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A True Beachfront Holiday at the Nautilus Resort Rarotonga

Pure beachfront on Rarotonga’s famous Muri Beach is the boutique full service luxury resort – Nautilus Resort. Offering 17 Polynesian inspired luxuriously appointed private junior suites and 2 & 3 bedroom Ares’ (villas) each with their own saltwater plunge pool, adopting traditional design the architecturally designed buildings and contemporary island inspired luxurious tropical interiors offers a true South Pacific experience.

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Location and Activities

Just a 20 minutes drive from Rarotonga’s international airport, Nautilus offers laid back luxury.  Ideal for families, couples, celebratory parties and wedding gatherings, with resort buyout an option for the larger groups.  With a 4.5 star rating, Nautilus has a large beachfront infinity pool, full concierge service, the Nautilus Spa – a Thalgo branded day spa set amongst tropical gardens, non-motorised water sports including free kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment. And the Kids’ Concierge service makes Nautilus an ideal choice for families.

Dining at Nautilus Resort

All dining options offer views over the resort’s infinity pool, white sand beaches or sapphire lagoon waters.  Choose from the awarding winning beachfront Nautilus Restaurant, that boasts a refined Polynesian inspired dining experience in the main dining Ares or a casual beachside patio dining experience, event gazebo, private celebratory dining and meeting quarters, guest Ares’ services or beach options. Showcasing the Polynesian signature tastes, the cuisine is pacific Rim – European fusion, using local seasonal ingredients and produce from our own vegetable garden, with of course an emphasis on harvest from the sea.


The resort has been designed and built with ecological authenticity. UV treated and filtered drinking water, recycling systems and edible organic gardens make this luxurious and eco-minded accommodation.

Nautilus Resort accommodation includes –

  • 15 x junior suites, with 2 x Garden Ares’ that have a dual key option,
  • 2 x 2 Bedroom Ares’, with the Beachfront 2 Bedroom Ares’ having a dual key option with a junior suite to enable the configuration of a 3 Bedroom Ares’. Luxuries abound in these private Ares’.

All Ares are fully air-conditioned, boasting their own saltwater plunge pool and large outdoor deck furnished with luxurious sun lounges and a dining setting. The spacious interior of the Ares has been designed and decorated to reflect the tropical island location embracing important Polynesian design features such as a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors and high ceilings to ensure your ultimate comfort in the tropical conditions: Californian king bed, with crisp quality linen, tropical bathrobes and luxurious bathrooms with freestanding stone bath, separate spacious indoor rain shower, quality fittings, extensive vanity space and double sinks.

All junior suites come complete with a mini kitchenette which includes a microwave, 120lt under counter fridge, kettle, toaster and espresso coffee machine. (2- & 3-Bedroom Ares’ have full kitchen facilities). A bluetooth entertainment system will keep you entertained, with 4G Wi-Fi internet available to keep you connected.

Indicative Pricing

Pricing for the Nautilus Resort is dynamic and subject to availability.  Special offers may also be available at the time you enquire.  For your planning purposes, the following are indicative rack rates (subject to availability and confirmation with Nautilus Resort):

Garden Ares’ (dual key available)  – minimum 3 night stayNZ$ 800 per night
Beachfront Ares’ – minimum 3 night stayNZ$ 1050 per night
2 Bedroom Ares’ – minimum 4 night stayNZ$ 1400 per night
2 Bedroom Ares’ Beachfront Ares’ – minimum 4 night stayNZ$ 1700 per night
3 Bedroom Ares’ Beachfront Ares’ 

(Note: This configuration is interconnecting 2 x Bedroom Ares’ and Beachfront Ares) 

NZ$ 2650 per night

Booking Your Stay at Nautilus with Fine Travel

Fine Travel has a direct booking relationship with the Nautilus Resort in addition to our wholesale relationships.  Whether you are looking for a holiday package (combining airfares, accommodation, car hire and travel insurance) or just one part of your holiday we are available to assist.



8 Responses

  1. Elaine
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    how much for a week at the Nautilus, 2 adults, flights from Auckland NZ anytime in December 2021

  2. S D Long
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    Please could you confirm how much a 5 day stay for two at the Nautilus would be for sometime in August / September.

  3. Judith
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    How much for 7 nights at Nautilus for flights and accommodation for 2 people end of October?

  4. Cam
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    Was wondering if there was space from the 9th October to the 16th October
    Flying out of Auckland

    • Fine Travel
      | Reply

      Thanks for your enquiry Cam – one of the team will be with you this morning. We look forward to working with you.

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