The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa’s own Salon VIVO is a full service hair and beauty salon, offering hair styling and makeup services that are perfect for your wedding day, or that special romantic dinner under the stars. The dedicated hair salon features two treatment rooms, and the award-winning stylist uses the finest hair treatment and beauty products.
For the lucky Bride getting married at The Rarotongan, a full array of hair and beauty services is available. Bridal hair can be done in a simple style such as Rose Petals, French Rolls, French Twists, or Simple Bun. Complex hair styling is also available, featuring combinations of twists, knots, loops, rolls, and/or ringlets. Full Bridal Make-up is available, as well as hair and make-up consultation prior to your big day. Salon VIVO specialists in hair & make-up for bridal parties, and it’s great for them to have the convenience and expertise of this on-site facility.
The Rarotongan’s private salon, Salon VIVO, offers a wide range of hair styling, hair therapies and make-up artistry, including:
Style Cut or Trim
Blow Dry with Hot Iron
Streaks (High and Low Lights)
Full Makeup Services
Pamper yourself on your big day, and look your best for your dream wedding in paradise at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Select from Salon VIVO’s full Bridal Hair & Beauty Menu, including Bridal Hair & Makeup packages, Dressing of the Bride, Star Treatment, Bridal Party Hair & Makeup, and Consultations. Following are some of the packages we offer at Salon VIVO
Bridal Hair & Makeup (Simple Style)
Features upstyles such as: Rose Petals, French Rolls, French Twists, and Simple Bun. Includes free consultation, shampoo, deep protein treatment, blow wave and hair styling. Make-up includes cleanse, tone, moisturize, bronzing of neck and shoulders, and make-up style of choice, plus free consultation.
Bridal Hair & Makeup (Complex Style)
Two to three hairstyles in one, featuring combinations of twists, knots, loops, rolls, and/or ringlets. Includes shampoo, deep protein treatment, blow wave, hair styling, roll and set, teasing and/or curling tongs as required, plus free consultation. Make-up includes cleanse, tone, moisturize, bronzing of neck and shoulders, and make-up style of choice, plus free consultation.
Health & Fitness Centre
A relaxing Cook Islands holiday awaits you at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. However, we realize that you also want access to health and fitness activities during your stay. The Rarotongan's full Gym facility offers free weights, a large selection of machine weights, exercise balls and more. If you want to explore the island and exercise at the same time, rent a mountain bike and ride the Outer Island Road, or explore some of the inner island roads that reveal some of the island's secret places. If tennis is your game, our Tennis Court will keep you busy. No worries about bringing your own equipment, as racquets and balls are available with our compliments. And for a water-based exercise activity, grab a paddle and take out one of our many sea kayaks or outrigger canoes, allowing you to soak up the beauty of Aroa Lagoon while getting a great workout. And of course, taking a run on Aroa Beach beats using a treadmill inside a sweaty city gym any day of the week – plus it’s great for the calf muscles and lungs!
Located adjacent to our Activities Centre, the air-conditioned Gym at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa features a full array of free weights, as well as a large number of weight machines. Exercise balls are also available. The use of the Gym is exclusively for Resort guests only. An ideal combination for a full workout is the Gym along with some exercise in our great outdoors – be it tennis, beach volleyball, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, jogging along the beach or a mountain bike ride.
Is tennis your game? A full-size tennis court is available at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. No need to bring your own equipment, as quality tennis racquets and balls are available for your use. Never played tennis? Ask one of our friendly experienced Activities Centre staff, who will be happy to show you the ins and outs of this very addictive game. Looking for a tennis partner? The Activities Centre staff will be happy to try and hook you up with another tennis player interested in a challenge.
Moko's Kids Club
"I'll meet you in the Kid's Club!" is a familiar refrain heard from the children lucky enough to be staying at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. And why not, as Moko’s Kids Club is one of the finest children’s activities centres in the entire South Pacific. A fully-supervised, colourful and superbly-equipped facility, Moko’s is not just a play room, but also an educational experience, where your children will learn about the unique culture and nature of Rarotonga through daily programmes of fun hands-on activities. In the evening, Moko’s hosts Kid’s Movie Night, allowing you the freedom to relax and enjoy a nice, quiet dinner. Open year-round, Monday through Saturday, Moko's Kids Club offers games, toys, arts and crafts, nature walks, story time, and lots more. And one of the best parts...it’s free! Kids aged up to 11 stay for free and play for free at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Under 4’s play free in the Kid’s Club under the supervision of a parent or babysitter.
Moko’s Kids Club, located at treetop level, is like your child’s own club house. Our colourful, interactive, educational club house offers a wide range of hands-on projects. Our unique cultural activities include island ura (hula) dancing, log drumming, flower ei (lei) making, moko hunting and more. You can even paint your own coconut. Kids will love the extensive range of toys, books, paints and crafts, puzzles, board games, Lego, sports equipment, musical instruments, video games, and even an indoor trampoline. Kids also enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks at each morning and afternoon session, and the club house has its own kids toilets and shower. Fully staffed by fun, friendly, and safety-conscious clubhouse leaders, Moko’s Kids Club will be one of the highlights of your child’s stay at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa.
Kids Activities Programme
Moko’s Kids Club activities programme has been designed with your child’s fun and education in mind. Our fully-staffed clubhouse has an activities programme that changes daily. A wide variety of activities are sure to keep your child playing, learning, and happy throughout the day. Three sessions daily, from 9am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, and 7pm-9pm, are full of activities, arts and crafts and more. Your child will love the fun selection of activities, including Moko’s Storytime, face painting, kite making, coconut bowling, flower ei making, island dancing lessons, fish feeding, and lots more. The daily activities board outside Moko’s Kids Club will let you know what’s happening on the day, and your child will surely want to return to the clubhouse again and again.
Like most clubhouses, Moko’s Kids Club has its own set of rules. We ask that only children ages 11 and under be allowed in the clubhouse. Children under age 4 are certainly invited to come and play, but must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter. If your young child is still in nappies, we ask that you remain available with extra nappies please. If your child has been in the pool or on the beach prior, we ask that you kindly dry them and wash off sand, so we can keep Moko’s a clean, dry place for everyone. While your child will more than likely want to visit our clubhouse for every session, we do require that children be picked up by the end of each session, and a late fee is applicable. Moko’s Kids Club is free to all children staying at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, where Kids Play Free!
Need sun screen, lotions, sun burn cream, soft drinks, snacks and more? The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa has two handy stores with a wide range of goods including those small but important necessities of life, plus local Cook Islands souvenirs such as a great collection of t-shirts, sundresses, many postcards, locally produced soaps and lotions, hand-made crafts, wood carvings, and more. Looking for a uniquely Rarotongan gift? Consider purchasing a print of one of the artworks found around The Rarotongan.
While The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa is your own tropical, Cook Islands hideaway, it doesn’t mean that you have to leave all communication and modern amenities behind. If you need to do business while staying at The Rarotongan, you can take advantage of wireless internet access by the pool, two internet booths, international direct dial telephones, fax services and more. Our Business Centre is ready to assist with your business requirements.
After surfing our waves, you can surf the internet! It has never been easier to reach around the world and communicate with friends and family. The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa is proud to offer several options for guests seeking internet access. If you have your own laptop, grab a drink and sit around the pool, where you can enjoy wi-fi high speed internet access. If you did not bring your computer, no worries. Visit our internet booths, where dedicated guest computers are always connected to the internet. Stay in touch with your business, with your family, and with your friends. And, be sure to send them a photo of you lounging on Aroa Beach!
Rarotonga has so much to offer, and your stay at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa should include some of the many Tours that highlight the beauty of the island and show off the wonderful Cook Islands culture. Visit the Cultural Village and see how life in Rarotonga used to be, or hop aboard one of the fun 4WD jeeps for an exciting and adventurous Raro Mountain Safari Tour. A great way to experience the fantastic lagoon is aboard Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruise. If you want to experience nature first hand, consider visiting the Takitumu Conservation Area, or join Pa, a famous Rarotongan mainstay, for one of his Cross Island Treks. Whatever you want to do, whatever you want to see, Rarotonga’s riches await.
If it is adventure you seek during your stay at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, then adventure you will find. The sea beckons, and what better way to experience it than both above and below the water. Deep Sea Fishing takes you beyond the reef, where you can try to catch the 'big one', all the while admiring the distant views of the soaring, cloud-forested peaks of Rarotonga. Or better still, explore the inner realm by scuba diving in some of the clearest, cleanest waters you will ever see.