10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com
10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2024]

© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

Sooth the Senses at One of These Spas on Rarotonga…

Don’t deny it; you came to the tropical oasis of Rarotonga to get in some serious R&R. Raro’s got the relaxed pace of life, it’s got the soothing tropical climate; all you need now is a heavenly spa treatment. Luckily, we’ve taken the guesswork out of deciding which spa to choose on Rarotonga. We’ve not only compiled the best spas on Rarotonga but shown you what makes each one special. The rejuvenation is up to you.

Before we begin, select similar activities from our 10 Best Luxury Experiences on Rarotonga and plan the rest of your trip using The Complete Travel Guide to Rarotonga.

1. Waterfall Spa at Rumours Luxury Villas – The Most Unique Spa on Rarotonga

The only spa on Rarotonga with a Vichy Shower, the Waterfall Spa at Rumours Luxury Villas offers unique treatments with adjustable shower jets to invigorate the body. With treatment rooms designed with tropical gardens and indoor waterfalls, the scene is truly set for tranquillity. The menu is extensive, including hydrotherapy, packages and couples treatments among all of the expected treatments too.

Location: Main Road (Ara Tapu), Muri (near Fruits of Rarotonga).

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

2. Te Manava Luxury Spa – The Best Couples’ Massages on Rarotonga

An indoor spa and one of the most luxurious offerings on Rarotonga, Te Manava Luxury Spa offers expertly executed massages, facials and body scrubs. The full floor-to-ceiling windows capture the environment and its balmy island breeze while giving you the comfort of an indoor massage room for ultimate privacy. Their spa menu is by no means extensive, but what they do do is quality. Most massages are available for couples too. See more couples’ activities in the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do on Rarotonga for Couples.

Location: Main Road (Ara Tapu), Muri.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

3. Nautilus Spa – The Best Spa Packages on Rarotonga

Set at the southern end of Muri Beach among the tropical gardens of the Nautilus Resort, Nautilus Spa offers a range of spa services for individuals and couples. Don’t miss their spa packages with a generous mix of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures starting from NZ$200. They also offer “massage retreats”; a minimum of three days of indulgence. What better way to start each day?

Location: Main Road (Ara Tapu), Muri.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

4. Spa Ariki at Crown Beach Resort & Spa – The Best Range of Spa and Beauty Treatments on Rarotonga

Set in the adults-only Crown Beach Resort & Spa, 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. Spa Ariki is also one of the best spa resorts for beauty treatments, offering waxing, threading, nail care and more.

Location: Main Road (Ara Tapu), Arorangi.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

5. Hibiscus Spa at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort – The Best Beauty Spa on Rarotonga

Providing a minimalist yet contemporary environment, Hibiscus Spa at Moana Sands Lagoon Resort is a good go-to for both spa and beauty treatments. They use the local Rito products made with local natural ingredients in the nearby village of Tikioki. As for the spa menu, there are no surprises here, with reflexology and hot stone massages making an appearance.

Location: Main Road (Ara Tapu), Muri.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© Moana Sands Lagoon Resort

6. Kia Orana Spa – The Best Spa in Avarua

Kia Orana Spa might offer just the essential spa services but we like that each treatment has 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, aromatherapy is an option, while couples massages are also an option to treat your partner. Check out more experiences nearby in the 10 Best Things to Do in Avarua.

Location: 2 Pa Ariki Road, Avarua.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

7. SpaPolynesia at Sanctuary Rarotonga – The Most Authentic Island Massage on Rarotonga

SpaPolynesia has two sites, both within walking distance of each other at The Rarotongan and at the adults-only Sanctuary Rarotonga. If you get to choose, go for the Sanctuary with female therapists tending females and male therapists tending males. Either way, body treatments and massages are Polynesian inspired, such as the “Roromi” and “Mirimiri” using pure massage coconut oil. Couples’ treatments are also available.

Location: Main Road, (Ara Tapu), Aroa Beach.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

8. Are Maoro at the Edgewater Resort & Spa – The Cheapest Massage on Rarotonga

Treating guests to heavenly massages (as well as heavenly prices), Are Maoro at the Edgewater Resort & Spa offers a small selection of facials, body treatments and massages, some of which are the cheapest on Rarotonga. Where they truly shine, however, is their beauty treatments and hair salon. Whether you want a fresh look or are dolling up for a special occasion, Are Maoro are well worth considering.

Location: 1 Puaikura Drive, Arorangi.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

9. Mana O Te Rima – The Best Mobile Massage Service on Rarotonga

Bring the relaxation to you with an in-villa treatment with Mana O Te Rima. Your New Zealand-certified massage therapist, Inano, has been indulging visitors in soothing massages all across Rarotonga since 2004. You choose the location, whether it’s on the beachfront of your accommodation or inside your villa/bungalow/room or wherever, Inano will treat you to either a relaxation, deep tissue or reflexology massage.

Location: Titama Road, Matavera – but you can choose the location.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

10. Muri Beach Club Spa – The Best Beach Massage on Rarotonga

Muri Beach Club Spa at the Muri Beach Club Hotel offers 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. They are also a good go-to for beauty treatments to keep you looking fresh for the island life.

Location: Nukupure Drive, Muri Beach Point, Muri.

10 Best Spas in Rarotonga 🌺 [2023]© CookIslandsPocketGuide.com

More About Spas on Rarotonga

Now that you know about the best spas on Rarotonga, how about discovering more ways to relax? These articles should help.

Finally, add some of the 101 Best Things to Do in the Cook Islands: The Ultimate List to your itinerary along with your massage.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Cook Islands Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as the Cook Islands. She knows the islands inside out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Raro’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also the editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

Was this article useful?