Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach (Adults Only)  

Your Adults-Only Absolute Beachfront Boutique Sanctuary

Enjoy one of Rarotonga's best beach and lagoon locations. With one big difference. Here at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach (Adults Only), the beach and lagoon are practically all your own.

If you're searching for the place to deeply relax into each other's company, cocooned in your own private space, untroubled by the crazy busy world far away, then you've found it here at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, only for guests aged 16 and over. This is just the place for that perfect peace and privacy to reconnect with your special someone.  

Romance & Relaxation - for adults only 

Take a few languid steps from your suite and wriggle your toes in the soft cream-coloured sands of secluded Aroa Beach. Let your eyes drink in the shimmer and sparkle of the crystal-clear blue lagoon. Contemplate the vast Pacific Ocean just beyond the encircling coral reef.

Enjoy some luscious fresh tropical fruits for breakfast. Glide into the clean, clear waters of Aroa Lagoon for a refreshing dip, at any tide (most lagoons around Rarotonga are very tidal and unswimmable at low tide). Chase that up with a delicious lunch under the pergola beside the Sanctuary's pool in the dappled sunlight, then relax with a good book and a cool drink. 

Mid-afternoon and the lagoon beckons again, this time to play with the many jewel-coloured tropical fishes which make Aroa Lagoonarium Marine Sanctuary the island's best snorkeling spot.Imagine that, Rarotonga's best snorkeling spot, straight off your own resort beach.  After returning from your snorkeling adventure, slip into some comfortable resort wear and head down for a sunset cocktail and some mouth-watering beach-cuisine at the Bluewater Grill.

Just before bed, take a stroll hand-in-hand on the moonlit beach under a velvet-blue canopy of zillions of twinkling stars as the sound of the waves crashing on the reef carries across the lagoon.  

Easy Rhythm 

No crazy-busy rush. No schedule. No deadlines. Just the beautiful easy rhythm of the tides, the sun, the moon, and some perfect peace in which to reconnect with yourself and your beloved. And the perfect excuse? That can be an anniversary, special birthday, honeymoon, babymoon, wedding or...just a longed-for and much-needed romantic escape. 

This is your time to indulge in this adults-only, absolute beachfront boutique resort with a distinctive South Pacific ambiance, secluded white sands right on Rarotonga's preferred sunshine southwest coast, crystal-clear blue lagoon, casual gourmet restaurant and unique swim-up pool bar. 

On The Beach 

Your beautiful Beachside Suite or Beachfront Suite comes complete with an Italian-tiled bathroom, raintree vanity top, black pearl shell accents, rattan-lined walls and island-style thatched roof. Beachside Suites and Beachfront Suites are set directly on the secluded shores of Aroa Beach. Beachfront Suites have direct views of the beach and Aroa Lagoon, Beachside Suites have angled views of the beach and views of the lagoon from their patio or balcony. Select from either beach-level or one-level up with its high-pitched roof and high-angle views from your balcony.  

There's a wealth of tours, restaurants & markets around Rarotonga to enjoy. Whether you can drag yourself away is another matter.

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach. Only for guests aged 16 and over. 

Guests of Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach (Adults Only)are also welcome to enjoy the facilities and services of adjacent sister full-service sister resort, The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium, including Captain Andy's Beach Bar & Grill, air-conditioned gym, games room, outdoor fitness trail, 24/7 gift shop & convenience store, spa, function & conference facilities, personal wedding planner and more. Sanctuary Rarotonga is a 10-12 minute drive from Rarotonga International Airport and Avarua Town, and close to all the island's attractions. sets out all the latest requirements for visiting the Cook Islands, including that there is no quarantine or isolation requirement for travelers from New Zealand in either direction.