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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Ara Tapu, Arorangi Cook Islands See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
3.5 Star accommodation
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30 Sep1 Oct
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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 ...More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$144 - US$364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Aro`a Beachside Hotel Arorangi
Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
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Room & Suite (49)
Dining (24)
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All reviewssteve and geraldineshipwreck barmusic nightsship wreckbar mealsgolden retrieversaturday night bbqenjoyed the live musicbutter chickenloved our stay hereother guestschilli con carnelocal staffnew ownersfresh fruitsmall resortseafood chowder
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our visit to Aro’a Beachside Inn is one we shall long remember. Idyllic, unrivaled. This resort exemplifies the true meaning of rest, relax and enjoy! From the breakfasts, which were free for guests, the Shipwreck Bar (one year voted as one of the top ten...More

Thank Experience515354
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 3 days ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our little slice of paradise. Very happy that you loved your stay with us. We hope that you will come back and see us again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, clean comfortable rooms in excellent repair. Yes, amazing location and views second to none. Yes, awesome beach and snorkeling location Yes, on-site pub style dining with really good food. BUT Wait...that can be found elsewhere too!!.... what absolutely made the stay amazing were the...More

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

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, your comments really mean a lot to us. You guys were a pleasure to host and we are so happy that you loved your stay with us. We really hope to see you back again....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location on a beach which provides very good (not exceptional -- lots of fish; coral mostly rubble) snorkeling. It is a bit removed from the main tourist area, though within walking distance of a few small shops and restaurants. I appreciated the small size...More

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

Kia Orana Bill, Thank you for your excellent informative review. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be delighted to see you back again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Aro'a Beachside Inn more than ticked all the boxes for our three night stay this past week. Hosts Geraldine and Steve were so welcoming and informative about where and what to do on Raro. In fact all the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly -...More

Thank Sydfolks
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 1 August 2018

Kia Orana Margaret & Peter, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our beautiful resort, we are very happy that you had an idyllic stay with us. :-) We really hope that you will make it back to see us soon. Stay longer...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

Great place with lovely views of the sea excellent snorkeling just off the beach snorkled with a turtle just in front of the inn. Beds where good nice and clean and brightly decorated with tie die curtains. Plenty of plug points in our unit to...More

Thank Darryl B
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 8 July 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your great review. Very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again, hopefully you can stay longer next time. :-) Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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12 August 2018|
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Response from Joanna C | Reviewed this property |
No. Ceiling fans and insect screens on windows are the only cooling methods. But it does keep you connected to your environment: breeze, rain, sounds and smells.
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. :-)
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. 😁
Room Tips
"It's worth the extra few dollars to get the beachside rooms"
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"We had a top floor room overlooking the water which was light and airy but imagine all rooms would be similar."
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"Stay in the bungalows that share only one wall and not too close to the outside bar"
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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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