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Kia Orana and Welcome to the Cook Islands.

It is my pleasure as Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism to introduce this Cook Islands’ guide to accommodation to all those who may be planning to visit our shores. I invite you to read this comprehensive guide because it aims to provide you with the information you may need in making the best possible choice about where to stay. Please take the time to review the extensive range of accommodation available as there will be a perfect match to meet your holiday needs, whether on Rarotonga or beyond, on Aitutaki or elsewhere in the Outer Islands. We encourage you to explore these options widely because as a tourist destination, the Cook Islands’ experience is one that will engage you, not separate you. There is an unmatched harmony between locals and visitors. We want you to feel like part of our extended family, even if only for a short time. Kia Manuia, Honourable Henry Puna Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism The Cook Islands Published by Cook Islands Sun PO Box 30, Avarua, Rarotonga Telephone +682 20222 or +682 77183 Email: Website: Publisher & Editor: Alastair Blount Design: PMP Maxum Ltd Every effort has been made to ensure that information and content in this publication is accurate; no responsibility is accepted for inadvertent errors or omissions. Copyright © Cook Islands Sun. All rights reserved.






he locals are warm and friendly, the culture is attractive and engaging, the beaches, lagoons, mountains and forests are pristine, and there is lots to do… or nothing to do! It’s up to you how to ‘love a little paradise’. Importantly, the pace is pleasantly ‘island time!’ Situated in the South Pacific, the Cook Islands is around four hours flying from Auckland, six hours from Sydney, nine and a half hours from Los Angeles, and two and a half hours from Tahiti.

Your choice of accommodation


hoose from packaged Hotels & Resorts, or more personal Luxury Villas and Self-Catering homes and apartments, or maybe Backpackers and Budget establishments. There is a wonderful variety available, particularly in Rarotonga and Aitutaki.

This symbol on a listing is your assurance of service and hospitality from members of the Cook Islands Tourism Accreditation and Quality Assurance Program. The most comprehensive and up-todate collection of ‘accredited’ accommodation in the Cook Islands can be found on the website of the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation in the Accommodation section (see ad on page 6). The following pages are colour coded, indicating the different island destinations.









Outer Islands / Pa Enua


INTERNATIONAL CALLS TO ACCOMMODATION OPERATORS +682 XXXXX Cook Islands’ country code is +682 to be followed by the five-digit telephone number listed with a property entry in the following pages.



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Aro’a Beachside Inn Crown Beach Resort & Spa Manuia Beach Resort Muri Beach Club Hotel Palm Grove Sunset Resort The Islander Hotel

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Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Sea Change Villas

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Arapati Beach Bach Ikurangi Eco Retreat Kiikii Inn & Suites Paradise Inn Muri Hillside Guest Houses Sands Villas The Black Pearl of Puaikura The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas Vai Villas

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Rarotonga Backpackers



RAROTONGA - Hotels & Resorts

RAROTONGA Hotels & Resorts Aro’a Beachside Inn

Crown Beach Resort & Spa

Absolute beachfront in an idyllic location on a white sandy beach and beautiful crystal clear lagoon, on the western sunset shore of Rarotonga. Units are tastefully appointed with private decks, all have stunning views of the beach and lagoon. Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, relax in a hammock, or enjoy a cocktail at the Shipwreck Hut.

Located on the sheltered sunset coast of Rarotonga where 5 acres of manicured gardens meet the pristine Aroa beach that caresses a sparkling turquoise lagoon. Our spacious air-conditioned villas and suites present king bedrooms that are decorated with neutral fabrics and soft textures. This intimate adults-only boutique resort is renowned for its fantastic beach location, fine food, and relaxed ambiance.

Aroa Telephone: 22166

Castaway Resort

Arorangi Telephone: 21546

Arorangi (see ad on page 3) Telephone: 23953

Manuia Beach Resort Arorangi

Central Motel

Tukuvaine Telephone: 25735

Club Raro Resort Tupapa Telephone: 22415

Little Polynesian Resort Titikaveka Telephone: 24280

Manuia Beach is an adult’s-only boutique resort set amongst beautiful tropical gardens on a pristine white sand beach. Located on the sunset coast, Manuia features authentic Cook Islands-style suites with modern amenities including air conditioning, an infinity pool, and ‘On the Beach’ Restaurant and Bar, famed for its stylish Polynesian cuisine. Telephone: 22461


Titikaveka Telephone: 26189

Vaimaanga Telephone: 25965

Muri Beach Club Hotel

Palm Grove

Muri Beach Club Hotel is located absolute beachfront on amazing Muri Beach. With facilities designed to pamper such as Rarotonga’s largest pool, relaxing Day Spa, and Restaurant that tantalizes the taste buds and is open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. This four-star property is boutique with only 30 rooms, and is adults only 18 years and over.

Set in the enchanting area of Vaimaanga on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove offers the tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga. 22 individual bungalows are scattered over 5 acres of beachfront and garden property. Amenities include onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool, daily housekeeping, and tour desk.

Muri (see ad on page 22) Telephone: 23000

Muri Beach Resort

Muri Telephone: 22779

Nautilus Resort

Muri Telephone: 25125

Pacific Resort Rarotonga Muri Telephone: 20427


Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort

Vaimaanga Telephone: 20002

Sanctuary Rarotonga Aroa Beach Telephone: 25900

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa Aroa Beach Telephone: 25800 Image: The Dive Centre

RAROTONGA - Hotels & Resorts

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel


Luxury Villas Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas

Muri Telephone: 55720

Royal Takitumu Idyllically set on the shores of a sheltered lagoon this intimate beachfront resort enjoys stunning sunsets. All studios and suites are self-catering and are situated either on the beachfront overlooking the lagoon or beside either of our two swimming pools. Set amid lush tropical gardens, our open-air restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Titikaveka Telephone: 24682

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Muri Telephone: 28028

The Edgewater Resort & Spa Arorangi Telephone: 25435

The Islander Hotel Panama

Award winning, world-class luxury in the Cook Islands on absolute beachfront locations on beautiful Muri Lagoon. Five star villa accommodation, each with a private pool, waterfall, courtyard, and tropical garden. Another award-winning feature of Rumours is its Waterfall Spa. Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa offer VIP attention, service and inclusions.

RAROTONGA - Hotels & Resorts - Luxury Villas

Sunset Resort

Image: Craig Owen Telephone: 22551

The Islander is an affordable waterfront hotel with quality accommodation, a swimming pool, exceptional all-day cuisine, a popular beach bar and daily entertainment - offering warm Polynesian service. With perfect vistas of the Pacific Ocean, the Islander Hotel is located close to Rarotonga Airport, the main township of Avarua, and Avatiu Harbour. Telephone: 21003 11

RAROTONGA - Luxury Villas - Self Catering

Sea Change Villas Titikaveka

Self Catering Aito Apartments

Muri Telephone: 20029 Nestled on its own secluded white sandy beach with mesmerizing panoramic lagoon views and located on the southern tip of Rarotonga in the village of Titikaveka, Sea Change Villas affords spacious, private, casually elegant villas with all the modern comforts of home. The fabulous Polynesian setting is perfect for those looking for that rejuvenating getaway or celebrating a special moment in their lives. Telephone: 22532

Anchor’s Rest

Betela Beach Telephone: 25427 or 55250

Anchor’s Sand Tikioki

Arapati Beach Bach Titikaveka

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Muri Telephone: 28150

Te Vakaroa Villas

Muri Telephone: 25593

A spacious two-storey, two-bedroom beach house located in Vaimaanga on a white sandy beach on the island’s south coast. Self contained, open plan with the living and dining areas outside under cover on a split-level balcony. Also on the balcony are the BBQ and a day bed for post swimming/ snorkeling snoozes.

Image: Claire Sun Telephone: 25761 or 54966

Ariana Bungalows O’oa Telephone: 20521

Ariki Bungalows

Muri Telephone: 27955 12


Aroa Kainga Bugalows Aroa Telephone: 22246

Aroko Bungalows

Muri Telephone: 23625

Atupa Orchid Units

Atupa Telephone: 28543

Avana Waterfront Apartments

Avana Telephone: 20836

B’s Beach House

Muri Telephone: 76781/53782/21646

Bella Beach Bungalows

Titikaveka Telephone: 26004

Blackrock Villas

Blackrock Telephone: 21233

Blue Lagoon Villa

Black Rock Telephone: 26270 or 55271

Clear Water Lagoon View Villas Arorangi

Cooks Bay Villas

Vaimaanga Telephone: 22922

Coral Sands Beachside Apartments

Arorangi Telephone: 21959

Dorothys Muri Beach Bungalows

Muri Telephone: 21400

RAROTONGA - Self Catering

Aro’a Beachfront House

Emily’s at Panama Panama

Hawaiki Villas

Tikioki Telephone: 22130

Heliconia Hideaway

Titikaveka Telephone: 55795

Heron’s Reef

Matavera Telephone: 26487

Iro’s Beach Villas

Titikaveka Telephone: 27821

Island Bay Villas

Muri Telephone: 22616


RAROTONGA - Self Catering

Island Harmony Cottage Aro’a Telephone: 27140 or 57694


Ikurangi Eco Retreat Matavera

Enjoy an authentic Cook Islands holiday in style at Ikurangi Eco Retreat, where luxury meets sustainability. Enjoy your private outdoor jungle shower, explore the island on complimentary bicycles, take a dip in the pool, and delight in the gourmet tropical breakfasts delivered fresh to your room, or luxury safari tent. Set in a tropical organic garden with mountain views, Ikurangi is your place to escape, unwind, and reset. Telephone: 25288

JJ’s Retreat

Rutaki Telephone: 56868

Kaireva Beach House

Muri Telephone: 25207

Kakera Apartments

Turangi Telephone: 20532

Kia Orana Villas Atupa


Kiikii Inn & Suites

KiKii Inn & Suites is locally-owned and operated, and has a range of rooms (some oceanfront) and prices that can accommodate students and all types of travellers. It has a family-orientated and laid-back atmosphere. The Kiikii also have exclusive beachfront bungalows in the beautiful South West of Rarotonga. Telephone: 21937 or 72610

Kings Beach Villa Telephone: 21458 or 55627

Kura’s Kabanas

Muri Telephone: 27010

Lagoon Breeze Villas

Aroa Telephone: 22020

Little Oneroa

Muri Telephone: N/A

Magic Reef Bungalows Arorangi Telephone: 27404

Muri Lagoon Villa

Mama Ru’s Beach Bungalows

Muri Lodges Limited

Titikaveka Telephone: 22936

Vaimaanga Telephone: 29066

Manea Beach Villas

Muri Telephone: 25336

Mountview Lodges

O’oa Telephone: 29491

Muri Telephone: 26270 or 55271 Muri

Muri Heights Villas Muri Telephone: 21342

Muri Retreat Apartments Muri Telephone: 24141

RAROTONGA - Self Catering

Makayla Palms

Muri Hillside Guest Houses Muri

Muri Beachcomber Muri Telephone: 21022

Muri Beach Cottages

Muri Telephone: 23666

Muri Beach Hideaway

Muri Telephone: 29005

Muri Beach Villa Muri

Muri Lagoon View Bungalows

Muri Telephone: 55089

Ideal for those wanting reasonably-priced accommodation in popular Muri. Our hillside complex comprises self-contained houses sharing a pool, sundeck & BBQ. Popular with family and wedding groups wanting to stay together, but having their own space. A short walk to Muri village with its shops, cafes, takeaways, restaurants, beach bars, night market, beach and lagoon. Telephone: 55769

Muri Shell Bungalows Muri Telephone: N/A

Muri Shores

Muri Telephone: 52325


RAROTONGA - Self Catering

Napa Beachfront Hideaway Rarotonga Villas Arorangi Telephone: 71284

Nikao Telephone: 28601

Ocean Spray Villas

Rendezvous Villas

Tupapa Telephone: 23000/2300

Muri Telephone: 22130

Paradise Holiday Homes

Sands Villas Titikaveka

Titikaveka Telephone: 79795

Paradise Inn Tupapa

Paradise Inn is an affordable budget motel on the beach with only minutes from great restaurants and the main shops of the main township of Avarua, the capital of the Cook Islands. Join us on the deck for the beautiful Pacific Ocean and heavenly sunset vistas. All accommodation includes a kitchenette with microwave, a mini bar fridge, and tea & coffee making facilities. Perfect for the budget traveller. All just 3km from Rarotonga International Airport. Telephone: 20544

Raina Beach Apartments

Tikioki Telephone: 23601

Rarotonga Beach Bungalows


Titikaveka Telephone: 27030

Perfectly located on Titikaveka beach & lagoon with safe swimming and snorkeling. Each of three quality, spacious villas offer three air conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, bbq and decks. Facilities include tv, wifi and fans. Complimentary welcome breakfast, kayaks, games and library. Perfect for families and small groups seeking an ideal, quality beachfront holiday. Telephone: 25363

Seaside Beachfront Villas Matavera Telephone: 50137 0r 55717

Seaspray Beach Villa Tupapa Telephone: 28 288

Sokala Villas

Muri Telephone: 29200

The Black Pearl of Puaikura Kavera

Arorangi Telephone: 28465

Te Akapuao Holiday Home and Studio Villas Tikioki Telephone: 28056

Sunrise Beach Bungalows Turangi Telephone: 20417

Taakoka Muri Beach Villas Muri Telephone: 55082

Te Kaka Retreat

Tupapa Telephone: 22119

Nestled in sheltered tropical gardens on the sunset side of the island, just a few steps from a pristine white sand beach, The Black Pearl offers twelve spacious self-catering apartments, and award-winning customer service. The perfect haven to lose yourself in ‘paradise’ all at a modest price.

RAROTONGA - Self Catering

Sunhaven Beach Bungalows Telephone: 23537

The Cooks Oasis Holiday Villas Arorangi

The Beach Lodge

Image: Alastair Blount

Titikaveka Telephone: 23333

Situated next to the beach, all villas have unique views, from volcanic hilltops, to the serene gardens within the property. Our eight villas (from studio style to 1 and 2 bedroom) provide for self-catering, or enjoy the six restaurants within walking distance. Facilities include pool, BBQ, snorkeling equipment, beach towels and kayaks, at no cost. Telephone: 28213

The Reef Motel

Blackrock Telephone: 24280


RAROTONGA - Self Catering - Backpackers & Budget

Tiana’s Beach Villas

Muri Telephone: 24404

Tropical Sands

Turangi Telephone: 23564

Vai Villas Vaimaanga

Aremango Guesthouse Muri Telephone: 24362

Backpackers International Hostel Kavera Telephone: 21847

Rarotonga Backpackers Arorangi

Vai Villa’s is in the best location on Rarotonga, right on a beautiful quiet white sand beach where you can hear the waves curling over the pristine reefs and enjoy a clear evening sky with moonlight and incredibly bright stars. Two villas provide privacy, yet close to restaurants, car rental, supermarket, takeaways and the bus stop. Telephone: 23333

Vaiakura Holiday Homes Arorangi Telephone: 70289

Whitesands Beach Villas Titikaveka Telephone: 22919

White House Apartments Arorangi Telephone: 21959


Backpackers & Budget

Situated on a popular beachfront location in Arorangi, Rarotonga Backpackers offers a variety of budget accommodation options ranging from dormitory, self-contained beachfront studios, three-bedroom beach houses, and garden bungalows. The main beachside complex features a swimming pool. Visit our website for details and rates. Telephone: 21590

Tiare Village

Atupa Telephone: 23466







Aitutaki Hotels & Resorts Tamanu Beach Amuri

Aitutaki Village

O’otu Telephone: 31526

Aitutaki - Hotels & Resorts - Luxury Villas

Tamanu Beach Resort

Pacific Resort Aitutaki Our beautiful beachfront resort features 23 bungalows, conference facilities, spa and massage therapy services, two fresh water swimming pools, a beachfront bar and restaurant, and a gift shop. The resort offers four accommodation options including studio garden rooms, and one-bedroom lagoon view rooms. Our beachfront rooms are water’s edge, a stone’s throw from our lagoon. Telephone: 31810

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa

Akitua Telephone: 31200

Amuri Telephone: 31720

Luxury Villas Aitutaki Escape

Amuri Telephone: 31906

Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas

Amuri Telephone: 31458 19

Aitutaki - Self Catering - Backpackers & Budget

Self Catering Aitutaki Beach Villas

Amuri Telephone: 31650

Aitutaki Seaside Lodges Amuri Telephone: 31056

Amuri Sands

Amuri Telephone: 31130

Aretai Beach Villas

Amuri Telephone: 31645

Inano Beach Bungalows O’otu Telephone: 31758

Kuru Club

Amuri Telephone: 58555 or 56213

The Reef Motel Aitutaki Nikaupara Telephone: 24280

Paparei Beachfront Bungalows

Ureia Telephone: 31837

O’otu Telephone: 31739

Ranginui’s Retreat

O’otu Telephone: 31657

Ranginui Sunset

Arutanga Telephone: 31651

Rino’s Beach Motel Ureia Telephone: 31197

Sunny Beach Lodge

Amuri Telephone: 31446

Backpackers & Budget Gina’s Garden & Beach Lodges Tautu Telephone: 31058 Akaiami

Matriki Beach Huts

Amuri Telephone: 31564

Paparei Bungalows

Petero’s Place

Paradise Cove Lodges

Vaikoa Beach Units

Arutanga Telephone: 31837 or 73275


Popoara Ocean Breeze Villas

Amuri Telephone: 31218

Nikaupara Telephone: 31762 Amuri Telephone: 31145


Atiu Atiu Bed & Breakfast

Kopeka Lodge

Atiu Villas

Taparere Lodge

Areora Telephone: 33041 Areora Telephone: 33777

Areora Telephone: 29505 Areora Telephone: 33034

Babe’s Guest House

Kaumata Telephone: 34092

Mangaia Villas

Oneroa Telephone: 34885

Manihiki Lagoon Villas

Manihiki Telephone: 43123

Tiare Cottages Mauke Telephone: 35270

Ri’is Retreat

Image: Kieran Scott

Mauke Telephone: 35181


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Penrhyn Telephone: 42015

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2017-18 Guide to Accommodation in the Cook Islands  

Over 200 places to stay! Hotels & Resorts, Luxury Villas, Self-Catering, Backpackers & Budget.

2017-18 Guide to Accommodation in the Cook Islands  

Over 200 places to stay! Hotels & Resorts, Luxury Villas, Self-Catering, Backpackers & Budget.