How one family made a dream come true

The connection between the Rennie family and the Cook Islands is a long-established one that dates back to the late 1800s. Bill’s first visit to Rarotonga was in 1974 to find out more about his Cook Island heritage. On that trip the dream was ignited: to share the beauty and culture of the Cook Islands and Rarotonga so that more people could appreciate it – all while helping to preserve the tranquillity and unsullied environment that makes a Rarotonga holiday so special.

The dream came to fruition 26 years later when the Royale Takitumu was opened. And for ten years they have enjoyed sharing their vision of Rarotonga with visitors from all over the world. As a family-owned and operated business, they work extremely hard to inspire their guests with the passion they share for Rarotonga, all while sending their visitors away more relaxed, more rejuvenated and happier than they’ve ever been.

Come and stay with us

“We hope you decide to come and stay with us and look forward to welcoming you to our property, into our extended family and becoming part of the dream,” says Bill. “We are proud of our heritage and reputation for maintaining traditional family, moral and hospitality values.”

Their customers agree: “The Royale Takitumu team looked after our every need from the moment we arrived and made us feel so welcome. We can’t wait to go back to Rarotonga and to Royale Takitumu for another top-class holiday,” writes Dave of Hamilton, New Zealand, who celebrated his wedding anniversary at Royale Takitumu.