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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are only nine bungalows, most on the beach front, metres from the lagoon and swimming pool. Thus is not a slick resort but a haven from people, noise and bustle. I was in holiday mode from the moment we arrived. I could slip into the pool or walk along the beach or just look out across the water. Come...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana djmum, Thank you for a super review that highlights many of the points of difference that makes Sunhaven what it is. I’m sure a lot of readers will find it very helpful when deciding where to have their Rarotonga holiday. We look forward to seeing you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash, Akaea & Rouru.

Tauranga
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We recently stayed in Room 7, at Sunhaven. There was everything we needed and the room and facilities were sparkling clean and tidy. The rooms are right on the beach and near the pool also. Patti and Dennis are very helpful and never far away when needed. Highly recommended and very reasonably priced holiday bungalows.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lita-Tauranga, Thank you for your high recommendation. We very much appreciate you sharing your experience at Sunhaven. Hope to see you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash, Akaea & Rouru.

London
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed for a week whilst on Rarotonga for a local friends' wedding on the West coast. Sunhaven is in a great spot, perfect for the sunsets (and whale spotting from shore in season - we saw a couple swim by which was amazing), and well placed for some of the better restaurant locations along this side of the island...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana el_bulli, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I’m glad you found Sunhaven to be a ‘great peaceful location’. As we have a tidal beach, good snorkeling depends on the height of the tide at the time. The mean tidal movement is only one metre from low to high tide. You do need a minimum of...

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A second very relaxing stay at Sunhaven , totally consistent with our first stay . This time saw a turtle in the lagoon a short walk up beach and whales passing twice . Super clean , an excellent hospitable team .

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana surfseamad, I’m happy to see that we have retained the consistency you were expecting and that you had a second relaxing holiday at Sunhaven. Wow, you saw a turtle and whales! As far as I know, you are the first to see a turtle in our lagoon. That’s wonderful news. Many thanks for your enlightening review. Hope to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Missing this place already. Being set back from the road, it is very quiet and as other guests were often out, we sometimes felt we had the place to ourselves. It's a beautiful setting right on the beach - reading a book in the hammock is a must! Staff were very friendly and the hosts knowledgeable and helpful with advice.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana rksb, Yes it’s easy to think you are the only ones here at times. That’s the beauty of a small resort – there are never too many people about. When ‘missing this place’ gets too much for you, you know what to do about it. Thank you for sharing your impressions. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash,...

Levin
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just returned from Sunhaven beach bungalows rarotonga .this was two weeks of pure relaxation of the highest order. You will struggle to find a better place to stay any where on the island. It offers great sunsets ,brilliant swimming pool The hosts and staff are a pleasure to be around and will do anything to make your stay memorable .this...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Rod N, It was great to see you both again for your 4th stay at Sunhaven. There’s no doubt about it, everyone here knows when the “Rockman” has returned. Keep drinking the wine and spreading the good word. Fingers crossed we see you back in 2017 for stay number 5. And thanks heaps for a marvelous review. Kia...

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great place to stay, right on the beach, very clean, friendly staff. Watched the whales from our deck as they swam bye just off the reef, wonderful sunsets. Easy walking distance along the beach to a couple of bar/restaurants, would definitely stay there again.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana 119muzza, Thank you for reviewing your holiday with us. I’m happy to see you found Sunhaven very relaxing and a great place to stay. The whales and sunsets are something else aren’t they? Hope we see you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash, Akaea & Rouru.

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a small place that is for adults only. Most bungalows are about 25 feet from the beach, but there is also a pool. The place is immaculate. Small sprigs of flowers are placed in your bungalow every day when serviced. It is quiet as situated back from the road by the beach. The people that run it are...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Sher577, Thank you for your high recommendation. Yes being well off the main road certainly makes a difference to the peace and quiet aspect. And Patti and I, being of the more mature vintage, do know what good old fashioned personalized service is and how to deliver it. Hard to find these days. We very much appreciate your...

Devonport, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband, myself and adult son stayed for 2 weeks at Sunhaven in early August and loved everything about it. The best feature of the property is the location. It is superb, absolute beachfront and we had the added bonus of seeing whales from our deck on most days. Sunhaven is also very quiet and peaceful and with the pool...

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Kia Orana Trish V, I’m so happy we ticked all your boxes. How many places in the world can you see whales from your deck? That on its own makes Sunhaven a very special place. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and the many highlights you mentioned. We hope you get to come back one day....

Mosgiel, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had the most amazing holiday, Our 15 year old son came with us. The Sunhaven is a very quite and peaceful place to unwind and relax. It is very clean and well appointed to all amenities. The beautiful Pool and beach were where we spent most of our time, the weather was fantastic. There were lots of great restaurants...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana nikkidowell, I like that. “An amazing quiet peaceful retreat” It was great you had fantastic weather the whole time you were here and you were able to make the most of the pool and beach. You know there are so many very good restaurants on Rarotonga that one can go to a different one every night for two...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Absolute beachfront. A private secluded boutique property hidden amongst mature tropical palms on a pure white sand beach on the west side of Rarotonga. Superbly equipped modern self contained bungalows, suites & studios. See breathtaking views from your verandah of the lagoon and the Pacific Ocean beyond with tropical sunset backdrops. Huge freshwater pool with BBQ area. Catering mostly for couples looking for total relaxation. Our NO CHILDREN policy ensures peace & quiet. Good old fashioned friendly personal service by owner hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

Address: Main Rd, Arorangi., Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: RM650 - RM915 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunhaven Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are near the pool and the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Lita-Tauranga, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all bungalows are set out brilliantly”
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“Its on the sunset side of the island so having a room with a view of the beach was fantastic for evening drinks on our deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Sher577, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For 3 guests best to choose the Beachfront suite as it's larger”
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“All rooms have good views and privacy”
 of 5 bubbles sollysmum1, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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