Indulging in this adults-only, absolute beachfront 4.5-star boutique resort. With its distinctive South Pacific ambiance, secluded white sands, crystal-clear blue lagoon and unique swim-up pool bar this is a lover’s paradise. Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach is set directly on the shores of Aroa Beach, the island's best resort beach, tranquil and secluded. Directly off the white sandy beach you can swim and snorkel among the jewel-coloured tropical fish, stand-up paddleboard or kayak at any time in Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve, Rarotonga's best snorkeling spot.
The luxury 4.5 star Beachfront Suites feel like being in your own native hut, right on the beach. The 48 suites are situated directly on the white sands of Aroa Beach with fabulous lagoon views and offer a distinctive island experience with South Seas tropical décor and beautiful appointments including superb tiled bathroom with black pearl-shell accents, a spacious curved glass shower and rain-tree vanity top with designer porcelain basin, rattan-lined walls, hand crafted lighting and artwork, rattan furniture, tropical kauri wardrobe and desk, and excellent indoor-outdoor flow through wide-opening sliding doors framed in tropical kauri. These are a stylish, stunning suite complete with island- style thatched roofs and an absolute beachfront location. The Beachfront Suites are located either directly on the sand at ground-level, or one level up with high gabled wooden ceiling and higher-angle views of Aroa Beach and lagoon. Which one is better is entirely up to your own personal preference! Please request either ground level or level one at time of booking. Please note that we have one pair (i.e. two suites) of ground-level Beachfront Suites that is interconnecting through a sound proof, internal door. These are available on request and are subject to availability.
The Sanctuary features one Honeymoon Spa Suite. Situated overlooking lush tropical gardens, the Honeymoon Spa Suite is a one of a kind experience for honeymooners or any couples in love. The Honeymoon Spa Suite includes a private Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, Vichy Shower and spa bath. Our qualified therapists from SpaPolynesia LUXE @ Lime Blossom Villa can provide in-room treatments specially designed for him and her. The Honeymoon Spa Suite is not located on the beach and does not have beach or lagoon views; it is very private and looks out onto the high mountain interior of Rarotonga.
Restaurants and Bars
Dine on fine Pacific cuisine with your toes in the sand at the BlueWater Grill. Start the day right with Rarotonga's best breakfast, our uniquely delightful Degustation Breakfast featuring fresh, seasonal local tropical produce and including cooked, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan selections (see guest review below). Our Degustation Breakfast is FREE to our in-house guests who have booked breakfast-included packages. For Lunch, All-day Light Meals or Dinner enjoy the island’s best fresh Seafood Platters, extensive A la Carte Menu, nightly Specials, Cocktails, Wines & Beers complete with regular Live Evening Entertainment with guest artists Tara, Tok or Destiny.
BlueWater Grill is set right on the white sands with beautiful lagoon views. With the sand between your toes you can enjoy a delicous breakfast, all-day dining, lunch and dinner daily. Our evening menu changes nightly to ensure you have the opportunity to enjoy the widest range of fresh international and local cuisine along with some of our fine Australian & New Zealand wines.
Savouring the flavours of Asia, the Ginger Garden is a wonderful alternative to BlueWater Grill. The Ginger Garden provides Asian cuisine to resort guests that wish to experience the flavours of Asia. The restaurant has a relaxed vibe and prides itself on delicious food and amazing service. Come and enjoy the secluded and lush ginger garden ambiance at Sanctuary Rarotonga today.
Swim up Bar and Poolside Dining Pavillion
Sanctuary Rarotonga’s secluded pool features a swim up bar in an adults-only environment, the ONLY swim-up bar at a high-end resort on Rarotonga. Enjoy a long cool tropical cocktail, cold beer or wine served to you either whilst relaxing at the swim-up bar or poolside. Our private swimming pool is encircled by its own beach if you feel like a change from our beautiful Aroa Beach on the shores of gorgeous Aroa Lagoon. On-shore winds typically blow onto the Muri side of the island, but on occasion they can swing around towards Aroa Beach, and if that happens, you have the great option of being able to continue sunning and relaxing right by the pool, completely sheltered from any on-shore breeze on the day. When you feel a bit peckish enjoy a mouthwatering selection of island-style snacks and light meals all of which can be served to you poolside from 11am to 6pm. Relax and enjoy! If the pool isn't your thing our lobby also features a bar for an enjoyable out of water experience.
Spa Polynesia Luxe at Lime Blossom Villa is the Cook Islands' only destination spa. Located in a stunning, completely transformed historic villa, it oozes luxury and true South Pacific pampering. Indulge in a beautiful range of tropical-themed spa therapies from the healing touch of massage to relaxing spa hydrotherapy, deeply-moisturing spa facials, body scrubs, body wraps, spa manicures, spa pedicures and more. Using the finest tropical products Mother Nature has to offer, we offer you a wonderful spa experience in Rarotonga's finest spa setting, to truly savour and enjoy.
Spa Polynesia Luxe at Lime Blossom Villa destination spa complex features single and couples Treatment Rooms, the stunning, semi-detached Blue Bathhouse with free-standing starlet bath and Italian blue-tiled walls, a separate Couple's Sauna, a Rain-shower, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a Poolside Pavilion with 2 outdoor massage beds, a large Swimming Pool and a hair & make-up salon (Salon VIVO).
The generous Swimming Pool surrounded by broad Sundecks along with the Pool Pavilion and Jacuzzi also make SpaPolynesia the leading private venue on Rarotonga for totally private Cocktail Parties, Hens Parties, Product Launches or stylish Poolside BBQs. Brides and bridal parties can also book in for fabulous Bridal Packages to ensure that everyone looks and feels their absolute best for the big day. Or enjoy a stylish Hens Party at this amazing one-of-a-kind venue!