Pure beachfront on the South Pacific's crystalline sands of Muri Beach is the
Cook Islands newest small luxury resort Nautilus Resort. Offering 17
Polynesian inspired luxuriously appointed private junior suites and 2- &
3-bedroom Ares' (villas) each with their own saltwater plunge pool, adopting
traditional design the architecturally designed buildings and contemporary
island inspired luxurious tropical interiors offers a true South pacific
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, Nautilus is ideal for families, couples, celebratory parties and wedding gatherings, with resort buyout an option for the larger groups.
Nautilus is dedicated to those who want a modern yet authentic South Pacific experience in cool elegant luxury. The 4.5 star rated Nautilus has large beachfront infinity pool, full concierge service, the Nautilus Spa - a Thalgo branded day spa set amongst tropical gardens, non-motorised water sports including free kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment. And our Kids' Concierge service makes Nautilus an ideal choice for families.
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 Ares' or a casual beachside patio dining experience, event gazebo, private celebratory dining and meeting quarters, guest Ares' services or beach options. Showcasing Polynesian signature tastes, the cuisine is pacific Rim - 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. UV treated and filtered drinking water, recycling systems and edible organic gardens make this the most forward-thinking luxury eco build in the Cook Islands to date.
Resort accommodation includes -
- 15 x junior suites, with 2 x Garden Ares' that have a dual key option,
- 2 x 2 Bedroom Ares', with the Beachfront 2 Bedroom Ares' having a dual key option with a junior suite to enable the configuration of a 3 Bedroom Ares'. Luxuries abound in these private Ares'.
All Ares' are fully air-conditioned, boasting their own saltwater 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 bathrooms 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-Bedroom Ares' have full kitchen facilities). A blue tooth entertainment system will keep you entertained, with 4G Wi-Fi internet available to keep you connected.
'Our locals' in authentic sharing of Cook Island song and dance, far from consumerism.
Take a guided tour or free-walk through the indigenous forest of Rarotonga, or a mountain safari to see the spectacular panoramic vistas. Take a dip in a tropical rock pool and waterfall and view native wildflowers and fruits.
Experience one of nature's unique happenings, the spectacle of migrating whales from the cooler waters of the Antarctica to the Cook Islands, in mating and calving season June to October.
The Avarua township markets where locals trade for fresh fruit, fish, vegetables and handicrafts.
Try your hand at Game Fishing: Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo have the Nautilus chef prepare your catch
Snorkel the Muri Lagoon in the calm waters directly in front of your villa.
An indigenous food and medicinal plant safari with the Nautilus guide into local tropical forest and plantations. Learn how the locals cook and prepare with Cook Islands indigenous vegetables, fruits and herbs; Breadfruit, Papaya, Soursop, Banana, Taro, Mango and fresh coconut. Discover medicinal plants, flora and fauna.
Learn kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding directly from the front of your beachfront villa.
The Cook Islands is a gourmand's destinationwith an array of quality dining, from international award-winning chefs' private beachfront restaurants to traditional French patisseries and bakers delights such as natural stone ground organic bread and of course traditionally cooked local seafood delicacies.