beach front accommodation on rarotonga island

The majority of accommodation on Rarotonga Island is located along the coast and usually beach front. There are concentrations along the west coast and around Muri Beach on the south-east side of the island, and to a lesser extent along the secluded beaches of the south coast. There are a couple of large hotels and a dozen or so smaller motel style units , but the majority of accommodation is beach bungalows, usually with some self-catering. There are plenty of good restaurants around the island so dining out is always available.

Please view our favourite Rarotonga hotels from our directory for detailed information including room interior photos and independent reviews, or click on an accommodation from the map below.

Rarotonga Hotel Directory
Top Picks
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Hotel Name
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Summary
(style)
Hotel Rate
(NZ$)
Our Best Rate
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. Rumours Luxury Villas
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
5 rooms
Villas
$ 850 - 1,800 get hotels best rate quote
. Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
43 rooms
Resort
$ 680 - 930 get hotels best rate quote
. Little Polynesian
South Rarotonga
9 rooms
Bungalows
$ 645 - 1,095 get hotels best rate quote
. Crown Beach Resort
West Rarotonga
38 rooms
Resort
$ 500 - 865 get hotels best rate quote
. Rarotongan Resort
South-West Rarotonga
156 rooms
Resort
$ 385 - 825 get hotels best rate quote
. Manuia Beach Hotel
West Rarotonga
24 rooms
Resort / Hotel
$ 375 - 585 get hotels best rate quote
. Magic Reef Bungalows
West Rarotonga
9 rooms
Bungalows
$ 325 - 430 get hotels best rate quote
. Muri Beachcomber
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
22 rooms
Units
$ 305 - 445 get hotels best rate quote
. Aroa Beachside Inn
South Rarotonga
3 rooms
Bungalows
$ 265 - 365 get hotels best rate quote
. Palm Grove
South Rarotonga
21 rooms
Resort / Units
$ 225 - 345 get hotels best rate quote
. Tiana’s Beach Villas
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
6 rooms
Units
$ 155 - 185 get hotels best rate quote
. Rarotonga Backpackers
West Rarotonga
20 rooms
Units
$ 30 get hotels best rate quote
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Hotel Name
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Summary
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Hotel Rate
(NZ$)
Our Best Rate
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. Moana Beach Villas
South Rarotonga
6 rooms
Units
$ 700 get hotels best rate quote
. Sea Change Villas
South Rarotonga
5 rooms
Villas
$ 550 - 850 get hotels best rate quote
. Raro Beach Bungalows
South Rarotonga
5 rooms
Bungalows
$ 535 - 585 get hotels best rate quote
. Royale Takitumu
South Rarotonga
10 rooms
Villas
$ 530 - 630 get hotels best rate quote
. Muri Beach Club Hotel
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
32 rooms
Resort
$ 520 - 740 get hotels best rate quote
. Moana Sands Hotel
South Rarotonga
22 rooms
Resort / Hotel
$ 350 - 440 get hotels best rate quote
. Sunset Resort
West Rarotonga
35 rooms
Resort / Hotel
$ 310 - 425 get hotels best rate quote
. Raina Lagoon Villas
West Rarotonga
6 rooms
Bungalows
$ 290 - 340 get hotels best rate quote
. Muri Beach Resort
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
15 rooms
Motel
$ 265 - 495 get hotels best rate quote
. Apartments Kakera
East Rarotonga
3 rooms
Apartments
$ 260 - 350 get hotels best rate quote
. Muri Beach Hideaway
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
9 rooms
Bungalows
$ 260 - 330 get hotels best rate quote
. Sunhaven Bungalows
West Rarotonga
9 rooms
Bungalows
$ 260 - 300 get hotels best rate quote
. Edgewater Resort
West Rarotonga
250 rooms
Resort
$ 255 - 450 get hotels best rate quote
. Lagoon Breeze Villas
South-West Rarotonga
21 rooms
Units
$ 245 - 295 get hotels best rate quote
. Castaway Beach Villas
Arorangi Village, West Rarotonga
12 rooms
Motel
$ 240 - 280 get hotels best rate quote
. Sokala Villas
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
10 rooms
Villas
$ 230 - 350 get hotels best rate quote
. Manea Beach Villas
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
8 rooms
Villas
$ 200 - 385 get hotels best rate quote
. Puaikura Reef Lodge
South-West Rarotonga
12 rooms
Units
$ 195 - 220 get hotels best rate quote
. Holiday Homes
Rarotonga
Private
Houses
$ 190 - 370 get hotels best rate quote
. Club Raro Resort
North Rarotonga
12 rooms
Resort
$ 185 - 260 get hotels best rate quote
. Kings Beach Villas
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
2 rooms
Bungalows
$ 160 get hotels best rate quote
. Cooks Oasis
West Rarotonga
8 rooms
Units
$ 170 - 210 get hotels best rate quote
. Paradise Inn
Avarua Town, North Rarotonga
16 rooms
Motel
$ 135 get hotels best rate quote
. Aroko Bungalows
East Rarotonga
6 rooms
Units
$ 130 - 150 get hotels best rate quote
. Muri Lagoon View Bungalows
Muri Hills, Rarotonga
5 rooms
Bungalows
$ 120 get hotels best rate quote
Others
. Aquarius Rarotonga
Airport, North Rarotonga
9 rooms
Motel
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. Are Renga Motel
Arorangi Village, West Rarotonga
20 rooms
Motel
$  
. Avana Marina
East Rarotonga
6 rooms
Motel
$  
. Bella Beach Bungalows
South Rarotonga
4 rooms
Bungalows
$  
. Kia Orana Bungalows
West Rarotonga
4 rooms
Bungalows
$  
. Kura's Kabanas
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
7 rooms
Bungalows
$  
. Mama Ru's Bungalows
South Rarotonga
2 rooms
Bungalows
$  
. Maurua Beach Bungalows
South Rarotonga
3 rooms
Bungalows
$  
. Raina Apartments
South Rarotonga
4 rooms
Apartments
$  
. Rau's Guesthouse
South Rarotonga
5 rooms
Guesthouse
$  
. Te Manava Villas
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
8 rooms
Bungalows
$  
. Tiare Village
Avarua Hills, North Rarotonga
10 rooms
Motel
$  
. Tropical Sands Bungalows
East Rarotonga
4 rooms
Bungalows
$  
. Whitesands Villas
South Rarotonga
3 rooms
Bungalows
$  

Cook Islands Hotels Overview

There are only a dozen or so all inclusive hotels on Rarotonga, with the largest hotel having 250 guest rooms. However, the most popular style of accommodation is local styled bungalows, usually open living with high ceilings and sometimes thatch roofing, with the average property having between 5 and 20 bungalows. Most accommodation on Rarotonga is beach-side of the coastal road with some offering absolute beach front rooms / bungalows and a little further back ocean-view or garden rooms / bungalows. A few motels are found on the mountainside of the coastal road, but the road is not busy and generally such accommodations offer better affordability.

The larger hotels and motels usually have a swimming pool, restaurant, tour desk and 24-hr reception for guest convenience, with the Rarotongan Resort, Pacific Resort and The Edgewater Hotel also having tennis courts, a kids club and a small boutique shop selling convenience items like sunscreen, postcards, hats and small souvenir gifts. However, over half of the accommodation on Rarotonga smaller accommodations have individual bungalows offering a more intimate atmosphere but fewer amenities, and usually no restaurants. Holiday homes are also popular, with the majority found in the and around the villages of the beach-less north and east coast of the island.