Even if you’re a seasoned world traveller, used to the immaculate white sand, warm waters, whispering palms and tropical beauty of castaway islands, Nautilus will take your breath away.

Rarotonga is so South-Pacific-Island beautiful that it doesn’t merely add another set of superlatives to the Robinson Crusoe castaway island cliché – it forces you to revise your list of the most stunning places you’ve ever seen.

So Nautilus Resort has a lot to live up to, and succeeds magnificently. The setting is pure white sand, turquoise lagoon, ultramarine ocean and faraway blue skies; backed by a dark green tropical forest. The resort itself is a worthy inclusion in your luxury, tailor-made holiday to the Cook Islands. Its villas give you direct access to the beach or gardens and the food is exquisite – prepared by world class chefs and reflecting the cultures of the people of the South Pacific.

Nautilus Resort, at a glance

  • Four and a half star, beachfront resort offering a Polynesian-style tropical island escape
  • Choice of just 17 sumptuous villas set in authentic tropical gardens
  • All with private, salt water plunge pools
  • Outdoor furnished sun decks
  • Picture postcard perfect views over the lagoon with its palm-studded islet
  • Tented beds and hardwood floors
  • Lavish en suite bathrooms, plus open air showers
  • Kitchenettes, air conditioning and sophisticated entertainment systems
  • Selection of outstanding restaurants serving dishes reflecting the cultural influences of Polynesia

For leisure and pleasure

  • Infinity edge swimming pool with sun decks overlooking the turquoise lagoon
  • Spa offering a range of massages and traditional treatments in tropical island surroundings 
  • Fabulous beach offering diving and snorkelling, surfing and kite surfing, reef walking, outrigger canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking
  • Scenic flights over the island
  • Mountain walks and market visits
  • Captain Tama, Koka Lagoon and Storytellers tours
  • Shopping for black pearls
  • Car and motorbike hire
  • Above and beyond expectations, Jo was a real star. Prompt responses, a real pleasure to deal with.

    EP, Italy, 2013


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7