Arorangi

Cook Islands
Arorangi featuring kayaking or canoeing and general coastal views
As the sun sets, relax on Rarotonga’s coast next to the clear waters of an azure lagoon. Enjoy exploring the wonders of the Cook Islands.

The district of Arorangi on Rarotonga’s western coast makes a great base to explore the Cook Islands. Stay in a waterfront bungalow, doze on white sandy beaches, discover magnificent marine life, lounge in funky cafés and learn about Polynesian heritage and culture.

The western coast of Rarotonga is protected from the southeast trade winds and is known for its sunsets over the sea. Amble barefoot along the shore and look westward as the sky turns brilliant shades of orange and red. Watch the moon rise in the sky before you settle into a beach bar for a cocktail and a platter of fresh seafood.

Rarotonga is a volcanic island surrounded by coral reefs that teem with marine life. Snorkel or swim in Arorangi’s lagoon or Aroa Beach in the southwest. Visit Black Rock in the north, where legend says Maori spirits ascended to the afterlife. North of Black Rock is the marine reserve. Look for humpback whales here between June and October.

The center of Rarotonga is mountainous and covered in thick jungle. Explore the attractions around the circumference and then trek across the island with a local guide.

The Saturday morning Punanga Nui Market, known for its black pearls, and the Beachcomber Pearl Market and Gallery with Polynesian arts and crafts are great places to pick up a memento of the Cook Islands. Visit the Tinomana Village at the Highland Paradise Cultural Centre, which has brilliant views of the western and southern coasts. Along the main road is the Cook Islands’ first missionary-built village, with the Arorangi Cook Islands Christian Church. Wander through the small cemetery in the front garden and sit in a Sunday morning church service.

Located in western Rarotonga, Arorangi is a 5-minute drive from the international airport. Navigate compact Arorangi easily by car, scooter or bicycle. A local bus trip around the island takes 45 minutes.


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Te Moana Nui Villa
Te Moana Nui Villa
3.5 out of 5
Aratapu, Akaoa, Arorangi, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$272 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach holiday home in Rarotonga. Enjoy free parking, an airport shuttle and a garden. Popular attractions Puaikura Beach and Black Rock ...
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The Edgewater Resort and Spa
The Edgewater Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Avarua, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$285 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Rarotonga. Enjoy free parking, 2 restaurants and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the family amenities ...
3.8/5 Good! (909 reviews)
"Loved the staff for their friendliness and helpfulness Room was great"

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2022

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The Reef Motel
The Reef Motel
2.5 out of 5
Arorangi, Rarotonga
Stay at this beach motel in Rarotonga. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.4/5 Good! (34 reviews)
Great
"Super peaceful and quiet. Great location right on the beach."

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2019

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Castaway Resort
Castaway Resort
3 out of 5
Arorangi, Main Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga, 0
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$379 per night from 2 Jul. to 3 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Rarotonga. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (154 reviews)
"We stayed here for 10 days and the amenities is all you need for a holiday given if you want to explore the island most of the time.We were able to easily cook too as we anted to try the local produce outside of a restaurant! Staff are super amazing, always accommodating and keep the entire resort ..."

Reviewed on 12 Apr. 2022

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Lagoon Breeze Villas
Lagoon Breeze Villas
3 out of 5
Aroa Beach, Beach Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Rarotonga. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and WiFi. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (127 reviews)
"A very relaxing place, loved our stay."

Reviewed on 28 May 2022

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Sunset Resort
Sunset Resort
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Rarotonga
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Rarotonga. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (177 reviews)
"Enjoyed the quiet environment, access to 2 pools, an area off the beach to snorkel and view the sea life. Friendly helpful staff especially Heleana. Food options very limited with access to a cooked breakfast inconsistent. Lunch menu very limited. Loved the cocktails. Easy access to other resorts, ..."

Reviewed on 18 May 2022

Sunset Resort
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