The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium is set on Aroa Beach, one of Rarotonga's most beautiful white sand beaches on the shores of Aroa Lagoon, which is protected from the open ocean by an encircling coral reef. This Cook Islands accommodation is located on the islands southwest coast, just over a 10 minute drive from the International Airport and downtown Avarua.

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium features a wonderful selection of beautiful rooms and suites set on absolute beachfront and amidst six acres of hibiscus, banana and coconut palms. Relax on the warm white sands of the island's best beach, snorkel with the playful reef fish in the clear blue marine reserve, sip a cool cocktail at sunset followed by fine Pacific cuisine.

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium offers guests great all-tide swimming and kayaking and superb snorkelling amongst a kaleidoscope of friendly tropical fish. This holiday resort exudes Polynesian charm and is ideal for those seeking an authentic yet supremely laidback South Seas experience with all modern comforts.


The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium offers guests a selection of rooms, suites, honeymoon bungalows and a 2 bedroom suite that are set right on the beachfront or amongst the lush tropical gardens.

All Rooms Feature

  • Air Conditioning
  • Private furnished verandah or balcony
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini Bar Service (on request)
  • Ceiling/Wall Fan
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Satellite Channels
  • DVD Player
  • WiFi Internet Access (Fee)
  • IDD Telephone
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Radio
  • Alarm Clock
  • In Room Safe
  • Filtered drinking water on tap
  • Insect Screens
  • Daily Housemaid Service
  • Microwaves (available on request - except where full kitchen facilities are available)

Beachfront Room: Absolute beachfront location with lovely views of the beach and lagoon and sunsets. Located on either ground level with direct beach access or second storey with views from the deck. Size is 27.95 - 30m². Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds + 1 Single Bed OR Double Bunk Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults OR 2 Adults & 2 Children.

Deluxe Beachside Suite: Located beachside on the sands of Aroa Beach close to the water's edge. All located on ground level and also feature a whirlpool spa bath and private open-air shower. Size is 50.18m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Single Bed OR 2 Double Bunk + Cot. The maximum room capacity is 3 Adults OR 2 Adults & 2 Children and 1 Infant.

Deluxe Beachfront Suite: Located directly on the white sand beach with expansive lagoon views. All located on ground level and also feature a whirlpool spa bath and private open-air shower. Size is 50.18m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Single Bed OR 2 Double Bunk + Cot. The maximum room capacity is 3 Adults OR 2 Adults & 2 Children and 1 Infant.

Grand Beachfront Suite: Very spacious open-plan interior features terracotta tiles throughout, bathroom with spa bath/shower, private open air shower, full kitchen, dining and sitting areas (with sound system and LCD TV). The expansive veranda offers excellent indoor-outdoor flow and leads directly onto Aroa Beach. There's also a private upper sundeck with fabulous views of the beach and lagoon. Size is 103m². Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 1 King Bed + 4 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed + 2 Double Bunks. The maximum room capacity is 2 Adults OR 2 Adults & 4 Children.

Honeymoon Pool & Spa Bungalow: Features a unique design with a broad wraparound veranda and a high-pitched thatched roof providing a sense of space and island romance. Nestled in a completely secluded, lush tropical garden, your own private paradise, complete with private pool and sauna. Featuring polished wooden floors, rattan-lined walls, chocolate-coloured water-hyacinth furniture, LCD TV, open-air shower, spa bath on the veranda, and bathroom with rain-tree vanity top and over-sized double basins. Provides easy access to the lagoon via a private gateway tracing a sandy path to the beach and blue lagoon. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 OR 2 Single Beds OR 1 Double Bunk. The maximum room capacity is 3 Adults OR 2 Adults & 2 Children.

2 Bedroom Beachside Suite: Feature a master bedroom which opens onto the veranda, a second bedroom, full kitchen, tiled bathroom with spa bath/shower, separate toilet and a sitting and dining room which opens onto a spacious veranda. The sitting room is equipped with a satellite TV and DVD, sofa, armchairs, dining table and chairs that can be used inside or al fresco. These suites also feature separately controlled air conditioning units in the sitting room and hallway. Size is 80.93m². Bedding is 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 2 Double Bunk Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults OR 2 Adults & 4 Children.

Beachside Room: Located on either ground level or the second storey. Tropical in style and short stroll to the beach. Size is 27.95 - 30m². Features a Microwave. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds OR 3 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed + 1 Single Bed OR 1 King Bed + 1 Double Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults OR 2 Adults & 2 Children.

2 Bedroom Family Suite: Features a Kitchenette with stovetop and microwave plus a small refrigerator and dining area. This room type does not have a verandah or outdoor dining area. Great option for young families. Features Bedding 1 Queen Bed (in 1st bedroom) and 1 Double Bunk or 1 Single Bed (2nd Bedroom). Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults OR 2 Adults & 2 Children.

2 Bedroom Beachside Interconnecting Family Room: 2 Interconnecting Beachside Rooms including a complimentary Microwave. Bedding is each bedroom room has either 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds OR 3 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed + 1 Single Bed OR 1 King Bed + 1 Double Bunk. Maximufbeachm room capacity is 6 Adults OR 2 Adults & 4 Children.

2 Bedroom Beachfront Interconnecting Family Rooms: 2 Interconnecting Beachfront Rooms including complimentary Microwave. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults OR 2 Adults & 4 Children.* Price On Application *

3 Bedroom Private Pool Villa Onemaru: Located on the South West side of the Island. Great for large groups and families, features private fresh water swimming pool and fully equipped kitchen. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults OR 4 Adults & 6 Children OR 6 Adults & 3 Children. * Price On Application *

3 Bedroom Private Pool & Spa Villa Lime Blossom: Located across the road from The Rarotongan. A great choice for large groups. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults OR 4 Adults & 4 Children. * Price On Application *


The Resort offers guests a different theme dinner buffet complete with live entertainment every night, whether it be popular girl group "Always", Garth Young on piano, Tok and his moving love songs or the electric sounds of one of the island's popular music bands.

Guests can select to eat or drink in a variety of locations to match the mood. The expansive veranda overlooking the sea is perfect for a sunset cocktail or dinner under the stars.

Treetops Verandah Room: Offers amazing views of the resort swimming pool, ocean and gardens. This area is used for private dining experiences such as weddings, cocktail parties or meetings.

Hibiscus Hut: Located directly next to the swimming pool and games lounge, here you can grab a casual meal while watching the TV or just enjoying the scenery. A range of refreshing beverages are also available including soft drinks, fresh juice, milkshakes plus coffee & cakes!

Reef Fish Cafe: Located next to an open kitchen and is perfect for a relaxed fresh meal. The Reef Fish Cafe is sometimes closed for functions however at all other times it is open for resort guests.

Captain Andy's Beach Bar & Grill: Feature an extensive all day dining menu and a relaxed atmosphere. There are an array of fresh seafood dishes available. Enjoy a relaxed and casual dining experience at Captain Andy's Beach Bar & Grill.

Te Vaka Restaurant: This is The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa's signature restaurant that offers a large outdoor deck overlooking the crystal clear waters that surround Rarotonga. Here you can enjoy entertaining Polynesian shows & fire dancers. Breakfast is served here each morning plus other meals throughout the day and into the night can be eaten here.

Blue Lagoon Fine Dining: This fine dining restaurant is only open a few times each weeks for adults only. Located on the oceanfront deck overlooking the stunning lagoon this is the perfect dining experience for couples. Select from the multi course menu for a premium dining open air experience.


  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Day Spa
  • Salon
  • Heath & Fitness Centre
  • Tennis court
  • Kids Club
  • Games Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Centre
  • Internet Access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Room Service
  • Water Sports


Set on Rarotonga's sunshine coast directly on the white sand shores of Aroa Lagoon, The Rarotongan is ideally situated to provide guests with all-day sun and a wide range of watersports activities. Probably the most stunning lagoon-based activity at the Resort is the world-class snorkelling, so breathtaking that guests compare it to that of the Maldives or Australia's Great Barrier Reef. What makes the snorkelling even more incredible is that you can walk straight off the beach and see an amazing underwater wonderland of Moorish Idols, Wrasse, butterfly, parrot and angel fish, all in chest-deep water protected naturally by the reef! On offer at the Resort are complimentary snorkelling lessons and excursions, plus other activities as listed below. Also available are complimentary Give-Scuba-A-Go sessions in the swimming pool.

The following activities are free of charge:

  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Beach volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Fish Feeding
  • Coconut Show
  • Kikau weaving lessons
  • Palm Frond Weaving
  • Beach walk
  • Shell hunting
  • Kids Club

Day Spa

SpaPolynesia: offers a comprehensive range of treatments to restore and replenish. Imagine relaxing to the touch of a 'Mirimiri' Aromatherapy Full Body Massage, being revived by a 'Moana' AquaMarine Salt Body Rub, being enveloped by a 'SpaPolynesia' ThalassoAlgae Body Wrap, treating your feet to a 'Vaevae' SpaPedicure, enjoying the afterglow of a 'Pa'i' Hydrating Facial, or opting for one of the fabulous range of Rejuvenation, Relaxation or Romance Packages to pamper you in Paradise!


The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa offers the Cook Islands' only kids club, the Moko's Kids Club, named after the mischievous moko - or gecko - which entertains all children in Rarotonga. The combination of The Rarotongan's stunning natural setting along with the outstanding Kids Club makes for a perfect vacation destination for families. Access to the beach is easy from all guestrooms and suites, especially from ground-floor Beachfront Rooms, Beachfront Suites and the Grand Beachfront Suite, where the sand is literally at your door. The Rarotongan is truly an unbeatable family holiday destination.

Kids Stay Free: At The Rarotongan Bach Resort and Spa, Kids Stay Free! Rollaway/s or bunk bed sets are provided free of charge - please request preference at time of booking. Interconnecting rooms can be requested at time of booking. Baby cots/cribs and baby baths are available free of charge. Please request at time of booking.

Kids Play Free: The Moko's Kids Club is open year round and caters to kids aged 4 to 11 years inclusive (maximum of 1 child per adult) offering a fully supervised and comprehensive kids' activity programme from Monday to Saturday, 9am-noon, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. The emphasis at the Moko's Kids Club is on fun combined with learning about the unique natural world and cultural heritage of Rarotonga. The kids will love learning about the island volcano, the rainforest plants and creatures, tropical fruits, life on the coral reef, and the local customs of the people - from drumming, dancing, outrigger canoeing, and lei (flower garland) making, to the 101 uses of the Tree of Life, and the coconut palm. The Club's extensive resources include computer games, videos, a library with a good selection of books, painting and drawing materials, a large range of toys, board games, musical instruments, Lego and PlayStation. There is also a wide variety of play and sports equipment with the emphasis on beach and lagoon activities such as snorkelling, swimming and beach volleyball. But the Club's biggest asset is undoubtedly its Cook Islands' caregivers, who exude warmth and genuine friendliness and delight in seeing the children happy.

Children aged under 4 years are also able to join in the fun at the Moko's Kids Club when accompanied by a parent or babysitter. No minimum stay applies for kids to take advantage of these great, free Moko's Kids Club benefits.

Babysitting: Day and evening babysitting service is also available at a cost of $NZ15 per hour (subject to change), maximum of 2 children per babysitter. Please allow 24 hours' notice.

Teen Zone: Open to teens 12 - 16 years this separate club house offers a range of games & activities such as arcade games, air hockey, table tennis, mocktail bar plus more. Entry to the Teen Zone is free to resort guests. Some activities may incur a charge.

Little Dolphins Mini Waterpark: Complimentary for all in-house children as part of Mokos Kids Club Program, features water slides and water cannons.

Banana Beach Playland and baby creche: available for children 0-3 years. Charges apply approximately minimum NZ$45 per 3 hour session.


Rarotonga, the heart of the South Pacific and one of the most romantic places on Earth, is popular with couples from all corners of the globe looking for a special place to exchange their vows.

There are a number of different locations on the island where a couple can choose to tie the knot, but it would be hard to go past a long white sandy beach on the shores of Aroa Lagoon, on Rarotonga's sunshine southwest coast. In native Cook Islands Maori the name means the 'Lagoon of Love', and it's easy to see why. Swaying palm trees, turquoise sea lapping the pale sandy shore, the setting sun turning the whole scene golden as another day at the edge of time draws to a close. Pretty much your everyday stereotype of the idyllic South Seas.

Rarotonaga Beach Resort offers a variety of different wedding packages to suit everyone. For Wedding Package inclusions and rates please click on Instant Quote.

Minimum requirements for Resort Weddings at Rarotonga Beach Resort: In order for Personal Wedding Planners (included in the wedding package) to best assist them with their arrangements, the Bride & Groom are required to be staying at the Resort for a minimum total of 5 nights, which must include 3 working days prior to the wedding day, the wedding day itself and the day following the wedding.

Additional Information

Children: Children up to 16 years stay free when sharing with parents
Check In: 3.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 24 Hours
Address: Aroa Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Swimming Pool
Treetops Restaurant
Garden Room
Beachfront Room
Deluxe Beachside Suite
Deluxe Beachfront Suite
Grand Beachfront Suite
Honeymoon Bungalow
2 Bedroom Beachside Suite
Fish Feeding
Family Fun