Pacific Resort Hotel Group About Us

About Us

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is a hotel and resort owner and management company that specialises in operating boutique properties in the South Pacific. Based in the Cook Islands, PRHG successfully owns and operates four award-winning resorts under the Pacific Resort brand and has partnered with a fifth Cook Islands property under its Partner Hotel Program.

World class properties in a world class destination.

Each of the properties developed and operated by PRHG displays key features that clearly identify it as a PRHG property – an outstanding natural location, contemporary Pacific architecture and landscaping, and a high standard of service and facilities. All properties operated by the Group are multi award-winning resorts and of world class standards.

Pacific Resort is Born

Construction started on Pacific Resort Rarotonga – comprising of 34 units, a swimming pool, the Ba...

Villas are added to Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Pacific Resort Rarotonga continued the expansion process with the development of three two-story vil...

Addition of Garden Suites

As the resort continued to grow, the addition of Garden Suites are added to give guest the ultimate ...

Swimming Pool Update

Nestled in amongst the luscious gardens, the fresh water swimming pool underwent updates to ensure g...

Development of Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

Pacific Resort Rarotonga began developments for their onsite Sandals Restaurant and Barefoot Bar. Sa...

Addition of Garden Suite Villas

Another four Garden Suite Villas are added to the Pacific Resort Rarotonga property, totaling it to s...

Lobby Renovation at Pacific Resort Rarotonga

The development of the new lobby and reception area has created a refreshing and inviting atmosphere...

Pacific Resort Aitutaki Opens

Surrounded by the stunning, turquoise waters of the Aitutaki Lagoon, Pacific Resort Hotel Group offi...

Beachfront Suite Blocks are Developed at Pacific Resort Rarotonga

The construction of the Beachfront Suites offer spacious ground and first level accommodation overlo...

Administration Block Built

A single level administration block is built at the street frontage and operates as the offices to C...

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa Opens

Pacific Resort Hotel Group opens its third property on the main island of Rarotonga, Te Manava Luxur...

Production Kitchen Facility is Added to Pacific Resort Rarotonga

The exciting addition of the production kitchen has allowed Pacific Resort Rarotonga’s hospitality...

Pacific Resort Aitutaki awarded twice in 2010 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has placed earned a place in two outstanding South Pacific categories at the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards; Top 10 hotels for Romance & Top 10 Luxury Resorts.

Pacific Resort Rarotonga receives EarthCheck's Bronze Benchmark

Pacific Resort Rarotonga has been recognised by EarthCheck as an organisation taking steps towards Sustainability.

Guest Services office and spa opens at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

As well as the opening of the guest service office, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa officially ope...

6 brand new villas added at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Following the opening of Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spas, the property released 6 new villa suite...

Pacific Resort Rarotonga receives High Distinction Accolade for “Environmental Program of the Year” (2010)

Pacific Resort Hotel Group's own Michael Shah receives South Pacific General Manager of the Year

Pacific Resort Aitutaki's Resort Manager; Michael Shah has been awarded South Pacific General Manager of the Year at 2010 HM Award for Hotel Excellence.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki receives Leading Boutique Resort at 2010 World Travel Awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki receives Leading Boutique Resort at 2010 World Travel Awards Grand Final Ceremony, held in London. Te Manava Luxury Villas receives award for World's Leading Island Villas, Cook Islands Leading Villas and Australasia’s Leading Villas.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki awarded twice in 2011 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki awarded twice in 2011 tripadvisor travellers choice awards

Bloomberg & Google International Hotel Awards recognises Te Manava Luxury Villas

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has received Best Small Hotel (Asia Pacific) and Best Small Hotel Cook Islands. Te Manava has been awarded; Best Small Hotel (Design & Construction) in the Asia Pacific & Cook Islands categories at the prestigious Bloomberg & Google International Hotel Awards

New room category at Pacific Resort Aitutaki

The development of the new room category, Ultimate Beachfront Bungalow, created a new market of luxu...

Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa wins at World Travel Awards Grand Final

Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa wins at World Travel Awards Grand Final

Pacific Resort Hotel Group's own Julian Moore receives South Pacific General Manager of the Year

Pacific Resort Hotel Group's own Julian Moore receives south pacific general manager of the year

Pacific Resort Aitutaki was honoured with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence

Pacific Resort Aitutaki was honoured with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence, an award given to establishment's who receive top TripAdvisor reviews.

Pacific Resort Aiutaki receives 5 outstanding awards in 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards

Winner of top 25 Hotels for Romance (South Pacific), Second place in top 25 Hotels, 5th place in top 25 Luxury Hotels, 8th place in Top 25 Hotels for Service and 23rd place in Top 25 Hotels for Romance (worldwide).

Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Pacific Resort Rarotonga win 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Pacific Resort Rarotonga have received the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, a unique accolade awarded to those establishments who receive top TripAdvsior reviews.

Establishment of Pacific Resort Hotel Group sales and support office

The administration office, based on the street frontage was redesigned into the Pacific Resort Hotel Group Sales and Support Office. Alongside CEO and deputy CEO, the office are made up of the central reservations, accounts and marketing teams. PRHG provides a fair and equal spread of support functions across all three properties and work as a group to maintain market leadership.

Pacific Resort Rarotonga builds onsite commercial laundry

Utilising the space in the existing engineering workshop, Pacific Resort Rarotonga built an onsite c...

PRHG Invests $1million+ on Resort Upgrades

Pacific Resort Hotel Group invested over NZD$1million in resort upgrades for two of their iconic Coo...

Hotels Combined awards Pacific Resort Aitutaki its stellar stays accolade (asia pacific category) in 2013

Leading Hotel Comparison website, Hotels Combined has named Pacific Resort Aitutaki among its Asia Pacific Stellar Stays.

Pacific Resort Hotel Group win at 2013 HM Awards for Hotel Excellence

Pacific Resort Aitutaki takes home the gold as winner of Best South Pacific Property and Marcus Niszow is awarded South Pacific General Manager of the Year at 2013 HM Award for Hotel Excellence

Pacific Resort Hotel Group recognised at the 2013 Cook Islands Tourism Awards

Up against a record number of entrants, Pacific Resort Aitutaki takes out the Air Rarotonga Outer Island Award and Pacific Resort Rarotonga is awarded the Bond Store Hotel and Resorts Award Ceremony. Pacific Resort Hotel Group takes out the Telecom Internet Marketing Award & Air NZ Supreme Award.

Pacific Islands Tourism awards Pacific Resort Hotel Group with 2013 Gold Member Shield

Pacific Resort Hotel Group has been awarded the Gold Member Shield by Pacific Islands Tourism, signifying gold status as a Pacific Hotel Provider.

2014 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards recognises Pacific Resort Aitutaki for 3 awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been recognised in by TripAdvisor Choice in three South Pacific Categories; Top 25 Small Hotels in South Pacific, Top 25 Hotels for Romance in South Pacific & Top 25 Luxury Hotels In South Pacific

Best Luxury Destination Spa is awarded to Pacific Resort Aitutaki at 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki's very own Tiare Spa is awarded Best Luxury Destination Spa at 2014 World Luxury Spa Awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Pacific Resort Rarotonga win 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Pacific Resort Rarotonga have received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate, a unique accolade given to those establishments who constantly receive top TripAdvisor reviews.

Te Manava Villas & Spa Expansion

Pacific Resort Hotel Group was delighted to announce the addition of two new 2 Bedroom Ultimate Pool...

Pacific Resort Hotel Group's own Marcus Niszow receives South Pacific General Manager of the Year

Pacific Resort Hotel Group's Deputy CEO; Marcus Niszow has been awarded South Pacific General Manager of the Year at 2014 HM Awards for Hotel Excellence

6 impressive awards for Pacific Resort Hotel Group at 2014 World Travel Awards, Australasia Ceremony

Pacifc Resort Rarotonga has been awarded; leading Boutique Resort, Leading Family Resort & Cook Islands Leading Resort. Pacific Resort Aitutaki has taken out the award for Leading Boutique Resort & Leading Resort and Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa's has received Cook Islands leading Villa Resort at the Australasia Gala Ceremony.

Pacific Resort Hotel Group's 3 properties take home the gold at 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki was the winner of both Australasia’s Best Beach or Coastal Boutique Hotel and World's Best Beach or Coastal Boutique Hotel while Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa was awarded Australasia’s Best Spa Boutique Hotel and Pacific Resort Rarotonga received Australasia’s Best Relaxation Retreat at the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards, an exclusive ceremony dedicated to recognizing unique excellence.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki wins impressive accolade at 2014 World Travel Awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been named Worlds Leading Boutique Resort at 2014 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki wins Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence

Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence has been awarded to Pacific Resort Aitutaki at the 2014 Seven Star Global Luxury Hotel Awards.

Pacific Resort Aitutaki wins Top South Pacific Hotel for Romance (2015)

Pacific Resort Aitutaki wins top south pacific hotel for romance (2015)

Pacific Resort Hotel Group's three properties recognised with 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Pacific Resort Rarotonga & Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa was honoured with TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence, an award given to establishment's who constantly receive top TripAdvisor reviews.

Pacific Resort Hotel Group joins TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame (2015)

TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame recognises establishments that have earned consistently great reviews from travellers. Together, Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa have earned Pacific Resort Hotel Group this unique accolade.

Kitchen Floor Resurfacing of Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Pacific Resort Aitutaki

The a-la-carte service kitchen of both the Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Pacific Resort Aitutaki had ...

Pacific Resort Hotel Group wins Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence (2015)

Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence has been awarded to Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa at the 2015 Seven Star Global Luxury Hotel Awards.

Australasia’s Best Boutique Beach Hotel is awarded to Pacific Resort Rarotonga at 2015 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Pacific Resort Rarotonga is awarded Best Beach Hotel at 2015 World Boutique Hotel Awards.

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa at the World Spa Awards 2015

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa at the World Spa Awards 2015

8 impressive awards for Pacific Resort Hotel Group at 2015 World Travel Awards, Australasia Ceremony

Pacifc Resort Rarotonga has been awarded; Leading Family Resort , Leading Boutique Resort & Cook Islands Leading Resort. Pacific Resort Aitutaki has taken out the award for Leading Boutique Resort, Leading Resort & Leading Boutique Island Resort and Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa's has received Cook Islands leading Villas and the world’s Leading Luxury Island Villas at the Australasia Gala Ceremony.

2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards

2016 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards

Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards 2016

Pacific Resort Hotel Group walked away with two awards during the evening. Pacfic Resort Rarotonga were the Winners of the ANZ Bank Environment Award and Pacific Resort Aitutaki won the Bank of South Pacific Hotels and Resorts Award

Swimming Pool Refurbishment at Pacific Resort Rarotonga

The refurbishment process went swimmingly with the re-surfacing of internal tiles and surrounding ar...

Pacific Resort Rarotonga Beachfront Villa Refurbishment

A full refurbishment of our Beachfront Villa offers spacious, modern living combined with contempora...

Pacific Resort Aitutaki win at 2016 HM Awards

Pacific Resort Aitutaki takes home the gold as winner of Best South Pacific Property and Marcus Nisz...

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa at the World Spa Awards 2016

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa has been awarded with the title of the Cook Island’s Best Resort...

Pacific Resort’s Award Cabinet Expands (2016)

The awards season is in full swing and Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) have walked away from two a...

Pacific Resort Hotel Group praised with TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards

Pacific Resort Hotel Group  will be anticipating a stellar awards year if this first month is any i...

Little Polynesian Resort becomes Rarotonga’s First Internationally Branded Resort

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce the inclusion of Little Polynesian Resort...

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa triumphs at WTA for the third year running

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) was among approximately 300 other industry leaders invited to atte...

Little Polynesian Resort Joins Pacific Resort Hotel Group

Several of the Cook Islands best-known names in the tourism industry are now united in one hotel com...

Pacific Resort Rarotonga & Pacific Resort Aitutaki hit 1000 Reviews

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce that Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Pacific...

Establishment of Pacific Resort Hotel Group Sales and Support Office

The administration office, based on the street frontage was redesigned into the Pacific Resort Hotel

Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards 2016

Pacific Resort Hotel Group walked away with two awards during the evening. Pacfic Resort Rarotonga w

PRHG wins Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence (2015)

Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence has been awarded to Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Te Manava Lu

Australasia’s Best Boutique Beach Hotel is awarded to Pacific Resort Rarotonga at 2015 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Pacific Resort Rarotonga is awarded Best Beach Hotel at 2015 World Boutique Hotel Awards. Click here

Pacific Resort Hotel Group joins TripAdvisor Hall of Fame (2015)

TripAdvsiors Hall of Fame recognises establishments that have earned consistently great reviews from

8 Impressive awards for Pacific Resort Hotel group at 2015 World Travel Awards, Australasia Ceremony

Pacifc Resort Rarotonga has been awarded;  Leading Family Resort , Leading Boutique Resort & Co

Pacific Resort Hotel Group Release Pacific Pearls VIP Program 2017

Pacific Resort Hotel Group is delighted to announce the 2017 release of their Pacific Pearls VIP Program as part of their continued recognition of the hard work and efforts of frontline travel professionals.

Pacific Resort Hotel Group nominated at the 2017 World Travel Awards

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is pleased to announce their multiple nominations for the 24th annual World Travel Awards. All five of the Hotel Management Groups properties have received nominations this year, proving their continued success within the awards programme.

Moana Sands to open new resort in Rarotonga

Muri beach will soon be home to the latest Moana Sands development, joining Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel and Moana Sands Beachfront Villas situated in Titikaveka and Vaimaanga beaches respectively.

Pacific Resort Hotel Group properties highly praised at the 2017 World Travel Awards

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is proud to announce three winners at the World Travel Awards at the 2017 Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony held on the 4th June 2017, Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, China.

A History of Success

Established in 2003, PRHG specialises in operating properties of 100 rooms or less in the South Pacific as a professional boutique resort and hotel management company. Our team is dedicated to developing boutique island resort and hotel experiences with a focus on producing positive outcomes for all properties and stakeholders, including the Pacific community within which we operate. Strong leadership and management means our values filter through all levels of the business and our properties pride themselves on being part of a leading brand in boutique resort and hotel management.

Our Mission Statement

“Pacific Resort exists to provide a boutique beach resort experience with a focus on Polynesian culture, architecture and landscaping, with accommodation, amenities and guest services attractive to discerning travellers willing to pay for a Cook Islands’ experience, thereby providing a strong cash income to sustain future growth and development.”

Our Philosophy

Success is the product of traditional management values, enhanced by the dynamics of creative-thinking.

Our Commitment


One of our fundamental corporate goals is to commit our expertise, experience and service as a hotel provider to ensuring the success of our property owners and employees in providing exceptional experiences for our guests, thus ensuring a thriving future for every enterprise we are involved in.

Planning Kit

Pacific Resort Hotel Group is a boutique hotel and resort management company with an enviable reputation for resort design, development, management and marketing.

Our properties offer holiday experiences that leave guests feeling rejuvenated and inspired to return. We are a passionate team dedicated to developing boutique island resort and hotel experiences.