Little Polynesian Boutique Hotel photos – Rarotonga Commercial Photographer
Late in December, we had the absolute pleasure (or rather, luxury) of spending some time staying at the Little Polynesian resort, in Rarotonga.
It is amazing.
The property, the beach, the staff – everything is perfect. If you’re considering somewhere for your honeymoon, or just to get away for a bit – you really can’t get better than this.
We were also there on commission to take some images of the property – a few of which we’re able to share with you all!
Starting off indoors…
We stayed in one of the beachfront Are rooms… which are magnificent.
From the doorway looking into the room:
And you can lie in bed, looking straight out onto the beautiful beach & lagoon. There really isn’t a more peaceful way to wake up in the morning.
Each room has a nice spacious living area too (along with TV, which we didn’t watch!)
The beauty is in the details – each room is lovingly crafted, with a handcarved frieze around the top:
And sennit weaving to emphasize the beams:
The stories & symbolism behind these details are fantastic – make sure you ask about them when you stay!
If you look back to the first image, behind the bed – is where you’ll find the bathroom.
They’re a double bathroom in every sense of the word. Two beautiful designer basins. Two shower heads in the shower. Even two full length mirrors (to Amber’s delight!).
Each bathroom also has a private, enclosed courtyard – which has another shower & a spa bath. You can lie under the stars (or under the sun, in the morning) and have a completely open air spa. Perfect.
Or – Little Poly can even arrange a beautiful candlelit bath with flowers, under the stars, with a bottle of Moet – for something a little more romantic.
Out the front of the rooms, on the deck, is the daybed. These are brilliant – perfect for reading books while looking out over the lagoon.
The Are Nui is the central hub at Little Polynesian – it’s where you can swim in the infinity pool, relax and enjoy a delicious tropical breakfast, or dinner from their fabulous restaurant, and book activities around the island.
The views are amazing.
At night time, the feature lighting makes the buildings look even more impressive. This is the lobby – as you would see it when you arrive late in the evening.
Speaking of arriving… you can do it in style – because Little Poly can organize a BMW car for you, which you can enjoy while cruising around the island with the top down.
A candlelit poolside dinner is a perfect way to finish off a busy day exploring the island. Watching the sun go down while you sip on a cocktail & anticipate your delicious meal is bliss.
The seared tuna has been on Little Poly’s menu since the beginning. It’s the only item on the menu that doesn’t come off. And it was my staple the time we spent there – delicious.
And for those of you who know us – you’ll also know we’re coffee fiends. In fact – we’d probably return to Little Polynesian based solely on the fact that it’s one place in Raro that you can get GOOD COFFEE.
Around the grounds, there are as many tropical plants as you can imagine. It is lush and fragrant – anywhere you walk smells heavenly.
The infinity pool is perhaps one of the most identifiable aspects of the Little Polynesian – it’s quite special to be able to look directly out as if you were looking at the horizon.
When you’re ready for a break from swimming – there are the poolside ‘leaf loungers’ – uniquely shaped & super comfy.
Perfect to relax in the sun with a few cocktails.
Finally – there’s what probably brings you to Raro in the first place… the beach & lagoon.
Situated in Titikaveka (my favourite beach on the island) – it’s great for snorkeling – and also kayaking.. Little Poly has kayaks free for use by their guests.
The water is always warm – although this time (being summer) was the warmest I’d ever experienced – almost like a bathtub.
Often you don’t see anyone else on the beach – you have it all to yourselves.
To our lovely host Dorice, and all the staff at Little Polynesian – thank you so much for looking after us, and treating us like royalty.
We had such a great time – and will definitely be back. Meitaki maata.
Enjoy these beautiful images of your fabulous property – we had so much fun creating them.
Isaac & Amber.
- Isaac de Reus
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