We spent ten days at one of the Garden Bungalows - a few hundred yards along the road from the Rarotonga Backpackers - Beachside. The cabin had all the basics and was an inexpensive base with the bus passing a minute's walk way.There was also a shop with most things just a minute's walk away. The bungalows are a little isolated if you want to go out a lot and don't have transport - there is little in the way of anywhere to eat out within reasonable walking distance. But we found the buses reliable. The location of Rarotonga Backpackers - beachside is fantastic - right on the beach and if we went back we'd probably rent one of the cabins there instead. The pool is a bit tired, but we used it often for a quick cool off, in between crashing the flash resort pool areas. In Rarotonga no-one seems to mind you using the pools at the big resorts - so long as you order the occasional beer or coffee or snack. The Rarotongan Resort pool was fantastic. A great way to holiday on a budget!!! Our only complaint about the bungalow we rented was the shocking TV reception. But we had a few DVDs with us - so we coped.
Ask for one of the two newer bungalows - the one we had by the gate was a bit rundown and the two ne...
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