Nautilus Resort
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Nautilus Resort

No. 3 of Top 4-star Select Hotels in Ngatangiia
CK, Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia District, Ngatangiia, Southern Cook Islands, Cook Islands
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With a stay at Nautilus Resort in Rarotonga (Takitumu District), you'll be steps from Muri Beach and Muri Lagoon. This luxury resort is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Muri Night Markets and 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Te Vara Nui Village.Show More
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4.6/5Great·Cleanliness: 4.6
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Amenities
Outdoor Swimming PoolExclusive Beach AreaDivingSnorkelingHikingMassage RoomFitness RoomFreePrivate ParkingFreeBarRestaurant
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Surroundings
Airport: Rarotonga International Airport
(14.0 km)
Landmarks: Koka Lagoon Cruises
(350m)
Landmarks: Captain Tamas Lagoon Cruizes
(560m)
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Beachfront Are
2

Beachfront Are

1 King bed and 1 Single bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Heating
In-room Wi-Fi
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Garden Are
3

Garden Are

1 King bed and 1 Single bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Heating
In-room Wi-Fi
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2-Bedroom Garden Are
8

2-Bedroom Garden Are

4 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator
TV
Electric Fan
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2-Bedroom Beachfront Are
2

2-Bedroom Beachfront Are

4 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Heating
In-room Wi-Fi
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3-Bedroom Beachfront Are
2

3-Bedroom Beachfront Are

3 King bed and 2 Single bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Heating
In-room Wi-Fi
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Guest Reviews(42)

4.6/5
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  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Amenities4.6
  • Location4.6
  • Service4.6
Guest User
April 7, 2024
Exemplary experience, our small wedding (elopement) at Nautilus Resort. Professional co-ordination and suggestions of celebrant (classy, kind and extremely well organised), live music, florist, hair/make up and chefs special menu were all spot on. Our expectations were exceeded in every way. It was the PERFECT day, thank you Jane, Mii and the Nautilus kitchen … photos tell it all, marvellous in all ways.
Guest User
April 1, 2024
Totally stuffed up. Had had lunch there 3 times ~ excellent - had also really enjoyed staying there before. BUT….. Wanted our last night in Raro to be spectacular… booked in for dinner with a particular table… confirmed. 3 times …..turned up to be told there was a wedding so all the front tables were out. No acceptance of our prior booking -as if the wedding took total priority ( even though 2 hours later none of the supposedly priority tables !,!! Were occupied) Had lamb curry - asked for chainsaw to cut it - was replaced so only need a scalpel. Wanted to stay there next year but!!!”?? It’s a management issue. - not staff!!,!
Guest User
February 15, 2024
We spent those wonderful nights at the Nautilus resort. Friendly, smiling, always helpful staff. Our room had its own small pool directly on the beach. The food was excellent. One day we rented e-bikes and cycled around the island. We will definitely come again
Guest User
December 2, 2023
Super rude host. Commented on my attire asking me to cover up… this is a beach front and pool front restaurant so you would think that they would be used to less attire. I’m wearing a crop top and look fabulous. I told her it’s rude to comment on peoples attire and walked away and sat myself.
David
October 25, 2023
the Cook Islands has a staff shortage at the moment, but it was most notable at the Nautilus. we were told on three separate occasions that the bar was closed for the afternoon as they didn't have a bar tender. there was also no room service available for the duration of our stay. what staff they had were friendly enough, but very busy trying to keep up. we did note that some of other resorts we went to looked to have plenty of staff, so not sure what the issue was. the room was nice, although a bit tired and could do with a freshen up to bring it up to the photos on the website. for $900 a night, we were left underwhelmed.
Guest User
October 20, 2023
We had a wonderful holiday in Rarotonga. Our stay at the Nautilus was perfect and made especially special by the wonderful staff. A special thanks to Rea (breakfast), April (dinner), Koca Ng and his beautiful Nindris, Waqe, Osea, Ken, Tex and a special thanks to Vailiane who cleaned our Are every day. The pool and maintenance people who were very friendly and professional. The Are was big and beautifully decorated. The cookies were superb. The food in the restaurant very good. We only have a couple of negatives. When you are paying $1000.00AUS per night for bed and breakfast only, wifi should be unlimited and you shouldn't have to pay extra for a barista coffee. We would definitely come back in a heart beat.
Guest User
October 15, 2023
My friend and I loved our stay at Nautilus Resort. We stayed 5 nights after NZ’s school holidays had finished as we didn’t want to have too many kids running about. This time of year was great for those wanting something really quiet but without going to a child-free resort. This is quite a pricey accommodation, however we were keen for a bit of a splurge and afterwards felt it was well worth it. The complimentary breakfast was excellent, although we were sad the breakfast burrito wasn’t ever available as they didn’t have any tortilla stock (Raro comes with the territory of relying on a lot coming in from boats/NZ). All of the staff were lovely and friendly too and super cute turn down service where they give you a jar of fresh home made cookies every day! Location: Nautilus is at an amazing spot on Muri Beach. The lagoon right outside is breathtaking and you can swim directly out from it without it being all rocky. The islands in the lagoon area very easily to walk/swim/kayak/SUP to and the ocean there has plenty of great coral areas out from it to snorkel around. Loads of colourful fish, starfish and even turtles! I also loved that this resort was just far enough away from the two lagoon cruise boat companies (an easy 3 min walk to them) that the drums from these were soft sounding from the resort. I imagine a resort closer to those you could get tired of hearing it so loudly. (Btw highly recommend Koka’s Lagoon Cruise while you’re there!). Within a 10 min walk from the resort are the Muri Night Markets (epic for dinners), Mooring Fish Cafe (delicious fish and chips), a few bakeries, convenient stores and liquor stores. Amenities: Awesome to be able to grab snorkelling gear, kayaks, SUPs and reef shoes any time to use. The main pool was wonderful - sometimes we had it entirely to ourselves, other times a few people were dotted around the pool but it never felt too busy. The on-site Spa is great too - we both got massages which were lovely and relaxing. Room: We initially wanted a Beachfront Are’ but they had none available so we settled on a Garden Are’, however after being there we were so glad we got the Garden one. They felt much more private as they have a fully fenced courtyard that no one could look into, where as the beachfront ones we could just end up standing right by someone in their pool if we were using the pathway. The private plunge pool was the best (it was one of the reasons we booked Nautilus originally as we were worried the main pools would be busy). Loved the sun loungers too. Restaurant: Shout out to Keenan from the restaurant for making our breakfast visits so enjoyable! We also booked a dinner there for one of our nights and that was great too. Food was excellent and yummy cocktails! I would definitely stay here again!
Guest User
April 14, 2023
This resort has a lot going for it, but a lot that needs attention (somethings beyond their control, but others in their control). Located at the south end of Muri Beach - the beach is more grit than sand, but still attractive - the water/lagoon in this area is literally as much sharp coral heads as sandy bottom and covered in thousands upon thousands of squishy sea cucumbers (you definitely need water shoes of some sort) - not nice for wading or swimming. The hotel in general is showing a lot of signs of age and needs a make over. The netting on/around the bed in our room was torn in many areas - don't know how many mosquitoes that would keep out. The gardens are very attractive and well maintained. The staff is friendly, helpful and efficient (top of our list Rea and Keenan in the restaurant). Restaurant menu for dinner is small but varied (pretty well the same as every restaurant on the island) - breakfast is a continental buffet plus you can order plates from the kitchen, so quite adequate for a good start to the day. Garden Are with your own plunge pool is nice after a day in the ocean, hiking or out and about. Cook Islands is very much on the pricey side for everything, but this hotel/resort is a little high for what they have to offer.
Guest User
September 17, 2023
The staff are absolutely amazing! Nothing is ever a issue. Breakfast every morning with Keenan serving was always a delight. He is always happy and smiley and remembers every little detail. All the staff here are great and always make you feel welcome.

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: After 14:00
Check-out: Before 10:00
Child Policies
Children of all ages are welcome at this hotel.
Additional fees may be charged for children using existing beds. Add the number of children to get a more accurate price.

Cots and Extra Beds
Extra bed and crib policies may vary according to room type. Please refer to the room type details for more information.

Breakfast
StyleSet menu
AgeFee
Adult
NZD 27.00 per person
Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Number of Rooms: 14
With a stay at Nautilus Resort in Rarotonga (Takitumu District), you'll be steps from Muri Beach and Muri Lagoon. This luxury resort is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Muri Night Markets and 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Te Vara Nui Village.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless internet access, concierge services, and babysitting (surcharge).

Grab a bite to eat at the resort's beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge, take in the pool view, and even dine alfresco. You can also stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Full breakfasts are available daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).

Make yourself at home in one of the 17 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools. Rooms have private furnished patios. Kitchenettes are outfitted with refrigerators, microwaves, and espresso makers. Complimentary wireless internet access is available to keep you connected.

Services & Amenities

Outdoor Swimming Pool
Exclusive Beach Area
Restaurant
Restaurant
Restaurant
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Nautilus Resort?

Prices at Nautilus Resort are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to Nautilus Resort?

The closest airport is Rarotonga International Airport. It is 14.0 km from the hotel and approximately a 21minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Nautilus Resort?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 10:00.

Does Nautilus Resort provide airport transfer services?

Yes, Nautilus Resort provides airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Nautilus Resort have?

Nautilus Resort has the following amenities and services: Outdoor Swimming Pool, Exclusive Beach Area, Diving.

Does Nautilus Resort have a swimming pool?

Yes, Nautilus Resort has a pool. Pool type: Outdoor Swimming Pool.

Does Nautilus Resort have fitness amenities?

Yes, Nautilus Resort has fitness amenities.

Does Nautilus Resort provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Nautilus Resort have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, Nautilus Resort has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Nautilus Resort provide breakfast?

Yes, Nautilus Resort provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportRarotonga International Airport
Distance to Airport13.99KM
Average Price FromNZD1659
Hotel Star Rating4