The Best Resorts with Functions Rooms and Business Facilities in the Cook Islands
Make a statement and “wow” your delegates with a conference, seminar or business event in the Cook Islands. Home to the country’s only international airport, Rarotonga is your go-to for conferences. The island is home to some stunning resorts with conference venues and rooms to cater to all attendees. Meanwhile, the odd resort with conference facilities can also be found further afield on the stunning lagoon of Aitutaki. Wherever you choose, we’ve compiled the top resorts to get you closer to organising the perfect event in this list of the best resort for conferences in Rarotonga and the Cook Islands.
1. The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
A stunning location on Aroa Beach and an impressive upstairs venue, The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium is well worth considering for your conference or business event in the Cook Islands. The Treetops Verandah Function Room boasts fantastic views of the coconut trees, the beach and the ocean beyond. The space is extremely versatile and can be transformed into a conference or seminar set-up complete with a podium and microphone, whiteboard and projector, TV and more. There’s plenty of space for tea/coffee breaks, break-out meetings and/or a business lunch. Find out more about the rooms and facilities of The Rarotongan in the 20 Best Resorts on Rarotonga.
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2. Crown Beach Resort & Spa
A favourite go-to for conferences and corporate functions (and also in Rarotonga), the Crown Beach Resort & Spa offers excellent conference facilities and accommodation less than a 10-minute drive from Rarotonga Airport. Their conference room caters to between 10 to 150 delegates with the venue spilling out onto a central courtyard and break-out rooms offering plenty of space for workshops and networking during lunch breaks where catering, too, can be arranged. As for the accommodation, it’s an adults-only resort, ensuring the right tone is set for business, while the large pool, two restaurants and bar allow for entertainment. Learn more about the audio/visual technology and the extensive facilities for conferences at this resort in the 10 Best Events & Conference Venues in the Cook Islands.
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- Crown Beach Resort & Spa on Booking.com
- Crown Beach Resort & Spa on Trip.com
- Crown Beach Resort & Spa on Expedia
3. Edgewater Resort & Spa
The largest resort on Rarotonga, Edgewater Resort & Spa offers the most comprehensive list of services and venues for corporate events, as well as guest rooms. Choose from either the Are Vananga Conference Centre which can seat up to 120 delegates with its own self-contained “Conference Administration Office”, the Te Kou Board Room for up to 12 people, the Umu Hut as an open-air alternative or Marae Tai, their sand deck by the sea. There is also an array of catering options, from finger foods to buffet dinners, while audio-visual equipment, WiFi, additional rooms, event managers, free parking, pre-function venues and more are also available. Learn more about staying at this resort in The Top 50 Resorts in the Cook Islands.
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- Edgewater Resort & Spa on Booking.com
- Edgewater Resort & Spa on Trip.com
- Edgewater Resort & Spa on Expedia
4. Nautilus Resort
A luxury resort on Muri Beach, Nautilus Resort is a worthy consideration for intimate seminars with their 20-pax boardroom set-up or a conference with up to 50 seats in a theatre-style set-up. Anything larger can be arranged at the resort’s poolside marquee. Most conferences, however, take place in their private functions room, which leads onto a beachfront terrace and is equipped with top-of-the-line audio-visual tools. The accommodation here is among some of the most luxurious villas on Rarotonga, but the location at Muri means that there are plenty of alternative accommodation options nearby should you need it.
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5. Tamanu Beach Resort
For hosting events in Aitutaki, turn to one of its largest resorts. Tamanu Beach Resort offers several indoor, outdoor and semi-outdoor spaces for all sorts of functions and events. They are a popular resort for yoga retreats, but the resort caters to most types of functions, including business meetings in their fully-enclosed conference room, while there are options for island buffets, cultural dancing and venues on the beach to make for a more memorable meeting. With two separate wings for adult and family groups, your event will stick to the correct working holiday tone. Learn more about the resort’s villas in the 10 Best Resorts on Aitutaki.
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More About Resorts for Conferences and Business Events in Rarotonga and the Cook Islands
Now that you know the top resorts to look at for organising your conference, business meeting, seminar or event, check out alternative accommodations with event facilities that may be able to cater for business needs:
- 10 Best Events & Conference Venues in the Cook Islands
- 10 Best Wedding Venues in the Cook Islands
- The Top 50 Resorts in the Cook Islands
Finally, if you still haven’t found a convenient place to stay or need more accommodation options for your delegates, be sure to peruse Where to Stay in the Cook Islands: The Best Cook Islands Accommodations.