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Welcome to the Spring edition of Sunset Resort News & Specials, hopefully ‘Spring is in the air’ in your neck of the woods. I know we say it every year but September already? Time is flying by.

Tim and I heard some wonderful news this month.  We are going to be grandparents for the first time, yeeeehaaa!! Our little bundle of joy is due to arrive 24 February which also happens to be Tim’s mothers birthday, wouldn’t that be just great?  We will keep you all posted.

We have been experiencing a busy winter season and we want to say thanks to you all for helping to make this happen.  Activity is still strong going into our summer season and suggest you take advantage of our special on sale now till 31 Oct 2103. Please email us if you have any special requests or celebrations during your time with us.
Resort Special
Stay 5 pay for 4
Sale now – 31 Oct 2013
Travel dates 1 Nov 2013 – 31 March 2014
Book now or find out more about Sunset Resort accommodation

Celebrity visits Sunset Resort

Geoff Thomas stays at Sunset Resort
Geoff Thomas from TV3’s Outdoors with Geoff was recently in Rarotonga filming a piece on the charter fishing experiences Rarotonga  and Aitutaki have to offer. We had the pleasure of hosting Geoff for several days at Sunset Resort. Look out for the Rarotongan segment on his show. Photo taken with Tim & Colleen Darby, Sunset Resort Managers  . TV 3 - Outdoor with Geoff .

Look what we have been up to when we leave the resort

Sunset Resort Sailing Series,
Future Sailers for the America's Cup

In early September Gold Fleet Optimist sailors raced as part of the Sunset Resort Series. Winners were decided over 4 races with 10 sailors competing. One of our current top junior sailors Te Akuao Framhein won both on Line Honours & Handicap points through a flawless performance by winning all 4 races on the day. Runner up was on Line Honours was Otis Burrell and the Handicap Runner up was Oliver Burns. Tim congratulating the winners.
Sunset Resort supports Child Cancer New Zealand
As well as supporting  their local community  here on the Island, the Sunset Resort has chosen to extend their support to the “Champions Luncheon” organised by Child Cancer New Zealand. The annual event was a corporate lunch held in Wellington that raised over $115,000 for this charity. Sunset Resort provided a prize for the Silent Auction Winners. We look forward to hosting them on their Rarotongan Holiday .

Celebrate your special day with us
Congratulations to Daniel Buckley and Beth Easton who married 11th of July with 50 guests travelling to Rarotonga to celebrate with them on their special day. Beth was serenaded down the aisle by a local string band. The string band continued playing until the sun set over the lagoon with friends and family celebrating with drinks, platters and  photos.  As you can see the bride and groom looked absolutely radiant.
For more information on our weddings visit our website or email our Wedding Planner.

Sunset Resort September Cocktail

You may not be here but remember those long warm evenings and tropical cocktails.
Tarzan is our cocktail of the month, make it at home and dream of Sunset.

Tarzan Recipe
White rum, Dark rum, Triple sec, Pineapple juice and Orange juice with a touch of Grenadine served over ice.
Upcoming Island Events

Each year the Cook Islands host numerous festivals and events which have become ‘must see’ attractions for many tourists due to their lively and entertaining representation of the true Cook Island culture.

19th - 26th of September  - Round Rarotonga Road Race 2013
10th October 2013 - Te Mire Tama 2013 - Miss Tiare Pageant & the Young Warrior Competition

Find out more about the upcoming events.
Local News

Countdown to Tourism Awards
The countdown is on for business owners and entrepreneurs to get their entries in for this year’s Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards. We're very proud of Sunset Resort and the guest experience we provide. We will keep you posted on the outcome of the awards. Read more.

New Cruises for the Cook Islands
Cruise liners will be seeing more of the Cook Islands in coming years, after cuts to European destinations. As a result, several cruise lines have responded by introducing more voyages to the South Pacific and French Polynesia. Read more.
Trip Advisor – Recent Traveller Review

Sunset Resort is recommended by 92% of travellers on TripAdvisor. To read more guest review and ratings or to post your own click here.

“Nice”
“We couldn't have had a better honeymoon!”
“Fantastic”
“Great resort”
Post  your favourite photo from you last visit to Sunset, we would love to know what your special moment was!
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Sunset Resort
PO Box 377
Rarotonga, Arorangi 0000
Cook Islands
Ph: +68 228028

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