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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa

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I booked a stay at this hotel then had to cancel. The hotel reached out to me directly after my booking so they could up sell transfers. A few days later the hotel charged me unexpectedly for the entire stay. I was surprised as I did not agree to prepay. I then cancelled the booking and have not heard from...

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Thank Roxanne A
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the early hours of the morning of a very humid day. The initial greeting was average, we were given a map of where the room was and left to find our way to our rooms. It is a very large resort and it was difficult to find our way in the dark with two ladies in their...

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Gibraltar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked to stay at the hotel for 7 nights for my brother wedding. We were unaware that when you arrive on a night flight you will arrive one day early due the date line. Unfortunately there is nothing on their webpage that tells you this. We therefore arrived 13 hrs earlier than expected. We were exhausted but the night...

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Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing for a family vacation. You literally have all you need to keep the kids entertained here - kidzone club really made it easier for the adults to go explore the island, friendly staff, prices were at a reasonable expected price. My kids are 11 8 an 7 were amazed as were we with the snorkelling areas...

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Thank Simon W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try here as there were alot of us coming and wanted to be together with friends and family. We got no discount with amount of people that booked in. Very expensive for what u get. Which is a shame. The breakfasts and where u get it from is dark and unappealing. But fruit was fresh. Expensive if u...

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Thank Deidre A
Calgary, AB Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rarotongan has a great location and some of the best snorkeling on the island right from the beach. Rooms are clean. Beds are good. TV with some channels if that interests you. Small fridge. Balcony. Pool for the kids. It is a larger resort and does not have the same personal touch as the smaller resorts. As a result...

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Thank DandBadventures
Blaxland, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed with our our almost 2 year old daughter and had a wonderful time. I was a bit concerned with the negative reviews, however we found the resort to be lovely. I think a lot of people expect 5 star luxury on par with Tahiti or Fiji, however you will not find that in the Cook...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just got back with our daughter and granddaughter both 6 years old and even though this place is getting a little tiredsome it is still a fantastic resort. The kids club is great they couldn't stop talking how much fun they had with Litia and Emily. The main pool is fantastic and the lagoon it is just as good...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got married here 2 years ago and had an amazing experience, it was the most relaxed wedding. We returned for our second wedding anniversary with our 1 year old son and we had such a great time. The staff were amazing, so friendly and really got to know us, they knew our little boy by name and always greeted...

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Thank Kate C
Wanganui
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tired run down old place. we were on our honeymoon and booked a deluxe beach front villa, we were extremely disappointed in what we arrived to, for around $350 a night we were expecting alot more, the photos on their website are completely outdated and very misleading. This place is extremely tired and dirty. We stayed one night and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • 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, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Aroa Beach
Price Range: €155 - €294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 109
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Also Known As:
The Rarotongan Beach Hotel Aroa Beach
The Rarotongan Beach Resort And Spa
Rarotongan Beach Resort Spa
The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa Rarotonga/Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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“Don't worry about view room. Sleep in room, short walk to beach.”
sdouglas2017, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid staying in any of the rooms here - I could have paid $700 for a week in 2 star accommodation that would be better than this.”
BluesTraveller82, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden View room was close to beach, not far from Pool & restaurant.”
adio904, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get transport and eat elsewhere!”
X7596VEnicolep, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are all very run down and shabby.”
carolcN2123BZ, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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