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4.9 out of 5

"What a beautiful place! Staff are very friendly and accomodating, rooms are awesome. If you really want an experience try to get a room with an Ocean ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 10 May 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Rarotonga awaits you at Nautilus Resort. Within steps you'll find Muri Beach and Muri Lagoon. Highlights at this beach resort include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Private plunge pools, free WiFi, and furnished patios are featured in all 17 rooms. Kitchenettes come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Sofa beds, TVs, and separate bathtubs and showers are also available.

A day of pampering can include hot stone massages and body wraps along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. For a drink, you can stop by the resort's own lounge bar. Enjoy the free kids' club and pool loungers as well as access to kayaking and snorkeling. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Takitumu District resort, you'll be 9.4 km (5.8 mi) from Aroa Beach.

2 Bedroom Are, Garden View

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

2 Bedroom Beachfront Are

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Garden Are

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Beachfront Are

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Lagoonview Are

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Nautilus Resort ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Nautilus Resort

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
What a beautiful place! Staff are very friendly and accomodating, rooms are awesome. If you really want an experience try to get a room with an Ocean view, WOW.

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jun. 2019 by Resort Manager

Meitaki, thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
The resort is beautiful, but it's the staff that really make the stay special.

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5


We stayed at Nautilus for 7 nights. It was amazing! The friendly staff were all fantastic, room and view was awesome and food was delicious. They supply kayaks and snorkel gear so we spent plenty of time exploring the beautiful lagoon. We will definitely be coming back! Thanks so much for an amazing week in paradise!

Posted by on 5 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5


Had a wonderful 3 night stay. Beautiful resort. Great pool and facilities. Very friendly staff. A very good breakfast. If you can afford it, I would highly recommend this place. The plunge pool outside each room is a real treat!

Posted by , from Auckland on 13 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

large luxurious room with private plunge pool

Location: close to muri shops, car hire, restaurants and away from beach foot traffic overlooking a lovely island. great kayaks and sup boards in good condition
Lovely and quiet exempt of roosters and dogs, suite was comfortable and we loved the private plunge pool. The complex is exceptionally clean and tidy. The main pool is located directly in front of the dining area and attracted noisy children every night so we did not dine at the restaurant. The breakfast staff and bar staff were slow and forgetful and the reception very unhelpful which let down the facility. I left my iphone charger by the bed but apparently no cleaning staff or anyone ever saw it and it is gone for good. Unfortunately we struck 2 power cuts during our stay and experienced torrential rain but no umbrella in the suite. Premium prices were warranted for the room and location and privacy but service personnel gave poor first impressions.

Posted by , from Bay of Plenty on 6 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location!

We had a beautiful garden room with huge courtyards both front and back to catch the morning and afternoon sun (#13). Complete with plunge pool, garden shower (which I also enjoyed in the evenings) and surrounded with magnificent tropical plants including coconut, banana and paw-paw trees. The beds were extremely comfortable and the room had everything we needed. The cleaning is not perhaps the standard we are use to but the who cares when the staff are doing their best. The restaurant staff were fabulous; always cheerful and helpful, and know just how we liked our coffee. The beachfront units certainly have great views but I also loved the privacy and quietness of our Garden Are. Great location for swimming, kayaking and SUP. Easy work to other restaurants and coffee shops and while we had a car to enjoy exploring you could manage without.

Posted by , from Jervis Bay, NSW on 25 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

A dream come true!

Pros: I loved the privacy and private plunge pool
Location: Loved Muri Night markets. So close to the beach.
What a magic place! I loved every part of my stay. The massage rooms are amazing the breakfasts were incredible. I felt like a rock star! hehe

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Wow!! Amazing Stay!!

Pros: Everything - rooms, view & gardens were beautiful.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Very relaxing stay. Can really get in touch with local culture. Islanders are so friendly & willing to make you feel welcome.
Loved every minute of our stay here. The staff, accommodation, restaurant, pool & view were flawless. Cannot speak highly enough of this resort or the island generally. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you nautilus :)

Posted by , from Melbourne on 15 Sep. 2015

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About the Nautilus Resort

Location Muri Beach, Rarotonga,

Property Features

Nautilus Resort offers its guests a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, a complimentary children's club, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Nautilus Resort. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Rarotonga resort.

  • 17 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) (13.9 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Nautilus Resort offers 17 air-conditioned accommodations with private plunge pools and espresso makers. Rooms open to furnished patios. Accommodations are furnished with single sofa beds. Accommodations at this 4.5-star resort have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Private Plunge Pool
  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Espresso maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property.

This property does not have a front desk.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property is not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 3 and NZD 27 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 22 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 11
  • Early check-in fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Nautilus Resort Rarotonga
  • Nautilus Resort
  • Nautilus Rarotonga
  • Nautilus Resort Resort
  • Nautilus Resort Rarotonga
  • Nautilus Resort Resort Rarotonga

You should know

  • Free in-room WiFi has a 1-device limit.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.