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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

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Aroa Beach

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Prime, pristine white sand beachfront for your best beach vacation ever. Aroa Beach is the beach lover’s beach – a long swathe of white sandy beach lapped by a turly crystal clear blue lagoon. The beach here is groomed by our grounds staff to keep it looking its best.

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The Rarotongan Beach Resort

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Slip off your watch, your shoes, your cares, and immerse yourself in paradise. You’ve arrived at the Cook Islands’ iconic Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa for your best beach vacation ever.

Here’s why:

The cleanest lagoon on Rarotonga - The Rarotongan is the only beachfront resort on our stretch of beach. We are the guardians of our Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary, the cleanest, clearest lagoon on Rarotonga. This lagoon is teeming with healthy tropical fish - testament to the cleanliness of the lagoon here. If a clean swimming and snorkeling lagoon is important to you, there is no better spot than The Rarotongan.

All-in-one resort for your all-in-one vacation - this is indeed ‘the resort with the mostest’. It’s all right here for your supreme relaxation and enjoyment, be it restaurants, spa, huge range of complimentary activities, gym, salon, personal wedding planners, function catering, self-contained luxury villas, the list goes on. Enjoy your best beach resort experience ever!

Experience the real Rarotonga right in your resort. Soak up the distinctive ambience and aesthetic of this independent resort. Here you’ll really feel like you’re in the Cook Islands, in a very special place amongst a very special people, soaking up a very special magic.

The Rarotongan is laid out on a kilometer-long stretch of prime beachfront, famous Aroa Beach. Here you can choose to have as much privacy and seclusion, or fun and excitement, as you want – there’s plenty of options! Because the resort is spaciously laid out over 6 acres bordering the island's best stretch of private white sandy beachfront, you can always enjoy peace and privacy on the beach - perfect for deep relaxation under the tropical sun. Or by evening, order in Room Service, another great way to relax into each other’s company. Other areas around The Rarotongan such as the Activities Hut, the Games Lounge and TE VAKA Restaurant in the evening, are hubs of exciting diversions or entertainment. Because The Rarotongan offers so much, you can easily ‘go with your mood’, whether you're feeling like mixing and mingling with other resort guests over sunset cocktails or taking in a show, or more like relaxing in your room or suite with a great in-house movie and ordering in. Great options make for a great, stress-free South Seas getaway!

Each evening you’ll receive a copy of our informative and entertaining Guest Newsletter outlining the following day’s complimentary Activities Program – in our experience, easily the most extensive activities program in the whole of the South Pacific! This way you can dip in and out of the huge range of activities options on the program, as well as ‘doing your own thing’ when the mood takes you, such as the complimentary stand-up paddleboarding, outrigger canoeing, kayaking, tennis, feeding the fish by hand, doing some self-guided snorkeling, taking a siesta in a beach hammock, or booking in some me-time at SpaPolynesia LUXE @ Lime Blossom Villa.