***In our opinion this is the Cook Islands Best Value Resort***

On the sheltered, sunset coast of Rarotonga, Manuia Beach Resort is just 10 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes from the golf course, and only 15 minutes from the main town of Avarua. Wander down our hibiscus clad driveway and you have some of Rarotonga’s best restaurants within walking distance of the resort. Sparkling blue water, an amazing white sand beach and tropical gardens frame our small and intimate 4 star boutique resort. Sand paths separate just 24 Polynesian style garden or beachfront suites. All suites underwent a full refurbishment completed in May 2013 and each one features bright and spacious Polynesian inspired decor with modern amenities including air conditioning and daily maid service. Overlooking the fresh water infinity pool, our famous sand floor “OTB (On the Beach) Restaurant and Bar” – serves a delectable mix of South Pacific cuisine in a thatched-hut setting. Weekly entertainment includes: Daily happy hour from 4 – 6pm, Wednesday and Saturday night – live music, and Sunday night our famous BBQ buffet with live island music. With a tranquil and romantic atmosphere and friendly staff, we provide guests with a life-changing experience. In the spirit of maintaining Manuia Beach Resorts charm as a ‘seclusion…escape…romance’ resort, children under 16 years are not permitted to stay.

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- Daily tropical buffet breakfast ( 8.00am-10.00am)
- Free weekly cultural activities including:
- Monday –Scuba dive try-out in the pool
- Tuesday – Rarotonga Mystery Tour (not to be missed!!)
- Wednesday – Management cocktails
- Thursday – Pearl talk
- Friday- Ukulele lessons
- Saturday – Market drop-off
- Sunday – Church drop-off
- Free use of snorkelling gear and kayaks
- Free 24 hour off-site gym access

- Cocktail Happy Hour
- Mountain biking
- Island Night Buffet
- Big game fishing
- 4WD Safari’s
- Sailing


24 Suites in total – 5 Beachfront Suites, 1 VIP Beachfront Suite, 17 Premium Garden Suites and 1 VIP Premium Garden Suite. Your Rarotonga resort accommodation at Manuia Beach is set out in a series of 12 duplexes, with each room having a spacious veranda complete with outdoor furniture.


Right on the Beach Restaurant and Bar is arguably one of the best locations on the island. You’re literally right on the beach. The comfortable dining furniture set on the sandy floor sets the stage for a true Polynesian experience. Watch the waves on the reef, follow the antics of the local children and fishermen in the lagoon, while you enjoy your complimentary tropical breakfast, or choose from the wider menu available. Lunch can be served at your lounger on the beach, or in the restaurant, whether it is from the light lunch menu or something more substantial, you choose. Cocktail hours are popular with special nights held on occasions complete with local entertainment. Dinner brings a number of options; Polynesian inspired menu can be served under the Kikau thatched roof of the restaurant, or on your special table by the beach or pool, where you can watch the sun go down and enjoy the night sky. Or why not enjoy a romantic dinner for two in a private setting with a special menu devised for the occasion.

Meal Plan
Hot Breakfast Upgrade $18 USD per person per day
Half Board includes Hot Breakfast Upgrade & 3 Course Dinner $91 USD per person per day
Full Board includes Hot Breakfast Upgrade, Lunch & 3 Course Dinner $118 USD per person per day

Child Policy

In the spirit of maintaining Manuia Beach Resorts charm as a ‘seclusion…escape…romance’ resort, children under 16 years are not permitted to stay, however, our nearby sister property Puaikura Reef Lodges is perfectly capable of looking after young families.

Package Inclusions & Pricing

The 7 Night Package from Los Angeles will include the following:
- Airfare from Los Angeles to Rarotonga with Air New Zealand (taxes included)
- VIP meet & greet and return airport to resort transfers
- 5 nights accommodation in a Suite of your choosing
- Daily continental breakfast
- Free use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks
- Free weekly scuba try out in the pool
- Free “Round Raro ” 3 hour bus tour (a $75 value)

VIP Suite Guests also include
- use of the best quality luxury linen (100% Egyptian cotton)
- use of bathrobes, slippers and “”Sleepy Head”" plush top Super King Beds
- Fresh cut flowers and Moet * Chandon Champagne upon arrival along with a fruit platter
- Daily newspaper and pillow gifts
- Golf Club Membership
- VIP Suite guests are recognized as VIP’s at all times

Resort Stay Options and Pricing

Premium Garden Suite Please ask for rates and specials on your prefered dates
Beachfront Suite Please ask for rates and specials on your prefered dates
VIP Premium Garden Suite Please ask for rates and specials on your prefered dates
VIP Beachfront Suite Please ask for rates and specials on your prefered dates

Direct flights from Los Angeles to Rarotonga depart just once a week on a Saturday night at 11pm, arriving on a Sunday morning at 6am. Your return flight would be on a Friday night around midnight arriving back in Los Angeles on a Saturday at noon. Your choices are therefore 6 days and 5 nights or 13 days and 12 nights etc. They are based on the lowest published airfare and the best low season resort special and is subject to availability.