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Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

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Absolute beachfront. A private secluded boutique property hidden amongst mature tropical palms on a pure white sand beach on the west sunset side of Rarotonga. Superbly equipped modern self contained bungalows, suites & studios. See breathtaking views from your verandah of the lagoon and the Pacific Ocean beyond with tropical sunset backdrops. Huge freshwater pool with BBQ area. Catering mostly for couples looking for total relaxation. Our NO CHILDREN policy ensures peace & quiet. Good old fashioned friendly personal service by owner hosts.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Smoking rooms available
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Property's Favourite Review
This was our second trip to Rarotonga and of course we stayed at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows. It’s a perfect place for quiet relaxation. The view from Bungalow #1 is beautiful. We loved hearing the constant sound of the surf and watching the spectacular sunsets as we sat on our
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Response from sunhaven1, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows
Responded 30 Nov 2018
Kia Orana WorldTeach23, What can I say? You have said it all. Thank you, thank you for your amazing feedback. I am humbled by your comments. You don’t know how much it means to us. See you next time. Kia Manuia, Dennis, Patti and staff.
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Denis and Patti are such lovely hosts. The property is immaculate, the bungalows are beachfront and it's just so quiet and relaxing. This was our third visit and we'll be back. There are kayaks, snorkelling gear and a very swish new barbecue. The round-island bus stops right
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Response from sunhaven1, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows
Responded 30 Nov 2018
Kia Orana DLM48, Thanks very much for your super review. We’re really rapt you consider Sunhaven ‘always a winner’ especially after your third stay. I trust you made full use of our ‘swish’ new BBQ and had fun paddling our kayaks - for which we now provide life vests. Having the bus stop at our gate is certainly convenient and inexpensive for those who prefer not to hire a vehicle. Again many thanks and we look forward to your fourth quiet and relaxing holiday at Sunhaven. Kia Manuia, Dennis, Patti and staff.
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Our third visit staying with Patti & Dennis , stunning location , whales going by, units super clean as ever . Beautifully tended grounds friendly & helpful team. Saw the most amazing sunsets this time .
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Response from sunhaven1, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows
Responded 30 Nov 2018
Kia Orana surfseamad, We're happy to see that you had a perfectly relaxing third stay at Sunhaven and enjoyed once again what we have to offer. And were (third time) lucky to see some whales and amazing sunsets. Thank you for your helpful review and we look forward to stay number four… Kia Manuia, Dennis, Patti and staff.
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We enjoyed a week's stay in one of the ocean front apartments. Best: Cleanliness - apartments kept in pristine condition Worst: Sun loungers need upgrade. Plastic only with no cushioning and uncomfortable for purpose Top Tips: 1. Late flight - to secure the room is half
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Response from sunhaven1, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows
Responded 30 Nov 2018
Kia Orana Jane S, I’m pleased you enjoyed your week at Sunhaven and thought your room was in pristine condition. I have noted your comment about the sun loungers. We have previously tried cushions but found they soon became soiled and unhygienic with stale sun screen and sweat. We removed them for the safety of our guests. As for late checkout rates, by charging 50% we actually lose the other 50% for that night as there is no time to service the room and sell the remainder of the night after you leave. A lot of properties don’t offer late checkout for that very reason. Your comment re car hire is a good one so long as you arrange with the hire company for the car to be collected from the airport for which there is a charge. And yes, an extra days car hire is a lot cheaper than late checkout and as you point out, you stay mobile for your last day. Thanks for mentioning that. Thank you for your positive input and we hope to see you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis, Patti and staff.
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A piece of paradise on Rarotonga. What a wonderful idyllic place to stay - on the beach, quiet, great accommodation, walking distance to good places to eat and drink. Patti and Dennis were great hosts. Patti and her staff did an amazing job on the grounds and the bungalows were
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Response from sunhaven1, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows
Responded 14 Aug 2018
Kia Orana Tanekaha4, Thanks ever so much for your generous praise. Your valuable feedback only goes to encourage us to keep doing our very best in making our guests feel at home and to ensure they are having a wonderful holiday at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows. I’m glad you enjoyed the fresh tropical fruit and got to try Patti’s famous scones which she had just taken out of the oven. And yes, being just a few minutes’ walk to some very good eating and drinking places, you can be sure you won’t go hungry. We hope to see you all again when you’re ready for another wonderful holiday at our Pleasure Paradise on Rarotonga. Kia Manuia, Dennis, Patti and staff.
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Sunset over the reef in front of our bungalow
This photo was taken from our room, very peacefull and beautiful
This is from our room (#9) looking left over the pool. Looking straight out was the ocean!
Just before sunset
Coin operated A/C is available in three room types only; Beachfront Suite - Beachfront Studio Suite and Beachfront Deluxe Studio. The Beachfront Bungalow and Garden Bungalow do not have A/C.
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Not sure as we snorkelled all the time. Walked 5 mins along the beach to where a small creek came out as it was deeper there than straight outside the resort and found huge number of beautiful fish etc. Sun Haven is small and private and the owners really look after you. Any questions and they will not only have the answers they will organise it all for you immediately.
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We have a Beachfront Suite available first week of Jan 17. It features coin operated A/C. Contact us direct to book this room. Minimum age is 15 years.
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Yes and all over the property
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HI you cant swim in front of Sunhaven, as shallow. But if you walk 5 min down toward Aroa Beachside Inn the swimming and snorkling is great. Would highly recommend Sunhaven. You need to be on the sunset side of the Island. It's beautiful.
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"All rooms are good, but our first choice is bungalow #1 (bungalow #2 and #3 are excellent as well.)"
"The system doesn't let me rate service, cleanliness and sleep quality but they were all excellent."
"Ocean view apartments are right on the beach - worth the extra cost"
"stay further south on the island"
"Only 1 unit does not have beachfront access. Ask for a beach front unit."
US$139 - US$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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