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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as a group of 8 for some friends 30th Birthday celebrations, the rooms are very clean and comfortable with gorgeous beach views! The swim up bar is awesome, cocktails are reasonably priced. The beach in my opinion (after looking for a good place to snorkel all over the island) has the best snorkelling!!! The paddle boards, snorkels...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Courtney, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host you all for the 30th Birthday celebrations and we are delighted that you all thoroughly enjoyed your stay. If you have any further feedback to make your stay even more memorable next time or would like to enquire about a return visit please...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit worried about coming here as I didnt read the reviews until after I bought the voucher off Grabone NZ. There seemed to be mostly negative. However I am so glad I chose to stay at the Sanctuary resort! Cam and Kylie were very welcoming upon our arrival and after a brief explanation of how the resort...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Roberta and Fred, Thank you very much for your review. I hope you have settled back into reality after a enjoyable and relaxing Island getaway. It was an absolute pleasure to host you for your Honeymoon. I am delighted that you both had a wonderful and memorable time for your special occasion. We are all very happy to...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have waited a couple of weeks to write this review as i like to write after of reflection of the time we had there and not emotively as some time this is the case. First thing what is a the definition of a 4 star hotel ? It depends on the person`s exspectations ? where it is located ?...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Gary and Linda, Thank you very much for your review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you both for your 30th Wedding Anniversary in January. I am very happy to hear you had a wonderful, relaxing stay with us and enjoyed the location, friendly locals and the iced cold Heineken at the swim up bar. We are...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have read a lot of reviews so was a little concerned, however I believe new management took over about a month and what a change this has made. Staff were friendly and helpful, we had to change rooms and while this was inconvenient the staff were helpful and we were offered room credit and a bottle of wine. The...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Ava, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and your group for Tania and Roelof's Wedding. I am pleased to hear that the staff were friendly and helpful and that you enjoyed the adults only facilities, swim up pool bar and tropical breakfast. I do apologise that you were required to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the Pork loin chop and Lamb rack meals 😋 beautifully presented, very nice setting and great prompt service! Rather pricey for the quantity of the meal however still nice! Would dine here again 👍🏽

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Many thanks for reviewing your dining experience at Blue Water Grill Restaurant at Sanctuary Rarotonga. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the Pork loin and lamb rack dishes, the beautiful setting and prompt service. I will pass on your kind words to our Chef's. If you would like to come and experience our Restaurant again or...

edmonton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is situated on a Beautiful beach and has a very quaint setting. Adults only policy makes it very quiet and relaxing. Our room was very nice but as others have noted,needs updating. The service is not very good anywhere at the resort except for the new managers Cameron and Kylie. They worked very hard to our our stay...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Sanctuary Rarotonga. It was a pleasure to meet and host you both and I hope you have settled back into reality after your relaxing Island holiday. I am happy to hear that on the whole you had an enjoyable time with us at Sanctuary Rarotonga and enjoyed...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and I were over for an 8 day for a break and enjoyment of great weather. We arrived around midnight, Cameron and Kylie were on hand to meet us and take to our room. The next morning whilst talking with both Cameron and Kylie we found out they had only been at the resort for a mere 6...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Greg and Joanne, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay with us and really enjoyed the meals and service. It was a pleasure to host you both. As you know we are continuously looking at ways we can make the guest experience even better so if you have...

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 6 nights in January this year. We stayed with another couple who joined us for 4 of those nights before flying out to another island. As we arrived in Rarotonga, we had booked transfers from the airport, to the hotel which we had previously booked through the hotel. Upon arrival at 12:20am the...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Tiffany, Thank you for reviewing the Sanctuary Rarotonga your feedback is much appreciated and very important to me in identifying areas we need to work on. I am sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations in regards to the service and breakfast options. I am pleased you enjoyed the peaceful adults only environment and...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you're looking for a place where you don't have to lift a finger, you can leave the children at home & you won't have to listen to anyone else's, if you need to un-wind & like me you wanted to sip Pina Coladas until the late hours of the night without a care in the world, this is the...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Shanna & Dave, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure having you as part of the Sanctuary family for the festive season and we are delighted you had a lovely time and particularly enjoyed the location, service, drinks options and breakfast. Its a shame you can't change your flights for a visit...

Bowral, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

8 night stay , had a great time winding down and doing very little. The island is very laid back and its not hard to fall into island time. Kylie and Cameron the resort managers made sure we had a great stay and looked after us well. No children resort so great for couples, the beach is at your front...

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Cameron S, General Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana Suzanne and Murray, It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both. Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy to hear you had a lovely time with us at Sanctuary Rarotonga. We wish you all the best for 2017. If you have any feedback on how we could make your stay even more memorable next...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A true taste of the exotic Cook Islands in the heart of the South Pacific, Sanctuary Rarotonga is an adults-only resort located on the pristine white sand shores of Aroa Lagoon. All suites are absolute beachfront. Tropical buffet breakfast, many resort activities, and daily activities program are included in the nightly rate. The perfect location for a romantic honeymoon or a relaxed beach holiday. Three effortless Weddings in Paradise packages. A true South Pacific paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

Address: Aroa Beach, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Aroa Beach
Price Range: £149 - £354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Lower floor beach front”
 of 5 bubbles GarfeildAK1957, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in the honeymoon suite, while no beach view it is a larger room with a spa pool etc.”
 of 5 bubbles Avarando, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground Floor. Walk straight in the water.”
 of 5 bubbles gregcr, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beach front all the way! But if you're on a smaller budget anywhere on the adults side of the Island (aka the fun side) is grand!”
 of 5 bubbles ShannaHenson, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have higher ceiling and fans as well as air con, good views as well”
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  • View from the lagoon on kayak
 of 5 bubbles Suzy1403, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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