The Most Romantic Accommodations on Rarotonga for Honeymoons and Weddings
A romantic destination with turquoise lagoon waters and verdant volcanic interiors only deserves a romantic stay to match. Cue this list of the most romantic wedding and honeymoon resorts on Rarotonga. We’ve selected the most stunning boutique accommodations, adults-only resorts and stays specialising in wedding and honeymoon packages to take the guesswork out of organising a romantic retreat in “Raro”.
Before we begin, be sure to open The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Rarotonga and the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do on Rarotonga for Couples for more effortless vacation planning.
1. Sea Change Villas
Specialising in honeymoon packages and weddings, Sea Change Villas is undoubtedly a first go-to for your research into wedding and honeymoon resorts on Rarotonga. While their wedding packages can be seen in the 10 Best Wedding Packages for Rarotonga and honeymoon in the 10 Best Honeymoon Packages on Rarotonga, their 15 villas scattered along the sands of Titikaveka Beach are wrapped in luxury. 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 board.
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2. Te Vakaroa Villas
Situated on the shores of the popular Muri Beach, Te Vakaroa Villas offers five contemporarily designed luxury villas. Couples’ 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. The luxury villas also invite couples with generous honeymoon specials and wedding packages. Learn more about the accommodation, as well as similar stays, in the 20 Best Villas in Rarotonga.
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3. Little Polynesian
A five-star boutique resort set on the sandy shores of southern Rarotonga, Little Polynesian provides an idyllic escape for couples on honeymoon. Indulge in a delightful breakfast around the chic infinity pool which reflects the beach’s swaying coconut palms. Each of the 14 intimate studios feels private enough between the tropical gardens and the beachfront. The interiors are modern with subtle Polynesian touches to remind you that you’re on island time. One of the best adults-only resorts on Rarotonga for couples, Little Polynesian is also listed in the 10 Best Adults-Only Resorts on Rarotonga.
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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 honeymoon. 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. For dinner, choose from the relaxed Ocean’s Restaurant, fine dining at Flambé, or a private dinner with your loved one on the beach. Should you want to tie the knot, Crown Beach also offers one of the most comprehensive range of wedding packages 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
5. Nautilus Resort
Indulge in absolute privacy and design choices that can’t help but “wow” 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. Beachfront ‘ares have their own lounging space with a hammock in the palm trees along with free use of watersports equipment. On-site is also a larger infinity pool, the popular Nautilus Restaurant, as well as the indulgent Spa Nautilis. They also organise unique weddings on an uninhabited motu (island), if you’re so inclined.
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6. Manuia Beach Resort
On the western side of Rarotonga, Manuia Beach Resort captures some of the most romantic sunsets from the beachfront suites. Couples can, alternatively, save a little by choosing a suite set privately among the tropical gardens. There are plenty of opportunities to feel your toes in the sand between the acclaimed On The Beach Restaurant & Bar (OTB) and the beach massages available. Enjoy this relaxed yet beautiful adults-only stay without the pretentiousness. See how Manuia Beach Resort compares with the 20 Best Resorts in Rarotonga.
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7. Magic Reef Beachfront Bungalows
Magic Reef Beachfront Bungalows allows couples to lower their impact without sacrificing the romance. Stay in one of the island-inspired boutique bungalows with touches like carved four-poster beds and classic tivaevae linens that are a tasteful reminder of the island’s unique culture. Feel the balmy island breeze passing through to your outdoor bathroom complete with an in-the-ground bathtub. Make use of the self-catering facilities where the reusable takeaway coffee mugs, a tote bag and water bottles make exploring the island a little easier on you and the planet. What’s more, guests get exclusive rental of the resort’s EVs. Learn more about the sustainable aspects of this resort in the 10 Best Eco Resorts on Rarotonga.
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- Magic Reef Beachfront Bungalows on Booking.com
- Magic Reef Beachfront Bungalows on Trip.com
- Magic Reef Beachfront Bungalows on Expedia
8. Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
One of three resorts by the Moana Sands Group on Rarotonga, Moana Sands Lagoon Resort is their 18+ offering ideal for couples. 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, be pampered at the Hibiscus Spa, and dine at the charming Laguna Restaurant and Bar. The resort also offers irresistible honeymoon packages, as well as wedding services at their sister resort, Moana Sand Beachfront Hotel.
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- Moana Sands Lagoon Resort on Booking.com
- Moana Sands Lagoon Resort on Trip.com
- Moana Sands Lagoon Resort on Expedia
9. Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
For couples who are dreaming big for their romantic getaway or honeymoon on Rarotonga, Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa pulls out all the stops. The villas are wrapped in luxury, each with uniquely designed private pools (some with a waterfall) while guests are treated to a welcome gift basket and bubbles on arrival. The attention to detail is unmatched, down to the handpainted dinnerware of your fully equipped kitchen, while your villa’s designated kayaks will help you explore more of the lagoon just steps away. Want to up the romance? The whole experience comes in the form of honeymoon packages.
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- Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa on Booking.com
- Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa on Trip.com
- Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa on Expedia
10. Ikurangi Eco Retreat
For couples seeking something a little “different”, Ikurangi Eco Retreat not only offers the unusual location of an inland stay but safari tents for a glamping honeymoon experience on Rarotonga. Be treated to a different contemporary breakfast delivered to your deck each morning and make use of the garden swimming pool and bikes to explore the Rarotonga backroads. Your outside bathroom has a composting loo, as well as other policies in place to ensure a more sustainable stay – just make sure you have plenty of mosquito repellent! Check out similar (but different) stays in the 10 Most Unique Accommodations in Rarotonga & the Cook Islands.
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- Ikurangi Eco Retreat on Booking.com
- Ikurangi Eco Retreat on Trip.com
- Ikurangi Eco Retreat on Expedia
More Romantic Wedding and Honeymoon Resorts on Rarotonga
That’s it for our picks of the most romantic wedding and honeymoon resorts on Rarotonga, but if you didn’t gel with the recommendations, you might be more interested in the following instead:
- 10 Best Boutique Resorts on Rarotonga
- 10 Best Luxury Accommodations on Rarotonga
- 10 Best Budget Accommodations on Rarotonga
Finally, see how the stays compare to the Top 50 Resorts in the Cook Islands, Where to Stay on Rarotonga: The Best Rarotonga Accommodations and see anything you might have missed in The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to the Cook Islands.