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Aro'a Beachside Resort

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Kia Orana, welcome to the Aro'a Beachside Resort an adult only (16+) resort. Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkeling. We have a great beach bar & restaurant, the Shipwreck Hut, on property which offers a menu with variety for all & local dishes. Live music 3 times a week (Tues, Thurs, Sat) from 6pm onwards. We have 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary and daily housekeeping service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Massage
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Canoeing
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Adults only
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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honuturtle wrote a review 24 Feb
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I spent two wonderful days at Aroa Beachside Resort. Location is fantastic, great walks along the white sandy beach, comfortable bungalow with sheltered terrace, excellent fish curry at the in-house Shipwreck restaurant, met interesting travelers in the beach bar, very friendly staff….one of my favorite accommodation in Rarotonga. I will be definitely back in a few months.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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peggypiwills wrote a review 4 Feb
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii7 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location, spacious rooms and friendly staff who make you feel welcomed and right at home! The bungalow we stayed in was a little dated but everything worked well and the location was just great. We spent most of our time in the lagoon. Best snorkel experience we had was right in front of our beachside bungalow. There is also a salt water pool that is delightful. I cannot say enough good things about the staff, but especially Lisa, who checked us in and took care of us like we were family. Thank you for a delightful stay. Aloha nui!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pool is wonderful but e careful, the tile edge gets hot in full sun.
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GoPlaces23897170375 wrote a review Jan 2024
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This is a fantastic place to stay. They staff were friendly and obliging. Lisa is the Manager and I just cannot speak highly enough of her. She is just brilliant - helpful and always happy to go the extra mile and she did. The overall vibe of the place is great. There is a swimming pool for guests only. The food at the bar was well priced and good quality. The resort was not too big and you got to know everyone. Highly Recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Chris M wrote a review Oct 2023
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What a beautiful spot to have accom and eating area. Right on the beach. The gardens are kept immaculate. The rooms are clean. They will clean every day or only if you need. totally self contained Locker with padlock. You have the key Al is the boss. This bloke will do anything to make your stay easy and comfortable. He unlocked our room twice, drove us around to find a car rental. The staff are awesome, always ready to help, give you a heads up on what activities are top of the list to do The food from the shipwreck bar is always good. The vibe is just right People come in from all over to eat there but it’s never overcrowded Also whales every day out front (spot a whale. Get a free cocktail). Snorkeling right out front This place is the bomb
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Book your tourist activities early, we missed. A couple The ladies in the office will help. Get...
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japi77 wrote a review Oct 2023
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our first trip to Rarotonga and we stayed at Aro'a Beachside which was perfect as a couple being adults only accommodation. Really helpful & friendly staff. The units have everything you need and are comfortable & just a few steps away from both the beach & the bar/restaurant (Shipwreck Hut). Good value food & drinks & live music at the bar some nights. Great views everywhere & the beach is beautiful. Being September, we were able to see whales cruising past regularly at breakfast or in the evenings from the accommodation - truly amazing! The snorkelling in front of the accommodation was pretty much as good as anywhere on the island & we were in there most days. Borrowed kayaks as well. If you are without transport, the bus stops right outside and there's a supermarket a few minutes walk down the road. Other bars/restaurants etc are a bit more spaced out on this side of the island but there are a few other places within an extended walking distance along the beach or road - the Rarotongan, Beluga, Castaway, Falafel Shack, On the Beach etc....just might need to taxi back at night. Overall, we would totally recommend & wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: There is no pool here but the sea is very close by.....
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Ngaire B wrote a review Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone at Aro'a Beachside Resort. I was a guest in Room 8... for a wedding of a beautiful couple from Coromandel. Lucky for me, I didn't have to travel far for the ceremony or the reception... it was outside my door😍 The Aro'a Beachside Resort felt like home...and all the staff were like family, absolutely 💯 fantastic... from the owner Al, bar staff, cleaners, and the beautiful ladies in the office. Nothing was a bother, very helpful, and excellent customer service, I couldn't fault it. My room, a large studio, very well equipped with e everything you would need. Walk out of your room directly to the beach, great bar, and great food, too. I am a long-haul flight attendant, and I have stayed in some of the most luxurious hotels around the world, but nothing beats being made to feel welcome every day. So, if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Rarotonga, you can't go past the Aro'a Beachside Resort. I give them 5 stars for making my stay such an absolute pleasure. Thank you, Al, Rachel, Anna, and all at Aro'a ✨️🌺👍👌⛱️😎😍
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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kiwibrit2009 wrote a review Sept 2023
Wellington, New Zealand70 contributions36 helpful votes
I stayed here last week with friends and this was my first stay at Aro'a Beachside Resort. This place is right on the beach and has amazing views. The units are self contained with their own kitchen. The staff are lovely, especially the manager Lisa. She even helped me with the snorkelling. The beach is safe and a great place to snorkel, as it is near some reefs. Aroa Beachside Resort, has its own restaurant/bar. The food is lovely. I had a couple of dishes; the Fish and Chips (the fish was beautifully cooked) and the Chicken burger was delicious. There is a good range of drinks. The Pina Colada I had was reasonable at $15, while other bars charge $17 to $18. Lisa also organised transfers to the airport, which was very helpful. I highly recommend this place, and will be my go to place when I next visit the lovely Rarotonga.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Jane H wrote a review Aug 2023
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
Great location on a beautiful beach. Al & Lisa are fantastic hosts, rooms are well equipped and comfortable. So much more welcoming than a sterile hotel. Whales & sunsets from the deck were amazing.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Stephen J wrote a review Jul 2023
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Our second visit to Aro'a and we weren't disappointed. We had arranged with the resort to have a very small, simple beachside wedding and they went out of their way to assist us. Thanks to Lisa and Sonny for being our witnesses and for making it a memorable day. This is our favorite part of Rarotonga with fabulous snorkeling off the beach in front of our unit. Great relaxed atmosphere with fabulous live music. Thanks again to Lisa and all the staff for making this a memorable visit. Donna and Steve.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Unit 10 is our pick as it is upstairs and looks out over the beach.
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Ian H wrote a review Jun 2023
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My wife and I came for our silver wedding Anniversary. We have just had the most amazing 9days staying here. The staff have been so warm, friendly and helpful it's been great. They've made bookings at other restaurants around the island for us and even gave us a private taxi service to one at no charge. Nothing seems To be a problem and it's all done with a smile. Shipwreck Hut has been great for breakfast and evening drinks and dinner too. Rooms are just perfect with good showers. Bathroom etc. Bed was really comfy with extra pillows too. Great place without the huge price tag of others. Right on the beach front.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Really peaceful and adults only . Great for a getaway from it all.
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$209 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaArorangi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aro'a Beachside Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Aro'a Beachside Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (2.9 km), Aroa Marine Reserve (1.4 km), and Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aro'a Beachside Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Aro'a Beachside Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aro'a Beachside Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aro'a Beachside Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aro'a Beachside Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beluga, The Waffle Shack, and Wilson's Beach Bar & Restaurant - Castaway Resort.
Does Aro'a Beachside Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Aro'a Beachside Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Aro'a Beachside Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (6.7 km).
Does Aro'a Beachside Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Aro'a Beachside Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.