The Art Of Sustainable Luxury

Motu Rarotonga Blog

Every stay at MOTU contributes to our philanthropic endeavours in the Pacific Islands and helps us continue the sustainable regeneration of our beautiful resort. We are proud to offer a luxury experience that benefits our community, our environment and guests’ wellbeing. Here’s what the New Zealand Herald had to say about our efforts:

“MOTU has undergone a massive renovation to become a luxury adults-only retreat showcasing Pasifika art. The 10 island-luxe villas beside Titikaveka Lagoon in Rarotonga’s southeast are regarded as the South Pacific’s first boutique art hotel.

MOTU serves as a gallery for its New Zealand owners’ art collection, a healing sanctuary and philanthropic trust supporting the community via art, health, and education initiatives.

It fits right into the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation’s newly announced mission to integrate sustainable and regenerative tourism into the country’s visitor experiences. The goal is to ensure that while tourism operators deliver exceptional visitor experiences, these services have a positive impact on the wellbeing of their people and environment.”


A Snapshot Of Our Recent Regeneration Work

Here’s a look at some of our recent restoration projects at MOTU, including:

  • Regenerative planting across our gardens and grounds
  • Restoring our beach with fresh new white sand
  • Installing stunning modern bathrooms in our villas
  • Building private sun decks for each of our villas
  • Adding to our indoor and outdoor art collections