Pool & Sandy Beach Front
Have fun in the sun at the Islander Hotel
Room Interiors
Our Cabanas are comfortable & welcoming.
Room Interiors
Bathrooms are modern with hair dryer, robes, shampoo / conditioner & soaps.
Island Night Show Over The Pool
Island Feast & Cultural Show Spectacular Evening Tuesdays only NZD49pp
Islander Restaurant & Bar
Great cuisine, affordable prices.
Hula Bar
All day every day happy hour from 11am to 11pm $3.50 beers, spirits, wines.
Beachfront Dining
Dine, wine and be merry at the Islander Hotel.
Gorgeous beachfront setting
Starry nights, LED mood lights.
Over the water beach bar decking.
$3.50 beers, spirits, wines, soft drinks...daily...11am to 11pm.

The Islander Hotel

Welcome to our 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.

Food & Beverage Consultant - Phillip Nordt - of Germany provides excellence & precision with kitchen design and menu creation that captures the best of Rarotonga and the world. His focus on freshness-goodness ensures all menu items are constructed from the best & fresh ingredients available on Rarotonga.

We sincerely hope you have a fantastic holiday in the Cook Islands and look forward to seeing you at our place, either as a guest, a diner, a merry drinker or as a transit passenger enroute to our exotic outer islands or as a friend departing our shores.

Kia Manuia,

Rohan & Adriane and the team at The Islander Hotel

Our hotel operates 24-hours per day.  We have an onsite Duty Manager, Security Staff, and a Housekeeper to ensure hotel rooms are available for transiting guests.

Check out our promotional video here

Restaurant & Bar

The Islander Restaurant features fantastic cuisine using fresh ingredients supplied by local market gardeners as well as imports from New Zealand.  Open for breakfast from 8am; and an all-day lunch & dinner service featuring light meals to hearty options that are guaranteed to fill up even the hungriest tummies. 

Check out our menu's here breakfast | all day menu.  Our restaurant has seating capacity for up to 200 diners | include marquees on the beach and we increase to 500 diners - enquire about your next by emailing us info@islanderhotel.co.ck 

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The Tiki Bar is an iconic licensed bar offering local and imported beverages including beers, spirits & mixes, wines, aperitifs, champagne and Rarotonga's best cocktails.  Fine tea & espresso coffee compliment the full array of cold beverages on offer daily. Tiki Bar also features live bands throughout the week providing an eclectic collection of musical genres including: island tunes, jazz, soft rock covers, and cabaret.  We feature a big screen with Sky Sports where you can watch a live rugby match beamed from anywhere around the world!  Coupled with cold beers and fast service - Tiki Bar is the perfect location to cheer on the All-Blacks.

Be sure to join us for our legendary all day daily happy hour program from 11am to 11pm at the HULA BAR on the beach with NZD3.50 beers, spirits & mixes, glass of wine, shots and soft drinks. Check out our Hula Bar Menu.

Monday night is 'BBQ Pork Ribs & Salads' Buffet for only NZD25-adults; ADD ON Mushroom Steak & Fries NZD35-adults; ADD ON Chocolate Fudge Cake & Ice Cream NZD39-adults.  Our BBQ Pork Ribs are basted with our famous Texan BBQ Sauce and is slow-roasted to deliver a melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Our 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!  Only NZD49 per adult / NZD20 per child (3-13 years).

Our hotel operates 24-hours per day.  We have an onsite Duty Manager, Security Staff, and a Housekeeper to ensure hotel rooms are available for transiting guests.


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Our 13 Cabanas feature two king beds that can accommodate up to 4 guests or a largish group of friends & family of 56.  Each Cabana presents a private ensuite with shower, toilet, vanity & complimentary toiletries. 

There is also air conditioning & ceiling fans, flat screen LED tv with in-house movies, IDD telephone, small lounge area for afternoon reading, tea & coffee making facilities, iron & board, snorkeling equipment, bathrobes, hair dryer, bathroom toiletries and many more amenities for a truly comfortable stay. The Cabanas average 45m2.


Contact us

Located directly opposite Rarotonga Airport towards downtown Avarua. Guests are encouraged to push their luggage trolley on the pathway, past the Departure Terminal, past the carpark, to main road.  We are the terracotta coloured building on the beach side.  Alternatively, a round trip airport shuttle is available for NZD15 per person. 

Telephone: (+682) 21003

Email: info@islanderhotel.co.ck

Our hotel operates 24-hours per day
We have an onsite Duty Manager, Security Staff, and a Housekeeper to ensure hotel rooms are available for transiting guests.

Have a safe flight to Rarotonga and see you soon at The Islander Hotel. 

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