NEW – Opened October 2014
Nautilus Resort, Muri Beach, Cook Islands
If you are planning to travel to the Cook Islands anytime from October this year, then you will want to check out this gorgeous new luxury resort open for business from 1st October, 2014.
Nautilus is pure beachfront. Located on Muri Beach in Rarotonga. The first 16 of 38 Polynesian inspired luxuriously appointed private hotel suites and 2 and 3 bedroom Ares (villas) each with their own salt water plunge pool, traditionally constructed buildings and contemporary, but island inspired luscious-tropical interiors.
Just 20 minutes by road from Rarotonga’s international airport, Nautilus offers a fresh new experience to the Cook Islands luxury full service resort offerings. Nautilus is ideal for families, couples, celebratory parties and wedding gatherings. There is a full concierge service and some very surprising experiences uniquely designed for Nautilus guests within the resort and also local activities. There is also a dedicated Polynesian spa and ‘Kids Concierge’ – all on site.
All Ares (villas) are fully air-conditioned, have sculptured private baths and use aromatic natural toiletries. This is an amazing luxury eco build we are proud to say is in the gorgeous Cook Islands. All rates include a tropical breakfast, fresh fruit and a bottle of New Zealand Nautilus wine upon arrival – what more could you want!
- Sun Loungers
- Day Tours
Privacy is paramount in these thoughtfully designed villas. The spacious interior of the villas has been designed and decorated to reflect the tropical island location and climate embracing important Polynesian design features such as a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors and high ceilings to ensure your ultimate comfort in the tropical conditions.
All of the property’s 17 premium villas boast their own salt water plunge pool and large outdoor furnished deck that lead out to a private open-air outdoor shower and courtyard. Privacy is paramount in these well designed villas, with their island inspired contemporary furnishings and lavish bathrooms. The spacious interior of the villas has been designed and decorated to reflect the tropical Island location and climate – embracing important Polynesian design features, which incorporate a seamless transition from inside to outside and with high ceilings that enhance your ultimate comfort in the tropical conditions.
Envelope yourself in a your elegant bathrobe and be pampered in the luxuriously appointed bathroom with its free- standing stone bath, separate spacious rain shower, extensive vanity with double sinks and a supply of exclusive bathroom products.
All rooms come complete with a well-equipped mini kitchenette which includes a microwave, 120lt under counter fridge, kettle, toaster and pod espresso coffee machine. A ‘state of the art’ entertainment and communication system and large screen TV will keep you entertained and in contact with the outside world too if desired, with hi-speed Internet available to keep our Guests connected. Experience all of this in air-conditioned comfort.
Set amongst the resorts tropical gardens filled with local fruits, you can relax in this contemporary 120 m²/1290 sq. ft. Polynesian Are’ is a suite style room with a spacious private deck furnished with sun lounges and dining suite overlooking your personal salt water plunge pool. Tastefully decorated with natural finishes, high ceilings and contemporary furnishing all-embracing island styles.
Sleeps 2ad & 1ch (max). Bedding: Californian King & Single (Sofa). 7 Are’ available.
With a stunning view of Muri Lagoon and only steps away from the white sandy beach, this spacious 120 m²/1290 sq. ft. Polynesian inspired Are offers a large combined bedroom and living area and has a large private deck furnished with sun lounges and dining suite and overlooks your personal salt water plunge pool. Tastefully decorated with natural finishes, high ceilings and contemporary furnishing while embracing island styles. Interconnecting Are’ offer a spacious option for families or groups.
Sleeps 2ad & 1ch (max). Bedding: Californian King & Single (Sofa). 3 Are’ available.
Premium Beachfront Are’
Nestled amongst palm trees with the most stunning outlook over the turquoise waters of Muri Lagoon and a step away from the white sands your 120 m²/1290 sq. ft. Polynesian exclusive suite style Are’ opens onto a spacious deck incorporating your own salt water plunge pool and with lavishly furnished with sun lounges and dining suite.
Sleeps 2ad & 1ch (max). Bedding: Californian King & Single (Sofa). 5 Are’ available.
2 Bedroom Garden Are’
This chic 220 m²/2365 sq. ft. Polynesian Are’ is surrounded with tropical flora including local tropical fruits. Affording a chic interior spacious enough to accommodate a family or friends in comfort, this Are’ boasts a full kitchen for gourmet entertaining. Each Are’ has 2 private bedrooms each with their own luxuriously appointed en-suite incorporating a stone stand-alone bath double vanity and a separate rain show. An extensive well-furnished private desk is ideal for entertaining, with a personal plunge pool and beautiful garden views.
Sleeps 4ad& 1ch (max). Bedding: 2 x Californian King & Single (Sofa) or Californian King, 2 King Singles & Single (Sofa). 1 Are’ available.
2 Bedroom Premium Beachfront Are’
This well-appointed and expansive Are’ presents 220 m²/2365 sq. ft. of chic Polynesian design with a contemporary furnishings and modern conveniences, perfect for a family or friends. There are spectacular views from the living area, the main bedroom and the expansive private deck and salt water plunge pool of the aqua waters of Muri Lagoon and the white sandy beach is a step off your deck. This Are’ boasts a full kitchen for gourmet entertaining, has 2 private bedrooms each with their own luxuriously appointed en-suite incorporating a stone stand-alone bath double vanity and a separate rain show. The extensive well-furnished private desk is ideal for entertaining along with the Are’ own large garden courtyard.
Sleeps 4ad & 1ch (max). Bedding: 2 x Californian King & Single (Sofa) or Californian King, 2 x King Singles & Single (Sofa). 1 Are’ available.
3 Bedroom Premium Beachfront Are’
Combining all of the features of the 2 Bedroom Premium Beachfront Are’ and a Premium Beachfront Are’, these Are’ interconnect to offer an expansive 3 bedroom beachfront option for larger families or groups. This extremely well appointed Are’ presents 340 m²/3655 sq. ft. of chic Polynesian design with a contemporary furnishings and modern conveniences. The combined features of these interconnecting Are’ offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 plunge pools, 2 private decks and 2 private courtyards each with a stone outdoor shower. There are spectacular lagoon and beach views from the living areas, 2 bedrooms, both private deck and salt water plunge pool. And you are only 1 step from the beach. This Are’ boasts a full kitchen for gourmet entertaining and a mini kitchenette in the main bedroom suite.
Sleeps 6ad & 2ch (max). Bedding: 3 x Californian King & 2 x Single (Sofa) or 2 x Californian King, 2 x King Singles & 2 Single (Sofa) or 1 x Californian King, 4 x King Singles & 2 Single (Sofa). 1 Are’ available.
Salt-water plunge pool Californian King Bed
Garden, Lagoonview and Premium Are’ are open plan suites with an oversized lounge suite Deluxe Bathroom with double vanity, stand-alone stone bath and large separate rain shower and hair dryer with luxury bathroom amenities.
Private deck with personal sun-loungers & outdoor dining suite
Private outdoor stone shower & tropical garden courtyard
Mini-kitchenette in all suites Are’ (Half Fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster)
Fully Kitchen in all 2 & 3 Bedroom Are (Fridge Freezer, convection oven, microwave, 2 burner cook top, kettle, toaster, blender)
Air-conditioning & ceiling fans
Espresso Coffee Machine
46” Smart TV & entertainment system
In-house movies & multi-channel TV
WIFI Internet access (complimentary—limits apply)
Kimono style Bathrobes
UV treated & filtered water on tap in room
Aqua Restaurant and cocktail bar is al fresco dining island style. Soak up the serenity of the resorts pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens while savoring the flavours of the gourmet delight’s at this beautiful Polynesian café. Daily blackboard specials use the freshest of local ingredients, and the fish of the day is straight off the boat.
Meal Plans are available as follows:
Self Service Reservations:
• Prepaid Daily Tropical Breakfast – $16.00USD
• Prepaid Hot Breakfast – $27.50USD
Premium Service Reservations:
• Daily Tropical Breakfast – included
• Upgrade to Daily Hot Breakfast – $11.50USD
Romantic Dinner on the Beach
Exceed expectations and wow your loved one with a beautiful ‘Dinner on the Beach’ package featuring a heavenly setting complete with white linen,
silverware, glassware, fresh flowers, candles, lanterns, a gourmet 3-course dinner, bottle of sparkling wine, your own private waiter, a glorious sunset as your backdrop, twinkle lights and the sound of waves lapping on the beach. $275 USD per couple
All children welcome, with the exception of the Beachfront Apartments and the Deluxe Beachfront Villa (must be over 12yrs).
Children are the very welcome guests at Nautilus Resort and will be encouraged to experience their own unique holiday. They can participate in fun and educational organised activities including practicing local arts and crafts, games, cooking, cultural dance and many exciting adventures into the lagoon as well as nature trails into the stunning inland close to the resort. All these activities will be suitable for 5-12 year olds.
The resorts dedicated staff will ensure the safety of your children while give them a cultural education disguised as fun activities, learning about our wonderful island, the nature around us and skills used in island life.
Children under 5 years are welcome to join in most of the activities but we require them to be accompanied by a parent or adult carer.
The kids’ standard activities are all complimentary though on occasion there may be special events or activities that will attract a small fee.
And we offer personal kids butlers or nannies if you would like us to take the kids under our care in the comfort of your own room, outside of scheduled activities.
Weddings & Honeymooners
Weddings Events & Special Occasions
The resort specialises in arranging exclusive events with a focus on island style wedding ceremonies and reception. Offering a truly unique and stunning location, you can choose from the resorts crystalline beach with a beautiful palm fringed island as your backdrop, our lush tropical gardens or travel across the lagoon to an uninhabited tropical island to celebrate in seclusion.
You will have our on-site Weddings & Event Planner and our team of wedding and function coordinators at your service to take care of every last detail. Our experienced team can organise themed events, specially designed menus, a variety of entertainment and all the special touches and attention that you want to make your special occasion all that you have dreamed of.
The resort can offer a number of stunning reception venue options on site from: a poolside marquee, beachfront marquee, resort restaurant or our private dining room overlooking the lagoon – the resort can cater for special occasions from an intimate gathering for 2 or a more grand celebration, catering for up to 150 guests for a seated dinner or 300 for cocktail party. Your guests will experience an unforgettable celebration, whether it be a barefoot champagne beachfront party or a more formal occasion.
WEDDING CEREMONY PACKAGES
Inangaro Mutukore (Endless Love) – A humble ceremony – $1350
Akaipoipo U’una (Secret Wedding) – An all-inclusive elopement package – $3550
Ariki Vaine (The Princess) – A royal wedding for an island princess – $3650
Motu Parataito (Island Paradise) – Celebrate on a dessert island – $4290
Wedding ceremony package inclusions
All Wedding ceremony packages include –
* Dedicated professional on-site wedding coordinator and her team at your service
* Internationally recognized Marriage Certificate with Apostle Stamp
* Cost of Standard registration with the Ministry of Justice
* Transport and chaperoned to the Ministry of Justice for registration
* Celebrant on the day and consultation prior to your wedding day
* Decorated signing table
* Groomed sandy beach venue overlooking Taakoka Motu beneath a floral & kikau woven or white draped bamboo archway, with a bamboo, coconut & floral isle
* Floral Arrangements – Head Ei or Bouquet for the bride & Neck Ei or buttonhole flower for the groom
* 8 covered chairs with sashes (extra seating available at additional cost)
* Recorded back ground music of your choice.
* A bottle of Chilled Nautilus Cuvee Brut NV
* Witnesses (if required)
* A romantic breakfast for two the day after
The Polynesian influenced spa facility ensures that you don’t forget your tropical island surroundings with the option of indoor or open air treatment spaces. Indulge in a range of traditional treatments that include relaxing massages and invigorating aromatherapy and body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures.
Soothe the Mind Body & Soul
This Polynesian influenced spa facility offers a range of traditional and western influenced treatments where guests will be indulged with relaxing massages, invigorating aromatherapy, soothing body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. This is the best way to rejuvenate both body and mind. Guests may choose from the Nautilus Signature Menu which will including hot stone therapy; holistic back, face and scalp massage, body wraps. After treatment, guests will be invited to refresh themselves under the outdoor rain shower to complete the enlivening experience. This is where one can lavish in the soothing treatments while at the same time enjoying the tranquillity of the beautiful tropical surroundings of the outdoor enclosure. Feel at one with nature with an outdoor treatment in the privacy of your own private space surrounded by nature in all its glory.
This is the best way to rejuvenate body and mind. Choose from the Nautilus Signature Menu, including hot stone therapy; holistic back, face and scalp massage, body wrap and other full body therapies; and after your treatment, slip into the rain shower to complete the refreshing experience.
Package Inclusions & Pricing
The below rates are per person and include the following:
– Airfare from Los Angeles to Rarotonga including all taxes on Air New Zealand
– Meet & Greet with flower lie, cold mineral water and a face cloth plus return airport to resort transfers (Cook Island Tours)
– 5 nights accommodation in the Are’ of your choice
– Daily Tropical Breakfast (Hot selection is additional)
- Use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks
Direct flights from Los Angeles to Rarotonga depart just once a week on a Sunday night at 11pm, arriving on a Monday morning at 6am. Your return flight would be on a Saturday night around midnight arriving back in Los Angeles on a Sunday at around 12:30pm. Your choices are therefore 6 days and 5 nights or 13 days and 12 nights etc. The rates above are based on travel from 01 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. They are based on the lowest published airfare and the best low season resort special and is subject to availability.
Resort Stay Options and Pricing
|Premium Beachfront Aire||$2,870|
|Two Bedroom Beachfront Aire||$3,405|
|3 Bedroom Beachfront Aire||$4,681|