Holiday Packages in Rarotonga
Escape the hustle and bustle of modern city life and travel to the idyllic Cook Islands. Rarotonga is one of the top island getaways for Kiwis and is famous for it's sparkling blue waters and untouched beaches. Book a Rarotonga holiday package deal with Webjet and plan your entire trip in minutes. Webjet curates the best airfare and accommodation deals to make sure you're getting the excellent value for your money. Simply enter your travel dates, choose the deal that suits your budget, and you're done! All that's left to do is pack your bags and get ready to explore paradise.
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Flying to Rarotonga
There are flights from New Zealand to Rarotonga from major cities like Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The best route is to fly from Auckland (AKL) as it's the only airport that offers direct flights to the Cook Islands. If you're flying from Wellington, Christchurch, or New Plymouth, you'll usually have a stopover in Auckland. The best airline to fly with is Jetstar as it has the shortest commute time. The only other airline that operates flights between New Zealand and the Cook Islands is Air New Zealand.
Where to Stay in Rarotonga
Rarotonga is home to incredible all-inclusive resorts. Stay on the beachfront in an adult-only sanctuary or choose from a wide variety of family-friendly accommodation.
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium
If you're looking for an excellent full-service resort, stay at the Rarotongan Beach Resort & Langoonarium. Located on a secluded part of Aroa Beach, you'll have beautiful views of the lagoon and surrounding scenery from your room. Your daily rate includes a buffet breakfast as well as activities like snorkelling tours.
Sea Change Villas
Sea Change Villas boasts 12 boutique villas right on the beach. You can choose from one, two or three bedroom options and you'll have complete privacy for your entire stay. It's the perfect option for travelling couples who are looking for a romantic getaway in the Cook Islands.
Sanctuary Rarotonga is an adults-only haven. Each suite comes with beautiful decor options and is accented with black pearls. It's located on one of the best beaches in Rarotonga and is the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous. You can choose from beach level villas or rooms higher up if you want a view of the entire lagoon.
Things to do in Rarotonga
The Cook Islands are one of the best remote island getaways. Made up of fifteen major islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect place to disconnect from the world. Rarotonga is the capital and boasts incredible coral reefs, unspoilt beaches and idyllic island weather.
Go to Aroa Beach
Make your way to Aroa Beach and watch the sun go down in style. Find a spot on the beach or have a sundowner at the Shipwreck Hut. It's a great place to watch live music and try the local Matutu Beer.
Go paddleboarding in the Muri Lagoon
If you've had enough of lazy days at the beach, head up to Muri Lagoon. You can hire a paddleboard from one of the rental shops or sign up for a kite surfing lesson. Afterwards, you can grab lunch at one of the nearby restaurants or enjoy a cocktail or two at one of the bars.
Go to the Punanga Nui Market
Before you head back home to New Zealand, go to Punanga Nui Market and shop for souvenirs like black pearls or ukeleles. It's also a great place to go for breakfast, and there's plenty of delicious treats to try from the vendors. Don't miss the freshly made tropical punch!
The Best Time to Visit Rarotonga
The best time to go to Rarotonga is between May and September. You'll have picture-perfect island weather with temperatures hovering around 26°C. The only downside is that the island's high season falls between July and August. If you're planning a trip over these months, you'll need to book your trip in advance to lock in cheap Rarotonga accommodation and flight packages. The cheapest time to visit the island is during November and March. It's rainy season for Rarotonga and the less than ideal weather keeps travellers away. But if you can handle the occasional tropical storm, you'll find excellent deals on flights and hotels slash their prices.