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Top 10 Hotels in Rarotonga

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
3 out of 5
Ara Tapu (Main Road), Titikaveka / Vaimaanga, Rarotonga
£176
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
4.3/5Excellent! (72 reviews)

"Beautiful views and great continental breakfast. Nice walk from there to Charlie's for dinner."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
£230
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
4.6/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"It was a great experience staff were friendly & great location"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Muri Beachcomber
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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4.6/5Wonderful! (276 reviews)

"Nice lagoon, great snorkelling, kayaks to use. Muri night market next door so easy to get a meal on the nights it operates. Car rentals a one minute walk."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

Muri Beachcomber
Little Polynesian Resort
4.5 out of 5
Main Road, Titikaveka, Rarotonga
£336
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
4.8/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)

"Perfect in every way excellent facilities and restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019

Little Polynesian Resort
Lagoon Breeze Villas
3 out of 5
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
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4.7/5Exceptional! (122 reviews)

"All the staff including security were friendly and tried their best for our request. Good location just in front of the beach. Useful restaurant info book."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Lagoon Breeze Villas
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
5 out of 5
Avarua, PO Box 790 , Rarotonga
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4.7/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)

"We absolutely loved our stay at Te Manava. We are already thinking about our return trip and will definitely be staying at Te Manava. The suite we had was just perfect for our family of six. Shelley, Teina and Jane were absolutely lovely and went out of their way to make us feel a part of the Te ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
The Islander Hotel
3 out of 5
Main Road, Panama, Rarotonga
£115
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
3.5/5Good! (182 reviews)

"Great while I was waiting for my flight following delay"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

The Islander Hotel
Castaway Resort
3 out of 5
Arorangi, Main Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
£94
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
4.5/5Wonderful! (144 reviews)

"Don't let the reception area fool you. As a first impression, yes, it could do with a revamp. But go into the resort and it's a real gem. To be fair, some things are a bit tired, but the rooms are clean with everything you need, and the bed was really comfy. The staff are super nice and helpful and ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Castaway Resort
The Edgewater Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
£84
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26
3.8/5Good! (872 reviews)

"Breakfast could have more selections. Percolated coffee is not so nice."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

The Edgewater Resort and Spa
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
£78
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
3.8/5Good! (298 reviews)

"Reception staff attitude could be improved. Rooms are too close each other and could hear other guest’s noise, then sometimes did not feel private. Location, private beach and adult only policy are excellent. It was good that we could use all the facilities throughout the resort."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
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Pocket Guide: Rarotonga

Visiting Rarotonga

Rarotonga's upscale hotels make it a great destination for luxury-minded travelers and visitors are sure to appreciate the beaches, restaurants, and island views. Welcoming and relaxing, this city will also delight visitors with its bars, snorkelling, and gardens.
  • There are 48 Rarotonga hotels
  • July is the most expensive month to travel here, while February tends to be the cheapest
  • Closest major airport is in Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.), 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Rarotonga

  • Snorkelling is a top activity, and Black Rock is one place to visit
  • Cook Island Christian Church and Para O Tane Palace are noteworthy landmarks
  • The beach, island views, and gardens provide a picturesque setting, and places to consider visiting are Muri Beach, Puaikura Beach, and Aro'a Beach

Staying in Rarotonga

With 48 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, Rarotonga offers holiday retreats at affordable prices:
  • 13 hotels, ranging from GBP 56/night to GBP 339/night
  • 19 resorts, ranging from GBP 70/night to GBP 495/night
  • 5 apartments, ranging from GBP 79/night to GBP 111/night
  • 6 villas, ranging from GBP 106/night to GBP 422/night
Consider one of these top-rated, larger hotels for your family trip or any other travel plans:
  • The Edgewater Resort and Spa, averaging GBP 152.87/night
  • The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, averaging GBP 185.53/night
You might like one of these highly rated smaller hotels or specialty properties for a romantic getaway, a cosy spot, or a boutique stay:
  • Magic Reef Bungalows, averaging GBP 233.27/night
  • Lagoon Breeze Villas, averaging GBP 161.53/night
A 3.5-star favourite with Expedia travellers is Magic Reef Bungalows with a 5 out of 5 user rating while Lagoon Breeze Villas and The Edgewater Resort and Spa are also highly rated by guests.

Dressing for Rarotonga

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 29°C and the nighttime average to be 23°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 29°C during the day and 20°C at night
  • July through September averages 26°C during the day and 19°C at night
  • In October–December, the average temperature is 29°C during the day and 20°C at night
  • Rarotonga gets about 1254 millimetres of rain per year

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