Royale Takitumu has created the definitive deserted island luxury experience. This is a one of a kind destination for the discerning traveler who wants to be enchanted by the South Pacific
experience, without relinquishing the very best creature comforts. Just a few steps from your bedroom lies Rarotonga’s premier white sand beach in the heart of Titikaveka, on the quiet south side of the main island. This haven stretches unbroken for some eight kilometers in both directions and borders a lagoon so clear that from the shore you can see the myriad of fish that seek sanctuary there. Here, guests are assured of unrivalled safe snorkeling and kayaking at all tides and there are no large hotels nearby so the beach is virtually your own. With 6 absolute beachfront villas and 4 just steps back from the edge of the beach, this boutique property has immaculate tropical grounds, rock pools and flowering lily ponds shaded by towering palms, breadfruit trees and exotic hibiscus feature throughout this nature lover’s paradise. A perfect spot for that romantic hideaway.
Titikaveka – 20 minutes from the airport on the quiet south side of Rarotonga, situated right on a white sand beach on the Titikaveka Lagoon. The beach here is of dazzling white edged with waving palms and stretches unbroken for some 5 miles in both directions.
- Scuba diving beyond the reef
- Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking
- Glass bottom boat tour
- Lagoon cruises
- Deep-sea fishing
- Circle island tour
- Scenic flights
- Cultural village tours
- Lawn bowls
- Walking tours and treks
- Inter island travel
- Rental vehicles
- Mountain rainforest safari tour in 4WD vehicle Tennis
- Horseback riding along the beach and through rainforest
Built with privacy in mind, all villas enjoy full lagoon views and are located only a few steps from the beach. We offer 10 beautifully appointed 1 bedroom villas. All are architecturally designed with comfort, space, privacy and a view in mind and all have high pitch roves overlaid with thatch to ensure a cool interior at all times.
• Genuine Cook Island Thatched Roof Villas
• Separate super king bedrooms with king beds & air con
• Luxurious ensuite bathroom with spa bath, bidet, & shower plus complimentary toiletry packs
• The kitchens are self contained with gas cooker, refrigerator, fridge/freezer, microwave, crockery and cutlery
• Direct dial phones (local calls are free). ironing facilities, hair drier, safety deposit box
• The private, thatched hardwood, verandas with sun furniture overlook the magnificent Titikaveka lagoon & Beach
• All have insect screened doors & windows
• 32 “ Flat Screen TV’s
• Ipod docking station with CD player
The Sands – The Paw Paw Patch is a restaurant of such renown even other restaurateurs say they like to go there for a meal on their nights off.
Vaima Restaurant & Bar – Lots of island ambience prevails at this bamboo-clad beachside restaurant. It offers a wide range of tastes, including spicy curry. Always check the daily blackboard specials, which feature fresh fish, but avoid anything claiming to be Cajun. There are a few tables on a veranda facing the beach plus picnic tables out by the sand.
Tamarind House – Tamarind House on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is a very special restaurant and bar in a beautiful setting for a drink, light meal, dinner or that special function.
Trader Jacks – Trader Jacks bar and restaurant is an institution in the Cook Islands, offering great food, great service, great drinks and a great time.
Overlooking the waters of Avarua Harbour the Traders’ restaurant enjoys a stunning setting along with a reputation for quality dining, with superb, freshly-caught seafood a feature.
The Traders bar is one of the most popular in the South Pacific.
The Flame Tree – The Flame Tree Restaurant is set in a lush tropical setting in Muri, Next to Manea Beach resort and a short stroll from the Muri Beach Club Hotel, Pacific Resort, Sokala Villas and many other resorts in the Muri beach area. The Flame Tree Restaurant is also a popular wedding reception venue and can accommodate groups of up to 65 people.
Cafe Salsa – Cafe Salsa is owned and operated by Tony Kelly Bullivant, both have had colourful and successful histories in the restaurant business. Cafe Salsa offers contemporary Pacific Rim cuisine and a few local delights from Rarotonga. Cafe Salsa is the home to Rarotonga’s only wood fired pizza oven and uses only the freshest produce available. The restaurant has a relaxed bar for pre and post dinner drinks where you can mix and mingle with a few locals. There is courtyard dining when weather permits.
Windjammer Restaurant – Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Serving world class Pacific/European cuisine. Fully licensed premises, fully air conditioned, perfect for all occasions. Open every night from 5.30pm (Sundays from 6.00pm, closed Tuesdays).
The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar -The age-old charm of the South Seas, you know it when you find it – a place which somehow captures the light of a sailor’s lantern, the smell of sea-spray and the gleam of pearls on sun-kissed skin. You know it when you come to The Waterline Beach Bar and Grill. Out of all the restaurants Rarotonga has to offer, people remember forever the look and feel of a place created by a man who loves boats and wood, telling stories and making music. They remember the old glass buoys, the hand-carved wooden tables, the salt and pepper carefully laid out every night in shining mother-of-pearl shells.
Sails Restaurant – Sails Restaurant has long enjoyed a reputation as a great place to enjoy the best Rarotonga has to offer in pacific cuisine, unparalleled lagoon views and friendly service.
Staircase Restaurant & Bar – Polynesian and grill style food with a cultural show Thursdays and Fridays.
Progressive Dining through local homes – Experience the real Cook Islands! A progressive dinner, visiting local homes, is a rare opportunity to enjoy local foods and also gain insight into how Cook Islanders live, work and relax. Cook Islanders love to extend hospitality to guests in their homes. This is your chance to ‘experience the real Cook Islands’.
No children under 12 years of age permitted.
Weddings & Honeymooners
Royale Palm Wedding - Please ask for current rates
- Personal wedding co-ordinator
- Marriage license
- Necessary transport
- Minister or marriage celebrant
- Flowers – a posy and neck ei
- Floral archway with two flaming tiki torches
- Bottle of celebration bubbly
Honeymoon couples will receive a fruit basket, bottle of Sparkling wine.
Package Inclusions & Pricing
Package rates below include:
– Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Rarotonga with Air New Zealand
– Meet & greet upon arrival in Rarotonga and round-trip bus transfers to and from the resort
– 5 night’s accommodation in villa of your choice
– Welcome tropical breakfast basket on arrival
– Welcome drink on arrival
– Personalized guest orientation on first morning of arrival
- Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks
- Free local calls
- Free use of guest BBQ
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
|1 Bedroom Lagoon View||$2,061|
|1 Bedroom Honeymoon Beachfront||$2,173|
|1 Bedroom VIP Beachfront||1 Bedroom VIP Beachfront|