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The Best Airbnbs In Rarotonga And Aitutaki In The Cook Islands

By Lauren Sanderson
15th Jun 2022

Day beds surround a lush pool amongst greenery in this airbnb in Raro.

If your idea of relaxing is soaking up the sunshine on an idyllic tropical beach, drink in hand then look no further. It’s no secret that Raro and Aitutaki in The Cook Islands are a piece of paradise, so if you're keen to live your best island life, you’re going to want somewhere equally as stunning to rest your head. 

Explore the islands, unwind, recoup and soak up the luxury at the best Airbnbs in Rarotonga and Aitutaki.

So without further ado, here are the very best Airbnbs in The Cook Islands.

The Best Airbnbs In Rarotonga

Tiarepuku villa shows a stunning covered area with seating and BBQ overlooking a poolTiarepuku Pool Villa

Avarua District, 4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms 

Take your vacay to the next level by booking a spot at Tiarepuku Pool Villa—a beautiful two-bedroom villa that has everything you need for the ultimate getaway. Bask in the Rarontongan sun and catch up on that book you’ve been meaning to read before taking a refreshing dip in the pool, which stretches along the front of the deck. Sip on your fave tipple poolside while taking in the stunning backdrops, before dining al fresco. Absolute bliss.

Day beds surround a lush pool amongst greenery in this airbnb in Raro.Casa Del Sol

Takitumu District, 7 Guests | 3 Bedrooms 

Picture this—a stylish villa with beautiful gardens and 'Gram-worthy views of the Vaimaanga (water mountains), sounds lush, right? Switch off from everyday life and unwind at Casa Del Sol—a heavenly oasis located on the West side of the island in Takitumu. True to it’s name, Casa Del Sol means house in the sun - so chill by the pool and soak up the rays, indulge in the seasonal Island fruits or head to the local beach for a spot of snorkelling. Don’t forget to take in the jaw-dropping ocean views while you’re at it.

The exterior of a cosy self contained studio in Raro.Reihana

Muri 2 Guests | 1 Bedroom

Experience the magic of a luxury beachfront getaway at this cosy self-contained studio nestled on Muri Beach. It’s a water sport’s lover’s dream, with windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling right on your doorstep. If water sports aren’t your thing then no worries, explore all that Muri has to offer such as local shops, craft stores, markets, cafés and restaurants. Situated right on the stunning waterfront, this peaceful abode offers epic sunrises, sunsets and breathtaking views of Muri Lagoon, so if you’re looking to escape to your own little slice of paradise this gem will do the trick. 

A stunning airbnb in Raro shows a pool and expansive living area with a wooden deck.Konoha Escape Villa 

Arorangi District, 5 Guests | 3 Bedrooms

Looking for something pretty spesh? Well, look no further—round up the crew and prepare for the ultimate getaway in Arorangi. Check into Konoha Escape—a little slice of paradise that is guaranteed to add a touch of luxury to your stay. This contemporary villa has got your name written all over it, with insane mountain views, a private pool to cool off in and even an outdoor bath—what more could you ask for?

The interior of the secluded Plantation House on Raro, shows a well appointed bedroom.Plantation House

Avarua District, 6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms 

Escape life’s everyday stresses at Plantation House, a chic Airbnb located in the Avarua District. If it’s peace and quiet you’re after then look no further,  nestle in at this secluded cottage surrounded by native bush, unwind with a vino in hand and recharge in complete privacy. Explore the lush tropical gardens and hang with the neighbours… and by neighbours we mean the local chickens. The best part is this funky cottage is made from 90% recycled materials, so by booking a stay here you’ll not only get a good night's rest, but you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too. Winning. 

A view through patio doors of an absolutely stunning blue lagoon at this beach vibe executive villa, one of the best airbnbs in Raro.Beach Vibe Executive House

Vaimaanga, 4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms

Jaw-dropping ocean views, bold architecture, and a private hot tub. This stunning Beach House really ticks all the boxes. Built to impress, this luxurious home is decked out with the finest decor, not to mention a wrap-around patio with a spa pool, sun loungers, bean bags and outdoor furniture, so you can kick back, relax and take in the epic scenery. The house has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and can sleep four guests. Our fave part? Stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkelling equipment are all provided, so you can get up close and personal with the marine life—be prepared to spot a turtle or two.

The Best Airbnbs In Aitutaki 

An infinity pool drops over the edge surrounded by palm trees.Kuru Club

3 Guests | Studio

Just a short scenic flight away from Rarotonga, Aitutaki awaits—a secluded island fringed with sandy beaches and the clearest water ever. If you're looking to escape from life's responsibilities then book a few nights at Kuru Club, where you'll be transported to a tropical paradise. Swim in style in the outdoor infinity pool and soak up the views of the lush lagoon. Trust us, Aitutaki is certainly worth the visit—think the Maldives on steroids. 

Fresh fruit on a table with sunloungers on the beach in the background.Tai Marino Beach Bungalows

2 Guests, 1 Bedroom

Live your best life by booking a spot at Tai Marino—a beautiful bungalow on the beach, where you can live the good life by the sea. Splash around with the local marine life—whales have been spotted on the reef's edge before—take a nap in a hammock or enjoy a refreshing brewski on the beach. Wake up to an epic sunrise and bid the day farewell with an equally as amazing sunset—this delightful bungalow really does have it all. If you get sick of all that (we doubt it) there are plenty of local hikes to get amongst. 

Nabbed the perfect Airbnb? Here's the ultimate first timer's guide to the Cook Islands.

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