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Accommodation Local Stays / Long Stays Cook Islands


  • Moana Sands
  • The Sunset Resort
  • Palm Grove Lodges
  • Muri Beachcomber
  • Royale Takitumu Villas
  • Lagoon Breeze Villas
  • Castaway Resort

Goway works with all the leading hotels, resorts and self-catering accommodation in the beautiful Cook Islands. As we have been travel experts for the South Pacific for over 40 years we know the differences each accommodation has to offer. Depending on your personal preferences, interest and budget we will personalize your stay.

Below are self-catering accommodations we have chosen for our special local and long stay programs where Goway offers more to help you live like a local. And the locals live in paradise!


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Palm Grove Lodges

Location: Delightfully set in the quite enchanting area of Vaima.

Facilities: Room facilities include full kitchen facilities, private patio, and ceiling fans.

Hotel facilities: include fresh water swimming pool, BBQ area, laundry, library, complimentary snorkeling equipment and canoes and café/bar serving breakfast and light evening meals.

Star Rating: 3 stars

Goway View: An easy, laid-back atmosphere prevails at this truly idyllic little property.


The Sunset Resort

Location: Within walking distance of 6 restaurants offering a variety of local and international cuisine. Only 8 minutes drive from the main town and shopping area of Avarua and just 2 minutes from the golf course.

Facilities: Room facilities include king size beds, well equipped kitchen with gas stove and fridge/freezer, overhead fans, individual security box for valuables, private international direct dial phone, colour TV and radio/alarm. Hotel facilities include a freshwater swimming pool, airport transfer service, fruit basket, guest laundry, tea/coffee making facilities, Cocktail Bar/Cafe, kayak and snorkeling equipment and Sunday night BBQ.

Star Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Goway View: The Rarotongan Sunset is a friendly, secluded property with most of the features of a larger resort yet retains an intimate atmosphere.


Moana Sands

Location: Located away from the bigger hotels and resorts on Titikaveka's beautiful white sand beach.

Facilities: Moana Sands offers 12 spaciously designed beachfront studio units with contemporary tropical décor, private balconies, screened windows, fans and kitchenette with microwave.

Hotel facilities: Include refreshments on arrival, welcome food basket, BBQ area, tour desk, snorkeling gear, canoes and kayaks. Sands villas adjacent to the hotel are set amidst pleasant tropical gardens, the 3 villas (2 & 3 bedroom) offer quality furnishings, spacious lounge areas, wooden decks and outdoor furniture, kitchen, BBQ and laundry facilities.

Star Rating: 2 stars

Goway View: This beach front property, where lazing away the day, swimming in the clear waters and enjoying island life is paramount.


Muri Beachcomber

Location: Situated on beautiful Muri Lagoon, 12 km from the airport.

Facilities: Room facilities include a separate bedroom, living/dinning area, and well-equipped kitchens, complimentary fruit basket and juice on arrival, milk, tea and coffee supplied daily.

Hotel facilities:  Include snorkeling equipment, freshwater swimming pool, guest laundry, barbecues, petanque court (bowls) and complimentary snorkeling equipment. Water sports equipment available from the adjacent Aquasports center and 3 restaurants within walking distance from the resort.

Star Rating: 3 stars

Goway View: A small select resort located on the shores of Muri Lagoon, ideal for couples and honeymooners.


Royale Takitumu Villas

Location: The ten romantic Royale Takitumu Villas are set in 1.3 acres of lawns, palms and tropical gardens, located right on the fabulous Titikaveka lagoon and white sand beach on the quiet, south side of the main island of Rarotonga.

Facilities: The complex features ten beautiful villas that include guest lounge, reception area, tour desk for advice and bookings, bicycle, scooter, car, jeep hire, laundry and dry cleaning service, kayaks, snorkeling equipment (and lessons if needed), expansive lawns, Petanque, complimentary guest parking, complimentary guest barbecue facilities, provisions shop in the vicinity, swimming pool, sun lounging furniture, weekly "guests and staff" BBQ dinner, 24 hour duty host, wedding hostess.

Star Rating: 4 stars

Goway View: A Polynesian inspired resort located right on a long white sandy beach perfect for snorkeling, swimming and kayaking.


Lagoon Breeze Villas

Location: Lagoon Breeze Villas is located opposite its own stunning white sandy beach on Aroa Lagoon & Marine Reserve, Rarotonga.

Facilities: Room facilities include queen bed, self-catering kitchen offers all the necessary cooking facilities along with a dining setting and full bathroom / toilet /shower. a covered outdoor terrace, offering outdoor dining. All villas are fully air-conditioned for guests comfort. Insect screened louvre window systems and ceiling fans are provided for those who prefer a natural airflow.

Star Rating: 3 star

Goway View: Lagoon Breeze Villa is an excellent choice for couples, families and groups of friends seeking a safe, secluded and self catering accommodation on Rarotonga.


Castaway Resort

Location: Castaway Resort is a small escape quiet and secluded island paradise boutique resort featuring a mix of twelve units built on the edge of Rarotonga’s sunset side of the island, offering views of a white sandy beach, magnificent turquoise lagoon, reef and ocean beyond.

Facilities: Room facilities include Air Conditioning, Television, Telephone, Iron and Ironing Board, Refrigerator, Ensuite, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fans, Microwave, Balcony/Deck, Kitchenette as well the resort offers Pool (s), Parking, Water sports/ Equipment, Bar, Tour Desk, Internet Access, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, Barbeque

Star Rating: 3 Star

Goway View: This friendly little resort is well known for its fantastic beach location, quirky character and relaxed ambience. With a friendly small team we offer personal and intimate service at your door. We offer a range of accommodation at very cost effective rates for all types of travellers


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