Beachfront without the beachfront price tag! This little cracker is ideal for those looking for a full serviced hotel that won’t break the bank and is conveniently located, just a 2-minute stroll across the road from the Airport and a 15 minute easy walk into downtown Avarua with its shops, cafes and restaurants.
Featuring 13 spacious and well-appointed Cabanas, all beachfront with unobstructed views of the lagoon, the hotel caters well for holidaymakers, travellers en-route to the outer islands and for the discerning business traveller. A lovely fresh water pool, the Islander Restaurant offering fantastic cuisine from light meals to hearty options that are guaranteed to fill even the hungriest tummies, fabulous outdoor dining & lounging around the pool and the Hula Bar on the beach offering all day $3.50 drinks make the end of a busy or long day a pleasure to look forward to.
If keeping busy is your thing then check out the colourful markets nearby, jump onboard the bus that stop directly outside the hotel and enjoy the many island tours and activities or experience the local nightlife in Avarua. The hotel also provides a complimentary bus shuttle twice daily to downtown Avarua and Black Rock Beach – you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Make sure your stay includes a Tuesday night for the hotels Island night buffet featuring top island delicacies and delectable desserts followed by a dynamic cultural performance by Rarotonga’s leading dance troupe – Akirata and the legendary fire knife dance. Time doesn’t stand still at The Islander Hotel – it laughs, smiles and frolics in the sun. This is a smart option for those seeking good quality
value for money accommodation and dining!!
The Islander Hotel presents two beautiful outdoor restaurant seating areas – The Islander Dining Room and the Outdoor Tiki Terrace right on the waterfront.The Islander Restaurant & the Tiki Bar is perfect to enjoy beautiful sunsets and whale watching in season (June – October). Tropical breakfast daily is included in the room rate. Hot breakfast selections are also available at a surcharge. Breakfast is available from 8.00 – 10.00 am. An all-day menu is available from 11.30 am – 9.30 pm. The Islander Hotel is the perfect setting for large events & functions with covered seating capacity for up to 250 guests with additional on-demand seating under marquees on the beach for another 800 guests – a total of 1050 guests in all. Various catering options are available including but not limited to: cocktail canapés, beach BBQ, island buffet, and so much more!!
The Tuesday ‘Island Night’ buffet feast featuring Spit Roast Pork plus top island delicacies finished with delectable desserts including ‘Bombe Alaska’. Power & energy climaxes with a dynamic cultural performance by the leading adult cultural dance troupe on Rarotonga – Akirata Dance Troupe – presenting traditional performances fused with modern choreography & brilliant – bold costumes inspired by the stunning landscapes of the outer islands; and the legendary fire knife dance!
My Beauty & Spa has opened its brand new spa at The Islander Hotel in Rarotonga. It features a full collection of beauty services & massages: healing, full body, foot; manicure & pedicures and much more with internationally qualified therapists using French product by Decleor, Orly and Joyce Blok. The Spa has 3 treatment rooms and is open Monday – Sunday from 8.00 am through to 6 pm although late reservations outside these hours will be accepted. Guests staying at the hotel or waiting for flights home or to the outer islands can now enjoy the services at the Spa.
- Swimming Pool
- The Islander Restaurant
- Tiki Bar
- Hula Bar
- Scooter & Car Hire
- 24 hour reception
- Airport Transit Lounge
- Luggage Storage ($)
- Airport Shuttle Bus
- Island Night & Cultural Show ( Tuesday )
- Daily Live Band
- On-site manager 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
- On-site staff & security – 24 hours
- Large screens with Sky TV channels
- Daily all-day happy hour 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
- Outdoor seating & dining area
- WiFi Internet ($)
- Sun loungers
Nearby Amenities & Services
- Downtown Avarua ( 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive )
- Restaurants ( 5 within a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive )
- ATM (onsite )
- Black Rock Beach ( complimentary hotel transfers daily – 5 minute drive )
- Punanga Nui Cultural Market ( 10 minute walk or 3 minute drive )
- Fishing Charters ( 12 minute walk or 5 minute drive )
- Perfumes of Rarotonga ( 7 minute walk or 2 minute drive )
- Reef Sub Semi – submersible Tours ( ( 12 minute walk or 5 minute drive )
- Local bus – pick up outside Hotel every ½ hour
- Gift & Speciality Shops ( 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive )
- Bar & Clubs ( 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive )
- Factory Tours ( 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive )
A boutique beachfront hotel directly opposite Rarotonga International Airport (2 minute walk across the road) on Rarotonga’s north-west coast located at Panama-Nikao Bay with stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean & daily sunsets!
Formerly the Aquarius Rarotonga Hotel, the Islander Hotel changed ownership & management on the 1st May 2014 and began a journey of redevelopment, restyling & rebranding to create a unique boutique hotel that captures the bygone era of surfing, maitai’s and the beach boys, fused with modern day technology and amenities.