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

Tropical Sands
Tropical Sands
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9.2
Excellent
Ngatiangii, Rarotonga
from $83
Whitehouse Apartments Rarotonga
from $138
Raro Beach Bach
Raro Beach Bach
Main Road, Vaimaanga, Rutaki, Rarotonga
from $124
Kia Orana Villas and Spa
Kia Orana Villas and Spa
2 Ariki Road Atupa, Rarotonga
from $108
White House Apartments
White House Apartments
|
9.2
Excellent
Aro'a Beach Arorangi Rarotonga, Rarotonga
from $121
Rarotonga's Fishing Lodge - GT's
Rarotonga's Fishing Lodge - GT's
Tupapa, Avarua, Rarotonga
from $216
Muri Lagoon View Bungalows
Muri Lagoon View Bungalows
Aroko Drive Hillside, Rarotonga
from $83
Black Rock Villas
Black Rock Villas
Black Rock, Rarotonga
from $243
Te Ava Beach Villas
Te Ava Beach Villas
s/n Titikaveka, Rarotonga
from $188
Muri Beach Hideaway
Muri Beach Hideaway
Muri, Rarotonga
from $153
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.