First, my conflicts of interest: (a) I knew the owner, Tricia Thompson, in Wellington a couple of decades ago; (b) In 2013, when visiting Rarotonga, we helped a friend, who was minding the place for Tricia, clean one of the bungalows. It was the 'helping out' experience in 2013 that decided us to book a bungalow for June 2014. Best decision we could have made. The bungalows are very well designed, have everything one needs, are sparkling clean, quiet (back from the road), close to a shop and a place to eat, not too far from town, not too far from our favourite Rarotongan bar (Shipwreck), and only 100 metres walk or so from a nice beach an excellent swimming/snorkelling. Throw in Rarotonga's great bus service and Tricia Thompson's wonderful hospitality and one just can't go wrong. No wonder the bungalows are often booked out. I am reluctant to recommend Aroa Kainga only because I know we will want to stay there again, and again, and it will be booked out. PS Wifi a bit expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aroa Kainga Bungalows and Studio Apartment are 2 mins. walk to excellent swimming & snorkeling beaches, including the famous Aroa Beach, on the south west corner of Rarotonga where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets. Ideal for individuals, couples and groups. For your comfort and privacy we welcome people from age 14yrs. This accommodation in Rarotonga consists of two stylish, clean, airy, spacious and well appointed 1 bedroom bungalows and an apartment. Tricia has developed lovely gardens of flowering shrubs, herbs and fruit trees around and between the bungalows and studio apartment that provide privacy and still enable easy communication between them. The bungalows and apartment are designed for a laid back and relaxing time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aroa Kainga Rarotonga, Cook Islands