Independent review for Little Polynesian in Rarotonga Cook Islands

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Little Polynesian Cook Islands is a modern boutique resort with beautifully appointed bungalows, contemporary restaurant and pool. This small luxury hideaway overlooks a gorgeous white sandy swimming beach with excellent snorkelling offshore and kayaks to explore the lagoon. The no child policy ensures absolute privacy making it the ideal place for honeymoons and romantic breaks. All rooms are non-smoking.

Recommended For:
  • Couples / Weddings / Honeymoons
  • Luxurious Beachfront Holiday
  • Excellent Snorkelling, Kayaking
Quick Facts
  • Minimum Stay = 2 Nights
  • 9 Bungalows / Beachfront Location
  • Restaurant & Bar, Swimming Pool

Little Polynesian Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront, on main road, South Coast Rarotonga
  • Getting There:    20 mins by road from Rarotonga Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Contemporary style luxury bungalows, great snorkelling
  • Ideal for:    Couples
  • Hotel Features:    9 Bungalows, Swimming Pool
  • Dining:   Restaurant on site
  • Children Policy:    Under 15yrs NOT permitted
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Fruits of Rarotonga, Snorkelling, Takitumu Rainforest, Papua Waterfall
  • The Beach:    Excellent - fine white sand extending along coast
  • The Ocean:    Excellent - wide lagoon with mostly sandy bottom, good for swimming
  • Snorkelling:    Excellent - lots of coral heads and reef fish off from beach
  • Other Activities:    Kayaking

Room Information

Garden Rooms are spacious, studio size units, constructed as part of a duplex (two rooms in one bungalow) with high roofing. These elegant rooms have king size bed, outdoor shower and spa tub and bar fridge. These units also feature a 2 gas burner, microwave and toaster for additional cooking options. The bathrooms are sleek and modernly refined. Some of the new in-room comforts include, tropical island breakfast, TV, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, as well as a 24 hour in-room service
The 10 luxury Over Beach Ares (bungalows) are located right on the beach screened by coconut palms for privacy. Interiors are open plan and spacious with high roofs and every window offering dual outlook. Some of the in-room comforts include TV, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, as well as a 24 hour in-room service. All the furniture is luxury brand for assured comfort and quality. The frieze (elegant wood trim) are lime washed mahogany and hand carved with the Cook Islands traditional designs. The bathrooms are sleek and modernly refined. A massive overhead shower will rain down on you like the most blissful waterfall. A second corded shower head is also available to provide additional cleansing delight. The lounge leads out to a private gazebo with daybeds for lounging.

Hotel Amenities

The beach directly infront of Little Polynesian is extremely picturesque with fine white sand, palm trees and one of the nicest stretches of swimming and snorkelling lagoons on Rarotonga. There's great snorkelling about fifty metres from the shoreline and the Fruits of Rarotonga, touted as the best snorkelling spot on Rarotonga, is a short walk along the beach.

The beachfront Infinity Pool enjoys stunning views looking over the lagoon and is surrounded by decking with contemporary woven sun loungers. The poolside gourmet Café and Bar shares the same impressive outlook. Transfers can be arranged for guests of Little Polynesian, who are greeted at the airport with flower leis. There is an on-site tour desk and wedding coordinator, and of course the option to pamper yourself with a Polynesian massage or therapy treatment in the privacy of your room or personal deck.