Royale Takitumu
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Cook Islands: Beachfront Serenity in Rarotonga

Leave it all behind for the secluded beauty of postcard-perfect Rarotonga, where aquamarine lagoon waters lap powder-white sands and volcanic green peaks skim the clouds. Stay on one of the island’s most pristine beaches at Royale Takitumu, an 18+ adults-only resort featuring just ten exclusive thatched villas set amongst fragrant tropical gardens. Your stay includes a complimentary breakfast basket, two-day car hire so you can explore the island, airport pickup on arrival, a bottle of wine and a NZ$50 Wi-Fi credit.

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If crystalline lagoons, coral teeming with colourful tropical fish and verdant palm-fringed rainforest on a far-flung, secluded tropical island sounds like your idea of heaven, look no further than Rarotonga - only a six hour direct flight from Sydney!

Part of the collection of exclusive Cook Islands properties including the Pacific Resort Rarotonga and the Little Polynesian, the adults-only Royale Takitumu offers exclusivity and serenity on the shore of one of the island’s most exquisite beaches.

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What You’ll Love…

The Resort – Pristine beauty beside of the island’s best beaches

Nestled amongst pristine, fragrant gardens dotted with gently-swaying coconut palms and lily pad ponds are the ten traditional thatched villas of Royal Takitumu, each dreamily secluded and allowing guests to holiday at their own pace. Just a short stroll from the villas is the serene and beautiful Muri Beach, widely regarded as one of the finest on the island with its powder-white sands and exceptional snorkelling in the turquoise waters of Titikaveka lagoon. Although this natural playground is unlikely to lose its allure, the large freshwater pool nestled under the fringes of the coconut palms offers an alternative setting for relaxing in the sunshine.

The Villas – The perfect setting for serene island living

Each spacious Polynesian-inspired villa features a lounge area, a full kitchen for ultimate ease, a huge bathroom with a bubbling spa bath and an air-conditioned bedroom with a comfy king-sized bed, all just steps from the beach. Prepare a laid-back breakfast from your complimentary daily basket (packed with bread, jam, cereals, fruits, juice and milk) and pull up a seat on your veranda to soak up views of the lagoon and raise a glass to another day in paradise with your included bottle of wine. What better way to start and end the day?

Lagoon View Villas (60 sqm): Nestled just steps from the beach, these 60sqm villas offer views of the lagoon set in tropical gardens.

Beachfront Upgrade - Beachfront Villas (55 sqm): Offering all the fantastic facilities of the Lagoon View Villas, these residences enjoy a location right on the beachfront.

VIP Upgrade - Premium Beachfront Villas (60 sqm): Celebrating a special occasion? Upgrade to a villa nestled in a more secluded location on the beachfront with a little extra room than the Beachfront Villas to make your stay extra special. Step easily between the beach and your villa during the day, which features a spacious private veranda for soaking up the lagoon views.

See & Do – Snorkelling in the lagoon and exploring amongst the rainforest

With one of the island’s most gorgeous beaches right on your doorstep, you’ll be totally spoilt when it comes to spotting tropical marine life in the lagoon with complimentary snorkelling and kayaking. If you can tear yourself away from the beauty of the resort, use your included car hire (two days for five-night packages and three days for seven-night packages) to explore the island at your leisure, where lush green, mist-capped mountains rise from a thick carpet of palm trees while chickens and livestock wander freely as they would have done in another era. Restaurants and bars are plentiful around the perimeter of the island with several scenic oceanfront options to indulge in. Enjoy a talk and tasting at the local Matutu Brewing Company, whose handcrafted, boutique beers are exclusive to the Cook Islands. Make a stop at the tropical Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and café, seek out the hidden Wigmore’s Waterfall, go quad biking, sample locally-cooked cuisine and browse handicrafts at Muri night market (every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 17:30), try stand-up paddleboarding at night on a light-up board, take a day tour to Aitutaki, see a cultural show... the choice is yours on an escape that can be as active or chilled as you please.

Perfect for couples

This tranquil, adults-only resort is the perfect location for a romantic escape with someone special.

Valid for travel from 31 August 2018 until 30 June 2019 (bookings must be made before 31 October 2018).

Blackout Dates: Not available for travel on

20 December 2018 – 5 January 2019

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Feel Like Changing your Dates? No Worries…

You can make one (1) change to the date of your booking provided the change is made no less than 45 days before the start of your original booking date and provided you choose dates which are of an equal value and are available. Any change to booking dates is subject to and must be made online in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Lagoon Villa, Beachfront Villa & Premium Beachfront Villa - Packages are valid for two adults.

Please note this is an adults-only resort and guests must be aged 18 and above.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is three people. See the 'Extra Guest Policy' below:

Extra Guest Policy: One additional guest (aged 18 and over) may stay for a surcharge of NZ$100 per night, sleeping on a rollaway bed with accommodation only. Payable directly to the resort.

Guests must be aged 18 years and above to stay at this property.

To use your complimentary car hire you must have a current, valid driver's license of your country of issue with vailidity to drive a car.

Airport pickup is a shared coach transfer. Flight details must be provided to the resort in advance in order for transfer to be booked.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

  • Outdoor freshwater pool
  • Beach access
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling

Getting to Rarotonga is easy. Flights via Auckland from most major Australian airports are available with Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia. Direct flights are available from Sydney and take approximately six hours. Please note you will cross the international date line when travelling from Australia or New Zealand to Rarotonga.

Need Flights? We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.

Royale Takitumu
Ara Tapu, Takitumu District, Cook Islands
A hidden gem of the Cook Islands. I cannot express how impressed we were with the property. The presentation, housekeeping, grounds and maintenance of the property reflect a commitment which cannot be delivered without the efforts of the entire staff… Thank you for making such a memorable stay
- TripAdvisor
Amazing location, wonderful accommodation, excellent service, the best people. Extensive knowledge of the best attractions and recommendations made our holiday wonderful. Whatever you do don't change
- TripAdvisor
I cannot sum up how impressed I was with this location. The grounds and rooms are kept immaculate, the hosts bend over backwards to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. This was and will remain one of the most memorable place that I have ever stayed at worldwide!
- TripAdvisor