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Pacific Resort Rarotonga

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just had the Easter break at the Pacific Resort....girls trip so I took my mum :) Arrived on Rarotonga Wednesday.... caught the taxi (wanted to get to the Resort ASAP, so paid the $20 each). My mum wanted to stay right on the beach (why should I disagree, I thought). I googled the best price and found that if we take the honeymoon package - $250 beverage/food credit, $100 massage credit, wifi credit, it wasnt alot of difference in price. I did request the two beds - not a problem, right on the beachfront room 106. Mum has arthritis in her feet, so very close to the food!! Took way too many clothes - the breakfast is all served on the beach so hence very casual and no shoes necessary. We found the free continental breakfast very yummy, mum did have a cooked breakfast one day also. Happy hour twice a day was nice. The staff were all incredible!! We have stayed at another resort before and the staff didnt have a patch on these guys!! The activities on offer with the SUP, canoes, glass bottom boat tours they do were all at your doorstep. We saw turtles, beautiful tropical fish etc I saw the kids club being run - and personally thought they had a huge amount of patience :) My highlight.... day trip to Aitutaki. It was around $500 each, but seriously it is a one off experience and worth every cent. To be able to swim with sea horses, huge clams and giant travelli plus all of the tropical fish you could imagine - the water is crystal clear like swimming in a pool. The scenery is out of this world. The day tour is run very professionally with amazing lunch provided. All in all..... we plan on going back next Easter!! This is due to the Resort, Staff and of course the amazing place Rarotonga is. Kia Orana!!!

We stayed at the Pacific Resort for 6 nights and 7 days. We stayed in a studio room at $440 NZD /night (about $415 AU) We had a deal where $50 of credit was applied daily, breakfast daily and free use of the snorkel and kayak gear - which was actually perfect. AIRPORT TRANSFERS do attract a fee so we had decided to hire a car for the week. We booked this prior to our arrival. (Go Cook Islands is the best, Avis is a total rip off) INTERNET is not cheap wherever you are on the island and this was something we forgot to look into before leaving. Pacific Resort charge $50 for 2GB 😦 - we did hear that other places were charging the same amount for 800MB though so win. You can get a sim at the airport but we weren’t fussy and honestly your on a tropical island, enjoy it, just upload your photos back at the resort when in wifi, it’s surprisingly fast. THE LOCATION at is amazing and undoublty the most beautiful part of the island with the lagoon right on your door step. All of the resorts in Muri Beach are expensive and you will see why. This is what your paying for. The resorts gardens 🙌🏼 beautiful!! Whoever landscaped this place did a fantastic job because the gardens are on point!! - We had other friends staying in other parts of the island that weren’t in Muri Beach and they regretted it. Places like “The Rarotongan” , so tacky and outdated, we know because we were meant to meet for dinner. Other places like “The Edgewater” our friend nick named it the dungeon because of how their rooms were situated , it was so dark and gloomy. STAFF were friendly, there were definitely those who you could tell loved their job, and those that clearly disliked foreigners. Particularly some of the older women in the restaurant gave us the cold shoulder and snubbed us every morning at breakfast. THE RESTAURANT you have people like the restaurant Manager , Ronald and Anal who were absolutely fabulous and made this place so memorable. The food is good!! Some things on the menu are a bit and miss. (Have the prawn fettuccine pasta and lamb shanks, amazing) Cocktails are also delicious, best was a colada in a coconut. Very expensive but expected. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WITH THIS PLACE WAS The room , it was cute but I would have to say was definitely not worth what we were paying a night. Let me tell you why: - the towels need to be thrown out and replaced, there’s only so many times you can bleach them until they have turned a different colour. They were stiff and rough. - the floors are all stone, which is great for sand, not so great for comfort and getting cosy of an evening. - the shower pressure O👏🏻M👏🏻 G👏🏻 terrible!! It was just a drizzle, shower temp was always too cold or too hot. - the shower drain was blocked!!!! Disgusting! You couldn’t even stand in the shower for more than 5 minutes without it starting to turn into a bath. My partner actually lifted up the drain grate and the masses of black hair - I’m starting to gag now thinking about it. - bed comfort is good, pillows are not I know I’m being harsh but this entire trip was so costly and if your paying for these kind of rates, these things shouldn’t even be an issue. Put it this way, if you dumped this room on a beach front on the Gold Coast and charged nearly $500 a night - No way would you pay it. Anyway, regardless of the above we did have a fabulous time and the negatives didn’t impact our trip, I pick up on the little things and I like to point them out for others who feel the same. It’s a no brainer that your paying for the location. Who knows maybe it was just our particular room.

Nice lagoon. Barefoot Bar staff Anal and Bianca are the best. They really know how to look after their guests. The downside, is the shower pressure is low. Fluctuates between cold and hot. The front desk staff Helema and Tiri are very friendly, but night staff need to be more enthusiastic. The premium family room is very spacious and is very close to the pool. Easy access for kids. Kids club need to be more enthusiastic and organised. Other resorts have better kids club.

Resort is lovely. Lagoon stunning. Canoes and SUPs enabled easy access and exploration. Restaurant at resort - good food and fabulous staff. Easy walking distance to more great restaurants, car hire, supermarket, adventure tours, etc. We stayed in 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom beachfront villa. Absolutely gorgeous. Clean, tidy, perfect position. Only negative was the showers - very difficult to get even temperature. Fluctuates between really hot and really cold. Quite frustrating. Other than that perfect accommodation for 3 couples.

This place is fantastic! The beds are super comfortable and my husband is a chiropractor so super critical! The rooms a clean and serviced early. Staff super pleasant and helpful! The barefoot bar is a must especially sat night with Kura singing and Bianca the Maitre D is the best! We had the best time couldn’t fault!

I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels and resorts but this one will be one of my favs! Situated right on the front of Muri Lagoon. Includes breakfast. Nice continental brekkie or your preference if you choose a hot meal. The rooms a bigger than what you really need, and the staff Andre really genuine! So friendly and you feel like your at home in fact more better than home. Your 3 mind walk to where they have a night food market! Delicious! Enjoy, I highly recommend.

We were here for my brothers wedding and stayed in the 3 bedroom Lagoon View villa which was AMAZING!! We had a fantastic time, the staff were awesome in particular Ahnal who made my life a while lot easier being a first time MC for a wedding. This was our second trip staying at Pacific Resort and would highly recommend.

I came here with my partner for a night holiday away from my busy and hectic life. We picked the Pacific Resort as it is one of the top resorts in Rarotonga and also because we wanted the beach front suite. The place is amazing. The staff were so helpful and really helped us a lot in knowing where things were and what to do while we were staying there. It’s a beautiful place to stay and the beach front suite was worth every penny. We had the privacy as well as the beach front experience. The bar and restaurant was just a foot step away and so it was no trouble for us to just pop out of room and get a drink or something to eat. The beach was also perfect as the Muri beach has to be the best place to swim and snorkel. My experience at The Pacific Resort was amazing and I really do want to come here again. It’s a beautiful place and definitely somewhere I would recommend others to stay. The Pacific Resort Rarotonga has to be the best.

Having stayed at the sister hotel in Aitutaki for 5 nights imagine my disappointment coming here. No welcome on arrival, amateur and rather poorly trained staff. Terrible lunch service on the beach, improved next day as I’m sure the boss was back! Swimming pool a gharish blue colour tucked away and no bar service. You need a token to get beach towels and just one per person, they could be exchanged if needed for fresh ones. The whole resort needs a makeover, tarmac areas full of cracks running water down the middle. The garden suite we had had the bed right by the door so curtains/ blinds closed at all times. Swap lounge/ bed area around would be much more attractive and private, Beach was fine apart from dogs wondering around everywhere which made us nervous. My advice is for a true Pacific Island experience skip Roratonga and go straight to Aitutaki.

We just returned from an amazing week at Pacific Resort. My family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids) absolutely loved everything about our stay. The staff is top notch throughout the resort from reception, the restaurant, and the beach hut/kids club. My kids really enjoyed the kids club and couldn't wait to go back each morning. The group running the kids club and beach hut do a great job. Everyone is super friendly and made us feel like welcome. We loved the Glass Bottom boat snorkeling tour, the pool, walking out to the Motu, snorkeling right off the beach, crab races...the list goes on. The restaurant was yummy, we ate most of our meals there, we loved the daily breakfast and the staff was always so welcoming and accommodating. Happy Hour was great to. The grounds and rooms were all beautiful and clean.

Muri Beach Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Pacific Resort Rarotonga places you next to Muri Lagoon and Muri Beach. This 64-room, 4-star hotel has a private beach, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. On the waterfront, the hotel is also close to Te Vara Nui Village and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.


The 64 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Microwaves, refrigerators, and minibars are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Pacific Resort Rarotonga have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 50.00 per person roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include WiFi in public areas, a free kid's club, and a computer station.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1191 reviews