Sanctuary Resort is a South Seas dream made real. Powder white beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, and the ocean graduates from sparkling turquoise to deep teal as it disappears to the horizon. The gentle breeze stirs the palms and gently rocks the hammocks and the pace of life drops to a standstill. Nothing to do, nowhere to be…..unless you really want it.
While Sanctuary can be this tranquil delight, those who wish to do more than relax in this environment built for mindful living have a multitude of opportunities. Set on the stunning Aroa Lagoonairum, the serene waters offer the island's best snorkelling in a fully protected marine sanctuary. You can take to the waters and lose yourself in the myriad of spectacular marine life, whether under the water or on the surface on a kayak or SUP.
There is outstanding dining directly on the white expanse of Aroa beach and should you wish for an even more romantic setting, you can arrange for a private, candle-lit beach dinner, just the two of you, incredible food and the tapestry of a million stars overhead.
We have arranged an invite to the weekly Manager’s cocktail party and there are daily activities where you can be active or learn some of the time-honoured Raratongan crafts. Create your own flower garlands or learn to weave palm fronds. Take guided nature walks with the knowledgeable staff or learn to drum with the locals. Or, just head to the secluded pool, swim up to the bar and enjoy an ice-cold cocktail after spending hours pampering yourself in the world-class spa. Your vacation, your way.
Beachside Suites enjoy a premium location directly on the white sands of Aroa Beach with partial lagoon views and direct access to the glistening blue waters of Aroa Lagoon, the Lagoon of Love.
Superior Pool View Room
Exactly the same as the Beachside Suite, but you can enjoy full views over the stunning Aroa Lagoon, so if you are planning on spending more time on your verandah, this could be the one for you.
In addition to all the standard Sanctuary suite features the Honeymoon Spa Suite includes a private outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and Vichy Shower.