Nautilus Resort

Name of the hotel

Nautilus Resort


Year opened




Nautilus Resort is pure South Pacific beachfront luxury on Rarotonga’s white-sanded Muri Beach. Just 20 minutes from Rarotonga’s international airport, Nautilus offers water sports of every kind right on your doorstep including free kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment. Island adventures and excursions, such as cycle tours and lagoon cruises are also readily available.


Size and style:

The resort consists of 17 Polynesian-inspired one-, two- or three-bedroom villas. Each villa has its own private salt-water plunge pool, air conditioning, bathroom with free-standing bath and rain-shower, kitchenette, entertainment system and furnished patio flowing seamlessly from indoors to outdoors.


Family friendly:

A Kids’ Concierge service makes Nautilus an ideal choice for families.


On-site dining and drinking facilities:

Nautilus Resort Restaurant: The award winning Nautilus Resort Restaurant offers Pacific Rim fare with an emphasis on seasonal local, organic ingredients and plenty of fresh fish and seafood.  High-ceilinged and overlooking an infinity pool, the restaurant opens at 7.30am for breakfast, which drifts through to lunch and an inviting all-day menu and then slides effortlessly through Nauti Hour (Happy Hour) and into dinner until late. A casual Beach Bar serves light meals from 11am to 9pm.


On-site facilities:




Yes, all villas have their own plunge pool in addition to the hotel's beachfront infinity pool.


No, but personal trainers, yoga and pilates trainers are available on request.


The Polynesian-themed Nautilus Spa has beautiful indoor rooms and tropical open-air courtyards where Thalgo trained staff offer a range of traditional and western influenced Thalgo product treatments, such as massage, aromatherapy, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Guests can indulge and rejuvenate in the Nautilus Signature Menu; hot stone therapy, holistic back, face and scalp massage and body wraps.


Concierge recommends:

Take a guided tour or free walk into the indigenous forest of Rarotonga, or a mountain safari to see the spectacular panoramic vistas. Take a dip in a tropical rock pool and waterfall, and view native wild flowers and fruits. Experience one of nature’s unique happenings, the spectacle of migrating whales from the cooler waters of the Antarctica to the Cook Islands, in mating and calving season (June to October). Alternatively, try game fishing for tuna, marlin, mahi mahi and wahoo, and have the Nautilus chef prepare your catch. 


Eco and community initiatives:

Opened only in 2015, Nautilus Resort is designed and built to adhere to the highest ecological standards. Measures include UV treated and filtered drinking water, solar power, recycling systems and organic fruit and vegetable gardens. 





Yes, guests receive a starter package on arrival. 

Turndown service


24 hour reception


24 hour room service


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Weather to go

The Cook Islands have two seasons, dry and wet, but the temperature only varies about 4 degrees Celsius between seasons.  From November to April (or May) the rainy season brings afternoon storms, and occasional cyclones although extreme ones are rare. During the winter months from June to October, average temperature is 25 degrees Celsius, with the more northern Cook Islands generally being warmer than those south.

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