One of the Cook Islands’ leading boutique and family-friendly resorts, the Pacific Resort Rarotonga is nestled on the glorious white-sand Muri beach, fringed by palm trees and the gentle waters of a shallow lagoon. A premium Polynesian experience, there’s a strong emphasis on relaxed living at this resort as well as fine dining and excellent service.
The Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers a collection of 64 studio rooms, suites and multi-bedroom villas. All are decorated in contemporary Polynesian style and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Standard Studio Rooms feature king-size beds, basic kitchen facilities, spacious lounges and a patio or balcony. Premium Garden Suites offer beautiful garden or river views and have large bathrooms and living areas as well as a wide patio. For the ultimate luxury, the two-bedroom Beachfront Villa boasts the best location of all with accommodation across two levels, including a master bedroom and en suite, a second bedroom, two bathrooms, 32-inch flat-screen TV, private outdoor courtyard, full kitchen and bar.
Facilities include kayak, paddle board and snorkel hire, windsurfing lessons, an excellent kids’ club and island nature tours. Spend an afternoon learning the fascinating story of the coconut, take Ukulele lessons, try hula dancing, go giant clam and octopus hunting or reef fishing with an experienced guide. Take a daily excursion on a glass-bottom boat for a cruise over coral gardens, feed tropical fish and enjoy a BBQ lunch. Alternatively, walk across the lagoon with a picnic to neighbouring uninhabited Koromiri Island, or simply relax with a massage in the spa.
Head to the Sandals Restaurant and Barefoot Bar for fresh seafood and delicious drinks with views over the lagoon. Try Ika Mata (lime marinated raw fish in coconut cream) and choose from a generous wine list. Make sure to attend island night on Friday evenings, a traditional evening full of entertainment, sumptuous cuisine and the atmospheric drum beats of the Cook Islands.
PO Box 397AvaruaRarotongaCook Islands