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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this holiday ages ago and once booked we then read the reviews! i was horrified that this holiday was going to be marred by the unfriendly staff, dirty hotel and horrible food - we even tried to call the travel agent and change our hotel but were not able to due to the busy time of year. Im...

1Thank 77teresak
The Entrance, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can see why other people are disappointed with this resort. It is not a budget place (although the Cook Islands in general is not cheap) but it kind of feels like it. There is so much potential here but needs some cash spent to get it to were it needs to be. We found the rooms to be adequate,...

Thank klh75
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is our 3rd time to Rarotonga, obviously we love it. it's our second time to this particular resort, overall I must say I was, it was Ok! What I would love to say is that the resort had been kept maintained, but it wasn't. Which was a little disappointing at first but you get over it once you are...

Thank Mariela2Travel
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was extremely frustrated because before arriving in the Rarotongan Beach Spa Resort, I'd been reading very negative reviews and this had me panicking and doubting our choice because we had planned our wedding here and had encouraged other family members to stay here as well. Immediately upon arrival our fears and doubts were subsided and none of the complaints...

3Thank Nani G
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just returned from our holiday and I want to let you all know that the Rarotongan was perfect for us. My daughter and I initially booked in to the Palm Grove but though the Fligt Centre advised us that they were similar resorts and that there was better service there we found this to be untrue. When we changed to...

1Thank helenyoung99
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We have previously stayed at two five star properties in Fiji so it was hard not to compare facilities. Once we had accepted that this resort was not in that league I think we enjoyed it more. The grounds are well kept and the rooms are clean. My only suggestion is around the pool where very little cleanup is done....

Thank Tkoning
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my adult daughter for 6 nights and this was my 7th stay here over a 15 year period. I had read some negative reviews prior but can say that the resort was in much better condition than my last stay a couple of years ago. The room was more than fine,definately not luxury but very comfortable...

Thank Lisa M
Torquay, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

As a Trip Advisor contributor, I certainly should have checked the reviews before we booked here through travelonline.com -- NO WAY we'd have booked, had we done this. The resort is not only tired -- we can deal with that -- but it is dirty, as in the kind of dirty that requires some serious scrubbing from floors to doors...

2Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great service beautiful rooms.. Enjoy an island cocktail around or even in the cooling pool that the resturant and bar surround... Your every need catered for from the time they pick you up at the airport. ..

2Thank eu4ric420
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Enjoyed a great holiday with a group of family and friends from NZ, OZ and the UK to celebrate an anniversary. Found the resort to have all that was necessary for all involved.The rooms are a bit tired and need refurbishing but they are clean and rooms are serviced every day.Great breakfast room overlooking the sea where the fish come...

Thank Colleen M

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  • 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: RM732 - RM868 (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 Aroa Beach, Rarotonga
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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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