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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

  • Gemma took on board all I asked for and arranged a fantastic itinerary. She was always prompt and professional both in planning the holiday and during the very circumstances of Covid. We would not hesitate to come back to The Ultimate Travel Company.

    TS, August 2020