Our top things to do at Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Discover Muri Lagoon by snorkelling in the pristine waters


Jump on-board the Moana Roa glass bottom lagoon cruiser and experience the beauty and wonders of Muri lagoon.  Guests are free to swim and snorkel or observe the view from the comfort of the boat. The cruiser departs daily at 11:00am.

Visit Te Vara Nui Cultural Village


Te Vara Nui offers an authentic Cook Islands cultural experience that both entertains and educates guests on Cook Islands history and traditions. They are dedicated to providing first class service and boast the largest cultural dance group on the island. Te Vara Nui is a short walk from Pacific Resort Rarotonga and offers a convenient, authentic and memorable Cook Islands experience for all Pacific Resort Rarotonga guests.


Join our weekly tropical garden tour


Our tropical garden tour is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about the Cook Islands flora and fauna, the tour runs every Monday at 2pm. The stunning, exotic gardens include the beautiful coloured hibiscus flowers, purple foliage of hemigraphis and purple ivy for you to enjoy and admire.

Indulge yourself with a relaxing beauty or massage treatment


Rejuvenating spa treatments are available at our sister resort Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa where we run a complimentary transfer service for the usage of the spa. Massage and Beauty services are available by our internationally trained therapists.  Additionally, you can choose to be pampered on the beach or in your resort room. The on-site Cottage Nail Salon offers various nail art services, pedicures and manicures for you to enjoy.


Try the World’s fast growing sport- stand up paddle boarding


Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers Stand-up paddle boards for hire – Grab the opportunity to explore and discover the beautiful Muri Lagoon on a paddle board. 


Pamper yourself at Pacific Village Salon


The on-site Pacific Village Salon is managed by internationally trained stylist Kim Davis. Kim and her team are dedicated in providing the best service for you and creating a hair and makeup experience that will last for any occasion.  The Salon offers professional hair and beauty treatments from bridal hair and makeup styling, hair cuts and colours, shellac manicures and pedicures, eyelash extensions and spray tanning to name a few.


Relax and enjoy an Ika Mata on the beach at Sandals Restaurant


The Sandals Restaurant is our main dining facility and Barefoot Bar encompasses the outside courtyard and on the beach marquee.  The Sandals Restaurant offers a great menu which includes the most popular and traditional Cook Islands dish ‘Ika Mata’. This delicacy is a must try, ingredients include: chopped up white skinned fish, coconut cream, lemon and cooked root vegetables. 




Try our exciting Beach Hut activities


Cultural activities and the kids club takes place in the Beach Hut. Activities include octopus hunting in the lagoon, castle building, coconut husking, basket weaving and creating head eis. Complimentary use of snorkelling gear, kayaks, sun loungers and beach towels are also available at the Beach Hut. 


Refresh yourself with our daily cocktail special at happy hour at the Barefoot Bar


Happy Hour and Moon Light Happy Hour are offered daily in the Barefoot Bar with special prices for house wines, beers and spirits available, as well as a daily cocktail special. You will hear the beating of a drum every afternoon announcing Meitaki Hour!