Tapere of Titikaveka

Cook Islands
Titikaveka which includes tranquil scenes
Swim, scuba or snorkel in some of the most pristine waters in the world. Relax in a beach bungalow and awake to views of the blue-green lagoon.

Titikaveka is a small village on the southeastern coast of Rarotonga. Relax in a waterfront bungalow, wade in warm water, swim with multicolored fish, see fascinating marine life or simply spend days relaxing on this stretch of Cook Islands coast.

Wake in a bungalow to views of the serene lagoon. Enjoy a breakfast of fresh tropical fruit before walking barefoot along Titikaveka Beach. Bring your flippers, snorkel and mask to see a variety of tropical fish species in the warm waters. Join a sailing tour out to the reef and launch off the side of the boat with scuba gear to see reef fish, sea urchins, clams, crabs and live coral formations.

Wander down the paths of the peaceful Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and explore the protected rainforest at Takitumu Conservation Area. Rest on a beach before stopping at the café to try a locally grown coffee. Other inland hikes include Papua Waterfall Track, Raemaru Lookout and Turangi Track. Be sure to bring walking shoes, as the inland terrain can be uneven.

Explore the local attractions elsewhere on Rarotonga. See contemporary and traditional arts at the Beachcomber Gallery, shop for black pearls at the Beachcomber Pearl Market and pick up arts and crafts, tropical fruits and vegetables as well as local culinary treats at the Punanga Nui Market in Avatiu. Notice the impact Christian missionaries have had on island culture at the many Cook Islands Christian Churches (CICC) across the island.

After you enjoy the laid-back daytime atmosphere of the Cook Islands, savor a lively traditional Polynesian dinner buffet with cultural dance and musical performance.

Titikaveka is located in southeast Rarotonga, a 15-minute drive from the airport in the north. The island is easy to navigate via the 45-minute round-Rarotonga bus ride with alternating clockwise and counterclockwise routes around the island. Rent a car, scooter or bicycle to explore at your own pace.


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Top hotels in Tapere of Titikaveka

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
3 out of 5
Ara Tapu (Main Road), Titikaveka / Vaimaanga, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$370 per night from 20 Aug. to 21 Aug.
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Rarotonga. Enjoy a private beach, a full-service spa and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (81 reviews)
Very average.
"The selling point is the beach which is second to non. A few issues there: the breakfast is well below average with limited choices and boring not even eggs is included; coffee is not good at all. The paid wifi connection is a joke, I had to re-connect many times in my room and that applies to all ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2022

Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel
Little Polynesian Resort
Little Polynesian Resort
5 out of 5
Main Road, Titikaveka, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$691 per night from 23 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Rarotonga. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and a private beach. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
"We had an excellent relaxing week at The Little Polynesian, the staff were welcoming and knew us by name, the food was delicious and the chef made gluten free versions of most dishes for my wife with Celiacs. The grounds are clean and safe and the marine reserve is right there for great ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2022

Little Polynesian Resort
Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
3.5 out of 5
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$443 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Rarotonga. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"Awesome Front of Staff and lovely housekeeping Staff, the Restaurant Staff and Food was Amazing, Enjoyed every minute of our Stay."

Reviewed on 25 May 2022

Moana Sands Lagoon Resort
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
5 out of 5
Avarua, PO Box 790 , Rarotonga
Stay at this 5-star luxury villa in Rarotonga. Enjoy free parking, private pools and a beach locale. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Privacy and Comfort at the Te Manava Villas
"Really great location on outskirts of Muri beach. Private Villas with individual pool and courtyard and access to the beach. Free kayaks and snorkelling gear available. Fully equipped kitchen so can cater for selves if wish. Comfortable accomodation. Very friendly and helpful staff- thanks Kate!"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2021

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
3.5 out of 5
Ara Tapu, Vaimaanga, Rarotonga
The price is NZ$449 per night from 31 Aug. to 1 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Rarotonga. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (49 reviews)
"Amazing snorkelling out front, this had everything we needed for a relaxing week in Rarotonga"

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2022

Moana Sands Beachfront Villas
Motu Beachfront Art Villas
Motu Beachfront Art Villas
4 out of 5
Titikaveka Beach, Rarotonga
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Rarotonga. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (89 reviews)
"Relaxing stay and great snorkeling Very clean units and great staff."

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Motu Beachfront Art Villas
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