The Islander Hotel

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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The Islander Hotel

With comfortable rooms, a great restaurant overlooking the white sand beach, a whole host of activities and experiences - the Islander Hotel is one of Rarotonga’s best value-for-money beachfront resorts. The hotel is located literally next door to the Avarua Airport in Rarotonga, and is agreeably close to Avatiu Harbour and the Avarua City. Read More...

Rooms at The Islander Hotel

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About The Islander Hotel

Accommodations at Islander Hotel, Rarotonga

The Islander Hotel, Rarotonga offers travellers air-conditioned rooms, or ‘cabanas’ as it calls them, which has a split king-size bed and a single bed. Other amenities include an ensuite bathroom, a flatscreen TV, tea/coffee maker, living area, and fabulous views of the beach and the crystal-clear Pacific Ocean beyond.

Dining at Islander Hotel

When it comes to wining and dining, the Islander Hotel stands head and shoulders above the competition. The Islander Dining Room is the place to head for breakfast and all-day dining. It also hosts its ‘Island Night’ buffets on Tuesdays, which draws crowds from all over. You’ll love the power-packed traditional fire-knife dance by the Akirata dance troupe, besides the restaurant’s famous spit roast pork! The Tiki Bar offers great views of the beach and during the months of June to October, you can watch whales breaching and playing about close to the shore – all while sipping on your chilled glass of wine.

Things to do around Rarotonga & the Resort

A holiday to Cook Islands would be amiss without sampling Rarotonga’s silky white sand beach and its crystal-clear waters. Swimming, kayaking and snorkelling are perennially fun activities off the hotel’s beach. You can ask the hotel’s activities desk to recommend you good charters and operators to help you plumb Cook Islands’ many scuba-diving hotspots. Island hopping –is another great option while on a holiday. Atiu, Aitutaki and Pukapuka are three beautiful day-tours, and if you aren’t familiar with Aitutaki – lucky you! Let’s get you updated in a hurry about one of the most beautiful lagoon in the world, period. Here’s an article about Aitutaki winning Oceania’s #1 destination and another about things to do in Aitutaki.

You can also check out Rarotonga’s museums, sign up for food tours and pub crawls, but we’d recommend a visit to any of island’s villages for a day to know about Cook Islands’ Polynesian heritage. For starters, you can read up on what you can expect to see and experience at the Te Vara Nui Cultural Village.

Islander Hotel, Rarotonga: Cook Islands Holiday Packages

For more details about the Islander Hotel, talk to our South Pacific Specialists at 1300 991 751! you can build you own holiday package here – check out the rooms, select your dates, add flights, a tour and you’re good to go! You can also mosey over to our Cook Islands Hot Deals for the latest Islander Hotel holiday packages and Cook Islands deals. If you want more customisation, fil out the chat form to the right or call us directly at 1300 991 751! Our South Pacific Specialists will be more than happy to stitch you a bespoke holiday getaway to the Islander Hotel, Cook Islands.

Facilities of The Islander Hotel

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
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Cruise
  • Coconut Husking
  • Cultural Activities
  • Eco-Tours
  • Fishing
  • Full Day Tours
  • Golf
  • Half Day Tours
  • Kava Ceremony
  • Sarong Tying
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming Pool

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Beachside Snack Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Conference Center
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Internet Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking available
  • Pool Side Bar
  • Restaurant/s
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Weddings (Charged)

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Robes and/or Slippers
  • Beach Towels
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cots - on request
  • Daily Turn Down Service
  • Daybeds
  • Hairdryer
  • In house movies
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Living / Dining Area
  • Phone
  • Private Bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower only, no bathtub
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • TV
  • Wifi Internet
  • Work Desk

Resort Type

  • Child Friendly
  • Children Stay FREE
  • FREE Breakfast daily
  • On the Beach

The Islander Hotel FAQ's

The Islander Hotel is located close to the Avatiu Harbour and next door to the Rarotonga International Airport.
From the Avarua Airport, the Islander Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk away.
Islander Hotel holiday packages do include return transfers from the Rarotonga International Airport.
The Islander Hotel has a check-in time of 2:00pm and check-out at 10:00am.
Early check-in times and late check-out times at the Islander Hotel is subject to availability.
No, the Islander Hotel doesn’t have an on-site Kids’ Club.
No, Islander Hotel doesn’t offer nannies and baby-sitters.
Activities and experiences in and around the Islander Hotel include
  • Swimming, kayaking and snorkelling
  • Scuba-diving
  • Island hopping – especially Atiu and Mangaia!
  • Museum visits
  • Hiking
  • Village visits
  • Food tours
  • Cultural evenings
  • Reef Submersible tour
  • Visiting the Whale Wildlife Centre
  • Glass-bottomed boat tours
  • Game fishing
  • Drift diving
  • Explore Rarotonga’s lagoon on a cruise
Yes, the Islander Hotel does have an on-site restaurant.
Yes, the Islander Hotel does have an on-site bar.

Location of The Islander Hotel

Distance from Rarotonga International Airport, Cook Islands Rarotonga International Airport, Cook Islands 1.2KM (approx)

Reviews of The Islander Hotel

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Review Summary:



4.8 rating

12 Reviews

Areta Taihuka

Areta TaihukaJune 15, 2023Google Reviews

5.0 rating
Staff are wonderful, food was delicious n the location to the airport make it a fantastic venue to welcome visitors or send them home Read More...

David Pearson

David PearsonMarch 5, 2023Google Reviews

5.0 rating
I only Ate and Drank there with Friends. Accomodation was elsewhere. Great atmosphere and location and service. 10/10. The Lamb on Read More...

Marise Bishop

Marise BishopFebruary 8, 2023Google Reviews

5.0 rating
Excellent food, love inside pool. Great service. Brilliant music. Must go back Sunday Lunch

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