We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aro'a Beachside Inn

Save
Traveller (173)
Room & Suite (49)
Dining (24)
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Hotel_Review_Price_Refresh
Watch prices for this hotel.
We’ll alert you of any changes.
Sign up
Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shipwreck bar”(16 reviews)
“music nights”(7 reviews)
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
3 Star Hotel
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (175)
Filter reviews
167 results
Traveller rating
128
31
7
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
128
31
7
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssteve and geraldineshipwreck barmusic nightsship wreckbar mealsgolden retrieverseafood bbqsmoked marlinfreshly baked muffinssaturday night bbqgreat snorkelling and swimmingmusical entertainmentfriendly guestsbutter chickenloved our stay herelocal staffdeluxe unit
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 167 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an all inclusive resort with infinity pool and little contact with the locals, this isn't it. However, if you are looking for a place with outstanding views, snorkeling, and want to quickly become part of the 'family', where 'everybody knows...More

Thank Klaus A
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 1 week ago

Kia Orana Klaus, Great to hear from you and thank you for your fantastic review, your comments are very much appreciated and describe us perfectly. Very happy that you enjoyed your vacation with us, you guys were a pleasure to host and we hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 8 days. We especially enjoyed the snorkling - thank you Aro'a for lending the equipment. It's a nice small place/ well kept in general with good friendly staff and hosts (Steve, Geraldine and Dexter). I have a few observations about things that...More

Thank Joanna C
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Orana Jo, Thank you for your great review, very happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us. We hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team (not forgetting Dexter of course....).

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great property! Staff are friendly and helpful, setting is perfect (for us). Top it off with a beautiful beach, garden area and the Shipwreck Bar on-site, what else could you wish for. The room we had was great. We really had a wonderful...More

Thank CraigandKathyKempton
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your awesome review, your comments are really appreciated. We look forward in seeing you back again, it's a shame that Geraldine and I didn't get the chance to meet you as we were away in Auckland while you...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Loved our stay here, grounds were very well kept and staff had a great level of energy and unique character. The shipwreck bar is the best on the island with stunning sunsets. Some of the best snorkeling we found on the island.More

Thank Fusionfactor
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 5 February 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Of course we totally agree with you, our location and staff are amazing. You guys were a pleasure to host, really hope that you'll come back and see us again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Not only were our apartments amazing but the staff were an absolute laugh. Everytime we left from breakfast we would either be laughing or amazed. The views are epic and the beach is actually the best on the island for snorkelling and views. They also...More

1  Thank jmareko22
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 1 February 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your amazing review of our beautiful little resort. Of course we know who you are.... Dexter is definitely missing you guys as are all of us. It was a pleasure having you all stay with us, lots of...More

View more reviews
Best Value Properties in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
See all 20 hotels in RarotongaSee all
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Room amenities
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$166 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$166 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (173)
Room & Suite (49)
Dining (24)
Pool & Beach (21)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
culturevulture2017
25 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from AroaBeach | Property representative |
Kia Orana Stephanie, Steve here, sorry we don't have a sailing dingy here. We do have kayaks and SUP's though. There is a sailing club at Muri, I think you can rent them from there. :-)
0
Votes
fireyfearn
16 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from AroaBeach | Property representative |
Kia Orana, Steve here, the Shipwreck Hut opens at 5:00pm every day. Every hour is happy hour. 😁
1
Vote
lullysechelt
26 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Steve M | Property representative |
Hi, Steve here, owner of the Aro'a Beachside Inn. Sorry no bicycles at the resort bit there is a bike rental place a couple of hundred metres away. Water is safe to drink at the resort, some places is ok, others not. Best to... More
0
Votes
Room Tips
"choose room 12.. you get the best views and plus there are 2 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, huge lounge..."
Read review
"Sea view deluxe rooms are awesome"
Read review
"beautiful beach, quiet location, basic accommodation"
Read review
"Lovely room on the first floor near the shipwreck bar."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing