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Rarotonga Vacation Packages

Experience the glittering blue lagoons, white-sand beaches and laid-back lifestyle of the capital of the Cook Islands.

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Rarotonga is the most populated of the Cook Islands and is home to their capital, Avarua. Known locally as “Raro,” the island offers palm-fringed beaches, bush walking, colorful festivals and snorkeling in warm, clear waters.

The island’s circumference measures just 20 miles (32 kilometers) and is surrounded by a lagoon. Tropical fish and coral abound in the warm, shallow waters. The calm waters of Muri Beach are perfect for beginner snorkelers.

Rarotonga was formed by a rocky volcano, which collapsed to form a round island with small jagged peaks and hidden waterfalls. Visit Wigmore's Waterfall, which teems with wildlife. You can easily explore this and other natural attractions by bike or on foot. Another great opportunity to see the island’s flora and fauna is at the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, which features much of the local vegetation.

Visit the lively Punanga Nui growers market every Saturday before noon in Avarua village. Try the local cuisine, including seafood, and enjoy live music while buying souvenirs, locally-grown vegetables and flowers.

Chickens and coconuts are just some of the obstacles often found on the roads of Rarotonga, and with not one traffic light on the island, you may find driving an eye-opening experience. You can also get around using the island’s bus service that travels both clockwise and anti-clockwise on the road circling the island. Bus drivers will pick up and drop off on demand. A round trip of the island takes about 50 minutes.

Rarotonga International Airport is the main gateway to the Cook Islands. Boats traveling between the islands can be very infrequent – sometimes weeks apart, with generally no scheduled ferry service – so flying is recommended.

The Cook Islands were once a British protectorate, with control later passed to New Zealand. Today, the islands are self-governing in free association with New Zealand. English is one of the official languages here. Many locals also speak Cook Islands Māori, often called Rarotongan after the capital island.

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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium C$176
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

Aroa Beach Marine Reserve, Arorangi, Ara Tapu Rd, Rarotonga
     
    3.5
    of 5, from 662 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Nestled on the beach, this Rarotonga hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Aroa Beach and Wigmore's Waterfall. Muri Night Markets and Te Vara Nui Village are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Club Raro Resort
    Club Raro Resort

    Club Raro Resort

    Ara Tapu, Avarua, Rarotonga
       
      3.5
      of 5, from 464 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      This Rarotonga resort is located in the historical district, set on a private beach within a short distance of Beachcomber Pearl Market, Cook Islands National Museum, and Cook Islands Library and Museum. Also nearby are Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) and Para O Tane Palace.

      The Edgewater Resort and Spa C$153
      The Edgewater Resort and Spa

      The Edgewater Resort and Spa

      Avarua, Rarotonga
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 699 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Nestled on the beach, this Arorangi resort is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Black Rock and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Aroa Beach. Puaikura Beach and Rarotonga Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Pacific Resort Rarotonga C$366
        Pacific Resort Rarotonga

        Pacific Resort Rarotonga

        Muri Beach, Rarotonga
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 179 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Nestled on the beach, this Rarotonga hotel is just steps from Muri Lagoon and Muri Beach. Koromiri and Te Vara Nui Village are also within 10 minutes.

          Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only C$250
          Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

          Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

          Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga
             
            3.7
            of 5, from 238 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Tapere of Rutaki, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Aroa Beach and Wigmore's Waterfall. Rarotonga Golf Club and Tikioki Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Aroko Bungalows
            Aroko Bungalows

            Aroko Bungalows

            Muri Road, Rarotonga
               
              4.1
              of 5, from 126 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated on the waterfront, this motel is steps from Muri Lagoon and Muri Beach. Te Vara Nui Village and Koromiri are also within 10 minutes.

              The Islander Hotel C$165
              The Islander Hotel

              The Islander Hotel

              Main Road, Panama, Rarotonga
                 
                3.4
                of 5, from 139 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Located in Rarotonga, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre and Punanga Nui Market. Rarotonga Golf Club and National Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Sunrise Beach Bungalows C$93
                Sunrise Beach Bungalows

                Sunrise Beach Bungalows

                Main Road, Ngatangiia – Muri, Rarotonga
                   
                  3.7
                  of 5, from 152 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Nestled on the beach, this Matavera hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Muri Lagoon and Muri Beach. Koromiri and Te Vara Nui Village are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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