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Sunset Side Resort

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Sunset Side Resort

Hi,

Does anyone know the best resort on the west coast (sunset side) of Rarotonga. It would need to have a pool and very importantly a hammock strung between two palm trees, with the ocean in the background.

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1. Re: Sunset Side Resort

Hi again Dave,

Have a look at both Manuia Beach and Crown Beach Resort, located in Arorangi on the west side of Rarotonga, and are fully licenced.

Manuia Beach is smaller and more intimate in setting and layout. Nice beachfront guest area with horizon pool, hammocks and gorgeous lagoon views. Their Beaches restaurant has equally good views of the ocean.

Crown Beach has some villas with their own private plunge pools as well as a communal pool set in a tropical garden. Very nice property in appearance and design, set on a great lagoon area with a clear (low coral) but small lagoon area for swimming.

Sunset Resort consistently receives good press. Its a lovely property with 2 pools, and centrally located restaurant. Not sure whether they have hammocks on their communal grassed area. A previous guest will likely confirm this.

Hotels reviews on these properties and others located in Arorangi can be found here - tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g309713-Rarotonga_Sou…

Cheers.

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2. Re: Sunset Side Resort

Dave; Will you please elaborate on what you consider, "best"? Thanks. Chuck.

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3. Re: Sunset Side Resort

I'd vote for Sunset Resort.

If possible, stay in a beachfront room, beaut outlook.

Yes, there are hammocks, yes there are two pools. There are 'cape cod' chairs on the beachfront. Grassy area and sandy beach, with lots of fish in the water.

Have a look at their TA listing or website for photos, and my profile pic is sunset at the resort....

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4. Re: Sunset Side Resort

We are just back from a wonderful week at Crown Beach (courtyard pool suite) which we thoroughly enjoyed. Agree with the other posts that these 3 properties are all lovely with their setting/outlook and they were all in the running for us so take a look at the traveller pics and reviews for them and also the hotels' websites to see what they offer and then decide what features are most important to you. I don't think any of these would be a mistake!

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