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MOTU Beachfront Art Villas
Cook Islands

MOTU Beachfront Art Villas, Rarotonga

This delightful adults-only boutique retreat enjoys a serene location on Rarotonga’s south coast, overlooking the azure waters of Titikaveka Lagoon on a beautiful stretch of sand just along from Muri Beach. The warmth of the staff and the enviable location of this quiet, secluded hideaway make this the perfect Polynesian escape.

Just 10 villas are dotted in the lush gardens and along the beach, each housing a private art collection from artists across the Pacific.  Every stay at MOTU funds initiatives in the arts, education and healthcare within the local community.



MOTU Beachfront Art Villas


Nestled in the pretty gardens and along the beach, the 10 Polynesian-style villas offer a heavenly secluded stay, each offering a relaxing living area, separate bedroom, small kitchen, sundeck and air-conditioning.

The Onu Lagoon View Villas are just steps from the beach amongst the tropical gardens. Onu means turtle, and these fascinating creatures can sometimes be spotted in the lagoon. Hugging the lagoon, the Manutai Beachfront Villas offer wonderful ocean views from the inviting sundeck and covered veranda, but our favourite villas are the two Ariki Premium Beachfront Villas, tucked away along the beachfront with extra privacy and space.


Whilst MOTU doesn't have a restaurant, Rarotonga's many cafés and restaurants are within easy reach – some are within walking distance and some will collect you. A delicious tropical breakfast and fruit hamper awaits you on arrival, and the facilities in each villa allow you to be independent when you choose to stay 'home' and self-cater whilst soaking up the lagoon views. You are also welcome to make use of the BBQ located at the poolside. 

Pamper & Play

Spend your days on the beach making use of the snorkelling equipment, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, or take a dip in the pool, surrounded by swaying palms.  For a day to remember, head out on the lagoon for a cruise with a passionate guide, enjoying snorkelling hotspots and a delicious lunch.

If you're feeling a little more adventurous, enjoy one of the many tours around Rarotonga.  Our favourites include a guided walk into the lush green island interior, learning about history, traditions and culture... or choose a Storytellers Eco Cycle tour to hear more about the legends and stories of the island and her people along with a fascinating insight into medicine and plants.

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