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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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“shipwreck bar”(15 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic review. I stayed here early last year and thought it was time to do a trip advisor. I've actually been here 5 times in the past, mostly under the stewardship of Jim and Jan. The Aroa is a small resort with an awesome beach...More

Thank M T
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your review - definitely better late than never... :-) Very happy that you had a great stay under the new (well over 3 years now...) owners - Steve & Geraldine. We hope to see you back again soon....More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Thank you for an unforgettable holiday. Just what we needed. It was like returning home all the staff remembered us from our previous visit. Very sad to leave but we will be back again. Highly recommend for a friendly relaxing holiday. A++++++. Helen and Bob...More

1  Thank tayl0rs4
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Orana Helen & Bob, Thank you, thank you, thank you for your awesome review, it was very sad to see you go too. It was really great to catch up with you guys again and we hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

A very standard little inn by the beach with quirky expat owners. A bit of a hippie vibe, not everything super clean, not everything makes a ton of sense, but overall a pleasant stay. Best were the local employees who were all fabulous!More

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

Kia Orana Bfrealnose, Thank you for your review. I must admit I do find your comments a little odd.... I think that maybe you’re confusing Rarotonga "island culture" with "hippy culture" as no one has ever made a "hippy vibe" comment before. I did think...More

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Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
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Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Restaurant
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US$162 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$162 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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culturevulture2017
25 August 2017|
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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. :-)
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fireyfearn
16 May 2017|
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Response from AroaBeach | Property representative |
Kia Orana, Steve here, the Shipwreck Hut opens at 5:00pm every day. Every hour is happy hour. 😁
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lullysechelt
27 January 2017|
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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
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"choose room 12.. you get the best views and plus there are 2 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, huge lounge..."
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"Sea view deluxe rooms are awesome"
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"beautiful beach, quiet location, basic accommodation"
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"Lovely room on the first floor near the shipwreck bar."
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