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Heliconia Hideaway
4 out of 5
Titikavaka Village, Rarotonga
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Heliconia Hideaway
Lagoon Breeze Villas
3 out of 5
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
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4.7/5Exceptional! (124 reviews)

"Good location & amenities, Terrible cleaning of our room."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Lagoon Breeze Villas
Muri Beachcomber
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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4.6/5Wonderful! (283 reviews)
Beautiful Views!

"Fun and clean beach cottages! Beautiful views! Comfortable:) Nice little kitchenette:) Used the complimentary kayaks, SUP's and snorkel equipment:). Great value for cost. We would return!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

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Muri Beach Club
4 out of 5
Muri Beach Point, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$617 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.
4.5/5Wonderful! (262 reviews)

"Loved the pool, and the showers at poolside. Paddle boards and kayaks were a positive bonus. Enjoyed breakfast good variety of meals."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Muri Beach Club
Avana Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
Kaireva Drive, Ngatangiia, Rarotonga
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4.4/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)

"Perfect location next to water and close to Muri. Swimming pool and kayaks used everyday. Excellent friendly service. If we go back this is were we will stay"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020

Avana Waterfront Apartments
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
4 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$655 per night from 28 Oct. to 29 Oct.
4.4/5Wonderful! (211 reviews)

"We loved this resort! The staff and amenities were amazing! We were able to SUP every morning in the gorgeous lagoon, then eat a fabulous continental style breakfast, kayak out to the island and snorkel until the afternoon! So much fun! The food at the resort restaurant is really good! Breakfast ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
3 out of 5
Ara Tapu (Main Road), Titikaveka / Vaimaanga, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$346 per night from 24 Oct. to 25 Oct.
4.4/5Excellent! (77 reviews)

"I stayed at the Lagoon property, which is only a couple of years old. The Beach front property, which was my original reservation, is still undergoing renovations. Since that fact was not mentioned on the website when I made the reservation they upgraded me to their Lagoon property."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Muri Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Main Rd, Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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4.2/5Excellent! (69 reviews)
Highly recommended!

"We had a wonderful stay! Our villa was in a great spot and in good condition. The highlight was probably the staff: they were all super friendly, helpful, and informative. There were a few small issues with the villa, but nothing to really complain about. Our check-in was a bit awkward because we ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

Muri Beach Resort
Palm Grove
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu (Main Road), PO Box 23, Rarotonga
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4.2/5Excellent! (104 reviews)

"Enjoyed the peace and quiet and the very prompt housekeeping service every morning. Very highly recommended accomodation to stay at. Meitaki maata for your hospitality."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Palm Grove
The Black Pearl at Puaikura
3 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
The price is AU$234 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (121 reviews)

"Love the location of this property, just across the road from great snorkelling, shops next door and bus stops outside. Peaceful side of the island, will definitely be going back..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2020

The Black Pearl at Puaikura
Aroko Bungalows
2.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga, RAR
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4.2/5Excellent! (151 reviews)

"We really enjoyed our stay here. It had everything you could need or want. Fantastic location and they had lots of things for everyone to use for example, ocean shoes, snorkels, kayaks just everything to make the stay that bit better. I would definitely stay here again. It was perfect for ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2019

Aroko Bungalows
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$200 per night from 24 Oct. to 25 Oct.
4/5Very Good! (178 reviews)

"Awesome place to stay. Friendly staff and lovely surroundings."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
The Edgewater Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$173 per night from 24 Oct. to 25 Oct.
3.8/5Good! (886 reviews)

"It was convenient and had everything we needed, the wedding area is beautiful and the aircon was an awesome bonus!!!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

The Edgewater Resort and Spa
Kiikii Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
The price is AU$136 per night from 24 Oct. to 25 Oct.
3.7/5Good! (73 reviews)

"Staff were helpful and it served our needs. The room was very old and in need of considerable maintenance. It had a smell of smelly wetsuits especially when it rained."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2019

Kiikii Inn & Suites
Sunrise Beach Bungalows
3 out of 5
Main Road, Ngatangiia – Muri, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$98 per night from 31 Oct. to 1 Nov.
3.7/5Good! (192 reviews)
Sunrise Beach Bungalow Review

"We stayed 19 days in one of the 7 bungalows. Ours was behind the first row and we had less sea. Location is important! The beach is close but rocky and unusable. The nearest friendly beach is for 5 minutes drive. Self transportation is a must. The bungalow is minimalistic but sufficient in size and ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Sunrise Beach Bungalows
Club Raro Resort
3 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$138 per night from 7 Nov. to 8 Nov.
3.5/5Good! (584 reviews)

"Clean and tidy. Good white sand beach. Staff is friendly and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Club Raro Resort
Raina Holiday Accommodation
3 out of 5
Akapauo, Titikaveka, South East, Rarotonga
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3.5/5Good! (81 reviews)

"Staff very friendly & would be most willing to help if they could understand. June was delightful to talk to. Building is old & it shows as not maintained. Rooms were shabby & dirty."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Raina Holiday Accommodation
Manea Beach Villas
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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Where should we stay in Rarotonga?

The tropical destination of Rarotonga is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with the children. The snorkelling spots, boating and beaches are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Arrange a flight into Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.), which is located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre. Rarotonga offers 38 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have plenty of options when you're choosing where you should stay.

Families on holiday have good things to say about these places to stay:

Club Raro Resort: Offers a private beach, a children's pool and 2 restaurants. Guests like the central location at this 3-star resort.

The Black Pearl at Puaikura – Features an outdoor pool, free parking and babysitting services. This 3-star resort is popular with guests for its quiet location.

Heliconia Hideaway – Offers in-room kitchens, free parking and babysitting services. This villa is rated 4 stars.

Muri Beachcomber – Features an outdoor pool, free parking and free continental breakfast. This 3.5-star resort is popular with guests for its helpful staff.

Lagoon Breeze Villas – Offers a children's pool, free parking and free breakfast. Guests like the helpful staff at this 3-star resort.

When should we visit Rarotonga?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to plan when to pack up the children and head to Rarotonga.

  • Hottest months: March, February, January and April, with an average temperature of 29°C
  • Coldest months: September, August, July and October, with an average temperature of 19°C
  • Driest months: June, July, August and October, with an average rainfall of 80.50 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, December and March, with an average rainfall of 135.50 inches

What should we see and do in Rarotonga?

While you and your family are visiting Rarotonga, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Cook Islands Library and Museum, Cook Islands National Museum and Punanga Nui Market. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre and Beachcomber Pearl Market.

Rarotonga is also well-known for its:
  • Snorkelling
  • Beaches
  • Seafood
  • Coral reefs
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Gardens

Frequently asked questions

What's Rarotonga like for family-friendly holidays?
The tropical destination of Rarotonga is a good choice if you’ve been considering a getaway with your children. The snorkelling spots, boating and beaches are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Take to the air and fly into Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.), which is located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay for families in Rarotonga?
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a private beach and an outdoor pool. Other choices for your child-friendly holiday include The Edgewater Resort and Spa and Muri Beachcomber.
How many hotels that welcome families will I find in Rarotonga?
Expedia has 37 hotels in Rarotonga that are great for families.
What's the weather like in Rarotonga?
The hottest months are usually February and March, with an average temperature of 26°C, while the coldest months are August and September, with an average of 22°C. Average annual precipitation for Rarotonga is 1244 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Rarotonga?
While you are visiting Rarotonga, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Cook Islands Library and Museum and Te Vara Nui Village. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities such as Muri Beach and Aroa Beach.

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