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Little Polynesian Resort
9.3 Excellent
Main Road, Titikaveka, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5.7 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 
ExcellentBased on 59 reviews
9.3

Located in Titikaveka, Little Polynesian Resort is within a 15-minute drive of Rarotonga International Airport and offers an outdoor pool and a private beach. It is moments from the beach and provides luxury 4-star accommodation.

Nautilus Resort
9.0 Excellent
Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5.9 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 
ExcellentBased on 23 reviews
9.0

Boasting an outdoor pool and a private beach, Nautilus Resort is located in Muri and provides luxury accommodation. It also features a kids club, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
9.2 Excellent
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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6.0 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 
ExcellentBased on 77 reviews
9.2

Situated in Muri, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa offers luxury 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It also provides a beauty centre, a sun deck and massage services.

Raro Beach Bach
5.5 Okay
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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3.6 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 
OkayBased on 2 reviews
5.5

Raro Beach Bach offers 3-star accommodation in Rarotonga. It also provides an airport shuttle.

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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Rarotonga:$289/night
Cheapest price found:$108/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$142 - $468
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$160 - $383
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Top Rated Rarotonga hotels

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The Islander Hotel
Main Road, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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1.1 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

An outdoor pool, a private beach and 3-star accommodation are on offer at The Islander Hotel Rarotonga. It also offers a sun deck, massage services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Muri Beach Hideaway
8.9 Excellent
Muri, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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6.0 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Located in Muri, Muri Beach Hideaway is within a 15-minute drive of Rarotonga International Airport and provides an outdoor pool. It also offers an airport shuttle and a designated smoking area.

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Muri Beachcomber
9.0 Excellent
Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5.9 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Located in Muri, Muri Beachcomber is within a 15-minute drive of Rarotonga International Airport and offers a private beach and an outdoor pool. The various amenities this peaceful resort has to offer include a sun deck, an express check-in and check-out feature and massage services.

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Pacific Resort Rarotonga
8.9 Excellent
790 Avarua, Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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6.0 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Located in Muri, Pacific Resort Rarotonga provides modern 4-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and a private beach. There is also a gym with a swimming pool.

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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
7.2 Good
Aroa Beach (PO Box 103, Rarotonga), Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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3.3 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Providing a shuttle service to Rarotonga International Airport, plus complimentary wireless internet, the resort is a comfortable place to stay in Rarotonga. It also offers a private beach, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool.

Cheapest hotels in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands

Kiikii Inn & Suites
7.6 Good
Ara Tapu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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3.6 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Kiikii Inn & Suites is located in Rarotonga and offers guests wireless internet access in public areas. It also features a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

$69
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Central Motel
Central Motel. Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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2.1 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Boasting an outdoor pool, Central Motel Rarotonga is situated in Rarotonga and provides comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$73
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Raina Holiday Accommodation
7.1 Good
Akapauo, Titikaveka, South East, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5.8 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Raina Holiday Accommodation offers 3-star accommodation in Titikaveka. The multiple amenities this cosy hotel features include babysitting/child services, an airport shuttle and a BBQ/picnic area.

$88
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Kia Orana Villas and Spa
9.3 Excellent
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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1.2 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Conveniently situated and offering a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, this comfortable property is located an easy drive from Muri. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as massage services, a sun deck and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$142
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Sunrise Beach Bungalows
Main Road, Ngatangiia, Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5.5 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Conveniently based and providing a private beach, a bowling alley and an outdoor pool, this comfortable hotel is located an easy drive from Rarotonga. It also offers a kids pool, free bicycle rental and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$147
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Lagoon Breeze Villas
9.1 Excellent
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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3.2 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Situated in Rarotonga, Lagoon Breeze Villas offers 3-star accommodation, as well as a private beach and an outdoor pool. It also provides a sun deck, a kids pool and a playground.

$154
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Palm Grove
8.7 Excellent
Main Road, Vaimaanga, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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4.0 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Featuring an outdoor pool, a private beach and a swimming pool, Palm Grove Rarotonga is located in Rarotonga and provides comfortable accommodation. This comfortable 3-star resort is just a 10-minute drive from Muri.

$176
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Magic Reef Bungalows
9.5 Excellent
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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1.9 mi from city centre, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 

Set in Arorangi, Magic Reef Bungalows is within easy driving distance of Rarotonga and Muri. It also offers a ski school, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

$271
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Where to stay in Rarotonga

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About Rarotonga

Encircled by a fiery coral reef, Rarotonga is the crown jewel of the Cook Islands. Beyond its reef is an aquamarine lagoon fringed by white sandy beaches and swaying palms. The island is dotted with picturesque coastal towns and villages, with the interior made up of lush farmland and forested mountains.

Things to do in Rarotonga

With a quartet of islands just offshore, Muri is considered Rarotonga’s most beautiful beach. The water is brimming with colourful tropical fish that make it a mesmerising place to swim, snorkel and paddleboard.

There's plenty of local history to soak up, especially at the Te Vara Nui Cultural Centre. The village showcases Rarotonga’s rich local culture, with displays on wood carving, traditional medicine and earth oven cooking.

Lazy days on the beach are hard work, so why not refuel with a well-deserved glass of beer or wine? Run by locals, Matutu Brewery offers tours of its pint-sized brewhouse, as well as group tasting sessions. Koteka Winery is another favourite, pouring unique wines made from passionfruit, mangoes, oranges, bananas and other local fruits.

For a glimpse at the local ecosystem, don't miss the Cook Islands Whale & Wildlife Centre. It's particularly interesting if you're planning to go diving or whale watching. There are plenty of interactive exhibits to discover, including shark displays, enormous turtle shells and live coconut crabs.

Getting around Rarotonga

Local buses circle the island throughout the day, with the loop taking around one hour, stopping off in smaller towns and villages. Renting a car is another option, though the best way to get around Rarotonga is on a scooter or motorbike.

Facts about staying in Rarotonga

  • What are the best hotels in Rarotonga?

    Palm Grove (8.7/10 from 55 reviews), Pacific Resort Rarotonga (8.9/10 from 88 reviews), and Little Polynesian Resort (9.3/10 from 59 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Rarotonga.

  • What is a good hotel near Cook Island Christian Church?

    A good hotel close to Cook Island Christian Church is Kia Orana Villas and Spa (rated 9.3/10 from 93 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Rarotonga cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Rarotonga has been around $210 per night over the last 3 days. For a 5-star hotel in Rarotonga, the average price is around $525/night, depending on your dates. The average price of a 4-star hotel is $275/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Rarotonga?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Rarotonga hotels have prices starting from as low as $109/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

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