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Aro'a Beachside Inn

Ara Tapu, Arorangi Cook Islands
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#1 of 4 hotels in Arorangi
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Kia Orana, welcome to the Aro'a Beachside Inn an adult only (18+) resort. Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkelling. We have a casual beach bar, the Shipwreck Hut, on property which serves "home cooked" bar meals, cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Live music 3 times a week (Tues, Thurs, Sat) including our popular BBQ evening on Saturdays (numbers permitting). We have 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary, daily house keeping service. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Evening entertainment
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private beach
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Helene Thygesen wrote a review May 2021
Lancaster, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful and well-equiped rooms, everything perfect, including the beds and the moscito-proofing :) Extremely friendly staff and owners. They found tours for us, and one of the staff sourced eggs for us while there were no eggs in the shops on the island! Excellent food - and very flexible, they made food suited for my partner's dietary requirements. Good location at one of the widest parts of the lagoon.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Steve Marson, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Orana Helene, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. You guys were an absolute pleasure to host. We are all very happy to see your feedback and we really hope that you'll make it back to see us again in the future. It was very special to have you as our first guests after the border opened. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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milvertonian wrote a review May 2020
sherington uk82 contributions65 helpful votes
Beautiful sea facing small and personal. Lovely people, fun and comfortable non demanding atmosphere. Great breakfast and drinks in the beach bar. Tons of character and definitely a one off. No rowdiness just a really wonderful and rare opportunity for meeting nice people of many nationalities and to enjoy the lovely island of Raratonga. We will always remember our stay here as one of the best trips ever. Thank you all.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: De Luxe Sea front ,but all have sea views and are well equipped.
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Response from Steve Marson, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 7 May 2020
Kia Orana, Wow, thank you so much for your fantastic review. We really appreciate that you took the time to write your review, your comments are gratefully received. Be great to see you guys back again if you are ever in this part of the world again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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Andrew H wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia45 contributions9 helpful votes
Lovely place on the west side of Raro. I only spent a single night here but was warmly wlecomed. The rooms have everything you need or want, the location is perfect and the hosts lovely. You can't beat the view from the bar on the beach. I didn't eat here except for breakfast. The included breakfast was lovely - fresh local fruit, coffee, toast and a pipng hot muffin. I recall reading a review on how the breakfast wasn't substantial enough. I can only imagine those particular reviewers may be used to a full buffet breakfast. It is not that, but well enough. Lovely stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Steve Marson, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Kia Orana Andrew, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, much appreciated. Be great to see you back again in the future. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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Peter B wrote a review Feb 2020
Ullesthorpe, United Kingdom405 contributions168 helpful votes
Stayed here in February 2020, just the two of us. Wanted a quiet few days and the over 18 tag appealed to us. Absolutely fabulous place, and from the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and well cared for. The owners took time to ensure we could enjoy our short stay on Rarotonga, which was much appreciated. Fresh fruit and home baked breakfasts every day, inexpensive bar food at night also added to our enjoyment. The staff are all lovely, welcoming, friendly and helpful. You can pretty much be in the warm ocean in about 5 seconds from any of the rooms, can’t beat that👍😊! And live music several times every week, despite us being here low season. So if you’re thinking of Rarotonga, think “Aro’a Beachside” Kia Orana 😊
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Steve Marson, General Manager at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Kia Orana Peter, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Your comments and feedback are much appreciated. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back again. Many thanks, meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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TravellingJax wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I can't speak highly enough about this place. Like the other reviews on here, the staff and owners were wonderful and very accommodating. The bar had AMAZING cocktails and the food was very homely and very well priced. I loved that the kitchen ran out of certain dishes, showed that the food was fresh and not mass cooked and frozen. The breakfast was far superior to the other free breakfasts on the island that we had. The small capacity meant the owners knew the people staying by name and all the other visitors became friends. Beautiful sunsets, great snorkeling and swimming. Easy access to buses and the owners/staff very knowledgable about the island and helpful letting us know how to plan our day/travel. We are only now on our last night very annoyed that we chose to break up our stay on the island and would have much rathered stayed here for the entirety of our trip. Meitaki ma'ata, we will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we are all very happy that you enjoyed your time here. It would be great for you to come back for a longer stay so we could all get to know you better. Hope you don't leave it too long. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team
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US$144 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aro'a Beachside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (2.9 km), Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (1.6 km), and Aroa Marine Reserve (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beluga, Antipodes, and Tuoro Restaurant & Cafe.
Does Aro'a Beachside Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aro'a Beachside Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (6.7 km).
Does Aro'a Beachside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Aro'a Beachside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.