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A romantic stay in Rarotonga awaits you at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium. You'll be steps from Aroa Beach and 3.8 km (2.3 mi) from Wigmore's Waterfall. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 2 restaurants, a private beach, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 104 individually decorated rooms, and you can enjoy WiFi, in-room childcare, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. In-room massages, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and detox wraps along with aromatherapy and Ayurvedic treatments. The restaurant, Captain Andys Bar & Grill, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Captain Andy's Bar is the hotel's own bar. Enjoy the free kids' club, fitness center, outdoor tennis court, and karaoke. 4306 square feet (400 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and free supervised kids' activities. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Rarotonga hotel include Punanga Nui Market and Muri Night Markets.

Room, Beachside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$156* Per night/room 29 Jan. - 30 Jan.

Beachfront Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Beachside

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

2-Bedroom Beachfront Interconnecting Family Rooms

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Suite Beachside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

3 Bedroom Pool Villa (Onemaru)

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

Everyone (5) Couples (8) Family (9)
5 out of 5
Great food, service and location on the beach is amazing

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2020

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13 Jan. 2020 by Bob

thank you for your review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at the resort and would certainly welcome you back again in the future. Best Regards Bob General Manager

3 out of 5
Loved sitting on the deck at the restaurant watching the fish swim by, the snorkelling and beautiful views. Sadly the resort is heavily understaffed and restaurant poorly run. We found that in general the staff were grumpy, (probably exhausted), there were definitely a few lovely, smiling staff members though and we appreciated that.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2020

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7 Jan. 2020 by Bob

thank you for your comments and glad that you enjoyed the view and and the snorkeling. this time of the year we do try to give staff time off to be with family and friends, and we realize that this can delay orders been taken and getting served, of which we totally apologize for.but i will take you comments up with the food and beverage manager Regards Bob Taylor General Manager

4 out of 5
Its inside the Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve, hence the beach and water is pristine. Its also Rarotonga's premier snorkelling location right outside the doorstep of our Bungalow. Lots of amenities like Canoes and SUP can be used during your stay. Plenty of activities provided and the ONLY resort to have a Kid's Club which can be a lifesaver when you want to do the Cross Island Hike and your 6yr old daughter are not able to do. Win-Win situation!

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2019

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25 Nov. 2019 by Haimona

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay and that you enjoyed the beachfront location of the resort. The resort enjoys a prime location directly on Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary with beautiful white sand beaches, the island’s best all tide snorkeling with abundant tropical fish and occasional turtles and eagle rays as well as stunning sunsets. Guests can explore the marine sanctuary with complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, snorkels & masks, etc. The Moko Kids Club (4-11 years old inclusive) is a large, colourful, supervised clubhouse packed with toys, paints & crafts, play shop, trampoline, books, board games, computer games and videos. It includes a Kids Discovery Programme of activities themed around the unique nature and culture of Rarotonga as well as the Little Dolphins Mini Waterpark with loads of water slides, water cannons and fun in a supervised environment. The Moko Kids Club is open Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) for the following sessions:  9am to 12 noon  2pm to 5pm  7pm to 9pm Open year-round to in-house kids up to 11 years inclusive. Entry to the Moko Kids Club is FREE to in-house guests. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Haimona Browne Resort Manager

3 out of 5
It was close to the beach and the city., but the cleaners came before 9am every morning.

Posted by on 23 Sep. 2019

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26 Sep. 2019 by Haimona

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the prime location of the resort. The resort enjoys a prime tranquil location directly on Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary with beautiful white sand beaches and the island’s best snorkelling with abundant tropical fish and occasional turtles and eagle rays as well as stunning sunsets. Guests can explore the marine sanctuary with complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, snorkels & masks, etc. There are numerous, easily accessible walks and hikes in the local area where guests can enjoy the island’s flora and fauna. Rarotonga is 32 kilometers or 14 miles in circumference, so all the island’s attractions are easily accessible from the resort by walking, cycling, bus, taxi or rental motor scooters or cars including the busy hotel strip at Muri Beach, Avarua township or the Rarotonga International Airport. The resort has a Duty Manager available from 7am-10pm who would have been more than happy to address any concerns during your stay, and I would have also welcomed the opportunity to meet with you personally. Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish to share more detailed feedback. Kind Regards, Haimona Browne Resort Manager

4 out of 5
This one is located right in front of the sea. It is absolutely beautiful. one thing I don't like is the sound insulation between the rooms.

Posted by on 12 Sep. 2019

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13 Sep. 2019 by Haimona

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beachfront location of the resort. The resort enjoys a prime location directly on Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary with beautiful white sand beaches, the island’s best all tide snorkeling with abundant tropical fish and occasional turtles and eagle rays as well as stunning sunsets. Guests can explore the marine sanctuary with complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, snorkels & masks, etc. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Haimona Browne Resort Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Sep. 2019

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4 Sep. 2019 by Haimona

Kia Orana, Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted that you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Haimona Browne Resort Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Aug. 2019

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22 Aug. 2019 by Haimona

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to post a rating of your recent stay with us. It sounds like you had a lovely time. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Haimona Browne Resort Manager

4 out of 5
Really good facilities lots of activities available to do, and the property is maintained superbly

Posted by on 21 Aug. 2019

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22 Aug. 2019 by Haimona

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay and that you enjoyed the facilities and the activities we have available for our guests. The resort enjoys a prime location directly on Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary with beautiful white sand beaches, the island’s best all tide snorkelling with abundant tropical fish and occasional turtles and eagle rays as well as stunning sunsets. Guests can explore the marine sanctuary with complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, snorkels & masks, etc. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Haimona Browne Resort Manager

4 out of 5
Liked the activites offered each day. The staff were always si helpful and friendly

Posted by on 17 Aug. 2019

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19 Aug. 2019 by Haimona

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the daily complimentary activities as well as the warm hospitality from our staff. The resort enjoys a prime location directly on Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary with beautiful white sand beaches, the island’s best all tide snorkeling with abundant tropical fish and occasional turtles and eagle rays as well as stunning sunsets. Guests can explore the marine sanctuary with complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, snorkels & masks, etc. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Haimona Browne Resort Manager

4 out of 5
Great family resort vibe. Some of the facilities and main areas like the breakfast areas could use a refurb and we weren’t big fans of the food - not fresh/ healthy enough for us. Staff were generally pretty laid back and good - they genuinely love children and babies which made our little 22month old feel very special. A couple of staff at the front desk weren’t as helpful as others which but generally we were pretty happy with our time.

Posted by , from Queenstown on 3 Aug. 2019

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6 Aug. 2019 by Haimona

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. Our menus with over 50 different items are one of the most extensive on the island and are designed to appeal to as broad a range of guests as possible including guests with special dietary needs such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy and nut free, etc. Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill at The Rarotongan offers casual beach and poolside dining including light and tasty snacks, salads, pizzas, burgers & sandwiches, and a range of main courses, as well as daily Chef’s specials and a Kids’ Menu especially for our little guests. All our restaurant and bar menus are available online. We are also currently undertaking a progressive resort-wide refurbishment program including all guest rooms, public areas, equipment and amenities. Thank you again for choosing to stay us and wishing you all the best. Kind Regards, Haimona Browne Resort Manager

About the The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

Location Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Rarotonga,

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the white sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with complimentary cabanas. Summer fun is a breeze at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium with activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and volleyball. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are available in public spaces for a fee. This beach hotel also offers a complimentary children's club, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Rarotonga hotel.

  • 104 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 12 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4306 sq ft of conference space
  • 400 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1977
  • Karaoke
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (10.5 km / 6.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium offers 104 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Rarotonga hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Captain Andys Bar & Grill - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Te Vaka Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Captain Andy's Bar - Onsite bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 17 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Parties and events are allowed on site. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation.

  • Security system
  • UnionPay
  • Events/parties allowed
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 17

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 28 for adults and NZD 16 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 per day (2-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 per day (2-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: NZD 18 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 60 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 30 (roundtrip), (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out fee: 60 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rarotongan Beach Resort
  • Rarotongan Beach Resort Lagoonarium
  • Resort Lagoonarium
  • Rarotongan Beach Lagoonarium
  • The Rarotongan Beach Resort Spa
  • The Rarotongan & Lagoonarium
  • The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium Hotel
  • The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium Rarotonga
  • The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium Hotel Rarotonga

You should know

  • The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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