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Top 10 Hotels in Rarotonga

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
3 out of 5
Ara Tapu (Main Road), Titikaveka / Vaimaanga, Rarotonga
£162
per night
21 Dec-22 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (68 reviews)

"All the staff made you very welcome it made our stay so pleasant after staying onewhere else on the island first we wish we had gone there in the beginning we will go back"…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Sunrise Beach Bungalows
3 out of 5
Main Road, Ngatangiia – Muri, Rarotonga
£42
per night
1 Jan-2 Jan
3.7/5Good! (180 reviews)

"Caryn is a great host, full of energy and hospitality. Was very accommodating to us and the place we stayed in was value for money"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019

Sunrise Beach Bungalows
Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Vaimaanga, Rarotonga
£180
per night
21 Dec-22 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)

"Comfortable villas in amazing location right on the beach. Super friendly staff that goes way and beyond. Very convenient supermarket across the road. My only quibbles are that the rooms are a bit dated and also no restaurant onsite although there is a little cafe which is open for breakfast and ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
5 out of 5
Avarua, PO Box 790 , Rarotonga
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4.7/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)

"Staff were very very helpful, warm and friendly at all times and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The villa was beautiful with unbelieveable views of the lagoon. It was very clean, beds were comfortable and the bathroom was gorgeous and well stocked. ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
£202
per night
21 Dec-22 Dec
4.6/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)

"Very tidy and clean location/ resort. Right beside the main highway. Ocean facing with great views from the lagoon-view rooms."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
The Islander Hotel
3 out of 5
Main Road, Panama, Rarotonga
£106
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec
3.5/5Good! (170 reviews)

"Fabulous, Jeremy and the staff were amazing., Very clean rooms, walk across the road from the airport. The hula bar was in full swing every night, we met lots of locals. There is noise from the hula bar Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

The Islander Hotel
Castaway Resort
3 out of 5
Arorangi, Main Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
£96
per night
23 Dec-24 Dec
4.4/5Wonderful! (137 reviews)

"Great staff, lovely setting, clean rooms, amazing food, great service. Staff very happy in their environment, cannot say enough about this resort. Very welcoming. Will be returning next year"…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2019

Castaway Resort
Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas
5 out of 5
Muri, Rarotonga
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5/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Best place to stay in Rarotonga

"Amazing location and so much to offer! Breakfast each day was a delight and something to look forward to, the pool area was fantastic and it’s a quick walk down to the beach. I highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019

Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas
Lagoon Breeze Villas
3 out of 5
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
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4.7/5Exceptional! (120 reviews)

"I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay at Lagoon Breeze Villas-just a pity the weather wasn't more conducive to swimming in the lagoon each day. The property is excellently maintained-there are staff working in their areas most of the time. They are all welcoming, helpful and informative-if they can't ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

Lagoon Breeze Villas
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
4 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
£345
per night
10 Dec-11 Dec
4.4/5Wonderful! (203 reviews)

"Beautiful resort close to all the action. It was a short walk to the night market and restaurants. We can't wait to go back. The Cook Islands is very safe and the beaches are clean. Very friendly people. Thank you for such a wonderful time."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

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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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