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Pacific Resort Rarotonga
4 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$653 per night from 29 Oct. to 30 Oct.
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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$420 per night from 29 Oct. to 30 Oct.
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
Muri Lagoon View Bungalows
3.5 out of 5
Aroko Drive, Hillside, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$160 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.
4.92 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (45 reviews)
Will stay again definately

"I loved staying here, the beds were so comfy and the place was spotless clean! Plus location was fantastic very close to Muri and muri night markets. Absolute value for your money. I highly recommend this place. Oh and you can use Muri beach hotel pools when you eat or purchase drinks there. This ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Muri Lagoon View Bungalows

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Avana Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
Kaireva Drive, Ngatangiia, Rarotonga
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5.26 km from city centre
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
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$199 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.
4.57 km from city centre
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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$173 per night from 23 Oct. to 24 Oct.
5.89 km from city centre
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
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
5 out of 5
Avarua, PO Box 790 , Rarotonga
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5.27 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Favorite place on Rarotonga!

"Everything about Te Manava is AMAZING! The villas are spacious, equipped with everything you could possibly need, private, and CLEAN. Staying at Te Manava was one of my favorite parts of the whole trip and having Jane there to help with ALL my questions made it that much better. Bonuses: - Laundy ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Muri Beach Club
4 out of 5
Muri Beach Point, Rarotonga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$616 per night from 30 Oct. to 31 Oct.
5.29 km from city centre
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
Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Vaimaanga, Rarotonga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$373 per night from 20 Nov. to 21 Nov.
4.6 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Super nice staff and really helpful. Location was great having a coffee shop and supermarket made life really convenient"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
Muri Beachcomber
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
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5.09 km from city centre
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

Muri Beachcomber
Club Raro Resort
3 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$137 per night from 24 Oct. to 25 Oct.
4.27 km from city centre
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
Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas
5 out of 5
Muri, Rarotonga
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5.11 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Beyond amazing!

"Not only was the Villa beyond what I could have ever dreamed of, the view was absolutely breathtaking. Thank you so much"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
4 out of 5
Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$243 per night from 23 Oct. to 24 Oct.
4.49 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (311 reviews)
Be ware of extra charge during check in

"We stayed here for a few nights. The hotel itself is very nice. We booked a beach room. It was on the first floor and you could just walk out to the beach. Very small beach but nice. The bus that takes you around the island is right in front of the hotel. We never ate in the hotel so I can’t comment ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr. 2020

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only
Little Polynesian Resort
4.5 out of 5
Main Road, Titikaveka, Rarotonga
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The price is AU$653 per night from 23 Oct. to 24 Oct.
4.71 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)

"This was one of the most beautiful hotels we have ever stayed at. The service and attention to detail was world class. It was the perfect honeymoon getaway. The food at the hotel was also spectacular, we were sad we couldn't try everything on the menu! I highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020

Little Polynesian Resort
Lagoon Breeze Villas
3 out of 5
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
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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
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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

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Rarotonga?
Aroa Beachside Inn is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free parking. Traveller reviews also recommend Moana Sands Beachfront Villas and Muri Beachcomber as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rarotonga, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in Rarotonga.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Rarotonga?
Based on reviews, Club Raro Resort is a popular 3-star resort for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free parking and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Kiikii Inn & Suites and The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday 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 good choices for your stay with the children include The Edgewater Resort and Spa and Muri Beachcomber. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Te Vara Nui Village.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Rarotonga?
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only is a favourite 4-star resort for couples, and features in-room massages and pillowtop beds. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Motu Beachfront Art Villas and The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Rarotonga?
Sunrise Beach Bungalows is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and concierge services for its human guests. Raro Beach Bach is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Rarotonga?
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool, and it’s located on Aroa Beach . Other good choices to stay near the beach include Muri Beachcomber and Muri Beach Club.
What's the best high-end hotel in Rarotonga?
Nautilus Resort is a 4.5-star resort with a beachfront restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Te Vakaroa Villas and Crown Beach Resort & Spa are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Rarotonga?
Magic Reef Bungalows is a favourite 3.5-star villa with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 9 guestrooms, an outdoor pool and free parking. The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium and Castaway Resort are other choices for a boutique stay.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Rarotonga?
Club Raro Resort is a popular 3-star resort featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and a private beach. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium and Kiikii Inn & Suites.

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