A very few, very fortunate travellers experience such beauty first-hand as the guests of Royale Takitumu Villas, Rarotonga’s most prestigious resort. Takitumu is set amid manicured lawns and tropical gardens, facing the crystal clear lagoon. A coral barrier makes these waters a haven for myriad tropical fish and a snorkeller's paradise.
Toberua Island Resort is an emerald set in a lapis lazuli sea. This two-hectare paradise is lush with palm trees, frangipani and hibiscus blooms. As a guest, you'll stay in one of 15 distinctive bures, all with en-suite bathrooms, huge beds and spacious lounge areas, and each one distinctively appointed with traditional Fijian furnishings and weavings.
Days are filled with sublime nothing or heightened adventure. Dive these exceptional waters in search of schools of gentle manta rays, or ply them in an outrigger canoe. Better still, opt for the famed Motu picnic on your own deserted islet and luxuriate with the company you bring. If you prefer, simply wander the beach by the resort, allowing silken sand to slip between your toes, before plunging into the infinity pool.
Gathered within the azure embrace of a coral-crested lagoon, literally millions of fish play to the delight of a handful of lucky guests. Indeed, legendary French naturalist Jacques Cousteau’s research group declared that the lagoon at Tikehau has the highest concentration of fish in all the Tuamotu atolls.