Thanks so much for reading and helping. We are honeymooning to Cook Islands this October-November for 12 days (3 nights in Raro, 6 in Aitutaki and then 3 in Raro). We've been torn for weeks about figuring out where to stay. Our priorities are mainly just to swim in beautiful water and relax. We have a pretty good budget for the 12 days we are there so are not terribly worried about being budget conscious. We had been torn between Nautilus or Rumours, and had also looked at Te Mavana & Little Polynesia, but unfortunately, neither of them had beachfront accommodations (which we would REALLY like if possible!) available!
Most travel blogs say that Muri is the area to stay, but based on a few forums I've seen here, it looks like it's possibly quite polluted!
Any advice that you could provide would be so very appreciated. We're so looking forward to our honeymoon but have been stressing a bit TOO hard over decisions on where to stay!