The Rarotongan Beach Resort & SpaAroa Lagoon, PO Box 103 Cook Islands,
Imagine yourself exchanging vows on the white sandy shores of Aroa Lagoon (the Lagoon of Love) bathed in the golden glow of the setting sun and surrounded by the gentle sounds of island serenaders, the perfume of tropical garlands and the soft popping of champagne bubbles.
ELOPE TO PARADISE
Your toes in the sand, hand in hand, professing your eternal love for each other as gentle waves caress the white sand shore and the sun sets in a South Pacific tropical paradise.
You spend your tropical day snorkeling in crystal clear water, before you enjoy a rainforest hike. At sunset, you get married in a romantic ceremony most only dream.
Your own private wedding planner, taking care of your every need, to ensure that your wedding in paradise is perfect… and effortless for you.
Let us take your dream and turn it into a romantic reality.
The Rarotongan Beach Resort, located in the heart of the South Pacific, is the Cook Islands Signature Resort. We are blessed with one of the finest locations of any resort in the world. Fronting Aroa Lagoon (the Lagoon of Love), The Rarotongan embraces all that is wonderful about the Cook Islands. With three utterly romantic Wedding Packages available, you can choose the perfect ceremony for the both of you, from a simple wedding on the sand, to a full blown traditional Cook Islands wedding. Our full time Wedding Planner is here to help with all of the details to make your wedding perfect. We also offer many custom options, including professional photography, professional videography, and more.
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa is the Cook Islands.
Select from a variety of accommodation options, including your very own Honeymoon Bungalow with a private plunge pool, outdoor shower, spa/Jacuzzi tub on the deck, and a private sand path to our white sand beach. Other options include Suites, including our new Beachfront Junior Suites that feel like your own private tropical getaway, as well as Deluxe Beachfront Junior Suites, Grand Beachfront Suites and more.
Whichever accommodation option you choose, you can be assured that you will feel like you are in the Cooks Islands. There is a reason you chose the Cooks for your romantic Wedding in Paradise, and The Rarotongan is the most Cook Islands resort in the country.
Located on pristine Aroa Lagoon and fronting a protected marine sanctuary, The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind, allowing you the ultimate location to start your new lives together. Relax in your own plunge pool at your Honeymoon Bungalow; savor a tropical drink on your own private sun deck as you watch another amazing South Pacific sunset; capture the romance with a private candlelit dinner, with your toes in the sand; move to the passionate rhythms of our Island Night dancing and singing; delight in our fresh innovative Island Cuisine; indulge in a couples spa treatment in our Spa Polynesia; enjoy a full array of activities at our Activity Centre; be embraced by the fascinating Cook Islands culture and the warmth of the people that is such a vibrant part of The Rarotongan.
For the ultimate in South Pacific romance, combine your magical wedding at The Rarotongan with a Honeymoon at our sister property on the enchanting island of Aitutaki. The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is the only resort in the Cooks located on its own private island, and is the only resort located on world-famous Aitutaki Lagoon. The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa features exclusive Overwater Bungalows, and its location is simply second to none.
Let us help make your dream wedding and honeymoon a reality at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa.
A ROMANTIC PROPOSAL
Rarotonga is one of the most perfect places on Earth for couples to embark on a lifelong adventure. Exchange your vows on the white sandy shores of the Lagoon of Love (Aroa Lagoon) turned golden by the setting sun. Your two hearts will beat as one as you stand together on the beach surrounded by the songs of island serenaders, the sweet perfume of tropical garlands and the soft popping of champagne bubbles the ultimate in romance.
We offer three beautiful Elope to Paradise wedding and romantic options to suit any occasion.
The Rarotongan has a small-dedicated team of Personal Wedding coordinators to help couples make the choices best suited to your needs. Your coordinator will assist you to determine your preferences for such important things as the location of your wedding and the color of your flowers, and will help you with personalizing your ceremony should you wish to include such optional extra services as a hairdresser, make-up, photographer, videographer or anything else from the menu. Your coordinator is delighted to ensure that those all-important details are taken care of so that you can relax and enjoy one of the most special times in your life together.
Unlike many islands of the South Pacific, which are relatively flat, Rarotonga has a lush mountainous interior fringed by white sandy beaches. Between the reef and the rainforest there’s a wide variety of sporting, recreational and cultural experiences for guests of The Rarotongan Beach Resort to enjoy, and beyond the reef there’s also memorable ocean diving in warm, crystal clear waters.
Probably the most stunning lagoon-based activity at the Resort is the world-class snorkeling in the Marine Sanctuary so breathtaking as to enthuse guests to compare it to that of the Maldives or Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. And what makes the snorkeling even more incredible is that you can walk straight off the beach and see an amazing underwater wonderland of rainbow colored angel, parrot, butterfly, squirrel, goat, rabbit, unicorn, box and Picasso fish, all in chest-deep water protected naturally by the reef.
The Resort’s comprehensive Daily Activities Program offers complimentary snorkeling lessons and excursions, plus other activities such as fish feeding and kayaking safaris. Also available are complimentary Give-Scuba-a-Go diving introductory sessions, beach volleyball, tennis, guided walks, coconut show, local dancing, pareu (sarong) tying & flower garland making and island cooking lessons, ukelele playing and palm-leaf weaving demonstrations.
Sampling the delights of the tropics is a must during any holiday in the South Pacific. Whether it is fresh seafood, tropical island fruits or deliciously prepared traditional dishes, guests of The Rarotongan Beach Resort can try a wide array of exciting cuisine. And the Resort offers guests a different theme dinner buffet complete with live entertainment every night, whether it be popular all-girl island sensation Always, the amazing showmanship of world champion Fire Dancer Tavita Galeai, the smooth sounds of Garth Young on piano or Tok and his moving love songs.
Guests can select to eat or drink in a variety of locations to match the mood. Our new Treetops Verandah Restaurant offers great views of the Waterfalls Pool and Aroa Lagoon and is perfect for a sunset cocktail and an entertaining buffet dinner show such as the “Legends of Polynesia” Island Nights. The Poolside Cafe Bar is just right for a drink anytime, for a relaxed lunch or light meal and for a romantic al fresco dinner under the stars.
At The Rarotongan, Kids Stay and Play Free!
The Resort welcomes children of wedding couples or accompanying guests.
Up to 2 children 12 years and under stay FREE when sharing with parents – includes rollaway as necessary. 2 Additional children may stay in the Two-Bedroom Garden Suite to a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children. Interconnecting or adjoining rooms are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability upon check-in.
Complimentary cots and baby baths are also available on request.
KIDS PLAY FREE!
The Moko’s Kids Club provides a large, fully resourced and supervised clubhouse for children aged 3 to 12 years inclusive. This is FREE to all in-house guests. Children under 3 years are also welcome to join in the fun with the supervision of a parent or babysitter.
Monday – Saturday 9am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, 7pm-9pm, year-round.
The large, colorful and superbly equipped clubhouse has an extensive range of toys, books, paints & crafts, puzzles, board games, ride-ons, sports equipment, trampoline, swings, indoor sandpit, playshop, Lego, computer games, PlayStations, TV/video, and much, much more.
KIDS ACTIVITY PROGRAM
The team at the Moko’s Kids Club give kids the chance to learn about the unique and exotic nature and culture of Rarotonga through a varied daily program of fun hands-on activities. Each day’s theme (such as Lagoon Life Day, Polynesian Pastimes Day, Moko Mania Monday or Vaka Voyager Day etc) is developed through a range of exciting discovery activities designed so that kids enjoy learning about the spectacular marine and terrestrial environments of Rarotonga, and the unique cultural activities such as island dancing, log drumming and flower garland (lei) making that are still very much alive here.
Babysitting services are available at the Resort for a fee of NZ$10 per hour paid direct by the client at the Resort. Bookings should be made 24 hours in advance and are subject to the availability of babysitters. There is a limit of two children per sitter.