Your search for perfect tranquillity can end here. Sanctuary by name, sanctuary by nature. This exclusive adults-only resort is hidden away on the coast of Rarotonga in completely idyllic surroundings, fringed by jungle, hugged by white sands, this is a place to truly escape…
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.
Escape to an island paradise on the south shore of Raratongo to relax in this enchanting resort right on the most idyllic lagoon in the south seas.
After being greeted with a fresh flower garland and an ice-cold bottle of water, you can enjoy included transfers to and from Rarotonga Airport to your 4-star resort on the south coast.
The best way to start the day! Enjoy daily complimentary breakfasts for 2 adults per room.
It is totally your choice, but if you want, you can participate in the following -
There is a cooling welcome drink waiting for you upon arrival to Sanctuary, but more than this, you will also receive an invitation to the Manager’s sunset cocktail party.
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.
Sanctuary Resort is the real highlight here. This is a trip based around letting go of your day-to-day life and seeking out a sheltered corner of paradise to completely escape. You couldn’t find a better spot than Sanctuary. Its four-stars come from its incredible blend of traditional Polynesian architecture, which has been elevated for the modern age. Sleek, modern interiors, all with Polynesian flourish, completely complement the traditional exteriors, with their grass roofs and wooden walls.
The spa offers a world-class place to treat yourself to some pampering and the staff are about the friendliest, most helpful people we have ever come across. From your welcome drink, right up to the moment you step into your private transfer back to the airport, relaxation will come easily.
However, should you wish, there is much more going on at the resort and you can learn some exclusive and wonderful skills. There are classes on palm weaving, lei making, drumming and ukulele playing. There are guided walks through the lush tropical vegetation, crab hunts and local village visits, set up by the wonderful staff. You can also jump on a SUP or kayak to explore the lagoon, or borrow snorkel equipment and spend your day crossing off the wealth of marine life that makes this idyllic spot their home.
As soon as you step into the arrivals hall at Rarotonga International, we will start your journey to relaxation. Your driver will be waiting with your name on a board, will take your luggage and get you into the air-conditioned vehicle, with an icy bottle of water to combat the heat. A quick 15-minute drive around the stunning coast of Rarotonga and you will be at the resort, welcome drink in hand, while the team gets you checked in. After 8 days on the stunning south coast, we will transfer you back up to the airport to meet your onward flight.
Focused on drawing you into a delightful waking dream, this stunning resort, created in true Polynesian style, is set amongst lush tropical gardens right on the most beautiful lagoon in the whole country. You can dine in style, explore the local culture or relax on the terrace of your stunning beachside suite.
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