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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!
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Marina B
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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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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here in 2011, and decided to return this year, mainly for the position. West coast, great beach, safe snorkelling friendly staff. The new owners have been here two & a half years. The rooms have been repainted on the outside. The breakfast remains the same: fresh fruit, tea, toast, juice, coffee and fresh cooked muffins. Mostly these were delicious. Actually I'd also say the fruit selection has improved. As have the meals on site. The Shipwreck Bar is part of the resort, and the meals we had there were much improved on what we'd had six years ago. The Saturday BBQ was good value. Two small entrees, plenty of well cooked food, and the background music, provided by one of the owners was a pleasant surprise. His singing and guitar playing made for a lovely ambiance. We had paid for a late check out of 6pm, but were able to stay until 9pm, when we were to be picked up.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Kia Orana,

Thank you for your great review, very happy that we have managed to improve the resort and your experience on a number of fronts. :-)

Thank you for your kind words about the Saturday BBQ, very happy that you enjoyed my live music.

We hope to see you back again very soon.

Meitaki ma'ata,

Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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