Our top things to do at Pacific Resort Rarotonga

The team at Pacific Resort have put together the top experiences not to be missed during your stay with us.


Learn all about Pacific Resort Rarotonga on our weekly Garden Tour


Our tropical gardens range from the luxuriant foliage of crotons, to brightly coloured hibiscus flowers, to spiky fern undergrowth, to the purple foliage of hemigraphis and purple ivy. They all combine to provide an exotic tropical environment that we hope you will enjoy. Join our weekly Garden Tour on Monday at 2pm and learn more about our lush gardens.

Snorkel the world famous Muri Lagoon right on your doorstep


Experience the beauty of Muri Lagoon aboard the Moana Roa, Pacific Resort Rarotonga’s spacious glass bottom boat cruiser. Our cruise takes you to the Muri Lagoon marine conservation site with impressive giant clam and stonefish enclosures, allowing you to snorkel amongst tropical fish in the coral gardens.


Visit Te Vara Nui Cultural Village for a night full of authentic Cook Islands entertainment


In recent years, Te Vara Nui has established itself as Rarotonga’s leading cultural attraction and is the perfect fit for guests of the island’s premiere boutique accommodation, Pacific Resort Rarotonga. Te Vara Nui offers an authentic Cook Islands cultural experience that both entertains and educates audiences on Cook Islands history and traditions. They are dedicated to providing first class service and boast the largest cultural dance group on the island. Located a short walk or drive from Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Te Vara Nui offers a convenient, authentic and memorable Cook Islands experience for all Pacific Resort Rarotonga guests.


Indulge yourself with a relaxing spa treatment at Te Manava Spa


What better way to relax and revitalise during your holiday in Rarotonga than with a luxurious massage. We offer a wide selection of massage and beauty treatments on the beach (in our massage hut), in the privacy of your room at Pacific Resort Rarotonga or alternatively at nearby Te Manava Spa.


Learn the world’s fast growing sport stand up paddle boarding


Pacific Resort Rarotonga have Stand-up paddle boards for hire – these are a great way to explore the beautiful Muri Lagoon.


Enjoy the tranquillity of Muri lagoon on board Moana Roa


Enjoy the morning tranquillity of the lagoon and tuck into your tropical breakfast aboard our 9 metre Cruiser, Moana Roa. Reserve your seat the night before at reception or at the restaurant.

Pamper yourself at Pacific Village Salon


Pacific Village Salon has been thoughtfully designed to offer you the ultimate hair and beauty experience from the moment you step through the door. Conveniently positioned in the heart of Muri Village at the main entrance of Pacific Resort Rarotonga, the chic interior, together with expertly trained staff and unrivalled dedication to customer service, combine perfectly to create a relaxing and welcoming environment.

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


The Sandals Restaurant and Barefoot Bar offers great menus in absolute beachfront and garden surroundings. Enjoy the gentle lagoon breezes with the sand between your toes, while our professional and friendly team of individuals ensure you are looked after. 


Try a new activity at the Beach Hut. From ukulele lessons to coconut husking!


The Beach Hut team organise a range of fun activities, including: The Walk-About Tour, beach volleyball, and more. We have supervised activities designed for children scheduled at appropriate times and can arrange other tours of Rarotonga – head off on a nature tour, or try your hand at Cook Island dancing.


Try our daily cocktail special at Happy Hour at the Barefoot Bar


Open all day, The Barefoot Bar is a great place for your morning coffee or late afternoon cocktail. 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! Don’t forget to stroll down after dinner for Moon Light Happy Hour.