Beachfront Accommodation - Our Villas & Suits

Introducing The Residence

Setting a new standard for private home rentals in Rarotonga, The Residence is the newest luxury home rental in the Cook Islands.

Boasting luxurious standards and furnishings, The Residence is located mountainside, with dramatic views of the lush island of Rarotonga, including the white sand beaches, turquoise lagoon, and fringing reef of these magical South Pacific waters.

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Internationally-Recognised Rarotongan Accommodation

Royale Takitumu Cook Islands resort has recently been announced as one of only five nominees for Cook Islands: Leading Villa by the World Travel Awards. Royale Takitumu was also a finalist in the 2009 Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards for Best Villas and Suites.

Our guests have been quick to vote for our beautiful Rarotongan villas in these awards, as well as raving about them on sites like

"The houses were perfect and the surrounding was beautiful," writes one Dutch honeymooner.

"The villas are beautifully appointed great kitchens with truly south pacific decor throughout the villas. The landscaping would blow your mind it is so breathtaking," says a Canadian couple who came for a romantic break.

"The room was well appointed and decorated with a casual comfortable tropical warmness," notes a Toronto couple, who add, "It was also very clean and the hotel staff were very friendly. We had our own deck with a table out front which we had breakfast on every morning while enjoying [the] view."

What is it that makes our villas so special?

Each villa is architecturally designed with comfort, space and the view in mind and all built out of first class materials. The separate “super-king” bedrooms are all air conditioned with top-of-the range beds and furnishings, and the villa’s luxurious ensuite bathrooms possess two-person spa baths, bidets, showers and include complimentary toiletry packs. The villas’ high-beam ceilings and ceramic-tiled floors create an ambience of comfort and serenity. The kitchens are self contained with a gas cooker, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, quality cutlery, crockery, glassware and cookware. Each villa has a direct dial phone with its own phone number, ironing facilities, hair drier, safety deposit box, wardrobes, drawer units and many other exclusive comfort features.

VIP Beachfront Villa

For unparalleled seclusion and the feeling that you've stepped straight onto a deserted island, there is nowhere that can match our VIP Beachfront Villa. The sense of intimacy makes it ideal for romantic couples, with its panoramic lagoon views and absolute beachfront location. Spacious and well-appointed, the VIP Beachfront Villa contains everything you and your partner could ask for in luxury and indulgence.

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Honeymoon Beachfront Villas

Brush through the tropical foliage and walk almost to the edge of the lagoon’s pristine white sands; that’s where you’ll find our four Honeymoon Beachfront Villas. Enjoy that honeymoon feeling – whether it’s right after the wedding or many years later – with champagne, privacy, romance and astonishing views.

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Lagoon View Villas

It’s just a few short steps from your Lagoon View Villa to the beach, and our glorious tropical gardens make a sublime backdrop to the tranquillity and relaxation that the four Lagoon View Villas provide. Flowering lily ponds and entry bridges give some of our villas that extra exoticism, while all enjoy the high-beamed ceilings so characteristic of great Rarotonga accommodation.

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Garden Studio

While not having quite the same features of the Villas, the Garden Studio still uses all the same high-quality materials in its construction. Sit on your spacious deck overlooking one of our lovely water gardens, or relax in a hammock under a coconut palm. In the Garden Studio you are a few steps from the swimming pool and a very short stroll to the lagoon, so the natural beauty of Rarotonga greets you at every turn. The Studio is open-plan, including a king size bed, sitting room, and stocked kitchenette, all under a soaring ceiling. The air-conditioned Garden Studio does not feature a view of the Lagoon, but is a very short stroll through the gardens to reach the white sandy beach and warm lagoon waters.

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What you can expect to find at Royale Takitumu

With 1.3 acres of spectacular landscaped gardens and lawns, the Royale Takitumu villas are nestled in a haven of peace and serenity. The surroundings offer our guests a true escape from the stresses of real life, from the excellent service to the brilliant seascapes to the memorable experiences available here at Royale Takitumu. Titikaveka is Rarotonga's premier white-sand beach and the lagoon is safe, crystal-clear, and teeming with multi-coloured tropical fish.

Takitumu facilities include:

  • Guest lounge and reception area
  • Complimentary guest parking
  • Internet facilities
  • Complimentary guest barbecue facilities
  • Reception area
  • Provisions shop and local fruit and veggie stand just 50 meters from the main entrance
  • Tour desk for advice and bookings
  • Large fresh-water swimming pool
  • Bicycle, scooter, car, jeep hire
  • Very comfortable sun-lounging furniture
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Kayaks
  • 24 hour duty host available
  • Snorkelling equipment (and lessons if needed)
  • Wedding hostess
  • Expansive lawns
  • Private chef for personally prepared meals
  • Petanque
  • On-site massage by arrangement