Experience elegance and laid-back luxury on the popular Aitutaki Lagoon.
Voted World’s Leading Boutique Resort at the World Travel Awards 2015 and The Cook Islands’ only member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, this exquisite and peaceful resort is set in large grounds on a secluded lagoon. It’s a tropical island paradise with breathtaking turquoise waters and lush forestry – perfectly complemented by traditional Polynesian décor and world-class service. As you arrive at your retreat, you’re greeted with traditional flower garlands and a refreshing coconut drink to gently ease you into the island’s relaxing pace.
A diver and snorkeller’s paradise, the calm waters of the lagoon are incredible. Go snorkelling to discover the colourful marine life or simply relax on the picture-perfect beach. There’s a choice of two restaurants; Rapae Bay Restaurant offers a Pacific-Rim menu which specialises in fresh seafood and the Black Rock Bar serves tasty daytime snacks and drinks.
The individual Beachfront Bungalows and Villas offer a real sense of seclusion. Surrounded by glistening sands and aquamarine waters, all rooms feature a private covered deck — the perfect spot for relaxing and listening to the soothing sound of the waves. Premium Beachfront Bungalows are set directly on the white sands overlooking the lagoon. The Premium Beachfront Bungalow Plus is more spacious and families and small groups can choose a Two Bedroom Premium Beachfront Bungalow. The Ultimate Beachfront Bungalows are perfect for couples looking for an intimate setting and incredible beach views.
On the renowned Aitutaki Lagoon and only a 5-minute drive from the township of Arutanga Airport transfer time:A 50-minute flight from Rarotonga followed by a 10-minute drive from the airport Rooms:29
Good to know
Children over 12 are welcome at this resort. The grounds are steep in parts and rooms nearer the lagoon are further from the main hotel, so may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties.
29 beachfront bungalows and villas
• Savour fresh seafood at Rapae Bay Restaurant* • Swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters of Aitutaki Lagoon • Cruise around Aitutaki Lagoon on a day excursion*, where you’ll be able to feed tropical fish, spot conch shells open and close and see turtles up close • Head to One Foot Island and get your passport stamped with the shape of a foot
2 restaurants and bars
Breakfast at Rapae Bay Restaurant