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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

4-star4 stars
Aroa Beach & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Adults-only beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Aroa Beach
  • Free parking
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Location
Great location
Amenities
Great amenities
Service
Service is adequate
Cleanliness
Quite clean

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

from ZAR 1,769
  • Suite, Beachfront
  • Honeymoon Suite (Spa)
  • Suite, Beachside

What’s around Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

Landmarks

  • In Tapere of Rutaki
  • Aroa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Wigmore's Waterfall - 44 min walk
  • Rarotonga Golf Club - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Tikioki Beach - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Muri Night Markets - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Punanga Nui Market - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Te Rua Manga - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Offsite

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 2010
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

Blue Water Grill Pacific - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only’s small print

Also known as

  • Sanctuary Hotel Rarotonga-on beach
  • Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only Resort Rarotonga
  • Sanctuary Rarotonga-on beach
  • Sanctuary Rarotonga-on beach-Adults Resort
  • Sanctuary beach-Adults Resort
  • Sanctuary Rarotonga-on beach-Adults
  • Sanctuary beach-Adults
  • Sanctuary Rarotonga On The
  • Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only Resort
  • Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only Rarotonga

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Parties and events are allowed on site. 

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    Transfers via airport shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Optional extras

    Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Late check-in between midnight and 6:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Rollaway beds are available for NZD 95 per night

    Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 28 per person (approximately)

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 60 per person (roundtrip)

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per night (rates may vary)

    WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 10 (1-device limit, rates may vary)

    Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

    • Is there a pool at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • Is parking offered at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 60 per person roundtrip.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
      You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
    • What is there to do near Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
      Recommended spots to visit include Aroa Beach (1-min walk) and Wigmore's Waterfall (2.3 mi), along with Rarotonga Golf Club (4.4 mi) and Tikioki Beach (4.6 mi).
    • Are there restaurants at or near Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local and international cuisine.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7,8 From 186 reviews

    Very good 8,0
    Check for stormy season before you travel, also suggest you check out the other islands rather than staying just on Rarotonga
    Robert, gb3 night trip
    Very good 8,0
    We checked in at 7pm and checked out at 10am due to flights so can only comment on room, service and location. - amazing bedroom, comfy bed, white sheets and towels. Lovely bathroom, big shower, free toiletries but should rethink Single use plastic. Liked they had put a jug of cold water in fridge rather than bottles. Lots of tea/coffee in room. Good size room especially important if staying for few days. Nice beach section. Staff we encountered friendly! We even were able to shower after checking out and getting our flight used their pool towels. Location wise, nothing is close by so will need to use bus which stops at hotel or hire a scooter. Restaurant food we had in evening was average.
    Andy, gb1 night trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Amazing stay.
    Sanctuary Rarotonga was amazing. From check in to check out we had a fabulous time. Staff were just outstanding. We had a beachfront room and it was an amazing view right from your bed. The room itself had everything we needed. Room service was great. Will definitely go back soon.
    Pare, au7 night trip
    Very good 8,0
    The sanctuary - a lovely stay
    Our stay at the sanctuary was very good. We really enjoyed the beautiful setting and the staff were very friendly. We ate some of our meals at the hotel and I would say the food was good but not great, as is often the case with hotel food. The water was crystal clear and a beautiful turquoise color. The only drawback is that when the tide is low, the coral is quite close to the surface of the water, making it somewhat difficult to swim and snorkel . When the tide is low, it is a good time to walk along the lengthy beach on either side of the hotel. When the tide is high, that is the time to go swimming and snorkeling. It is a very safe beach, enclosed by the reef. We had an upstairs room in the sanctuary and had a lovely view from there. As promised, the sanctuary was a quiet and relaxed place. I would recommend this venue.
    Emily, us6 night trip with friends
    Poor 2,0
    DO NOT STAY HERE!
    One of the most horrible customer services EVER! DO NOT STAY HERE! Front desk Manager Michael and employee Bridgett need to be sent for customer service training. Not only do they lie about what's included but also my room was full of insects! There are much better hotels on the Island after talking with locals and other employees.
    ie2 night trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Quiet Retreat
    Had a wonderful time. This delightful resort is adults only, so quiet and situated right on the beach . It’s sister resort The Rarotongan is right next door and available for all activities . Every room has a view of the beautiful lagoon. The breakfast buffet is included and features a delicious assortment of fruit, cereal, breads, cheese, yogurt, & even pancakes ! All very nice with a genuinely friendly staff.
    DennIs, us3 night romance trip
    Very good 8,0
    absolute waterfront and room with a view
    Room was actually quite good but no cooking facilities. Property is absolute waterfront and had great views out to the reef.The opportunity to use the facilities at the adjacent The Rarotongan was a bonus
    Ian, au1 night romance trip

    Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach-Adults Only

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