FEATURED RESORT – Little Polynesian, a small luxury hideaway on the island of Rarotonga overlooks a gorgeous white sand swimming beach with excellent snorkeling. Little Polynesian has 10 beachside bungalows and 4 garden bungalows all completely renovated recently.
The Little Polynesian Resort Cook Islands is surrounded with the kind of natural beauty that the South Pacific is renowned for. In 2005, the Little Polynesian underwent extensive renovations to unveil what can only be described as a literal re-creation to achieve once again a new level of service and amenities. Our magnificently built Ares (bungalows) have been designed with intricate attention to detail. Every unit uses traditional Cook Islands architecture combined with understated yet richly elegant décor.
Little Polynesian Resort Cook Islands
A small luxury hideaway in Titikaveka on the island of Rarotonga overlooks a gorgeous white sand swimming beach with excellent snorkeling offshore and there are free kayaks to explore the turquoise lagoon. The no child policy ensures absolute privacy – making it the ideal place for honeymoons and romantic breaks. All rooms are non-smoking.
Traditional accents in the bungalows including Wild Hibiscus, Mangaian (coconut) sinnet weaving on beams as well as a thatched roof with natural Pandanus add to the ambiance of our South Seas paradise.
The scent of tropical flowers fills the air around the fourGarden Pia Tiare (Garden Villas) – providing a special experience that’s close to nature. Like the Beach Ares, each is equipped with a spacious king size bed, out door shower and spa tub and bar fridge.
Clear blue skies, a turquoise lagoon, calm waters and a temperate climate make it ideal for a number of water-based activities including swimming, snorkeling, diving, sport fishing, game fishing, and kayaking. Other activities include hiking, pony trekking, cultural tours, bird-watching tours, scenic flights, golf, tennis, squash and lawn bowls.
What could be more romantic than saying “”I do” at a beach or garden wedding at the Little Polynesian Resort Cook Islands? Our spectacular sunsets and twilight evenings will make your wedding or renewal here, in the heart of the South Pacific, a very intimate and unique experience. If you prefer something a little more formal, a church wedding can also be arranged. Entrust your special day to us with one of our wedding packages and we’ll take care of all the details, giving you more time to explore our beautiful islands. All you have to do is show up on the day.
Each of the 10 Luxury Beach Ares comes with its own private gazebo and daybed overlooking the white sandy beach of Titikaveka.
Each Pia Tiare is a spacious, studio size unit, constructed as part of a duplex, they are also designed with unusually high roofing, a long but almost forgotten trademark of traditional Cook Island architecture. In fact, these are the only remaining structures from the original resort development, although completely gutted and refurbished to our new ultra standard. Here again every window has dual options for see-through or private shade settings. Inviting king size beds also face the lagoon while out-door showers, spa tubs under the stars, pre-stocked bar fridges and champagne on arrival can all be a part of the Little Polynesian experience.
This resort has been designed with every opportunity to take advantage of its natural resources. The Ares are built right into the natural setting of palm trees and tropical foliage. Your veranda will open to a view of strikingly clear turquoise ocean, spellbinding waves and all perfectly framed with the lush green of palms overhead and completely around you.
Our Infinity Pool features elegant lounge chairs and spacious umbrellas to regulate the amount of tropical sun you wish to receive. It is situated directly behind our Are Nui which allows for instant catering to your every delight. We have deliberately chosen to use salt water to avoid the harsh effects of chemical treated pools and for additional to the health benefits derived from your swim time.Linda Gutekunst
We loved Little Polynesia... the staff there were very gracious and welcoming... they went above and beyond, we feel like we really got to know them by the end of our time.
We also loved the Raro tours island tour... our guide was fantastic and we learned so much in that span of 4 hours... things she told us kept cropping up throughout the rest of our trip from restaurant recommendations/non-recommendations (we tried on she said not to go to and we realize why she said that!!), etc. etc. She was great.
We also loved the over water show... which we weren't sure if we were gonna like since it's so touristy. But loved it... great food, the picking up and taking home after was lovely, and the people were super nice!!
Oh, and the dine around program was super-convenient as well... all the restaurants we tried on it were awesome, including our hotel!
We loved it... thank you so much for your help! I'll for sure refer you out to anyone i know heading to the South Pacific area!