The Islander Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star beach hotel with spa, near Punanga Nui Market

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The Islander Hotel

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Beach bar
Cabana Couples
Cabana Couples | Bathroom

Overview of The Islander Hotel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free parking
Main Road, Panama, Rarotonga
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and 2 poolside bars
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • In-room childcare
  • Meeting rooms
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Cabana Couples

  • 45 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Muri Beach - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 1 min drive


  • Trader Jacks Bar & Grill - 3 min drive
  • Palace Takeaway - 15 min walk
  • Raro Fried Chicken - 3 min drive
  • Cafe Jireh - 5 min walk
  • Kikau Hut - 5 min drive

About this property

The Islander Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Rarotonga, The Islander Hotel features a nightclub, and puts you only 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from the airport. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials. Other highlights include 2 poolside bars, an outdoor pool and a snack bar/deli.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Islander Hotel's Tiki Bar after 5pm.
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Free off-site parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (late night)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Concerts/live shows
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach towels


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2004
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Adjacent to a golf course
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub


  • Tile flooring in public areas
  • Tile flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, My Beauty and Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open selected days. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for NZD 10 per hour (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 10 (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 100 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 25 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Islander Hotel Rarotonga
Islander Rarotonga
The Islander Hotel Hotel
The Islander Hotel Rarotonga
The Islander Hotel Hotel Rarotonga

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Islander Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Islander Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Islander Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Islander Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Islander Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge of NZD 100 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Islander Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and scuba-diving, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Islander Hotel also has 2 poolside bars, 2 bars and a nightclub, as well as spa services, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Islander Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around The Islander Hotel like?
The Islander Hotel is a short 1-minute drive from Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) and 18 minutes' walk from Punanga Nui Market.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Hollie, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Tessa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thank you!
I didn’t actually stay here, I booked this hotel for two young travelers who had an unexpected overnight stay due to a layover and I was worried about them because it was their first time checking into a hotel but the hotel was awesome at communicating with me assuring me the guests were well taken care of from the airport pickup to the room checkin, I’m so grateful for the Islander Hotel being so responsive and accommodating. The 20 year old guests said the hotel was nice and the staff was friendly.
Manarii, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Close to the airport and hence good for late flight arrivals. Big tasty meals for both breakfast and dinner. Beach bar in great location and well priced. Pool location with walk way over the pool limits it’s use somewhat.
Kevin, 3-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Our arrival was a midnight and I already noticed the hotel. They said that they would pick us up at the airport, however nobody was not waiting for us. We had to walk down to the hotel with luggages, it is 2-3 mins walk ,however we did not feel comfortable to walk around an unfamiliar area in the dark. We arrived at the hotel by ourselves, no reception opened. a security came and took care of us, but it took a while until we could finally got our room. We wanted to know how to check-in in advance because we already noticed them about our midnight arrival. I had $150 meal credit, spa credit, show discount, however nobody honored these credits even the next morning. There was no official person at the reception desk in the morning to honor these credits. So we could not use all. Convenient location form the airport, however there are so many much better accommodations if you hire a taxi or rent a car.
Sonoka, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing facilities, we checked out later than we should have due to a late check in and the staff were very patient and kind to us considering 😄 The cooked breakfast that came with our meal was perfect and was definitely cooked with love 😍
Minami, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hao, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Diane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Meitaki atupaka for the amazing hospitality and service. When we arrived we felt welcomed from the staff and we loved our time at the Islander 🌺❤️🌺❤️
Melisa, 1-night trip
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