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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Rarotongan beach resort early November 2016. We booked a beachside suite for 3 adults. From arrival until departure we found the staff to be friendly engaging and efficient at all times. We were greeted at reception with a lovely refreshing welcome drink and check in was fast and efficient. The resort has obviously been rebuilt and...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rarotongan Beach Resort is a very nice place, it has an adult side that is called The Sanctuary and family side that is the Rarotongan. if you don't have kids book the Sanctuary side it is much more peaceful can sit by pool or at the bar with out having a bunch kids running around. The beach front rooms...

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TRBR_ResortMgr, General Manager at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

o Kia Orana cooks1957 Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. A lot of people don’t realise our adults-only sister resort, Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach is conveniently located right next door to The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, and that Sanctuary guests can use all of the facilities at The Rarotongan as well. As you say, it’s great for...

Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is that they ruined our holiday and wedding that we had saved so long for... there was a group of approx 30 of us including 12 children aged from 1.5 years to 16 years. From the moment we got there every thing was wrong... the reservation staff had overbooked the resort (they apparently have now been...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hungry after a morning's snorkeling amongst the beautiful coral and colourful fish at Aro'a Marine Reserve and the restaurant at the Raratongan was very conveniently situated at the end of the beach. We were shown to a lovely table on the edge of the deck, overlooking the crystal clear water and plentiful fish. We decided to have Fettuccine...

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Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so under rated by others in previous reviews. We went outside of school holidays so it was obviously a lot quieter. We stayed in a deluxe beachfront room which was ample space for 2 adults 2 kids and looked out to the lagoon. Loved the outdoor shower too! Sure some things could have done with a bit...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second stay here, and am pleased to say the 10 nights we spent here were well enjoyed by us all. I'd definitely stay again. The location is absolutely beautiful and having free use of all the water equipment as well as daily beach towels is great. We loved both pools, as well as snorkelling in the lagoon,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here along with many others for a friends wedding however this resort let down our trip so much so that we are unsure if we will be returning to Rarotonga again next year for yet another wedding. The wedding will again be held at The Rarotongan, something I would advise against but if we do return we most...

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TRBR_ResortMgr, General Manager at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Kia Orana mcclo214 Sunny greetings from the team at The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Thank you for your review of your stay back in September 2016 which was a very busy time here at the resort. We were delighted to have held a wonderful wedding day for your friends C&S and are glad to hear we have also been...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had concerns also after reading some of these review, as this was for our wedding at this resort. We had over 50 people attend and honestly we could not have asked for anything better. June who co-ordinated our wedding at The Rarotonga and her staff were absolutely amazing, very professional and attentive. All our guests, mostly all who stayed...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are friendly and helpful. It's Island Time so don't expect room service within 5 mins. Enjoyed the relaxing time on the beach and by the pool. Great snorkeling. Kids loved kids club....we(adults) loved the cocktails. We have stayed here 3 times and will be back. I do wish they would bring back the island nights (fire dancers) at the...

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Sydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mid October 2016 : We picked this resort because we had such a wonderful time there previously. Unfortunately, things wear with age and this resort is no different. Showers, toilets...in need of updating and repairs. I don't expect to be waited on hand and foot, but there was a distinct lack of staff (especially in the restaurants...morning and night). Like...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience an iconic South Pacific resort, the Cook Islands' signature resort. Slip off your watch, your shoes, your cares and immerse yourself in paradise at the renowned Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Hand feed the friendly reef fish or snorkel straight off the white sands of Aroa Beach in the crystal clear blue waters of Aro'a Lagoon Marine Reserve (the resort's guided Night Snorkeling Tours are a special treat!). This all-tide lagoon is also perfect for stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking (both free!). For couples in love, there's a Personal Wedding Planner to create your dream tropical sunset beach wedding, right beside Aro'a Lagoon, the Lagoon of Love, set on the island's stunning southwest which enjoys both all-day sun and sizzling tropical sunsets. Experience all that's authentic about Rarotonga right in your absolute beachfront, full-service resort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Aroa Beach
Price Range: £130 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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The Rarotongan Beach Hotel Aroa Beach
The Rarotongan Beach Resort And Spa
Rarotongan Beach Resort Spa
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa Rarotonga/Aroa Beach
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“best privacy with beach access, beachside suite”
 of 5 bubbles Inky913, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book The Sanctuary side if you don't have kids, all rooms on Sanctuary side have nice views”
 of 5 bubbles cooks1957, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed in a Garden Room, Beach Front Room and 2 Bedroom Beachside Unit - All great”
 of 5 bubbles AngelaRuiter, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor Ocean View (no ocean view, too many trees) but quieter, if available pick ground floor, be mindful you may hear to floor people.”
 of 5 bubbles Mariela2Travel, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want a ground floor beach front room you need to specify this when you book.”
  • Our room down stairs
  • Another photo from our upstair room (Santuary)
  • A view from our upstairs room
 of 5 bubbles , 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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