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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Beach nearby, white sand, snorkelling, beach yoga
Beach nearby, white sand, snorkelling, beach yoga
Beach nearby, white sand, snorkelling, beach yoga
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Nautilus Resort

Nautilus Resort

4.5 star property
Takitumu District beach resort with spa, outdoor pool

9.4/10 Exceptional

82 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Muri Beach, Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia District, Rarotonga

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Takitumu District
  • Muri Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Deli-licious - 2 min walk
  • Vili's Burgers - 4 min walk
  • The Rickshaw - 8 min walk
  • Moana Restaurant & Bar - 3 min drive
  • Hidden Spirit Cafe - 3 min drive

About this property

Nautilus Resort

At Nautilus Resort, you can spend time at the beach practicing yoga, plus you'll have access to on-site snorkelling and kayaking. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, body wraps and facials. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A free kid's club and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this luxurious resort include fridges and microwaves. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 units


  • Check-in time from noon until 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (1-device limit)


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach yoga
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 46-inch TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Espresso maker
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (1-device limit)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


On-site venue – This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 3 and NZD 27 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 22 per person (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs NZD 11

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Nautilus Resort Rarotonga
Nautilus Resort
Nautilus Resort Resort
Nautilus Resort Rarotonga
Nautilus Resort Resort Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Nautilus Resort?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Nautilus Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Nautilus Resort?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Nautilus Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 22 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Nautilus Resort?
You can check in from noon - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Nautilus Resort and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and beach yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Nautilus Resort also has private plunge pools and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Nautilus Resort?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers al fresco dining and pool views. Nearby restaurants include Vili's Burgers (4-min walk), The Rickshaw (8-min walk) and The Yellow Hibiscus (3.9 mi).
Does Nautilus Resort have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and an espresso maker.
Does Nautilus Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a furnished patio.
What's the area around Nautilus Resort like?
Nautilus Resort is located near Muri Beach in Takitumu District, a short 2-minute walk from Muri Lagoon and 20 minutes' walk from Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. Travellers say that this resort is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Excellent accomodation and location, close all facilities and ideal beach with Lagoon area. This resort deserves 5 star rating however the restaurant lets the resort down and the owners need to invest in improving this. There are plenty of examples (OTB) of where they need to be when it comes to food quality and variety. Being closed two days a week is just not acceptable when pay this price to stay there,
5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great property, large size villas, very clean and tidy, great pool and restaurant, very friendly staff, well recommended.
5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Well presented, very clean, great friendly helpful staff.
Braden, 8-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ideal position right on the beach with great restaurant over-looking pool and beach.Accommodation superb with large 'ares' Only disappointments were that night lighting very poor for reading , need a kindle and lagoon too shallow for swimming,the resort pool needs to be heated ?solar, at this time of year.
6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had the 2 bedroom villa which was perfect for us with kids. Spacious and beautiful. Great location, easy to walk to market and restaurants. Lagoon is beautiful but no fish, just full of sea cucumbers so it’s not fun to walk in. Walk further down or drive to a different area for tons of fish right at your doorstep.
Rdtrips, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a beautiful place! Staff are very friendly and accomodating, rooms are awesome. If you really want an experience try to get a room with an Ocean view, WOW.
4-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Top quality stay
Stunning boutique property on the lagoon in Muri. Very spacious rooms, beautifully furnished and a very good restaurant. Very friendly, welcoming staff
Karen, 4-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the individual plunge pools at each bure but could have done with thicker fencing around the room for added privacy. Great venue and service
Louise, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The resort is beautiful, but it's the staff that really make the stay special.
7-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review