Relaxing in Rarotonga

Fly and flop. That’s what some people assume a holiday in the Cook Islands is like before researching or visiting our South Pacific paradise. Sure, you can relax and go with the flow on a vacation here – it’s easy to do with our stunning beaches and “island time” approach to life – but you can also wake up to the vast array of activities available on water and land.

The options are endless and we find that most guests get a good balance of soft-adventure and rest while on holiday here. So if the adrenaline from your mud buggy ride left you feeling a bit wired, or perhaps your arms are sore from all that kayaking you’ve been doing on the lagoon, we suggest you explore one of the many spa services on offer in Rarotonga.  

While Rarotonga is a small island that’s just 32km in circumference, taking only 45 minutes to drive round the whole place, you’ll be surprised by the many world class spa facilities to choose from. Many of these day spas are located within resorts, making them even easier to access. 

Like Rumours Luxury Villas' award-winning spa, featuring a Vichy Shower Massage treatment, where seven adjustable shower jets caress your body under an invigorating waterfall. 



Or just next door at Te Manava Luxury Spa, guests can fully relax with one of the spa’s popular facial treatments. Featuring Te Tika products made from organic Cook Islands exclusive ingredients, you’ll leave absolutely glowing. 

There’s also Spa Nautilus, the only Cook Islands day spa to offer the world-renowned professional Thalgo Beautè Rituals with their spa therapists specifically trained in these specialised treatment methods. What makes this treatment even more tailored for guests is the option to enjoy the session in either an open air or air-conditioned treatment suite, all set amongst beautiful tropical gardens. You can even make this an all-day experience by grabbing lunch and sunbathing poolside at Nautilus Resort Rarotonga’s incredible restaurant and infinity pool. 

Spa Nautilus Massage Treatments in Rarotonga


There’s also no need to leave the stunning sights of our turquoise waters for your massage. At Muri Beach Club Hotel’s The Beauty & Spa, you’ll have the choice of experiencing your treatment in an air-conditioned private therapy room or being pampered lagoonside in the hotel’s lush cabana. 

If you would rather stay in your villa or holiday apartment, the island also provides mobile massage services where the therapist will come to you. Why not unwind in the comfort of your home away from home, taking advantage of your beautiful accommodation.

Whatever your pleasure, the wonderful spa offerings in Rarotonga will be able to accommodate you.