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Top Resorts in Cook Islands

The Cook Islands offers an extensive choice of luxurious 4- and 5-star resorts complete with a range of comforts and activities to pamper newlyweds, including the following…

Aitutaki Island…

Pacific Resort AitutakiPacific Resort Aitutaki
Location: Amuri, Arutanga
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD1,052 per room
Description: The Pacific Resort is a luxury 5-star resort on the island of Aitutaki. This hideaway resort offers private beachfront accommodation, beautiful lagoon views and great spa facilities. Choose between the spacious beachfront bungalows or suites. All of the accommodation includes a private sun deck and beach shower overlooking the lagoon. The larger suites also offer a private garden bathroom. A full American breakfast is included in the room rate, which includes fresh tropical fruit. Guests can enjoy Pacific influenced cuisine in the hotel’s lagoon view restaurant or simply chill out at the beachfront bar. The resort also offers a Polynesian themed buffet evening with live entertainment.

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa
Location: Arutanga
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD583 per room
Description: Situated on its own private island, this luxury resort offers beach-front and over-water bungalows with panoramic views of Aitutaki Lagoon. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, day spa and beachfront pool. Each bungalow is air-conditioned and features satellite TV, DVD player, refrigerator and a verandah with sun loungers. Bungalows with open-air showers and direct access to the lagoon are available. Tropical breakfast is included each morning, with fresh fruits, baked pastries, cereals, juice, tea and coffee. Guests at Aitutaki Lagoon Resort enjoy free windsurfing, canoeing, snorkelling and cultural activities. Flying Boat Beach Bar & Grill features views over Sunset Beach. Bounty Restaurant offers seafood platters or a tasting menu with matching wines. The day spa offers massages, a sauna and a hot tub. The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is a 2-minute ride by small private ferry from the main island of Aitutaki. Rarotonga Airport is a 45-minute flight from Aitutaki.

Etu Moana Boutique Beach VillasEtu Moana Boutique Beach Villas
Location: Arutanga
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD434 per room
Description: Etu Moana Boutique Beach Villas offers relaxing beachside boutique villas on Aitutaki Island. Rustic wood furnishings, stunning ocean views and lovely tropical gardens add to the charm of this secluded property. Recline on the beach's sun loungers, swim in the pool or enjoy free use of kayaks, bicycles and snorkelling gear. The tour desk books car and motorbike rentals, lagoon cruises, guided island tours and diving tours. The modern Polynesian-style villas feature thatched roofs, large covered verandas and a fully equipped kitchen. Each offers local works of art, ironing facilities and a audio-visual entertainment system. The self-service Honesty Bar offers delightful drinks, while free breakfast is served at the pool side. There are also local dining options within a 10-minute walk of the property. tu Moana Villas is a 3-minute drive from Aitutaki Airport and 5 km from Aitutaki Golf Club. Guests enjoy free return airport transfers.

Rarotonga Island…

Rumours Luxury Villas & SpaRumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Location: Muri, Titikaveka
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD1216 per room
Description: Located on the Muri Lagoon beachfront, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa offers luxury villas, each with a private pool. Relax on the private beach, enjoy free kayaking or indulge at the spa and wellness centre. All air-conditioned villas offer a lounge area with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and free movies on demand. They have a kitchen, a desk and ironing facilities. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom, with fluffy bath robes and a hairdryer. All villas feature a private pool complete with a waterfall feature, surrounded by tropical gardens. You can relax on the sun loungers on your private lagoon patio or share a meal using the BBQ facilities. Other facilities include a free airport shuttle, snorkel hire, a tour desk and Wi-Fi access. Chefs can prepare a gourmet meal for you to enjoy in your villa or by the pool. Villas can be pre-stocked with food prior to your arrival and breakfast can be delivered to your room. Rumours Luxury Villas is a 10-minute walk from Muri and a 5-minute drive from Vaima Restaurant and Bar. Both Rarotonga International Airport and Rarotonga Golf Course are a 15-minute drive away.

Crystal Blue Lagoon VillasCrystal Blue Lagoon Villas
Location: Muri
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD860 per room
Description: Inspired by the turquoise water of Muri Lagoon, Crystal Blue Lagoon boasts stylish modern villas with an idyllic beachfront location. This tranquil retreat features an infinity pool with breathtaking sea views. All villas boast a patio. Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas is within 5 minutes’ walk of local shops, cafes and restaurants. Guests enjoy free use of snorkelling gear. Upon arrival, you will receive a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket and a breakfast hamper. Airport transfers can be arranged. These air-conditioned, 2-story apartments offer a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine. The lounge area includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a selection of movies are available. Guests can share an outdoor meal using the BBQ facilities. Discounted vouchers for kayak hire and internet access are also available. Rarotonga International Airport is 13 minutes’ drive away.

Crown Beach ResortCrown Beach Resort
Location: Muri
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD599 per room
Description: Set on 5 acres of lovely gardens, the adults-only Crown Resort & Spa, offers luxurious suites and villas with balconies in tranquil surroundings with access to the beach. It features 2 restaurants, a scuba dive centre, fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool. Some of the many leisure activities available nearby include canoeing, diving and snorkeling. The spa at Crown Beach offers a range of relaxing treatments including massages, facials and manicures. All of the accommodation at this resort is air-conditioned and has a TV. The Oceans Restaurant & Bar offers Brasserie-style cuisine, with themed nights and a cocktail menu, on the beach with panoramic ocean views. Guests can enjoy modern cuisine in an elegant setting at The Windjammer Restaurant. Rarotonga Airport is a 7-minute drive away from the hotel. Avarua town centre is 10 minutes' drive away. There is a golf course less than 2 km from the hotel.

Sanctuary Rarotonga – on the BeachSanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach
Location: Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rutaki
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD264 per room
Description: Sanctuary Rarotonga offers 4.5 star, adults-only accommodation on the beachfront of Aroa Lagoon. It features a restaurant serving South Pacific cuisine, and a swimming pool with a swim-up bar. Each suite offers a private balcony where guests can enjoy views over the lagoon. All suites include an extra-large king size bed, flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests can indulge themselves with spa treatments at the Wellness Centre, or enjoy the natural beauty of the Aroa Marine Reserve while snorkeling and diving. A golf course is also located less than 3 km from the hotel.

Rarotongan Beach Resort & SpaRarotongan Beach Resort & Spa
Location: Aroa Beach, Rutaki
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD258 per room
Description: This 4-star resort, situated on a private beach, features a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool and luxury day spa. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage on the beach. Free continental breakfast is included. The Rarotongan Beach Resort offers a range of accommodation, from rooms nestled in tropical gardens to beachfront suites. All have a balcony or courtyard, air conditioning, DVD player and refrigerator. Indulge in the “honeymoon bungalow”, which has its own private swimming pool. SpaPolynesia offers aromatherapy massages, body wraps, relaxing facials, manicures and pedicures. Te Vaka Restaurant is situated on the water’s edge, featuring themed nights and cultural shows. Captain Andy's Beach Bar serves drinks and casual meals by the pool. Free kids club activities are available. The Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve is located right in front of the resort, offering some of the best snorkelling in the Cook Islands. Rarotonga Airport is less than 10 minutes’ drive away.

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Latest update: Top 5-Star Resorts in the Cook Islands: 13 March, 2020

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