Nautilus Resort

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

4.5 rating
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Nautilus Resort

The Nautilus Resort is a luxurious boutique offering for discerning travellers wishing to avoid chaotic masses and experience Rarotonga’s unstinted beauty and serenity. With just 17 villas, a spacious restaurant and bar specialising in Pacific Rim cuisine and unspoiled champagne beaches, it does just that. Read More...

Rooms at Nautilus Resort

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About Nautilus Resort

From Rarotonga’s Avarua airport, the Nautilus Resort is under a half-an-hour cab ride away. Travelling along the island’s ring road, one gets the idea how magnificent a Cook Islands holiday is going to be. The resort offers five categories of villa accommodations, called ‘ares’. Ranging from Garden Ares for couples or small families all the way to 2- and 3-Bedroom Beachfront Ares.

Each of the units feature a choice of California king-size double or single beds, open-plan suites with oversized living spaces, airconditioning, outdoor stone showers, saltwater plunge pools, satellite TV and a private deck. All suits also feature a handy kitchenette and the multiple-bedroom Ares have a full-fledged kitchen. The ensuite bathrooms are spacious and have dual basins, freestanding stone baths, separate showers, premium toiletries and pamper guests with kimono-style bathrobes. Plus, there’s unlimited WiFi!

The Nautilus Resort’s restaurant and bar prides itself on farm-fresh produce and ‘catch-of-the-day’ seafood. Also, there are plenty of restaurants and pubs within walking and driving distance.

When it comes to activities and experiences, there is so much to see, do eat and play! From swimming and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of the ocean to stand-up paddling, kayaking and scuba-diving, pick one or more a day and watch the latter whiz by. Then, there are island tours, hiking, parasailing, jungle walks and so on and so forth. Check out our things to do for a full list.

Check out our latest holiday packages and deals for the Nautilus Resort below; if you’d like to speak to our South Pacific Specialist to create a bespoke itinerary, get in touch at 1300 991 751! You can also check out our blog on the top scuba-diving hot-spots in Cook Islands – who know, you might find a couple of gems to make your Cook Islands holiday a dream!

Facilities of Nautilus Resort

Terms and Conditions may apply if resort offers children Stay & Eat free. Some Facilities/Activities may have charges. Contact sales team for further information.


  • Basket Weaving
  • Coconut Husking
  • Cultural Activities
  • Fishing
  • Full Day Tours
  • Half Day Tours
  • Kava Ceremony
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Sarong Tying
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Swimming Pool

Hotel Facilities

  • 4 to 12 years
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Concierge
  • Day Spa - Beauty & Health
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Facilities Incl Washing Machine
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking available
  • Reception (Certain Hours)
  • Restaurant/s
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Weddings (Charged)
  • Wi-fi Internet Access

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath / Shower
  • Bath Robes and/or Slippers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Furnished Veranda
  • Hairdryer
  • In house movies
  • Kitchennette
  • Microwave Oven
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Phone
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wifi Internet

Resort Type

  • Child Friendly
  • FREE Breakfast daily
  • On the Beach

Nautilus Resort FAQ's

The Nautilus Resort is located near the Muri Beach in Rarotonga, Cook Islands – overlooking the beautiful Ta’akoka islet.
The Nautilus Resort is around 14 kilometres from Rarotonga International Airport in Avarua. But Nautilus Resort holiday packages include transfers to and from the airport!
The Nautilus Resort has a check-in time at 2:00pm and check-out at 10:00am.
Early check-in times and late check-out times are available upon request and are subject to Nautilus Resort’s decision.
Things to do and activities at the Nautilus Resort include
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Snorkelling
  • Large beachfront infinity pool
  • Kids’ Concierge for activities
Yes, the Nautilus Resort does offer WiFi access!
No, the Nautilus Resort does not offer overwater accommodations.
Yes, the Nautilus Resort has a large beachfront infinity pool.
Yes, the Nautilus Resort does have an on-site restaurant.
Yes, the Nautilus Resort does have an on-site bar.

Location of Nautilus Resort

Distance from Rarotonga International Airport, Cook Islands Rarotonga International Airport, Cook Islands 13.5KM (approx)

Reviews of Nautilus Resort

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Review Summary:



4.4 rating

17 Reviews

Paul Jenness

Paul JennessJune 18, 2023Google Reviews

5.0 rating
Just went for a dinner of 4. Best meal we had on Rarotonga and the food dinner set menu is not bad value at $65 for 3 course and Read More...

Roslyn Coombes AREINZ

Roslyn Coombes AREINZJune 18, 2023Google Reviews

5.0 rating
Had dinner it was brilliant. Clean and staff very attentive. Definitely one of the best restaurants on the Island.

Anita Milne

Anita MilneJune 8, 2023Google Reviews

5.0 rating
Just loved it. Lovely rooms (beachfront are), great service, great location, great food (breakfast every day and dinner one night). Read More...

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