The Most Indulgent Resorts with Spas in Rarotonga and Aitutaki
Escape the worries of modern-day life and surround yourself with calm and ease at one of the Cook Islands‘ spa resorts. From resorts offering massages on the beaches of Rarotonga to in-villa Polynesian treatments on the atoll of Aitutaki, the array of spa resorts in the Cook Islands are vast and varied. Luckily, we’ve whittled it down to the most highly regarded in this list of the best spa resorts in Rarotonga and Aitutaki.
1. Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Not only offering one of the most acclaimed luxury villas in Rarotonga but Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa also offers one of the most celebrated spas. Choose from a small selection of uniquely designed one, two and three-bedroom villas, each blissfully private from the other. Entertain from your elegantly designed kitchen or from the barbecue in front of your private pool. And don’t forget to indulge in their expertly executed massages, facials and body scrubs at the day spa – discover more about the spa in 10 Best Spas in Rarotonga.
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2. Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
When it comes to an indulgent getaway on Rarotonga, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa pulls out all the stops. The villas are wrapped in luxury, each with uniquely designed private pools, while the on-site spa offers a comprehensive array of treatments – some unique in the Cook Islands, such as the Vichy shower treatments. With treatment rooms designed with tropical gardens and indoor waterfalls, the scene is truly set for tranquillity. What’s more, your villa’s designated kayaks will help you explore more of Rarotonga’s lagoon just steps away. Compare the villas to others in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts in the Cook Islands.
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3. Nautilus Resort
For those seeking luxury, indulge in absolute privacy and design choices that can’t help but stun at the Nautilus Resort. Each ‘are (bungalow) here features a private saltwater plunge pool, high ceilings and a spacious layout, as well as a bathroom with “his and hers” basins and a deep freestanding bathtub. But that’s not all, the spa packages offered on-site are truly irresistible thanks to their generous mix of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures starting from NZ$200. Other features of the resort are the large infinity pool and the popular Nautilus Restaurant. See how the resort compares to The Top 50 Resorts in the Cook Islands.
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4. Crown Beach Resort & Spa
A short drive from Rarotonga’s airport, Crown Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal retreat for a fly-and-flop spa getaway. Transition effortlessly to island time with each villa featuring tasteful design-driven furniture and artwork. Some offer private pools while others circle a courtyard pool or are scattered throughout verdant gardens. Their on-site Spa Ariki offers an attractive space to relax under the thatched roof and natural stone walls. They offer a range of familiar massage treatments, from Swedish massages to aromatherapy, while the spa pool and Cleopatra bath allow you to restore through hydrotherapy. We also list this as one of the 20 Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Cook Islands.
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- Crown Beach Resort & Spa on Booking.com
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5. Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort
The five-star Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort might be the only resort in the Cook Islands with overwater bungalows but even its lowest tier of accommodation literally sits on the white sands of the resort’s own private island. There’s easy access to Aitutaki’s main island with a short resort ferry, but we’ll forgive you for feeling that the resort has everything you need, including SpaPolynesia which focuses on Polynesian-style massages with local techniques and products from Pure Fiji and Rito (both using plants from the Cook Islands). Discover more massage options nearby in the 5 Best Spas in Aitutaki.
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6. Kia Orana Villas and Spa
Kick back in your compact villa for couples and groups of three/four at the Kia Orana Villas and Spa. With a spa, cafe and bike hire on-site, you have a great range of facilities already at your fingertips. Choose from essential spa services with a choice of timeframes, thus more affordable prices to get your taste of the spa life on Rarotonga. Treatments are made with local Rito products, while aromatherapy and couples massages are also an option. Find this property on the backroads of Avarua, Rarotonga.
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7. Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
One of three resorts by the Moana Sands Group on Rarotonga, Moana Sands Lagoon Resort is their 18+ offering with an on-site spa. This ultra-modern resort treats guests to gorgeous sea views from almost anywhere on the complex at the southern end of Muri Beach. Take a dip in the central pool, dine at the charming Laguna Restaurant and Bar and be pampered at the Hibiscus Spa with its minimalist yet contemporary environment offering a good go-to for both spa and beauty treatments.
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8. Edgewater Resort & Spa
Welcome to Rarotonga’s largest resort! Set along the palm-lined beach of Arorangi, the Edgewater Resort & Spa not only has a prime position for glorious sunsets but it happens to have everything couples, groups and families need for a fun yet relaxing stay in paradise – including a spa! Treating guests to heavenly massages (as well as heavenly prices), their spa, Are Maoro, offers a small selection of facials, body treatments and massages, some of which are the cheapest on Rarotonga, as well as a huge selection of beauty treatments.
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9. Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Impeccably presented, design- and service-driven, Pacific Resort Aitutaki is certainly a top contender for the best resort on Aitutaki that also happens to have a spa. An indoor spa perched high above the Aitutaki Lagoon, the Tiare Spa is a well worth a session with its range of international-style massages, from Balinese techniques to hot stone massages. In between, stay on the absolute beachfront or down any one of the winding garden footpaths in a luxury villa or bungalow with endearing features like a private deck, an outdoor shower and/or glass-panelled garden shower, and more. See how the resort compares to the 10 Best Resorts on Aitutaki.
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10. Muri Beach Club Hotel
Reserved for guests aged 18 and above, the Muri Beach Club Hotel offers 30 harmless hotel rooms on the shores of Muri Beach and around their courtyard and the large central swimming pool. In amongst the offerings is their Muri Beach Club Spa treating you to a creative spa menu with daily specials that will keep you coming back for more. Either in their spa room or on the beach (weather dependent), choose from essential massages, couples massages, facials, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and rituals.
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- Muri Beach Club Hotel on Booking.com
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More About Spa Resorts in Rarotonga, Aitutaki and the Cook Islands
Now that you know about the best spa resorts in Rarotonga and the Cook Islands, how about discovering more ways to relax in the islands? These articles should help:
- The Guide to Retreats in Rarotonga & the Cook Islands: Yoga, Wellness & More
- 10 Most Relaxing Things to Do in Rarotonga & the Cook Islands
- 10 Best Places to Get a Massage in Rarotonga & the Cook Islands
Finally, see how our recommended spa resorts compare to other stays listed in our guide, Where to Stay in the Cook Islands: The Best Cook Islands Accommodations.