The Little Polynesian Resort Cook Islands is surrounded with the kind of natural beauty that the South Pacific is renowned for. In 2005, the Little Polynesian underwent extensive renovations to unveil what can only be described as a literal re-creation to achieve once again a new level of service and amenities. Our magnificently built Ares (bungalows) have been designed with intricate attention to detail. Every unit uses traditional Cook Islands architecture combined with understated yet richly elegant décor.

 A small luxury hideaway in Titikaveka on the island of Rarotonga overlooks a gorgeous white sand swimming beach with excellent snorkeling offshore and there are free kayaks to explore the turquoise lagoon. The no child policy ensures absolute privacy – making it the ideal place for honeymoons and romantic breaks. All rooms are non-smoking.

The Little Polynesian offers all the amenities one would expect from the Cook Islands’ most upscale boutique resort. The Luxury Beach Ares promise aimless days of looking out to the lagoon’s turquoise waters and waking up to the gentle sound of waves, while the scent of tropical flowers fills the air around our garden villas.

Traditional accents in the bungalows including Wild Hibiscus, Mangaian (coconut) sinnet weaving on beams as well as a thatched roof with natural Pandanus add to the ambiance of our South Seas paradise.

The scent of tropical flowers fills the air around the fourGarden Pia Tiare (Garden Villas) – providing a special experience that’s close to nature. Like the Beach Ares, each is equipped with a spacious king size bed, out door shower and spa tub and bar fridge.

Clear blue skies, a turquoise lagoon, calm waters and a temperate climate make it ideal for a number of water-based activities including swimming, snorkeling, diving, sport fishing, game fishing, and kayaking. Other activities include hiking, pony trekking, cultural tours, bird-watching tours, scenic flights, golf, tennis, squash and lawn bowls.

What could be more romantic than saying “”I do” at a beach or garden wedding at the Little Polynesian Resort Cook Islands? Our spectacular sunsets and twilight evenings will make your wedding or renewal here, in the heart of the South Pacific, a very intimate and unique experience. If you prefer something a little more formal, a church wedding can also be arranged. Entrust your special day to us with one of our wedding packages and we’ll take care of all the details, giving you more time to explore our beautiful islands. All you have to do is show up on the day.

Each of the 10 Luxury Beach Ares comes with its own private gazebo and daybed overlooking the white sandy beach of Titikaveka.

Each Pia Tiare is a spacious, studio size unit, constructed as part of a duplex, they are also designed with unusually high roofing, a long but almost forgotten trademark of traditional Cook Island architecture. In fact, these are the only remaining structures from the original resort development, although completely gutted and refurbished to our new ultra standard. Here again every window has dual options for see-through or private shade settings. Inviting king size beds also face the lagoon while out-door showers, spa tubs under the stars, pre-stocked bar fridges and champagne on arrival can all be a part of the Little Polynesian experience.

This resort has been designed with every opportunity to take advantage of its natural resources. The Ares are built right into the natural setting of palm trees and tropical foliage. Your veranda will open to a view of strikingly clear turquoise ocean, spellbinding waves and all perfectly framed with the lush green of palms overhead and completely around you.


Adults Only
Cultural Tours
Horseback Riding
On-Site Bar/Lounge
On-Site Restaurant
Scuba Diving

Titiaveka, CK



Little Polynesian Resort

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

starting at$1,000/night
+ Adults Only
+ Romance
+ Adventure
+ Scuba Diving
The Little Polynesian Resort Cook Islands is surrounded with the kind of natural beauty that the South Pacific is renowned for.

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Our trip to the Cook Islands was wonderful. Everything about our stay was great. Both places we stayed were really nice and the people were very friendly. The Aitutaki Escapes were absolutely amazing. Thanks for all your help.

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