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Pacific Resort Rarotonga

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a sea view apartment which was lovely and had a large balcony. Breakfast was included which allthough continental did have omelet available every day with lots of fruits. The weather for the first few days was terrible so there was no dining on the beach. Disappointingly the pool was very cold and not inviting. The sea was very shallow and not much to see if snorkelling. When the weather improved we went out on the $20 snorkelling trip which was very good and pricewise good value. They supply the snorkels and the trip lasts for about 2 hours. The bus around the island is excellent. It costs $16 return and you can go clockwise or anti to the town.

We visited in April with our 6 month old daughter and stayed in a Beach Front Suite. The room was large and the kitchen had great amenities. The bathroom, however, was tired. There were tiles that were cracked at the mirror was oxidised. The view and access were great though, I did expect better from the room considering the amount we were paying. The staff were lovely and really made an effort, especially with our daughter. The breakfast was ok, a little bit more variety would have been better. The staff did seem a bit run off their feet in the restaurant during breakfast. We utilised the pool a lot and were disappointed with that guests from outside the hotel were also there. I probably wouldn't have minded (or even noticed) if it was only a few people but it was a group of about 12 with many kids who monopolised the area and made it not a very pleasant place to be. I did report this to hotel staff but the next day the group were back. We ate at the restaurant once. The food was good, not great, especially for the price payed. There are many other options around that are better.

We, my now wife and her family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pacific resort Rarotonga. The staff went out of there way to ensure we had the best time. Having breakfast with your feet in the sand, under cover but with the sea just metres a way was great. The wedding was beautiful, with special thanks to Veronika for organising it for us. We spent our honeymoon in Pacific resort Aitutaki, we though Pacific resort Raratonga was excellent but if you get a chance I thoroughly recommend Pacifc resort Aitutaki, it is simply unbelievably great.

My husband and I were married December 2017 at the Pacific Resort and Spa, and there were so many things both great and small that made it so wonderful! We had two ceremonies that day, a Hindu ceremony on Rutaki beach and then a beach ceremony and Reception on Muri beach that was hosted by the Pacific Resort. We chose the Pacific Resort to be "off the beaten track" so to speak, luxurious but not as touristy as other Resorts on Rarotonga. And we knew Muri beach was a stunning part of the island. Our coordinator Veronica was amazing from the start! We were so lucky to have her, from the first few emails she made everything so easy and was all over it with planning, organising, keeping us on track with our checklist and covering every detail whether big or small, that we didn't need to worry. When we arrived on the island everything was seamless, that the final bits of planning were enjoyable amid the fast arriving wedding day itself! Veronica literally pulled miracles for us on the wedding day - we had gifts hand made for our parents, our hand made wedding cake topper and wedding sign for the beach (all were being brought over by a relative) that were left in Sydney the day before the wedding. I showed Veronica pictures of everything that was left, and with calm certainty about her, she went straight to solving my problems. On the day itself I had a new cake topper hand made (identical to the original) a wedding sign that was better than what we left behind and gifts for our parents that were made in Avarua town! Our celebrant was told the night before the wedding he couldn't perform the ceremony as he wasn't registered on the Cook Islands registry to perform marriages. I felt calm though, knowing that even though the Town Hall was closed on a Saturday, somehow it will work out and all thanks to Veronica, she had it sorted out by mid morning of the wedding day! She was there to give me an extra safety pin when we needed it, to help zip up my bridesmaids into their dresses, to keep everyone on time and updated - she was even kind enough to help my mother in law change in one of the Resort's rooms even though she was not a guest there at all! On TOP of that, she upgraded our room to have a beach view for the remainder of our time there. And then the wedding itself was simply perfect! Location was beautiful, we chose the Island Princess Package and our guests are still talking about it half a year later as the best wedding they've been to :) I cannot recommend Veronica and her team highly enough, they really do go above and beyond to not just the couple getting married, but to every guest and person who walks through to them. We will definitely be going back xoxox

As an ex travel agent I am pretty picky when it comes to hotels and the service that you get. At the Pacific Resort I was really blown away as I have nothing critical to mention.....everything from the service, beautiful big hotel rooms, food, drinks, pool, beach, staff were all wonderful!! Travelling with a group of 11 of us (8 adults, 2 kids, 1 baby) there was plenty of activities at the resort to keep the kids entertained. One day activity we did was the boat cruise from the resort which was $20 per person. That was great as it was a "no frills" type boat trip and they took us to the snorkeling spots in Muri. On board we had the fins and snorkeling gear. All of the staff members were great that we spoke to and just such genuine lovely people. 3 couples had the lead in room and my sister with the kids had the 2 bedroom family unit which was a really good size with two bathrooms. This hotel really is a 10/10 and will recommend this to everyone.

My husband, near 2 year old daughter and I stayed here just last week. We were blown away with every detail and service of this resort. Our daughter is very active and she absolutely loved the beach. Loved kayaking over to the other island. The restaurant staff were also wonderful and very accommodating to us and made us always feel welcome, even with a wild toddler. The food exceeded our expectations! The beach hut staff were great and really good with all the kids. The glass bottom boat cruise was lots of fun and was really great. Thank you to all of the staff for making our holiday one to never forget for all the right reasons!! We look forward to visiting again. Alyssa, Ash & Ava

What a wonderful location for this fabulous resort the staff can't do enough for guests and in my case even providing a wheel,chair when I hurt my knee and for awhile was unable to,Wilf each bungalow was wonderfully located on beachnfront with lots of space and special attention to detail like a sarong to take home and panama style hat for the men It's luxurious to just be there but the hotel added to this memorable experience

Nice place which great settings. Good sized rooms in good condition. Our room was very private and you couldn’t hear any other guests. Continental breakfast was sufficient but not fabulous. Restaurant food was a bit of a mixed bag. Pork ribs we had (two occasions) were amazing but other meals were at best, only average. The service staff are very friendly and obliging but unfortunately the time from ordering to being served was unacceptable. We ate dinner twice here at the resort. The first time after being served a starter we waited for approximately another 30 minutes to be told they’d forgotten our order. Second time we ate it took just over an hour from ordering to being served. It wasn’t busy at all and no explanation given until we complained. The ribs were great but the fish burger was well below average. To the resorts credit we weren’t charged. Overall a nice place to stay.

Our first visit to The Cook Islands & we chose to stay at Pacific Resort Rarotonga located on Muri Beach, where all the action happens! Pacific Resort was a nice place to stay & unwind. The resort has a bar & beach restaurant right on the sand under a large marquee looking right into the beautiful lagoon plus another undercover structure for inclement weather. The restaurant serves fresh, well cooked meals but can definately improve on their sauces! Our premium garden villa was a little dated but well appointed, clean & comfy with a small outdoor sitting area looking into a narrow, tidal creek. Also, close to all resort amenities ! The included tropical breakfast buffet was ok but considering the high tarif to stay at this resort they could surely cover a full buffet breakfast instead. There are several other resorts & restaurants along Muri Beach you can walk to, giving a lot of eating choices. Pacific Resort offer guests free use of kayaks & paddle boards which are great to get you over to the mutu opposite. Swimming is easier on that side with less coral & rock underfoot. A few more beach lounges & shade umbrellas would be a good idea. I hate fighting for a spot in limited available shade. Most of the Pacific staff were happy & accomodating! Loved Hershey(Ronald) in Sandles Restaurant, always striving to create a happy vibe. Raro is a small island full of happy people ! You can drive around the entire island in 45 mins. Or catch the clockwise or anti clockwise bus. Gotta love it ! Great Punanga Nui markets on Saturday morning in town ! Lots to look at ! Plenty of shops, supermarkets & restaurants in town & around this pretty island surronded by reef. NZ dollars are widely accepted here. ANZ bank in town & atms scattered around the island. A nice place to spend a week.

We have been 3x to Rarotonga, from all the islands, we like it in Rarotonga a lot, not the most economical place compared with other islands but well worth a visit or 2. you can deal in NZ dollars it is clean and tidy, great lagoons, interesting walks and food. We like the Pacific Resort and if you book direct it is more economical.

Muri Beach Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

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

Pacific Resort Rarotonga places you next to Muri Beach and Muri Lagoon. This 64-room, 4-star hotel has a private beach, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. It's on the waterfront and also a short walk from Te Vara Nui Village and Muri Night Markets.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All 64 air-conditioned rooms feature furnished balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Ceiling fans, safes, and phones are also available.


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 1215 reviews