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Aro'a Beachside Inn
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 October 2017

another stay at Area Beachside Inn, and it's like coming home !
the location is perfect, secluded with great sunset views, the staff is fantastic, they make us feel so welcome, everything is perfect
and of course there is this fabulous bar "the Shipwreck Hut", where you can sip great MaiTai & PinaColada overlooking beautiful Aroa lagoon watching the sunset.

The units are well appointed with everything you possibly need, and the very helpful smiling staff is always around to ensure our well-being. The grounds are beautiful and the place is very quiet, as Aroa Beachside Inn does not cater for families with children.

Sunset bar music on Tuesday & Thursday, Bar-b-q on Saturday, not to be missed !
Geraldine & Steve have a perfect place there for all of us dreaming of paradise, and the big smiles coming from the local staff make for a very special welcome indeed.
A perfect spot in a perfect place, I will return over and over.
Keep up the good work, to all of you at Aroa BIG thanks for making another stay so memorable, next time I will need to stay longer ... haha
Kia Manuia Christian

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Kia Orana Christian,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, your comments are really appreciated. I will pass your comments on to everyone here. :-)

It was, as always, a genuine pleasure to host you in our little slice of paradise. It would be great if you could stay longer next time.

Meitaki ma'ata,

Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I have been to many, many places in my life, but I have never experienced anything like it. Rarotanga is absolutely amazing, beautiful, splendid!
There are no words, in any language on the planet to describe such paradise...
Crystalline and turquoise waters, beaches with sparkling white sand, the soft sound of small waves that gently break on the shore...
The primeval noise of the huge Pacific Ocean waves in the back ground...
And then the sky ... sometimes of a transparent blue sometimes with indescribable spectacular colors that are reflected on the sea, creating an extremely fascinating and suggestive landscape..
Flowers... huge, colorful, scented ...
Exotic palm trees...
In Rarotonga you know that you are alive and you appreciate every moment of it ... you know that you are blessed to be here ... It's a privilege granted to few...
The fruits ... succulent, juicy, enormous ...
The people.... beautiful, genuine, charming, fascinating... always smiling, laughing, chatting...
When you are here you are under a spell... you do not want to leave...

What about Aro'a Beachside Inn?
You could not be in a better place. This is absolutely the "Number One" in the island. Here you have the best Beach, the best Accommodation, the best Beach Bar and the best Hosts and staff. You could not possibly ask for more.
Once in a life time offer a gift to the person you love or to yourself. The memory of the place and of the people will stay with you for ever.

Room Tip: You can book your room right close to the beach... UNFORGETTABLE!
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Kia Orana Marina,

Thank you so much for your spectacular review. This is, without doubt, one of the best reviews we have ever had. :-)

We are so very happy that you loved being here to experience our paradise and we hope that you will come back to Rarotonga and stay with us again.

Once again, thank you for your kind words.

A huge meitaki ma'ata,

Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Beautiful location on edge of the lagoon. Steve provided a personal touch with recommendations of what to do and where to eat. iconic beach bar was a great way to meet fellow guests.Saturday night BBQ,live music on Tuesday and Thursday nights.All perfect for a relaxing holiday!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Kia Orana,

Thank you for your fantastic review. Very happy that the recommendations worked out well for you and that you enjoyed relaxing in our little beach bar.

We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Meitaki ma'ata,

Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Spent the night here before an onward flight to Aitutaki, we were looked after from the start with an early check-in (plus breakfast!) and help getting a rental car. Such a nice quiet place to while away the hours and nap after the nasty overnight flight.
Was very happy to hang out with Dexter the golden retriever who reminded me of my boy back home!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Scott N
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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Kia Orana Scott,

Thank you for your great review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Dexter is a very cool dog, he just loves people and beach life....

Come back soon and see us again.

Meitaki ma'ata,

Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Loved our stay here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Steve gives a great one on one welcome and things to do talk first morning, and even though we have been to raro before gave us new things to do and try (standing in jet blast as plane comes in was awesome!!!!). Room was lovely and clean with thought to detail like providing a sealed container for your food to protect from ants. Would stay again in a heartbeat if just to hear the banter of the girls at the bar and breakfast.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Joanne S
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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Kia Orana Joanne,

Thank you so much for your awesome review, your kind words are very much appreciated.

Very happy that the recommendations worked out well for you.

Come back and see us soon.

Meitaki ma'ata,

Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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Additional Information about Aro'a Beachside Inn

Address: Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Arorangi
Price Range: €128 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aro'a Beachside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kia Orana, welcome to the Aro'a Beachside Inn. Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkelling. We have a casual beach bar, the Shipwreck Hut, on property which serves "home cooked" bar meals, cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Live music 3 times a week including our popular BBQ evening. 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary, daily house keeping service. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear. ... more   less 
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Aro`a Beachside Hotel Arorangi
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