Sunset Resort, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
In a delightful beachfront location on the west coast, facing the famous Rarotonga sunsets, this small resort of beachfront and garden studios is a charming place to spend a restful few nights. The self-catering studios and suites are decorated in traditional bright South Pacific fabrics and are ideal for independent guests. All have fully equipped kitchens including microwave ovens and fridge/freezers, although for those who do not wish to self-cater the on-site Anchorage restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
There are also seven local and international restaurants within walking distance so you will never be stuck for somewhere to eat out. The grounds are filled with tropical plants and flowers and there is a white sandy beach right in front of the resort, which is protected by a reef. The pool is a perfect place to swim and there is a poolside cocktail bar for social drinks during the day.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This fascinating walk will take you deep into Rarotonga's lush interior to learn about the local flora and fauna, and their uses in ancestral medicine.
Enjoy a scenic flight over to Aitutaki where you will have a short tour of the island before joining your cruise, enjoying a selection of fresh tropical fruit whilst sailing out into the crystal clear lagoon.
This jeep tour will take you off the beaten track, away from the circular road around Rarotonga and in amongst the island's valleys and up its mountain tracks.
Travel by air conditioned minivan around the whole of the 32km circumference of Rarotonga, in the company of a local guide.
The Highland Paradise Cultural Tour takes you high up into the rugged mountains of Rarotonga to an open air museum, showcasing evidence of a historical lost village and the survival of the Polynesian people.
Enjoy a morning cruise in Muri Lagoon and snorkel and swim amongst tropical fish in this marine conservation site.