I heard about the Nautilus at the Bride and Groom show here in New Zealand. It looked like a beautiful place to get married in the magazines and our wedding is already booked somewhere else for January 2018 but I still wanted to check the place out and stay there. It's the perfect place to get married in Rarotonga.
We booked a couple of days at the Nautilus and when we got there the first thing I noticed was how friendly the staff were. It makes such a differences when people welcome you with friendly faces and nice smiles. Then we were shown to our room. My fiancé and I were both surprised at this 4.5 star resort. I thought the main pool and restaurant was amazing, until I saw our room. It looked like something out of a magazine, except we were in it.
We had our own villa, king bed, large bathroom with both a bath tub and shower, our own swimming pool and the best part was the view, it was beach front. Every day while we stayed here they let us borrow the kayaks and stand up paddle board. So we would Kayak to the little island across the lagoon and go snorkelling. The water in the Cook Islands is crystal clear and so blue. It looks exactly like how you see it in pictures or post cards.
We had the best nights sleeps here, so peaceful. Behind our villa was a mountain backdrop. So we had beach and pool to the front and mountains right behind us. I had to pinch myself to make s
In the afternoons we would always make sure we made the most of happy hour. Beer and cocktails for great deals and yummy food. My favourite was the Island fries. I Love taro, and kumara. The restaurant at the Nautilus is amazing as it looks over the pool and the ocean. In the morning there is a buffet breakfast and eggs of your choice. If you follow me on snapchat you would of seen we made the most of it and ate a lot.
After nearly a year of not going overseas, our trip to Rarotonga was a much needed holiday. The Nautilus Resort was so relaxing and it was just what we needed after a full on year. We will definitely be back and for those of your that are getting married soon and have not picked a location. I would suggest you book with the Nautilus as they do great rates and best location on the Island.