Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach


"Thank you again for the wonderful way you and the other staff looked after us. You all helped to make our stay really enjoyable. This is one of the reasons we will be trying to make it a 5th time next year! Thanks guys for getting our normal dining/cocktail gazebo by the pool all set up for our last meal - very special.

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"While we were there we checked out some of the other resorts but found the Sanctuary was by far the best. It has great swimming and snorkelling, good accommodation and if younger family come there is always The Rarotongan side. Even the friends staying at the S. (they have also stayed at the C.) said they thought the same.
"We are very privileged to be able to stay on such a beautiful island, and the reason we go is the lovely laid back pace (Raro time) which helps us to relax.
"So team, we will be back and we have lots of friends wanting to come back with us. Will be in touch."
cheers all
Natalie & Paul, 4th return stay at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

Indulge in this adults-only, absolute beachfront 4.5 star boutique resort with a distinctive South Pacific ambiance, secluded white sands, crystal-clear blue lagoon … and even a unique swim-up pool bar, the only one at a high-end resort on Rarotonga. 

Imagine stepping from your beautifully-appointed Beachfront Suite – which feels like being in your own native hut - onto Aroa Beach and then straight into the sparkling clean waters of renowned Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve to swim and snorkel among the jewel-coloured tropical fish, at any tide.

Enjoy a long cool cocktail at the swim-up bar, be pampered at SpaPolynesia , dine on fine Pacific cuisine with your toes in the sand at the BlueWater Grill. Soak up the intimate ambiance and secluded beach of this stylish, very private adults-only beach resort.

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach also offers a Personal Wedding Planner and personally-tailored Lagoon of Love Wedding Packages for couples dreaming of a wildly romantic South Seas sunset beach wedding. 

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach is Rarotonga's most beachfront resort, with 36 Beachfront Suites and 12 Beachside Suites set directly on Aroa Beach, on the island's southwest coast which enjoys all day sun and front-row seats on sizzling tropical sunsets (not visible from the Muri side of Rarotonga). 

Where the ocean meets the sky, here you have found Sanctuary.