Welcome to the Sunset Resort

Beachfront, tropical gardens, island escape.

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Sunset Resort is a small, boutique resort (inviting guests 15 years +) idyllically situated absolute beachfront on the highly sought-after 'sunset' coast of Rarotonga.


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Kia Orana and welcome

The 4* Sunset Resort is idyllically situated on Rarotonga's highly sought-after western ‘sunset’ coast, and located absolute beachfront next to the stunning ‘bluer than blue’ lagoon. Set amidst majestic palm trees, expansive lawns stretching down to the pristine white sand beach, and lush tropical gardens - the Sunset Resort is your PERFECT choice for a relaxing, tropical island getaway.

During whale season (June – October), the resort offers a superb vantage point to sight these majestic visitors to our shores. A favorite pastime for many returnee guests is to relax in a shady hammock or lounger in our beachside cabana or on one of our sundecks, with a good book and refreshing drink from the Birdcage Bar and witness these incredible mammals as they pass by.  

Choice of Rooms

The eco-friendly resort, inviting guests 15yrs+, offers 35 tastefully furnished, spacious and superbly appointed suites and studios, all situated either beachfront or amongst tropical gardens beside one of the two large swimming pools. With a variety of room types available (including 'Accessible' rooms), the resort is perfect for couples, singles, adult families and groups. 

All studios and 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature a fully-equipped kitchen, microwave, fridge/freezer, UV filtered drinking water, split king-size bed/s, colour TV, in-room safe and IDD phone, with a private patio or balcony. 

A guest laundry is also located on-site - it is free to do washing, with washing powder provided at no charge.  To use the dryer, there is a small fee of NZ$2 (2 x $1 tokens). 

Drinks & Dining

The popular pool-side Birdcage Bar, complete with ‘swim-up’ bar, opens daily from mid-afternoon to early evening, so perhaps enjoy a refreshing sundowner drink of your choice at the bar whilst mingling with other guests, relax in the swimming pool or take your drink to the beachfront to enjoy one of Rarotonga’s stunning sunsets.

The on-site Anchorage Restaurant & Bar is surrounded by tropical gardens and opens daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day. A tropical breakfast is served here daily for in-house guests, or a cooked breakfast can be ordered off the menu. This fully licensed restaurant features a full bar service and offers à-la-carte menus with weekly theme nights such as a BBQ or roast dinner with live entertainment. 


Sunset Resort offers a 24 hour airport transfer service for international and domestic flights at a minimal cost.

Please note this service is mandatory for guests arriving into Rarotonga before 8am and after 4pm.  Our transfer driver will manage the check in procedures given our reception office hours are 8.30am to 6pm. 

Complimentary transfers are available to the Punanga Nui Market on Saturday morning and the local Arorangi church service on Sunday morning.  


Ideally situated for convenience, the resort is a short 4km drive from the airport and 6km from the island’s main township of Avarua and the Saturday morning Punanga Nui Market.

Located in easy walking distance is a local bakery, brewery, golf course, and many excellent restaurants and cafes are also located close-by. The hospital is also located nearby.

Getting around the island is easy!

There is a sheltered bus-stop right outside the resort on the main road, so guests can explore our island home easily by taking the ‘clockwise’ or ‘anti-clockwise’ bus from your doorstep.

 The small resort ‘with a big heart’ features lush tropical gardens throughout the property, and has accessible walkways to both swimming pools, the restaurant, poolside bar and the expansive green lawn which leads to the private stunning beach. 

Our friendly, local staff are known by many of our returnee guests for their famous "Kia Orana" spirit, and will do everything possible to ensure your stay in our little piece of paradise is idyllic. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


Kia manuia
Cathy and Kev Simkin
Resort Managers

Relax, unwind, recharge and enjoy the magic!   


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