MOTU Ranked In The Top 1% Of Resorts Worldwide

Motu Rarotonga Blog

We’re thrilled to be ranked in the top 1% of resorts worldwide! This accolade comes from Tripadvisor’s annual awards where MOTU is ranked against thousands of accommodation providers, including 22 Rarotonga hotels and resorts.

Our ranking is due to our huge number of 5 star ratings from our guests, and is a wonderful reward for our hardworking team that strives for excellence every day. 

We are also very happy to have retained our position as the ‘Top Rated’ place to stay on Rarotonga on Tripadvisor. 

Meitaki to our 490 guests that have left us a review. They mean so much to us and we love sharing your kind words with our entire team.


Here’s What Our Guests Have To Say

Superb in every way!

“Superb in every way! The villas are beautifully renovated with stunning views and situated on a great beach! The best part were the staff’s graciousness and attention to detail. We hated to leave this wonderful and quiet oasis. Highly recommend!” – Elizabeth C.

Photo shared by our guest, Sarah R on Tripadvisor

This place is Paradise. Grateful to be able to enjoy what Motu offers.

“One of our best relaxing holidays ever. Fabulous place, very peaceful. So much effort has gone into creating MOTU . The service is fantastic, staff extremely helpful and all those little touches, fruit provisions and beautiful bakery products on Sunday. Loved receiving the paper in the mornings. Hope to see you again next year.” – Jenny J


Best Accommodation & Staff

“Absolutely amazing location!! I did countless hours of research after deciding we wanted to visit cook islands and then found Motu. This place is PARADISE, is had everything we were looking for plus more. The beautifully renovated villas are to die for.

To say my expectations were exceeded would be a vast understatement, from the moment we first made contact at the airport to our almost tearful goodbye.

But the best thing about our trip was each and every staff member who went over and beyond. You guys made our trip even more memorable. Thank you so much.” – Dream78915

Photo shared by our guest, Reeb on Tripadvisor.

A true paradise

“This is the nicest place my wife and I ever stayed at. Everything was absolutely fantastic. The lagoon was one the best snorkeling spot around the island (hundreds of fish, giant clam, turtle…), the villa was stunning, the common grounds absolutely beautiful. Add to that the fact that the staff was simply perfect, everyone was nice, friendly and caring. We had the chance to meet Mii who made us feel really cared for and treated us in such special ways that we felt like family. This is quite possibly the best holiday we’ve ever been to, it was that good that on the last day, we were already looking into booking our return trip next year. Could not recommend enough and would highly encourage everyone to go there for a very special time away!” – Thomas B.

If you are interested in staying with us, please visit our booking page or contact our guest relations team on [email protected].


Photo from our guest Kelly from Auckland.