There's always something happening at Sunset Resort

Whether you wish to listen to an informative talk about the process of growing beautiful Cook Islands black pearls, experience the spine-tingling melodic voices of locals singing at a near-by church, or simply find out what the cocktail of the day is at our popular Birdcage Bar ... have a chat with our friendly team at reception or check your weekly in-house newsletter for all the latest resort happenings!  

Weekly Black Pearl Informative Talk 

Come listen to a fascinating talk by Manihiki pearl farmers the Kora family, who now reside in Rarotonga.  Having been pearl farmers all their lives, be enthralled with their hands-on, in-depth knowledge about these iconic and beautiful pearls synonymous to the Cook Islands.  

Weekly talks are held at the Birdcage Bar - check weekly newsletter or contact reception for details. 


Cocktail of the Day - Birdcage Bar 

"Life is better with a cocktail in the hand!" ... At just $12.50 for our 'cocktail of the day', who can refuse a delicious sundowner drink? 

Checkout our daily specials at our popular resort 'hub' - the Birdcage Bar!  

Theme Nights at Anchorage Restaurant & Bar

The onsite Anchorage Restaurant & Bar is open from 7:30am through until 9pm – offering breakfast, lunch, snacks, à-la-carte dinner menu and drinks throughout the day.

Our restaurant also offers theme nights during the week, such as BBQ Buffet, Seafood Night or Roast Buffet, with live local entertainment.  Why not tempt those taste-buds and enjoy a relaxing evening or two at our popular in-house restaurant during your stay!  

Check weekly newsletter or contact reception for details. 

Punanga Nui market day 

No trip to Rarotonga is complete without visiting our Saturday morning market!

Here is where you'll find everything you want, and more ... mix with the locals and enjoy the colourful markets while you shop for locally made souvenirs, jewellery, local produce and great food!

Complimentary one-way transfers available each Saturday morning for in-house guests, departing resort 8.30am & 9am (make your own way home via the Anti-clockwise bus for a short bus ride, or the Clockwise bus for a longer scenic route!). 

Local Church Service

A very popular 'must do' when visiting our island is to attend a traditional church service. Hear the spine-tingling  melodic voices lift the roof as the congregation sing traditional Cook Islands praise and worship songs. 

Complimentary return transfers for in-house guests to two local Arorangi churches, departing resort 9.45am, returning approximately 11:30am. 

(Above transfers available to St Mary's Catholic Church or Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) Arorangi).

Please note:  Guests must book with our reception team by mid-afternoon Saturday.


Book Library

Check out our small book library located in “the boat” at the Anchorage Restaurant & Bar.

Feel free to swap books in and out as you please ... and head off to find yourself a quiet possy in our extensive tropical gardens or down at the magnificent beachfront.  There's nothing like a good book and a comfortable hammock or lazy sunlounger to while away a few stress-free hours in paradise!

Exploring paradise by bus 

With a handy bus stop right outside our resort, exploring the island is easy on Rarotonga's famous Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise bus! 

Ask our reception team to help you load the local transport App onto your phone and before you can say "Kia Orana" you'll be exploring our tropical paradise 'island style!' 


Visit a Local Bakery 

Needing a bakery fix during your stay?  Pop across the road and treat yourself to one of many delicious offerings ... after all, you are on holiday!  

There are many popular sweet and savoury options such as pies, muffins, quiches and cakes ... perhaps try a popular one with the locals - a 'rukau and pumpkin' pie! 

Visit the Rarotonga Brewery

Want to try a local lager or fruit cider?  Just a few minutes walk from the resort you'll find Rarotonga's only brewery.  It might be our ONLY brewery, but what a GREAT brewery it is!

Enjoy tastings served by their friendly local team, and check out their daily offers. If you're not 'into' lager, you may find yourself falling in love with one of their pawpaw, mango or passionfruit ciders!

Informative and enjoyable brewery tours are also available - please ask our helpful reception team for details. 


Game of Golf anyone?

Located just short drive away from the resort, you'll find the friendly Rarotonga Golf Club, a popular hangout for locals who always welcome visitors warmly. Why not hire some clubs and enjoy a morning hitting some balls on this scenic 9 hole course, then enjoy a coldie at the 10th!