Nestled along the edge of Raro’s Titikaveka Lagoon, resort Royale Takitumu presents the ultimate Cook Islands experience. Somewhat experts in the art of an island holiday, the team at Royale shared their tips, tricks and must-see spots.
In your opinion, what’s the most romantic spot on Rarotonga?
Undoubtedly the beach at Royale Takitumu. Voted as one of the top 10 in the world by TripAdvisor, it stretches eight kilometres in either direction from the resort, with no other large properties nearby. Chances are, that at any given spot, there won’t be another beach dweller in sight.
What are three must-packs for a Rarotongan honeymoon?
Packing for a honeymoon is easy when the number one to-do on your agenda is relaxation: essentials include sun screen, a hat and a few good sarongs – you can wear them, sit on them, use them for shade or as a towel. An island must-have for sure.
What are three top activities that couples should tick off their to do list?
Indulge in a private romantic beachside dinner at Royale Takitumu, head to Highland Paradise where you’ll see a local village and a cultural show, and take a trip to the Punanga Nui Markets in Avarua – here you’ll find everything from local delicacies (for a third of the price they’re sold for at supermarkets) to crafts and colourful clothing.
Are there lots of places to dine on Rarotonga?
There are more than 45 restaurants and cafes, so yes, there are lots of choices to suit every budget. Whatever you do, be sure to try the Cook Islands donut!
If planning a Rarotongan honeymoon, what should couples look for in accommodation?
Seek out somewhere that offers great service and close attention to detail – this will guarantee you a welcoming, comfortable stay. Royale Takitumu is an intimate property with 10 individual, self-catering villas. Being totally owner-operated, the attention to service is second to none.