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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, Rarotonga

4-star4 stars
Aroa Beach & Marine ReserveRarotongaCook Islands

Beachfront resort in Rarotonga with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast and free parking
  • Well located right on a beach. Walk right off beach into the shallow, protected lagoon,…Oct 17, 2017
  • My husband and I flew in from LAX at 5am on a Sunday.. couldn't check in til 2 so we…Jul 12, 2017
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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, Rarotonga

from $179
  • Beach Front Suite
  • x - Beachfront Suite
  • Suite, Beachfront
  • Honeymoon Suite (Spa)
  • Suite, Beachside

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Swim-up bar
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Tennis on site
  • Sauna
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 2010
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-cm flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Blue Water Grill Pacific - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Tennis on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, Rarotonga’s small print

Also known as

  • Sanctuary Hotel Rarotonga-on beach
  • Sanctuary Rarotonga-on beach


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests under 15 years old are not allowed in the spa.

This property does not have elevators.

Transfers via required shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 48 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 95.00

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 95.00

Microwaves are available for NZD 10.00 per day

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 95 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 60 per person (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per hour (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 10 (1-device limit, rates may vary)

Area shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, Rarotonga


  • Te Rua Manga - 5 min walk
  • Puaikura Beach - 16 min walk
  • Sir Geoffrey Henry National Culture Centre - 2.3 mi / 3.6 km
  • Aroa Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Black Rock - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • Maire Nui Botanical Gardens - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Tikioki Marine Sanctuary - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • National Stadium - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, Rarotonga

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