Experience World-class Service at Little Polynesian Resort

The Little Polynesian Resort is a small boutique hotel, located directly on a white sandy beach. The resort offers bungalow style accommodations, beautiful gardens and a great beach. The resort offers studio-style accommodations with kitchenette facilities in the tropical gardens or beachfront bungalow accommodations. All of the units are air conditioned and include an outdoor shower. Start your day with a ‘tropical island breakfast’ which is served in the restaurant or can be delivered to your room each morning. A room service menu is available at an additional charge. Guests can relax by the Little Polynesian’s infinity pool or on the beach, next to the lagoon. There is free use of kayaks and snorkeling gear for all guests.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Little Polynesian Resort has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sep 24, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info


Free Parking Available On Site






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Room Type
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Jan
    The breakfast was amazing with a fantastic selection of fruits juice cereal croissants & toast. The staff were outstanding offering assistance with everything and very friendly & courteous. It was our best holiday experience ever & we will...
  • Timothy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was superb right on the beach. Breakfast amazing and pool was like something from a movie.
  • Nikki
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The restaurant was very good. Better than expected. It was a pleasure to dine there. I also loved the fact the hotel was adults only
  • Desley
    Location - beautiful, although a bit of a drive from Raratonga and on the windy side of the Island. Beautiful outlook. Accommodation - The Waterfront bungalow was beautiful and very spacious. Food - Amazing.
  • David
    We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Little Polynesian Resort. Our spotless, spacious, well appointed and tastefully furnished villa opened onto a terrace with comfortable beach chairs and was steps away from a sandy beach, raked daily, and the...
  • Roy
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Quiet, clean, adults only, fantastic staff and excellent food.
  • Karl
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The location is awesome. The unit was spectaculiar and just perfect for our wedding anniversary.
  • Emma
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff are all very welcoming and the resort itself is beautiful with great rooms and the choice of indoor and outdoor showers. Food and drink were excellent and we enjoyed the complimentary kayaks/SUPs on the beach.
  • Katie
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Continental breakfast was delicious each morning. All staff members were so friendly; gardeners, management, restaurant etc.
  • Ataya
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    I throughly enjoyed my stay at the Little Polynesian. It has a small, intimate feel, and is located at a beautiful part of the beach for swimming and sunbathing. I found it was the staff who made the experience particularly lovely with their...

Property questions and answers
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  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    Any time is a great time to visit. The summer months of November to April enjoy a hot climate where temperatures reach 26-30°C whilst the cooler months of May to October will reach temperatures of between 22-27°C.
    Answered on 6 May 2021
  • Is there a shuttle service from airport Thanks

    Yes, We can arrange airport transfers at a cost of $50 return per person
    Answered on 22 May 2021
  • Hi, is your resort willing to change dates or refund if we book from 30th May to 3rd June and are unable to come due to covid or no travel bubble?

    Yes! If impacted by border restrictions or ill health (medical certificate req'd), from Covid-19. We will offer free date change or full cancellation and waive any cancellation or amendment fees to allow revised stay dates up to 30 June 2022.
    Answered on 6 May 2021
  • Hi, Would we be able to check in to the hotel if our flights from NZ should be landing at 1:30am? Regards, Erika Brazinskaite

    Kia Orana Erika, Our guaranteed check-in time is 2pm and standard check-out time is 10am. Early check in and Late Check Out service is based on Run of House only and depends on our availability upon arrival.
    Answered on 29 December 2021

Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Little Polynesian Restaurant
    • Cuisine

Resort Facilities at Little Polynesian Resort
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and charges apply.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Private entrance
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Adults only
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Little Polynesian Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Little Polynesian Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Little Polynesian Resort of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Little Polynesian Resort

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Little Polynesian Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • The prices at Little Polynesian Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Little Polynesian Resort include:

    • Bungalow
    • Apartment

  • Little Polynesian Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • Little Polynesian Restaurant

  • Little Polynesian Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Snorkeling
    • Beachfront
    • Swimming pool
    • Beach
    • Bicycle rental

  • Check-in at Little Polynesian Resort is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Little Polynesian Resort is 3.1 miles from the center of Rarotonga. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.