Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach

  • Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, CK Rarotonga, Cook Islands - View on map
3.8 /5
Very good
Hotel type: Resort favourite
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Hotel themes – Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach

  • ✓ Romance / honeymoon
  • ✓ Beach / seaside
  • ✓ Spa / relaxation
  • ✓ Luxury

Quick description

Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach offers adults-only boutique accommodation, located on the southwest coast of the island of Raratonga. It features a pool with a swim-up bar and an on-site restaurant, BlueWater Grill, where you can dine on gourmet cuisine.

Each suite at this beachfront property offers a private balcony where guests can enjoy views over the lagoon. All suites include an extra-large king size bed and flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Guests can enjoy snorkeling at Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve which is known for being one of Rarotonga's best snorkeling spots, at any tide. The resort also offers complimentary stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and an extensive daily activity programme. Guests of Sanctuary Rarotonga are able to enjoy the use of all facilities and services at the adjacent resort, The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. The property also features an on-site personal wedding planner.

The resort is close to all island adventures, excursions, restaurants, markets, shops and cultural attractions. Avarua town is 11 km from Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach and Rarotonga International Airport is a 14-minute drive away.

Rooms: 49

Important information

Please let Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach know your expected arrival time and flight details. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that it is strongly recommended that guests purchase appropriate travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances relating to your stay.

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Beachfront Suite

Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Outdoor furniture, Tea/Coffee Maker, Refrigerator


Toilet paper, Free toiletries, Bathroom, Additional Toilet, Hairdryer, Toilet, Shower

Room Amenities

Desk, Safety Deposit Box, Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Fan, Iron, Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres), Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Sofa, Air conditioning, Tile/Marble floor


Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, Telephone, Radio, TV


Linen, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Wake-up service, Alarm clock, Towels


Sea view, View, Patio, Balcony


Entire unit located on ground floor

Beachfront Suites are located directly on the white sands of Aroa Beach with full lagoon views and direct access to the Aroa Lagoon. They boast a tiled bathroom with black pearl accents, a spacious curved glass shower and rain-tree vanity top with designer porcelain basin, rattan-lined walls, hand crafted lighting and artwork, rattan furniture, tropical kauri wardrobe, sofa and an indoor-outdoor flow through wide-opening sliding doors. These stylish absolute-beachfront Suite's offer snorkeling in Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve at your door.

Honeymoon Spa Suite

Food & Drink

Refrigerator, Electric kettle, Tea/Coffee Maker, Outdoor furniture


Additional Toilet, Shower, Toilet, Free toiletries, Toilet paper, Bathroom, Bath, Bath or Shower, Hairdryer, Sauna

Room Amenities

Fan, Ironing Facilities, Safety Deposit Box, Tile/Marble floor, Wardrobe/Closet, Seating Area, Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres), Sofa, Air conditioning, Clothes rack, Desk, Iron


Radio, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Flat-screen TV, TV


Wake-up service, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Alarm clock, Linen, Towels


View, Patio, Balcony, Garden view

The Honeymoon Spa Suite features a private outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and Vichy Shower.

Please note the Honeymoon Spa Suite is a private suite that is not located on the beach and does not have lagoon views.

Beachside Suite

Food & Drink

Refrigerator, Electric kettle, Outdoor furniture


Free toiletries, Toilet, Additional Toilet, Bathroom, Hairdryer, Toilet paper, Shower

Room Amenities

Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres), Desk, Ironing Facilities, Tile/Marble floor, Air conditioning, Sofa, Wardrobe/Closet, Seating Area, Interconnected room(s) available, Safety Deposit Box, Clothes rack, Iron, Fan


TV, Satellite Channels, Telephone, Radio, Flat-screen TV


Wake-up service, Towels, Alarm clock, Linen


Patio, View, Balcony


Entire unit located on ground floor

This suite features a balcony, seating area and flat-screen TV.

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach


Paid WiFi, WiFi available in all areas


Snorkelling, Canoeing, Table tennis, Fishing, Water sport facilities (on site), Beach, Hiking, Diving, Cycling, Tennis equipment, Billiards, Horse riding, Tennis court, Darts

Food & Drink

Wine/champagne, Room service, Bottle of water, Bar, Fruits, Snack bar, Restaurant, Restaurant (à la carte), BBQ facilities, Special diet menus (on request)

Pools and wellness

Beachfront, Couples massage, Pool/beach towels, Fitness, Private beach area, Shallow end, Foot massage, Pool bar, Head massage, Spa Facilities, Swimming pool, Massage, Sun loungers or beach chairs, Fitness centre, Full body massage, Neck massage, Hand massage, Back massage


Airport shuttle, Airport shuttle (additional charge), Street parking, Shuttle service, Car hire, Shuttle service (additional charge), Bicycle rental (additional charge)

Front-desk/reception area services

Concierge service, Safety deposit box, Luggage storage, Tickets to attractions or shows, Tour desk, 24-hour front desk, Currency exchange

Common areas

Shared lounge/TV area, Picnic area, Outdoor furniture, Sun terrace, Garden

Entertainment and children services

Board games/puzzles, Evening entertainment

Cleaning services

Laundry, Daily maid service

Business facilities

Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying, Business centre


Gift shop


Adult only, Designated smoking area, Air conditioning, Bridal suite, Non-smoking rooms


WiFi is available in all areas and costs NZD 10 per hour.


Free parking! Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).

Policies of Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach


From 14:00 hours


Until 10:00 hours

Children and extra beds

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
All further adults are charged NZD 95 per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.


Pets are not allowed.

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WiFi available in all areas
Paid WiFi


Tennis court
Table tennis
Horse riding
Water sport facilities (on site)
Tennis equipment

Food & Drink

Room service
BBQ facilities
Restaurant (à la carte)
Snack bar
Special diet menus (on request)
Bottle of water

Pools and wellness

Fitness centre
Private beach area
Pool/beach towels
Pool bar
Shallow end
Sun loungers or beach chairs
Spa Facilities
Back massage
Neck massage
Foot massage
Couples massage
Head massage
Hand massage
Full body massage
Swimming pool

Front-desk/reception area services

24-hour front desk
Safety deposit box
Currency exchange
Tour desk
Luggage storage
Concierge service
Tickets to attractions or shows

Entertainment and children services

Evening entertainment
Board games/puzzles

Cleaning services

Daily maid service

Overall room rating

    support / service

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