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Nautilus Resort Rarotonga

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Nautilus Resort Rarotonga

4 star hotel
CK, Ara Tapu, Ngatangiia District, Cook Islands
17 rooms
FREE Internet

Pacific Divers

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup)
Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Nautilus offers luxury in paradise with its beautiful suites and villas overlooking the world-famous pristine Muri Beach Lagoon
  • No matter which villa or suite you choose, from beachfront to garden view, you'll have your very own plunge pool to cool off in
  • The 5* PADI dive center is just a 10 minute walk away, but pick-ups and drop-offs are free for Nautilus guests
  • Rarotonga is surrounded by more ocean than any other place on Earth, so you can dive with sharks, rays and turtles in truly crystal-clear waters
  • From June to October, enjoy the spectacle of majestic whales migrating with their calves from the cooler waters of the Antarctica to the tropical Cook Islands

 

 

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Dates & Prices

Book now, pay later

No need to enter any payment details now.
You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 30.0% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 55.0% will be charged if you cancel between 22 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Nautilus Resort Rarotonga

What to see

Language:
Cook Island Maori but English widely spoken
Currency:
New Zealand $
Time:
GMT -10
Climate:
Equable
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
23°C (73°F) in winter
30°C (86°F) in summer
Air temperature:
April to November (20-26°C)
December to March (22-28°C)

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Clear water, few currents and hard coral formations with a myriad of fish life await
  • The terrain and fish life in these waters are extremely varied, making the dives exciting and unforgettable
  • Dive with sharks and rays, and approach the friendly sea turtles for some great interactions and photo opportunities
  • Isolated by thousands of square miles of ocean, Rarotonga’s fringing reef is washed by the clean, clear waters of the South Pacific so diving conditions are usually pristine

Description

Pacific Divers is a 5* Green Star Award PADI dive shop operating daily dive trips in the Cook Islands' Rarotonga.

Rarotonga is surrounded by more ocean than any other place on Earth. It is in the centre of the water hemisphere. Dives with Pacific Divers include coral terrain dives, canyons, drop offs and drifts. Fish life is varied and includes hawksbill and green turtles, white tip and grey reef sharks, napoleon wrasse, giant moray, giant clams and a myriad of reef fish and invertebrates. Clear waters and very mild currents make for a wonderful experience.

The reef is characterised by a gently sloping plateau out to about 30m / 100ft, where the reef steepens and ‘drops off’ into the abyss. The south side of the island is characterised by a shallow lagoon, offering exciting canyon dives with sharks, rays and turtles often present. The north coast of the island has the most coral cover with huge porites bommies mushrooming up and forming overhangs and gullies. Turtles can be easily approached on this coast, offering great interactions and opportunities for photography.

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DIVING SERVICES

Dive boat facilities

  • Seating Area
  • Camera Rinse Tanks
  • Drinking Water
  • Custom Built
  • Ladder
  • Tea And Coffee

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Languages spoken

  • English

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Activities

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Book Swap/Library

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Nzd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Nautilus Resort Rarotonga is a luxury beachfront resort, with a plunge pool in every villa and views of the stunning Muri Lagoon at every turn.

Nautilus offers a modern yet authentic South Pacific experience. 17 Polynesian inspired junior suites and two and three bedroom Ares’ (villas), each with their own salt water plunge pool, create a secluded small-island atmosphere. 

Both restaurants offer views over the infinity pool, white sand beaches or sapphire lagoon waters. Choose from the award-winning beachfront Nautilus Restaurant, that boasts a refined Polynesian inspired dining experience in the main dining room or opt for a more casual beach-side patio dining experience.

The resort has been architecturally designed and built with ecological authenticity. UV treated and filtered drinking water, full recycling systems and edible organic gardens make this the most forward thinking luxury eco build in the Cook Islands to date.

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How to get there

Arrival 

  • The resort will arrange to pick you up from Rarotonga Airport and drive you to the resort (advance notice required, additional cost). 
  • Check-in time is 2 pm.

Departure

  • Check-out time is 10 am. 
  • Following check out, the resort will arrange a driver to take you back to the airport (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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