Set on the white-sand paradise of the South Pacific’s Aroa Beach, beside the crystal clear blue water of Aroa Lagoon, the adults-only Sanctuary Rarotonga is the last word in South Seas barefoot luxury.
A two-storey thatched timber building right on the beach, surrounded by swaying palms and backed by lush gardens, the accommodation at Rarotonga comes in the form of 48 suites, each with fabulous lagoon views, and are set either at ground level with direct access on to the beach, or first floor with a slightly higher gable ceiling. Each suite is decorated in South Seas style, and features rattan lined walls and furniture, tropical Kauri wood wardrobe and desk, and big sliding doors to allow access to the balcony and the ocean breezes in. Tiled bathrooms feature rain-tree vanities, designer porcelain basins, curved glass showers and black-pearl accents. Barefoot it may be, but luxury is the operative word. Each room also features a very five-star list of amenities, including, air conditioning, cable broadband and Wi-Fi, satellite TV/DVD, safe, mini fridge or mini bar on request, tea and coffee-making facilities, a ceiling fan and a hair dryer. The Honeymoon Spa Suite is a secluded ret
As well as the beach being right on your doorstep, there is a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by private pavilions where you can hide away in peace, right in front of the hotel is the Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve, which gives you some of the best snorkeling in Rarotonga. Then there is paddleboarding, kayaking, guided walks, try traditional crafts including learning how to husk a coconut, dance the hula, make a lei, play the ukulele or island log drums, and weave a coconut front sunhat, or just lie on the sand and dream the days away.
Staying at the Sanctuary Rarotonga also gives you access to all facilities at the sister resorts of Rarotonga Beach Resort and Spa and the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa.
Sanctuary Rarotonga offers casual fine dining in a tropical setting under an island-style gazebo with spectacular views across the lagoon. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with your toes in the sand, and enjoy delciious local and international cuisine with a choice of fine Australian and New Zealand wines.
The swim-up pool bar offers tropical cocktails, and delicious light snacks all day.
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