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Cool, Elegant Luxury opens on Muri Beach, Rarotonga Cook Islands – New! Nautilus Resort

October 24, 2014 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

Muri Beach, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS. Welcome to the unimagined cool luxury of Cook Island’s pure beachfront.

Located on the South Pacific’s crystalline sands of Muri Beach, is Rarotonga’s newest small luxury hotel – Nautilus Resort. Just opened, are the first 17 of 38 Polynesian inspired luxuriously appointed private junior suites and 2 and 3 bedroom Ares (villas) each with their own salt water plunge pool, traditionally constructed buildings and contemporary, but island inspired luscious-tropical interiors.

Just 20 minutes by road from Rarotonga’s international airport, Nautilus offers a fresh new experience to the Cook Islands luxury full service resort offerings. Redefining laid back luxury, and created for resort or exclusive use, Nautilus is ideal for families, couples, celebratory parties and wedding gatherings.

Jane Pearson, visionary and owner of Nautilus says of the resort development ‘Nautilus is dedicated to those who want a modern yet authentic South Pacific experience’.

All dining options offer views over the infinity pool to white sand beaches and sapphire ocean waters.  Choose from the resorts exclusive beachfront restaurant or the beachside patios casual dining area (receiving excellent reviews), celebratory marquees, private celebratory or meeting dining quarters or personal room or beach service. Showcasing Polynesian signature tastes, the cuisine is Polynesian – European fusion, using local seasonal ingredients and produce, with of course an emphasis on organic fresh produce and harvest from the sea.

All Ares (villas) are fully air-conditioned, have sculptured private stone baths and use aromatic natural toiletries. The resort has been architecturally designed and built with ecological authenticity. Solar power, UV treated and filtered drinking water, full recycling systems and edible organic gardens make this the most forward thinking luxury eco build in the Cook Islands to date.

And of course there is a full concierge service and some very surprising cultural experiences uniquely designed for Nautilus guests within resort and local activities. Guests also enjoy a dedicated Polynesian spa and ‘Kids Concierge’ – all on site.

Ben Plummer has joined Nautilus as Hotel Manager with extensive boutique luxury hotel experience, having held similar roles in Australia, Fiji and Bali. Most recently Ben was the General Manager of the prestigious Longitude 131°, Ayers Rock – a member of the family of Australian Baillie Wilderness Lodges, and Luxury Lodges of Australia member. Ben will oversee all facets of management at Nautilus alongside owners and visionaries of the resort, Paul and Jane Pearson. He will also oversee management of boutique sister hotel, Muri Beach Resort, located alongside Nautilus Resort on Muri Beach.

Rates at Nautilus start from $650.00 per couple per night (incl GST) with attractive promotional offers available. All rates include breakfast, fresh fruit and a bottle of New Zealand Nautilus wine upon arrival.

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