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Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas

Guest reviews

3.8/5 Good
311 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Parking included
Air conditioning
Spa
Restaurant
Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationAroa Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationPuaikura Beach12 min walk
Popular LocationCocoputt13 min walk
AirportRarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.)18 min drive

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  • Suite, Beachfront

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuite, Beachfront
  • Honeymoon Suite (Spa)

    Room amenities

    • 43 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsHoneymoon Suite (Spa)
  • Suite, Beachside

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, Beachside

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Rarotonga

Located in Rarotonga, Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only is in the historical district and on a private beach. Punanga Nui Market and Muri Night Markets are worth visiting if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Aroa Beach and Wigmore's Waterfall. Maire Nui Botanical Gardens and Te Vara Nui Village are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and ecotours.
Visit our Rarotonga travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Aroa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Puaikura Beach - 12 min walk
  • Cocoputt - 13 min walk
  • Wigmore's Waterfall - 5 min drive
  • Te Rua Manga - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Blue Water Grill Pacific – Poolside restaurant with a bar offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily, happy hour available. Reservations required.

About this property

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

Adults-only beachfront resort with an outdoor pool
Guests of this beach resort will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a fitness centre and massage/treatment rooms. All 49 soundproofed rooms feature WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as sitting areas and fridges, and other amenities include furnished balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs.
Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only offers 49 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features a safe and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Rarotonga resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (NZD 10 per night)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (NZD 10 per night)
  • WiFi in public areas has a 1-device limit

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 28 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Canoeing
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fitness centre
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa services
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Water sports equipment
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Conference centre

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Thalassotherapy

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Fan
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofing
  • Window screens

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM and anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 16

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Access code, staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 16 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 95 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 28 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 per night (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 60 per person (roundtrip)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 95 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Parties and events are allowed on site
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-out is available
Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors

We should mention

Guests must transfer via airport shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from January to December
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Is this resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
Check-in is from 3 PM to anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).
What time is check-out at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Does this resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of NZD 60 per person, roundtrip, applies.
Where is this resort located?
Located in Tapere of Rutaki, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Aroa Beach and Wigmore's Waterfall. Rarotonga Golf Club and Tikioki Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

3.8
5 - Excellent
79
4 - Good
137
3 - Okay
58
2 - Mediocre
30
1 - Poor
7
3.8
Cleanliness
3.8
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
3.7
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
  • Disliked: Staff & service
Be ware of extra charge during check in

We stayed here for a few nights. The hotel itself is very nice. We booked a beach room. It was on the first floor and you could just walk out to the beach. Very small beach but nice. The bus that takes you around the island is right in front of the hotel. We never ate in the hotel so I can’t comment on the food. The only thing that I did not like about the hotel at all was the horrible customer service provided at the hotel, from several employees during check in and check out. First of all, we arrived late at night and they told us that the room I booked was not available. So they wanted to put us in a lower category room in the other building. Then suddenly the room I booked appeared. Second, they told me that my room was not paid for, and they were trying to charge me double of what I paid. Internet was horrible in the lobby and rooms. I pulled up my confirmation from Hotels.Com that showed very clearly that the room was paid in full. Along with credit card statement. And they still did not believe me. After a while they allowed me to check in. During check out, I had the same issue. They wanted to charge me for an extra night at double the price!!!!! Very poor customer service!!!! Thank God I had all my prove of what I paid. No reason to treat paying guest like this Otherwise perfect resort in a wonderful island

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

everything was there for us to do, loved the Adults only, beautiful location

Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities

It was on a fabulous location for snorkeling. That’s about it.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The place feels clean and fresh. A nice balance between a beachside house and a touch of luxury

Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful resort, really friendly staff and good location! Amazing four day stay at this place and would definitely come again!

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020