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The Islander Hotel

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Cabana Couples | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, desk
Cabana Couples | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, desk
Cabana Couples | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, desk
Cabana Couples | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Tempur-Pedic beds, desk

Overview of The Islander Hotel

The Islander Hotel

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

7.2/10 Good

242 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
Main Road, Panama, Rarotonga

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Muri Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 1 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Café Jireh - 4 min walk
  • Trader Jacks Bar & Grill - 3 min drive
  • Bamboo Jacks - 4 min drive
  • Tamarind House - 5 min drive
  • Kikau Hut - 5 min drive

About this property

The Islander Hotel

Located only 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from the airport, The Islander Hotel offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). 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 nightclub. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and bar.



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

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • 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

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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
  • 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


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle within 33 km*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping centre shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • 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

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • 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


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • No lift (single-level property)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

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)
  • Local area shuttle, beach shuttle and shopping centre shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • 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.


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

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Islander Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Islander Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
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.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Islander Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Islander Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. 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. Nearby restaurants include Café Jireh (4-min walk), Kikau Hut (2.4 mi) and Tamarind House (2.4 mi).
What's the area around The Islander Hotel like?
The Islander Hotel is a short 1-minute drive from Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) and 3 minutes' walk from Nikao Beach. Travellers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.







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8/10 Very good

Holly, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Serpil, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kathryn j, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Consumer service was awesome and very friendly staff right through the whole stay rooms are up to standard can't fault at all my husband and myself enjoyed every moment so sad to leave such a wonderful island with lovely people everything was handy. Will visit again next year Maruru Kia manuia
Sefton, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Diane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Islander is a wonderful place to stay great service, great food and bonus hula bar is behind😄 Enjoyed our time there!
Christine, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff were great, we felt really comfortable staying and will definitely be back!
Taina, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Very disappointed after long time traveling booked into our rooms they decided to have crap rap music playing outside our doors we-were exhausted
Paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great place, just across the airport. 10 mins drive into town. Clean newly refurbished rooms but the property itself is an old, possibly need a coat of paint. Dining is only during certain hours so keep that in mind. Noisy bar at night but if music and noise (7-11pm) is not an issue, then it is a good place. No beach access.
Alexis, 5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Koi, 6-night trip
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