Chase away the winter blues at this luxury island festival

Winter is coming. The encroaching months of cold bring with them wistful dreams of tropical getaways, sunny skies and endless cocktails. Although festival season is over, the promise of a legendary luxury island festival is enough to get us through winter-itis.

Run by experiential travel agency TourismHQ, the festival began as BlueSky Fiji in 2012, a 5-day getaway in island paradise with some of NZ’s hottest music acts.
After renaming and island-hopping, BlueMoon Raro is back and bigger than ever in 2018.
In November, 300 Kiwis will call an exclusively chartered 4.5-star resort home for days of sun, sand and shenanigans.
Designed to be a luxury festival for those who enjoy the finer things in life but still like to let their hair down, BlueMoon promises to be an unforgettable start to summer. The perfect balance of luxurious getaway, cultural experience, adventure and good old-fashioned partying; BlueMoon Raro offers something for every travel type.
Adrenaline junkies can zoom around Rarotonga on mud buggy safaris, disappear to explore the island and snorkel the tropical reef in crystal clear waters.
For those who like their 'laxing with a bit of luxe, BlueMoon Raro is the ideal place to bliss out in a hammock while working on a tan, cocktail in hand! Celebrate the final night of the experience at a cultural Rarotongan dinner with diners all dressed in white.
The exclusive Muri Beach float party, day sessions and nightly themed entertainment will leave guests who like to get their groove on spoilt for choice.
A professional photography and videography team is even on hand to capture enough gram content to power Throwback Thursdays and #takemeback posts until the next BlueMoon!
As night falls the atmosphere at BlueMoon Raro drops into a whole new gear with the George FM Allstars and Legends line-up taking over to party the night away.
The AllStars line-up includes Kiwi legends Tiki Taane, Hollie Smith, Laughton Kora, Sweet Mix Kids and King Kapisi.
BlueMoon Raro has four or five night packages and accommodation options to suit every group – whether you’re travelling with your crew, your other half or making new best mates as a solo traveller. They even offer the option to remove flights entirely and remain in paradise as long as you'd like - we wouldn't blame you!
Kick off your summer with the island festival everyone will be talking about for years to come!
A week in paradise this good comes around once in a blue moon.
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