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Cook Islands’ family favourite resort has a fresh new look

The Cook Islands’ iconic Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium – voted Best Family Resort in the Pacific – has emerged from a complete refurbishment of all 20 Beachfront Rooms and 2-Bedroom Beachfront Interconnecting Family Suites.

A newly-refurbished Beachfront Room

The beautiful new rooms and suites now boast a fresh, light airy feel with stylish natural accents throughout to enhance their tropical island charm and character. 

Super-king master beds have a romantic new canopy with polished rattan headboard, and have been re-orientated to directly face the view of the beach and the crystal clear blue waters of Aroa Lagoon beyond.

Children love getting up close and personal with the friendly reef fishes in the Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary. Photo: Paul Osta

New tech includes fibre-optic cabling to improve Wi-Fi access and TV reception, flat-screen TVs, new air-conditioners and a desk area. Mini Kitchenettes have also been updated.

Free activities for families, Photo: Paul Osta

Guests staying in a ground-level Beachfront Room or ground-level 2-Bedroom Beachfront Interconnecting Family Suite can step directly from their room onto the white sands of secluded Aroa Beach. Accommodating up to four children, the popular Family Suites even provide kids with their own bedroom, bathroom and television.  All rooms and suites enjoy views of  Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary, the island’s best all-tide aquatic playground, perfect for complimentary stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, fish feeding and swimming. Other free daily activities include in-pool scuba, hula, ukulele and island drums lessons, and tennis.

The Rarotongan provides rich cultural activities for children. Photo: Paul Osta

In fact, The Rarotongan is the island’s most family-friendly resort. Kids & Teens to age 16 Stay FREE, Kids & Teens to age 16 Play FREE (Moko’s Kids Club for 4-11 years) plus Teen Zone for 12-16 years).

Practicing their island moves at the edge of the sheltered blue lagoon

The Rarotongan is set on the sunny southwest coast of Rarotonga Island, reached via direct flights from Sydney, Auckland, Los Angeles and Papeete. TheRarotongan.com

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