Rarotonga is the capital of the Cook Islands and is one of the most majestic islands in the South pacific. It is the most popular island with the most population due to it being a developed, modern island with amenities that cater for all. Rarotonga is recognised to be a safe, relaxing and peaceful destination surrounded by warm friendly people; it is here where Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa are located.
As a unique holiday destination, Rarotonga is filled with beautiful landscapes including lush valleys, mountains and swaying palm trees; the interior of the island is dominated by eroded volcanic peaks. Rarotonga is surrounded by a pristine crystal clear shallow lagoon which is also perfect for families.
Rarotonga has an international airport and is accessible by Air New Zealand which operates direct scheduled flights from New Zealand, North America (Los Angeles) and Australia (Sydney). There are also connecting Air New Zealand flights from Australia, Asia and Europe. Virgin Australia operates regular services out of New Zealand, with connecting flights from Australia. Air Rarotonga operates weekly code share services in conjunction with Air Tahiti from Tahiti.
Rarotonga is the nation’s commercial centre and national government headquarters. The island holds modern telecommunications, banking services, harbour and marina, retail and food outlets, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Tourist excursions include whale watching, diving, snorkelling, jungle tours, mountain treks, quad biking adventures and island nights.
Muri Beach is recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in Rarotonga and is situated on the South East of the island – it is here where Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa are located. Muri village has a number of restaurants, cafes, ATM sites; a few local shops, grocery shops, gift stores, vehicle and scooter hire companies, and Te Vara Nui Village (famous for its dinner and island dance nights). There are a number of watersports companies that offer you the chance to hire out equipment or take lessons at a charge for wind or kite surfing.