Rarotonga, Cook Islands Hotels
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Are you looking for cheap hotels in Rarotonga, the most populous of the Cook Islands? This page will help you. Rarotonga, a favorite with beach lovers and dive enthusiasts, is ringed by white sand beaches and colorful coral reefs. The relaxed atmosphere and predictably warm weather make it popular with tourists from all over the globe. Accommodations on the island range from luxury, beachfront hotels, such as The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa, to smaller, boutique hotels like the Pacific Inn, to guest homes and bed and breakfasts, such as The Cook Island B&B. Virtually all lodging on Rarotonga is along the coastline.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

JJ's Retreat
JJ's Retreat
Vaiganaua Road, Rutaki, Rarotonga
from $75
The Black Pearl at Puaikura
from $112
Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Ikurangi Eco Retreat
Matavera, Rarotonga
from $177
The Islander Hotel
The Islander Hotel
Main Road Panama, Rarotonga
from $104
Avana Waterfront Apartments
Avana Waterfront Apartments
Kaireva Drive Ngatangiia, Rarotonga
from $97
Muri Beachcomber
Muri Beachcomber
Muri Beach, Rarotonga
from $195
Pacific Palms Luxury Villa
Pacific Palms Luxury Villa
Vaimaanga Road, Rarotonga
from $415
Sunset Beach Villas and Bungalows
Sunset Beach Villas and Bungalows
Aroa, Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Rarotonga
from $164
The Cooks Oasis - Holiday Villas
from $151
Castaway Resort
Castaway Resort
Arorangi Main Road, Arorangi, Rarotonga
from $125
More About Rarotonga, Cook Islands Hotels...

What Budget Hotels Are Available in Rarotonga?

Hotels in Rarotonga are rather pricey. You can save money by opting for hotels across the road from the beach, not directly on the sand, such as the Muri Beachcomber or the Castaway Resort. These resorts range from $150 to $250 a night, depending on the season. That's about $100 less than comparable hotels directly on the ocean. Another good way to save money on lodging in Rarotonga is to stay in one of the many cottage resorts on the island, such as the Puaikura Reef Lodges or the Muri Lagoon View Bungalows. Some of these resorts have suites prices at less than $100 a night.

What Hotels Are Available Near the Airport?

Rarotonga International Airport is on the northern coast of the island, about three miles west of the town of Avarua. The airport, built on the site of a former U.S. World War II base, offers non-stop flights to Los Angeles, Sydney, Auckland, and points throughout the South Pacific. Hotels near the airport, such as The Islander Hotel, are somewhat less expensive than those on the southern coast. Expect to pay around $100 for an airport hotel in Rarotonga.

What's the Average Price of a Luxury Hotel in Rarotonga?

It's common for luxury hotels in Rarotonga to cost upwards of $300 a night. Save money on luxury hotels, such as The Little Polynesian Resort and the Moana Beach Resort, by traveling during the off-season (April, May, September, and October.) It's best to avoid the rainy season, June through August.