily to the villa. Take advantage of the full kitchen for meals, or visit a local restaurant.
Kayaks, snorkeling equipment, beach towels and bicycles are provided – a great way to take in the spectacular sights of Aitutaki.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights connect several times daily from Rarotonga to Aitutaki. On arrival into Aitutaki, receive VIP airport transfers and a traditional flower ‘ei’ greeting.Request FREE Quote