MOTU beachfront art villas


Introducing MOTU beachfront art villas - Rarotonga’s newest boutique destination.

Nestled on the shores of the lagoon in the sleepy village of Titikaveka, Motu (meaning island) is a stylish haven for tranquillity and relaxation.

Offering ten self-contained beachfront villas, each is secluded within tropical gardens overlooking the peaceful lagoon. Featuring designer interiors and a collection of artworks from across the Pacific, each air-conditioned villa includes a spacious bedroom, living area, kitchenette, bathroom and shaded balcony.

Look forward to discovering the sea life of the lagoon, strolling the deserted white sand beach, exploring the island by electric bicycle, watching the blazing sunsets of high summer, or enjoying a local beer before reclining by the fresh-water pool.

We give our environment and our iti tangata (our people) the same care as our guests. We use environmentally friendly products and electric vehicles, and every stay at Motu contributes to our support of our community through healthcare, education and the arts.

Come and experience MOTU beachfront art villas – our island within an island.


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FREE CANCELLATION up to 31 days prior to check-in. All prices in New Zealand dollars include local VAT/GST. Book with confidence!
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ARIKI Premium Beachfront Villa

ARIKI Premium Beachfront Villa
ARIKI Premium Beachfront Villa 3pax Super King Bed Single Bed    Age 18+ Aircon Kitchen Fridge Tea/Coffee Shower Bath Hair dryer Safe TV Phone Wifi in room

An expression of modern Pacific style - each villa showcases a collection of artworks among designer furnishings. Enjoy a view of the lagoon while relaxing in the living area or on your private balcony. The spacious bedrooms invite relaxation in their king sized beds dressed with traditional tivaevae embroidered covers. Ariki (meaning chief) is the name of our most premium villas, where guests enjoy the beauty of the Pacific in luxurious surrounds like chiefs of their own private paradise. Air-conditioned and with a modern kitchenette, the Ariki Premium Beachfront Villas provide a stylish hideaway tailored for ultimate relaxation. 60 sq mtrs.


MANUTAI Beachfront Villa

MANUTAI Beachfront Villa
MANUTAI Beachfront Villa 3pax Super King Bed Single Bed    Age 18+ Aircon Kitchen Fridge Tea/Coffee Shower Bath Hair dryer Safe TV Phone Wifi in room

The Manutai Villas are a modern offering within the natural beauty of the South Pacific. Perched on the foot of the lagoon, guests can unwind while taking in the white sand beach and peaceful waters that stretch out in front of them. Equipped with air conditioning, large bathroom and a complete kitchenette. The Manutai (meaning sea bird) Villas invite relaxation within steps of the ocean. Their airy living areas and bedrooms are adorned with Pacific artworks among comfortable boutique furnishings, to provide a stylish oasis built for beach-side relaxation. 55 sq mtrs.


ONU Lagoon View Villa

ONU Lagoon View Villa
ONU Lagoon View Villa 3pax Super King Bed Single Bed    Age 18+ Aircon Kitchen Fridge Tea/Coffee Shower Bath Hair dryer Safe TV Phone Wifi in room

Newly modernised with designer furnishings, and elevated with art and fabrics from across the Pacific, the Lagoon View Villas offer spacious accommodation including a living area, self-catering kitchenette, spacious bathroom, and a shaded balcony for absorbing the views. Nestled between palm trees and hibiscus flowers, the Onu (meaning turtle) Lagoon View Villas offer privacy and seclusion within footsteps of our white sand beach. With views encompassing the tropical gardens and the ocean, these villas are the perfect option for those wanting a quiet retreat. 60 sq mtrs.



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  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea facility
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • DVD
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facility
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking room
  • Refrigerator
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • 18+ years policy
  • Airport transfers (charges apply)
  • Barbeque facility
  • Complimentary kayaks
  • Complimentary snorkelling gear
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • On the beach
  • Parking on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Tour desk
  • Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Complimentary WiFi voucher then charges apply.

“Warm, welcoming, beautiful, and relaxing” We have stayed at the Royale Takitumu 3 of our 6 visits to the Cook Islands and will hopefully be back again. Great location on the island for snorkeling, walking on the beach and island back roads, kayaking, and decompressing. The staff is wonderful! Everyone is warm, friendly, genuine, and welcoming. They provide this perfect balance of checking-in with guest needs while giving privacy throughout the stay. Managers Lucile and Tim; Mii; and all the staff represent the spirit of the Cook Islands, which keeps us coming back!

Mar 2019. John & Linda, USA

“Until next time .... “ Royal Talkitumu villas .... Blissfully spending a week in Rarotonga ...like many, we’ve been to Rarotonga before ... the difference this time was finding the perfect location ... & we will return ... Royale Takitumu villas provides the peace that you can rarely find in our busy world ... forget about the daily intrusions of life and enjoy the nature & beauty. Your very own private sandy beach, warm crystal clear waters steps away from each spacious villa. Thank you to the owners Rose & John & staff for their graceful care, dedication to providing privacy, while managing to attend to every need ... Restaurants are nearly, we enjoyed discovering the local cuisine, creating a daily adventure, and returning to our new home! We departed with great envy leaving behind guests that remain for several more weeks... see you next time team.

Dec 2018. Rose & Pete, NZ

"Heaven" The Royale Takitumu is a fabulous location, not only for its beautiful structure, but also for the fantastic people who work there. In addition, the beach in front is fantastic, perfect for snorkeling (in the company of many blue fish and starfish) or use canoes or paddle. We felt pampered during our honeymoon. The view from the villa 3 is spectacular !!

Aug 2018. Luca & Alba Chiara, Italy

“Perfect Honeymoon Get-a-Way” Every staff member was extremely caring and went above and beyond to make sure we had EVERYTHING we needed! They made any reservations we needed and scheduled all our excursions for us. The property was beautiful! Just secluded enough, and quite romantic. It was a very clean place, and well kept. Made for a very intimate get-a-way for me and my husband! Perfect Honeymoon!!!

Aug 2018. Katie & Darren, USA

“Most relaxing location ever” First time reviewer... I cannot sum up how impressed I was with this location. The grounds and rooms are kept immaculate, the hosts bend over backwards to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. This was and will remain one of the most memorable place that I have ever stayed at worldwide!

Mar 2018. John & Kim, Canada

Check-in/Check-out: Check-in from 2pm. Check-out 10am.

Airport transfers: $25 per person each way.

Payment policy: To fully secure your reservation, we require a full two-night deposit within 48 hours of your booking being confirmed. Please note if your deposit is not received within 48 hours we reserve the right to release your booking(s) from our reservation system. Final Payment is required 14 days prior to your arrival at the resort. Your full remaining balance will be processed automatically when due, using the credit card details provided on file.

Visa card accepted Mastercard accepted AMEX accepted Bank transfer accepted

Extra beds: Rates are per 2 adults. Rate for extra adult is $100

Cancellation policy: NO CANCELLATION FEE - IF MORE THAN 31 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL (except for 2.5% credit card recovery fee). 15 to 30 days prior to arrival - 25% fee of total accommodation. 8 to 14 days prior to arrival - 50% fee of total accommodation. 1 to 7 days prior to arrival - 75% fee of total accommodation. Day of arrival or no show - 100% fee of total accommodation plus transfers. Cancellations in writing by email must be confirmed by the resort. Please note that these charges apply for each room booked. Every amendment and cancellation affects us significantly therefore we strongly adhere to our Cancellation and Amendment policies. If you are cancelling or amending your dates. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance, as unforeseen circumstances can require cancellations or amendments to be made.

Note: When booking, please advise the property of your flight number plus arrival and departure dates. We recommend that you copy those details from your airline ticket.



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