Our Awards

Pacific Resort Hotel Group has an impressive portfolio of boutique island resorts: 
  • Pacific Resort Rarotonga
  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
All of which have been recognised with an inspiring range of awards over the years and continue to do s 
Our 2014 Achievements:  
World Luxury Spa Awards
  • Winner of Best Luxury Destination Spa - Tiare Spa at Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • Finalist in Best Luxury Boutique Spa - Te Manava Spa at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Our 2013 Achievements: 


Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards 

  • Pacific Resort Hotel Group is the recipient of the Air New Zealand Supreme Award
  • Pacific Resort Hotel Group is the recipient of the Telecom Internet Marketing Award
  • Pacific Resort Hotel Group is the recipient of the Air Rarotonga Outer Islands Award
  • Pacific Resort Hotel Group is the recipient of The Bond Store Hotels and Resorts Award



World Travel Awards:

  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the recipient of the WTA's "Australasia's Leading Boutique Resort 2013"
  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the recipient of the WTA's "Cook Islands' Leading Resort 2013"
  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the recipient of the WTA's "Cook Islands' Leading Villa Resort 2013"
  • Nominated for "Australasia's Leading Boutique Island Resort 2013"
  • Nominated for "Australasia's Leading Villa Resort 2013"
HM Awards:

  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the recipient of the HM Award "N.1 Best Property in the South Pacific"
  • Nominated for the HM Award Best Property in the South Pacific - Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • Nominated for the HM Award "Best South Pacific General Manager" - Deputy CEO Marcus Niszow

Seven Star Global Luxury Awards:

  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki is the recipient of the Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence, from the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Award
  • Nominated for the "Signum Virtutis" seal of excellence for the Cook Islands - For Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • Nominated for the "Signum Virtutis" seal of excellence for the Cook Islands - For Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
Pacific Islands Tourism Guide Gold Member: 

  • Pacific Islands Tourism Guide has recognised Pacific Resort Hotel Group with a 2013 Gold Member Shield
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence:

  • Trip Advisor has recognised Pacific Resort Rarotonga with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence
  • Trip Advisor has recognised Pacific Resort Aitutaki with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence

HotelsCombined Stellar Stays Awards:


  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki listed in Stella Stays Awards 2013 (Asia Pacific Category)

Seven Star Global Luxury Awards:


  • Nominated for the "Signum Virtutis" seal of excellence for the Cook Islands - For Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • Nominated for the "Signum Virtutis" seal of excellence for the Cook Islands - For Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

TripAdvisor: 



  • Place 1st in Travellers Choice Awards for Romance in South Pacific 2013
  • Placed 23rd in Travellers Choice awards top 25 hotels for Romance World Wide in 2013


Placed in the Top 25 properties in the South Pacific for TripAdvisor's Travelers Choice Awards in the following categories:

  • Placed 2nd in the Top 25 Small Hotels 
  • Placed 5th in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels
  • Placed 8th in the Top 25 for Service


Our 2012 Achievements:


World Travel Awards:


  • Cook Islands' Leading Resort 2012
  • Finalist 'World's Leading Boutique Resort' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • Finalist 'World's Leading Boutique Island Resort' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • Finalist 'World's Leading Luxury Island Resort' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki

HM Awards for Hotel Excellence


  • 'South Pacific Manager' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence



  • TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Pacific Resort Aitutaki on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award.
    Our travellers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognise your 5 rating as an exceptional achievement.

New Zealand Travel Industry Awards 2012:

  • 'Best Hotel/Resort Group' Finalist - Pacific Resort Hotel Group
  • 'Best International Hotel/Resort Category' Finalist - for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • 'Best International Hotel/Resort Category' Finalist - for Pacific Resort Rarotonga



Our 2011 Achievements:


World Travel Awards:



  • 'World's Leading Boutique Resort' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • 'World's Leading Island Villas' for Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
  • 2011 – World Travel Awards Winner - 'Australasia's Leading Villas'
  • 2011 – World Travel Awards Winner - 'Cook Islands Leading Villas'

Bloomberg & Google International Hotel Awards:


  • 'Best Small Hotel - Asia Pacific' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • 'Best Small Hotel - Cook Islands' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • 'Best New Small Hotel - Asia Pacific (Design & Construction)' for Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa
  • 'Best New Small Hotel - Cook Islands (Design & Construction)' for Te Manava Luxury Villas and Spa

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice


  • 'Top 10 Luxury Hotels in South Pacific' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • 'Top 10 Romance Hotels in South Pacific' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki

HM Awards for Hotel Excellence


  • 'South Pacific Manager' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki


Our 2010 Achievements:


World Travel Awards:


  • 'World's Leading Boutique Resort' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • 'World's Leading Island Villas' for Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
  • 'Australasia's Leading Villas' for Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
  • 'Cook Islands Leading Villas' for Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

HM Awards for Hotel Excellence 


  • 'South Pacific Manager' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • 'South Pacific Property' 'Environmental Property' for Pacific Resort Rarotonga

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice


  • 'Top 10 Luxury Resort in South Pacific' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki
  • 'Top 10 Resort for Romance in South Pacific' for Pacific Resort Aitutaki

EarthCheck / Green Globe


  • 'Bronze Benchmarked' for Pacific Resort Rarotonga