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NAUTILUS RESORT RAROTONGA
Muri Road, Muri Beach, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Our Thoughts on Nautilus Resort
Opened in October 2014 and having inspected the property several times, we have to say that we are thrilled with the standard of the accommodation and resort facilities on offer.  This is a very welcome addition to Rarotonga’s quality resort inventory.  Nautilus Resort Rarotonga has a superb location on the Muri Lagoon.  We have kept an eye on the development since its inception and have been very impressed with the way the project has been and continues to be managed, with an eye to luxury sustainability. We confidently recommend the whole property for those seeking a quality stay in a superb location.  

The Restaurant has quickly gained a good reputation for its ambience, food and service. The beach outside Nautilus Rarotonga is already popular for weddings and vow renewal occasions.  We offer the full range of wedding packages at Nautilus Resort Rarotonga. Their location, near the southern entrance to the Muri Lagoon, just off Motu Taakoka, a little gem of an islet in the lagoon, provides a very pleasant outlook towards the tropical sunrise for a very romantic wedding. 

The Muri Lagoon is quite shallow immediately off Nautilus Resort which makes for excellent kayaking, snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding.  The slight disadvantage of having shallow water outside the resort is that for deep-water lagoon swimming, guests need to walk a short distance down the beach for their all-tide lagoon swimming.  However, swimming is well catered for at Nautilus Resort with their large horizon pool and the individual plunge pools included with every accommodation unit.

The owners are rating the resort at a 4½ Star standard and having enjoyed another visit to the resort recently, we heartily agree that this rating is certainly delivered for guests. 

Room rates at Nautilus Resort Rarotonga include:
● Arrival fruit platter
● An individual outdoor salt water plunge pool
● Wireless & Broadband (limited free access)
● Concierge service to aid enjoyment of the Island
● Kids Concierge for kids from 5 years plus
● Daily Full Breakfasts
● Full Room Servicing
● Use of non-motorised watersports equipment

Those travellers seeking a high quality resort experience in Rarotonga can be assured that a perfect Cook Islands experience awaits them at Nautilus Resort Rarotonga.

What Nautilus Resort Rarotonga Say About Themselves:
“Pure beachfront on the South Pacific’s crystalline sands of Muri Beach is the Cook Islands newest small luxury resort – Nautilus Resort. Opened in October 2014 were the first 17 Polynesian inspired luxuriously appointed private junior suites and 2 & 3 bedroom Ares’ (villas) each with their own salt water plunge pool, traditionally constructed buildings and contemporary island inspired luxurious tropical interiors

Just 20 minutes by road from Rarotonga’s international airport, Nautilus offers a fresh new experience to the Cook Islands luxury full service resort options. Redefining laid back luxury, and created for resort or exclusive use, Nautilus is ideal for families, couples, celebratory parties and wedding gatherings. 

Nautilus is dedicated to those who want a modern yet authentic South Pacific experience in cool elegant luxury.

All dining options offer views over the resorts’ 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 room or a casual beachside patio dining experience, event marquee’s, private celebratory dining, meeting quarters, guest room services or beach options. Showcasing Polynesian signature tastes, the cuisine is Polynesian - European fusion, using local seasonal ingredients and produce, with of course an emphasis on harvest from the sea.

The resort has been architecturally designed and built with ecological authenticity. Solar power, UV treated and filtered drinking water, full recycling systems and edible organic gardens make this the most forward thinking luxury eco build in the Cook Islands to date.

All Ares are fully air-conditioned, boasting their own salt water 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 bathroom with  free standing 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 guestroom Are’s have full kitchen facilities). A state of the art blue tooth entertainment and communication system will keep you entertained and also in contact with the outside world too if you so desire, with hi-speed Wi-Fi internet available to keep you connected.

And of course there is a full concierge service and some very surprising experiences uniquely designed for Nautilus guests with in-resort and local activities. Guests also enjoy a dedicated Polynesian day spa facility and ‘Kids Concierge’ services for 5 years and over - all on site.”

Our Specials:
Bullet Year-Round Specials
Bullet Honeymoon Special:
Honeymooners receive the following with compliments of Nautilus Resort Rarotonga
● A complimentary bottle of Nautilus Wine
● A 30 minute massage each
● A complimentary room upgrade
    – if available at check-in at Nautilus Resort.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays all year, except any stays including
   24 December to 03 January.
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types
 - Honeymoon status to be established at the time of
   making accommodation booking.

Bullet Wedding Couples Special:
Couples booking one of the very special Nautilus Wedding Ceremony Packages (see “Weddings” Tab) receive the following with compliments of Nautilus Resort Rarotonga:
● A complimentary bottle of Nautilus Wine
● A 30 minute massage each
● A complimentary room upgrade
    – if available at check-in at Nautilus Resort.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays all year, except any stays including
   24 December to 03 January.
 - Valid for stays in all accommodation types
 - Valid for guests having booked a Nautilus
   Wedding Ceremony Package.

Bullet Summer Stay/Pay Specials
Valid for stays:
 - 01 to 23 December 2018
 - 04 January to 30 April 2019
Bullet Stay 5/Pay 4
● Stay for 5 nights and only pay for 4 nights.
    (1 night free) 
Includes 
A chilled bottle of Nautilus Wine on arrival.
Bullet Stay 7/Pay 5
● Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5 nights.
    (2 nights free)
Includes 
● A chilled bottle of Nautilus Wine on arrival
● Complementary Return Seat-in-Vehicle Airport
    Transfers.
● A fresh tropical fruit platter on arrival
Bullet Stay 10/Pay 7
● Stay 10 nights and only pay for 7 nights.
    (3 nights free)
Includes 
● Complementary Return Seat-in-Vehicle Airport Transfers
● A $200 Resort Spa Credit.
Bullet Stay 12/Pay 8
Stay 12 nights and only pay for 8 nights.
    (4 nights free)
Includes
● Complementary Return Seat-in-Vehicle Airport
    Transfers
● A $300 Resort Spa Credit
Conditions
Valid for stays:
   - 01 to 23 December 2018
   - 04 January to 30 April 2019
Individual Opening Summer Stay/Pay Specials cannot be combined with any other Stay/Pay, promotion or amenity program

Bullet Winter Peak Season Longer Stay Specials
For stays:
01 April to 30 November 2018
Bullet Stay 10/Pay 9
● Stay 10 nights and only pay for 9 nights.
     (1 night free)
Bullet Stay 15/Pay 13
● Stay 15 nights and only pay for 13 nights.
     (2 nights free)
Bullet Stay 20/Pay 16
● Stay 20 nights and only pay for 16 nights.
      (4 nights free)
Conditions apply

Bullet Summer Wedding Special
Book a Nautilus Wedding Ceremony & Wedding Reception Packages (minimum 12 guests) and receive a guaranteed upgrade to the next best room, plus a $100 voucher to be used in the resort restaurant.
Spend $10,000 or more on a wedding and reception and receive a voucher to the value of $500 
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays:
   01 December to 31 March each year.
   (excludes any stay which falls between 24 December
   and 03 January)

Your Accommodation Options
Nautilus Resort Rarotonga initially includes 18 units – (Villas known by their Cook Island name – Arés), 15 of which are the “Junior Suite” Studio-style Garden, Beachfront Arés and Premium Garden Arés. There are 3 Two Bedroom Garden Arés and 1 Two Bedroom Beachfront Aré.  The Two Bedroom Beachfront Aré shares a block with one of the Beachfront Junior Suite-style Arés and both units can be configured to interconnect resulting in the wonderful Three Bedroom Beachfront Aré including 2 plunge pools.

All Arés are extremely spacious, have high pitched ceilings and each one features a private plunge pool out on the front deck. As you would expect for a property of such high quality, all accommodation is fully air-conditioned.

Accessible Accommodation
One Garden Aré has ramp entrance, a larger door opening to the bathroom and rails on the shower. A shower chair is available.

Minimum Stay Policy
Nautilus Resort Rarotonga minimum stay policy:
3 nights minimum
For stays in Garden Arés and Beachfront Arés
4 nights minimum 
For stays in Premium Garden Arés and all 2-Bedroom and 3-Bedroom Arés.

Room Categories
Bullet Garden Arés:
Bullet Beachfront Arés:

These units are all basically the same size (56m2 plus 50m2 decking), layout and quality; they differ in tariff only by their location in the resort grounds.  Each opens right up out front from the spacious open-plan sleeping/living area to the deck via bi-fold doors.  The beautiful bathroom, which boasts a separate bath and separate shower also opens to a terrific private enclosed courtyard which is comfortably furnished and which includes an outdoor shower option.  The front deck which encompasses the plunge pool is furnished with 2 sun-loungers and a nice big patio umbrella. The kitchenette is located in the entrance hallway which is a great place for it as it keeps it out of the general living area. Kitchenette facilities include: under-counter fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 Child and a baby in a cot
Existing Bedding: 1 Super (Californian) King Bed
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Fold-out Sofa Bed can be utilised for a child. A baby cot may be added in addition to the fold-out Sofa Bed.

Bullet Premium Garden Arés (Dual Key):
Two Garden Ares interconnected which makes them ideal for a family of up to 4 adults and 2 children or two couples travelling together – each with their own key and own space.  The Dual Key set-up comes at a slightly discounted price over two individual Garden Arés.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults or 4 Adults and 2 Children and a baby in a cot
Existing Bedding: 2 Super (Californian) King Beds (1 in each unit).
Additional Bedding: 2 Single Fold-out Sofa Beds can be utilised for 1 child each. A baby cot may be added in addition to the fold-out Sofa Bed.

Bullet Two Bedroom Arés:
Bullet The Two Bedroom Beachfront Aré:

Enormous at 130m2 plus 70m2 decking and ideal for 2 couples travelling together or a family holiday with its two Bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom containing separate bath and separate shower and double vanity. The Living Area comprises a lounge, full kitchen which comprises fridge freezer, convection oven, microwave, 2 burner cooktop, kettle, toaster, blender and 6 place dining setting.  Ranch-sliders open off the main bedroom and the living room to the deck which houses the private plunge pool, sun-loungers and an outdoor dining table setting.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests plus 1 additional Child and a baby in a cot
Existing Bedding: 1 Super (Californian) King Bed in each guestroom (1 of which can be split into 2 King Single Beds)
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Fold-out Sofa Bed can be utilised for a child in the lounge area. A baby cot may be added in addition to the fold-out Sofa Bed.

Bullet Three Bedroom Beachfront Aré:
186m2 plus 120mdecking. The 3 Bedroom Beachfront Aré comprises a 2 Bedroom Aré and a Beachfront Aré with the internal interconnecting door unlocked.  This results in 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a full kitchen plus a kitchenette (see above room descriptions), expansive decking and 2 plunge pools.
Maximum Occupancy: 6 Adults plus 2 additional Children and a baby in a cot
Existing Bedding: 1 Super (Californian) King Bed in each guestroom (1 of which can be split into 2 King Single Beds)
Additional Bedding: 2 Single Fold-out Sofa Beds can be utilised for 1 Child each in the lounge areas. A baby cot may be added in addition to the fold-out Sofa Beds.

Getting To and From Nautilus Resort
Nautilus Resort offers 2 airport transfer options for arriving and departing guests.  The choice is between a seat-in-vehicle service and a private service. The main advantage of a private service is that that there is no waiting for other guests to clear Customs and Immigration before the service departs.  We will arrange your choice of transfer and add the service into your package arrangements. Irrespective of their choice of transfer type, all Nautilus guests receive:
at the airport:
● Flower lei
● Chilled water
on arrival at the resort:
● A Cook Islands refreshment
● Cool refresher towel

With its location near the southern end of the Muri Lagoon, guests will find it a mere 5-minute walk to the Sailing Club and all the services, restaurants, cafés and the night market of Muri Village.  The Round Island Buses stop on demand right at the roadside end of the driveway which means you are only 30 minutes away from Avarua on the direct bus route.

NEW - Electric Bicycles
Electric Bicycles are available to hire via Our Specialists.  Rarotonga is ideal for battery-powered bicycles and we can pre-book these for you.  With pedal assistance, e-bicycles will go twice around the island on a single charge and batteries may be recharged using a standard power plug. Try something new in this friendly environment, after all, isn’t that what holidays are for!

Families and Kids

Nautilus Resort is a “Family Friendly” property with kids welcome all year.
Bullet A Young Child Stays Free
One Infant aged 3 years and under stays free when sharing accommodation with two adults and utilising existing bedding. 
Conditions:
 - An additional infant aged 3 years and under is charged at
   the normal additional person rate
 - Port-a-cots are available at a charge. 
 - Children 4 years and over are charged the normal additional
   person rate.
Bullet Kids’ Concierge
A staff member (The Kids Concierge) tailors activities to the ages and interests of children staying at Nautilus Rarotonga at any one time.  This isn't a kids’ club as such as there is no actual club room, but kids love the attention and the outdoor activities organised.  Kids’ Concierge service is  for children aged 4 years plus and is provided free of charge.
Babysitting is available at a charge.

Check-in/Check-out
Official Check in time is 12:00noon
Official Check out time is 10:00am
Early Check-in and Late Check-out
A check-in between 6:00am and 12:00noon may be guaranteed with the payment of 50% of the cost of 1 night’s accommodation for the Aré type booked.
Late check-out to 6:00pm, when available, costs 50% of the cost of 1 night’s accommodation in the Aré occupied.

Resort Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 15 days and 1 month of
     scheduled date of arrival incur a cancellation fee of
     25% of the total room charges booked.
Bullet Cancellations made between 8 and 14 days of
     scheduled date of arrival incur a cancellation fee of
     50% of the total room charges booked.
Bullet Cancellations made within 7 days of scheduled arrival
     date and no-shows incur a cancellation fee of 100%
     of the total room charges booked.
Bullet Shortened stays are considered to be cancellations
     and fees are applied accordingly.

The information on this page is correct as at 14 August 2018 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2019.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities
Bullet Beach Frontage

Bullet Restaurant & Lounge
Bullet Beachside Patio Dining
Bullet Wedding Packages
Bullet Vow Renewal Package
Bullet Full Concierge Service
Bullet Kids’ Concierge
Bullet Polynesian Spa
Bullet Swimming Pool

Room Facilities
Bullet Private Plunge Pool.
Bullet Kitchenette or Kitchen
Bullet Fridge
Bullet Microwave
Bullet Toaster
Bullet Oven & 2 Burner Cook Top (2&3 Bedrooms units)
Bullet IDD telephone
Bullet 48” Smart TV and entertainment system
Bullet Express coffee machines
Bullet Island style bathrobes
Bullet Fruit Patter on arrival
Bullet Private furnished patio
Bullet Private outdoor shower and tropical garden courtyard
Bullet Air conditioning and ceiling fans
Bullet In house movies and multi-channel TV
Bullet Internet access (complimentary – limits apply)
Bullet Clock radio
Bullet Hairdryer
Bullet Standalone stone bath and large separate rain shower
Bullet Luxury bathroom amenities
Bullet UV treated and filtered water on tap in room