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Choose from the Best Villas on Rarotonga

Looking to spend your time in paradise with ultimate privacy, perhaps access to your own kitchen facilities, and areas to unwind with loved ones? You’re in the right place to make the most important decision of your Raro escape; choosing a villa on Rarotonga. Luckily, we’ve made it easy for you. We’ve selected a variety of villas on Rarotonga, from luxury villas with a spa to villas that offer the best value for those on a budget. Check them out in the list below.

Before we begin, however, be sure the rest of your vacation is sorted by using The Complete Travel Guide to Rarotonga and the 50 Best Things to Do on Rarotonga.

1. Motu Beachfront Art Villas

Working in harmony with the locals and environment, Motu Beachfront Art Villas or simply “MOTU” gives back to the local community with proceeds from your stay going toward healthcare, education and the arts. Speaking of the arts, the “art villas” have a fresh and minimalistic design to emphasise the collection of works in your villa and the surrounding premises. Everything is here for a self-sustaining stay between your villa’s sleek kitchenette and the complimentary use of e-bikes to explore the island. Discover more stays like this in the 10 Best Eco Resorts on Rarotonga.

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2. Rainbow Villas

A bit of the hidden gem that we want to get in this list of the best villas on Rarotonga early, Rainbow Villas offers two boutique villas nestled among permaculture gardens on the back hills of Nikao. Pick whatever is in season in the lush gardens surrounding the outdoor pool and cook up a storm in your luxury self-catering villa, beautifully designed for couples. Enjoy an alternative view of the islands as you unwind on your elevated deck overlooking the golf course. Of course, we also list this option in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations on Rarotonga.

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3. Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

For couples, families and groups who have big dreams for their getaway, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa offers one of the most acclaimed villas on Rarotonga. 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. Discover more indulgent stays like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts on Rarotonga.

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4. Te Vakaroa Villas

Situated on the shores of the popular Muri BeachTe Vakaroa Villas offers five contemporarily designed luxury villas. Stays here include breakfast delivered to your door each morning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, replenished condiments, oils, etc. for the duration of your stay, as well as a shared space with an infinity pool, a spa pool and lounging pavilion. Learn more about the accommodation, as well as about similar stays, in the 5 Best Luxury Villas in Rarotonga.

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5. Lagoon Breeze Villas

An easy transition into island time, Lagoon Breeze Villas certainly sets the scene with their thatched holiday homes set among spacious tropical gardens. Ideal for families, there’s plenty of room for kids to run around, have a swim in the pool and Aroa Beach is just across the road. All 25 villas have fully-equipped kitchens, while the five-bedroom villa has its own pool. There’s a breakfast area where you don’t have to worry about your first meal of the day, while the bar is open for happy hour each day. Check out more family-friendly villas in the 20 Best Family Resorts & Accommodations on Rarotonga.

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6. Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas

Crystal Blue Lagoon Villas is a boutique accommodation featuring four two-bedroom villas ideal for adult groups or families with children over 12 years old. Villas are ultra-modern, spacious and bask in glorious elevated views of Muri Beach. Whether you’re sprucing up your own cuisine in the spacious contemporary kitchen or lounging by the shared infinity pool, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience at these luxury villas in Muri.

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7. Sea Change Villas

Specialising in romantic retreats, Sea Change Villas is undoubtedly a first go-to for couples seeking a villa on Rarotonga. There are 15 villas scattered along the sands of Titikaveka Beach, each one exuding its own luxurious touches. Wake up in a king-size four-poster bed, shower in your spacious bathroom with showerheads for two, lounge in front of your private pool and make use of your villa’s kayaks, snorkelling gear and SUP boards. Discover more stays like this in the 10 Best Boutique Resorts on Rarotonga.

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8. Ocean Spray Villas

A true home-away-from-home experience, Ocean Spray Villas consists of two multi-storey three-bedroom villas. Everything you need for an effortless stay is included within the contemporary space, between the fully-equipped kitchen and two bathrooms with toiletries included. Your villa overlooks the ocean on the northern beach of the island – not the best swimming spot on Rarotonga but Ok at high tide.

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9. Muri Beach Villa

With two of the three bedrooms at this Rarotonga villa having direct access to the beach, you know you’ve found paradise at the Muri Beach Villa. The spacious holiday villa is a good option for three couples travelling together or for large family gatherings where you can enjoy the luxury of a private pool, sundeck with a barbecue, and Muri’s cafe and bar scene just a short walk down the beach. Check out more homes in paradise in the 20 Best Holiday Homes in Rarotonga.

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10. 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. The attention to detail is unmatched, right down to the handpainted dinnerware of your fully equipped kitchen. What’s more, your villa’s designated kayaks will help you explore more of the lagoon just steps away. Thanks to its irresistible honeymoon packages, we also list Rumours in the 10 Most Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Rarotonga.

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11. Serenity Villas Rarotonga

As the name suggests, Serenity Villas Rarotonga is the Rarotonga villas to choose for a tranquil escape. The tone is set just right with an adults-only policy, while each villa offers its own spaces to relax, such as a balcony or decking with prime sunset-viewing position. Rooms are kitted out with sleek decor and a four-poster king bed, while shared spaces include a swimming pool, barbecue area, hammocks and watersports equipment. See more adults-only escapes in the 10 Best Adults-Only Resorts on Rarotonga.

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12. Whitesands Beach Villas

Families or groups looking for a more affordable villa on the white sands of Titikaveka, Whitesands Beach Villas offers excellent value for money. The holiday homes, sleeping up to five across a double bed and three single beds on the mezzanine, are situated just a two-minute drive from the hotspot of Muri. There are kayaks to use, loungers on the beach, and all the facilities you need for self-catering. What more could you ask for? See more budget stays in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations on Rarotonga.

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13. Rendezvous Villas

Two luxury villas sit on the shores of the Muri Lagoon, yet offer privacy for couples among the tropical gardens, at Rendezvous Villas. The well-appointed duplex villas include luxurious touches, such as a private plunge pool, snorkelling gear, kayaks, a hard drive with movies, and wonderful spaces for both indoor and outdoor dining. Other inclusions are the complimentary transfers, a fruit basket on arrival, a starter pack for breakfast and a starter voucher for the WiFi.

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14. Pacific Palms Luxury Villa

This ultra-modern three-bedroom villa in Vaimaanga is the choice to impress! Pacific Palms Luxury Villa features its own outdoor lap pool, which can be admired from the floor-to-ceiling windows of just about every room of the house. It’s the ultimate space to entertain with an open-plan layout, including a spacious kitchen with a mini bar and breakfast bar. All you need to do is get supplies from Wigmore’s Superstore, a short stroll down the road. Learn more in A Guide to Supermarkets & Food Shopping in Rarotonga.

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15. Moana Sands Beachfront Villas & Apartments

Get the experience of a resort with the convenience of a holiday villa at Moana Sands Beachfront Villas & Apartments. Another accommodation in the village of Vaimaanga, each of the 10 villas overlooks a deck-lined swimming pool and the lagoon. Villas are modern with a simplistic design that features Polynesian artwork. There’s also room to relax at the on-site Hibiscus Spa – see how it compares to the 10 Best Spas in Rarotonga.

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16. Te Etu Villas

Two affordable family-friendly villas sit side-by-side at Te Etu Villas. Tucked away on the quiet backroads of Tupapa, these villas each feature a private pool, mountain views and open-plan living between the well-presented lounge, kitchen and dining area that opens up to the pool area. Te Etu Villa 1 has two bedrooms, while Te Etu Villa 2 has three.

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17. 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. Match that with your uber-functional kitchen with a coffee machine and barbecue on the deck and now you’re literally cooking with gas! The design features might not be to everyone’s taste, but the villas are modern and comfortable nonetheless. Find this property on the backroads of Avarua.

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18. Black Rock Villas

Set behind the spiritual site of Black Rock and the happening lunch spot of Tuoro Tapas Bar, Black Rock Villas offers well-appointed self-contained villas with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Enjoy the elevated views from your private verandah or among the gardens with a shared saltwater infinity pool. You have excellent self-catering facilities at your disposal (including a dishwasher), and even a courtesy car included in your stay! See more convenience stays like this in the 6 Accommodations in Rarotonga & the Cook Islands with Car Rental.

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19. Maine Villa

In the heart of Muri‘s cafe scene, Maine Villa consists of a two-bedroom villa and a separate studio with simple yet contemporary furniture and fixings. You might not be on the beach, but the gorgeous gardens and deck with a barbecue more than make up for the fact. Other thoughtful provisions include a torch/flashlight, first aid kit and snorkelling gear to make use of at the Muri Lagoon just a short walk away.

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20. Moana Oasis Villa

Managed by Rentraro, this huge property is ideal for a couple of families travelling together. Moana Oasis Villa features a lavish outdoor pool, a covered barbecue area, and is just a short stroll to the beach. The split-level home offers plenty of space, while the high fence encircling the property keeps things nice and private. You have all you need for self-catering (apart from, you know, the food) with a contemporary kitchen with two fridge freezers and sliding doors connecting to the barbecue area.

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More About Villas on Rarotonga

That’s it for our list of the 20 best villas on Rarotonga. If, for some crazy reason, you didn’t find what you’re looking for, how about seeking a stay in these articles?

Finally, see a comprehensive guide to staying on Raro, Where to Stay on Rarotonga: The Best Rarotonga Accommodations.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Cook Islands Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin works and consults regularly with Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, a local government body representing the tourism industry. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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