Sunset Resort 

Kia Orana and welcome

The 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). 



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

Please note this service is mandatory for guests arriving into Rarotonga Airport 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.  For guests with a rental car, we offer free on-site parking.


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!  

Birdcage Bar

The popular pool-side Birdcage Bar, complete with ‘swim-up’ bar, opens daily from mid-afternoon to early evening.  Serving delicious cocktails along with non-alcoholic beverages, beers, wines and spirits at happy hour prices, it's the perfect place to chill after a day exploring our little island.  Why not sip a refreshing sundowner drink 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.



Anchorage Restaurant & Bar

The on-site Anchorage Restaurant & Bar is surrounded by tropical gardens and opens  daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A tropical breakfast is served 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 themed nights during the week, including our popular Sunday night roast with entertainment provided by a local island string band.

The complimentary tropical breakfast for in-house guests is served between 7.30am - 10am and includes a range of cereals (some gluten free options), breads, spreads, seasonal fruits, homemade yoghurt, juice, filtered water and selection of home made teas and freshly brewed filter coffee. 

Water Activities

Swim and snorkel directly off the white sand beach and check out our amazingly, clear turquoise lagoon teeming with different marine life.

Beach towels are provided in your room and can be exchanged as needed at reception.

We suggest guests bring your own snorkelling equipment as the resort does not supply this (due to the advent of COVID).