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The Edgewater Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$266 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
5.89 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (888 reviews)
"I enjoyed staying here. The staff were super pleasant and helpful. The hotel has a nice holiday feel. I would stay here again."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2021

The Edgewater Resort and Spa
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$258 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
4.57 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (189 reviews)
"Great place for kids. Breakfast was nice. Beautiful location by the beach. Staff were excellent."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
Club Raro Resort
3 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$186 per night from 11 Aug. to 11 Aug.
4.27 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (583 reviews)
"Nice relaxing place to stay All staff friendly and very helpful All You need for a relaxing tropical holiday!"

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2021

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Castaway Resort
3 out of 5
Arorangi, Main Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
The price is AU$243 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
5.74 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (150 reviews)
"Rustic charm. Early check in, late check out and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2021

Castaway Resort
Muri Beach Club
4 out of 5
Muri Beach Point, Rarotonga
5.29 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (263 reviews)
"Adults only so was a nice calm environment perfect way to end our holiday, the service was amazing, they knew our names so it felt personal. Just a relaxing atmosphere and great spot on Muri - we had a beachfront room which had a fabulous view. Would absolutely recommend if you want to relax!"

Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2021

Muri Beach Club
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$340 per night from 14 Aug. to 14 Aug.
4.49 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (313 reviews)
"We spent two nights at the Sanctuary and wish we could have stayed much longer! The staff were very welcoming and happy to help us with our requests. Our package included a voucher for dinner and breakfast in bed. We weren’t able to use the dinner voucher due to pre-booked family dinners, so they ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2021

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
Lagoon Breeze Villas
3 out of 5
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
4.83 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (124 reviews)
"Good location & amenities, Terrible cleaning of our room."

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Lagoon Breeze Villas
The Islander Hotel
3 out of 5
Main Road, Panama, Rarotonga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$253 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
4.6 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (193 reviews)
"The staff are amazing !!"

Reviewed on 22 May 2021

The Islander Hotel
Kiikii Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
Fully refundable
The price is AU$102 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
4.35 km from city centre
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
The Passage Villas
3.5 out of 5
Main Road, Ngatangiia – Muri, Rarotonga
4.94 km from city centre
The Passage Villas
Avana Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
Kaireva Drive, Ngatangiia, Rarotonga
5.25 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)
"Very homely, bachy feel..super helpful and caring onsite manager. The pool is pretty small, but the set up around it is fun bright colours, nice BBQ area and a bonfire site. We probably won't book again because the location is right on one of the 7 channels, which are sometimes dangerous depending ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Avana Waterfront Apartments
Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu Road, Vaimaanga Titikaveka, Rarotonga
3.64 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (60 reviews)
"Lovely intimate hideaway in beautiful gardens. Everything you could need for a stay. Kayaks, bikes and plenty of snorkelling gear. Laundry. Drying racks. Loved there was a blender in the kitchen. Lovely hosts who were super friendly and helpful - beats a big resort hands down"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2021

Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort
Nautilus Resort
4.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia District, Rarotonga
The price is AU$802 per night from 10 Aug. to 10 Aug.
5.14 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
"Excellent accomodation and location, close all facilities and ideal beach with Lagoon area. This resort deserves 5 star rating however the restaurant lets the resort down and the owners need to invest in improving this. There are plenty of examples (OTB) of where they need to be when it comes to ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2021

Nautilus Resort
Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Vaimaanga, Rarotonga
4.6 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
"Thoroughly recommend Moana Sands Villas. Excellent location and facilities. Friendly helpful staff. We’ll be back !"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2021

Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
Muri Beachcomber
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
5.09 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (284 reviews)
"We had a seaview in a self contained unit. So we could make our own breakfast and snacks when we wanted. Lovely position just above the beach and in easy walking to restaurants. Free kayaks and Sups was great. Very quiet except for neighbourhood roosters! A very good value property and literally ..."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2021

Muri Beachcomber
Muri Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
Main Rd, Muri Beach, Rarotonga
The price is AU$301 per night from 26 Aug. to 26 Aug.
5.12 km from city centre
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
Crown Beach Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Rarotonga Ring-Road, Arorangi, Sunset Coast Rarotonga, Rarotonga
The price is AU$443 per night from 12 Aug. to 12 Aug.
5.84 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (114 reviews)
Great Stay
"From airport transfers to checking out. The whole stay was incredible. . Really get to meet what local life in Rarotonga is like . . The food in the Lazy Trout Cafe was excellent. . . Great Stay"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020

Crown Beach Resort & Spa
Sea Change Villas
4.5 out of 5
Titikaveka, Rarotonga, Rarotonga
3.35 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
"Great place to unwind from the world. Could be improved if there was a bar or restaurant either on the premises or very close."

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Sea Change Villas
Pacific Resort Rarotonga
4.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
The price is AU$666 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
5.27 km from city centre
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 Lagoon Resort
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
The price is AU$429 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
5.22 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
"It was a great experience staff were friendly & great location"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2020

Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
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Where to stay in Rarotonga

Find the best Rarotonga areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Rarotonga

Visiting Rarotonga

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Rarotonga, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and seafood restaurants. This city's welcoming locals also attracts tourists.

  • There are 74 hotels and other accommodations in Rarotonga
  • The closest major airport is in Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) 4.8 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Rarotonga

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Moturakau, Aroa Beach, and Muri Beach. Top activities include snorkeling and exploring the coral reef, while Matutu Brewing Company and Black Rock are sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Sir Geoffrey Henry National Culture Centre and Arai-Te-Tonga.

In Rarotonga, you'll find 74 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Below are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas - This 5-star villa features an outdoor pool, free parking, and a spa tub. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and pool.
  • Sea Change Villas - Our customers like the beach locale and pool at this resort. This 4.5-star resort features free parking, spa services, and a free airport shuttle.
  • Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa - With a stay at this 5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with a private plunge pool. Expedia customers like its beach locale.

Dressing for Rarotonga

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 85°F and the nighttime average to be 74°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 84°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • July through September averages 78°F during the day and 66°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 83°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • Rarotonga gets about 49.37 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually March and February with an average temperature of 85°F, while the coldest months are September and August with an average of 66°F

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