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Club Raro Resort - Adults Only

483 Avarua Rarotonga Tupapa Ara Tapu Road, Avarua 0000 Cook Islands
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Located on the Northern Coast of Rarotonga, Club Raro is an Adults Only Resort that sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean with spectacular views out to the reef break and beyond. Club Raro Resort is located a short 10-minute drive from Rarotonga International Airport, and just a 5-minute drive from downtown Avarua. We have a selection of room types that will match your needs. From Garden and Poolside rooms to Ocean View rooms and self catering options, we have something for very traveller. Club Raro has one of only two swim-up bars on the island.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Street parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Billiards
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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DayTrip64596342550 wrote a review 18 Feb
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Walked in as a guest. Walked out with a family. Aunty Ima. Mama Ems. Princess George and all the other beautiful loving and caring staff. I want to thank you all for making our stay such a memorable one to remember. I will never forget your kindness and love towards myself and my friends. You are all true entertainers and know how to make people feel welcome and loved. Your food is amazing and very fulling. I love that you have some sort of event on everyday for your guests to enjoy like crab racing, live bands and fire dancers etc. The swim up bar is elite and aunty ima sure knows how to get the party started. I stayed in the poolside room and i have to admit probably the best rooms on the premises in my opinion. Especially if you’re down by the pool end. I would take the poolside room over the oceanside rooms any day of the week. I had no issues with security. It was that safe there that i left my room unlocked everyday. My room would get cleaned everyday and loaded with fresh towels. I mean what more could you ask for. Value for money and every cent spent is worth every moment. I promise you, you will not be disappointed at all. So all these old bad reviews you see. Ignore them. Go see for yourself. Because i’ll tell you this now. The staff are great at what they do and they love it because you can see how important it is to them to make sure you enjoy every minute spent there. This review is written By Henare Tuwhanagai. A 33 year old male māori from south auckland new zealand. If that doesn’t solidify you’re booking with club raro. Then Slap yourself. Because i promise you, you’ll regret it. Much love to the club raro whānau. Mei taki ma’ata.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Try getting the poolside rooms down by the pool. Highly recommend poolside room over the...
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Kia Orana Henare Thank you for your great review and we are so happy to hear you left as apart of our Club Raro family. Club Raro has introduced activities to ensure our guest have fun and learn a bit of our culture, and we are glad you participated and enjoyed these. Our swim up pool bar is a highlight for many guests with our bubbly bar staff and the beautiful cocktails they prepare. We will be sure to advise our team of your great feedback and i am sure they will look forward to welcoming you back to our shores in the very near future. Meitaki Maata The Club Raro Team
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Tash J wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had such a lovely, lovely time at Club Raro! The room was great, the swim up pool bar was a fantastic way to cool off and enjoy yourself. The food was reasonably priced for good portion sizes and the cocktails were delicious! AC in the room was fab and we got our room made up every day. Super lovely staff too - huge shout out to the remarkable Ima who made our stay that much more special. We will miss sitting ocean side with a cocktail! Bus stopped right outside so made it easy to get around without a car/moped.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Kia Orana TashJ33 Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us from the swim up pool bar, food and cocktails. We will be sure to advise our staff of your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to our shores in the very near future. Meitaki Maata The Club Raro Team
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Bayley wrote a review Dec 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
I don't know why so many negative reviews! This place was great. Our room was cleaned daily, the AC was good, the breakfast buffet was simple but yum. 3 hours worth of happy hour and the most delicious smoothie. Their restaurant is yum and has a good range. Prices would be similar to NZ prices. About $25 for a meal. $10 for hot chips. $10 for a mocktail and $18 for a cocktail. The staff were amazing and always happy to help. They booked stuff for us, gave us recommendations and tips and were always smiling. They have beach towels and snorkel gear at the front, aqua shoes at the beach. The beach is very rocky and covered in coral but the pool is lovely. Look, it's not a 5 star resort but I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 Jan 2024
Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to stay with Club Raro. We appreciate this awesome feedback, will share this with the wider team. Knowing your stay was relaxing and the atmosphere, staff & facilities had a positive contribution to your vacation is fantastic! We strive to create and make all our guest feel the Caring & Loving Spirit of the Cook Islands. Hoping everyone who crosses our path will have the most authentic and memorable stay! Thank you for recommending Club Raro. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kia Manuia
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brenna h wrote a review Dec 2023
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Incredible place to stay at as-well as it being adults only. Staff are all so friendly, especially Ima who went above and beyond for us. The food was delicious and well priced for the portion sizes. Could not recommend this resort enough !!! Thanks for having us Club Raro Resort
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 7 Dec 2023
Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to stay with Club Raro. We appreciate this awesome feedback, will share this with the wider team. Knowing your stay was relaxing and the atmosphere, staff & facilities had a positive contribution to your vacation is fantastic! We strive to create and make all our guest feel the Caring & Loving Spirit of the Cook Islands. Hoping everyone who crosses our path will have the most authentic and memorable stay! Thank you for recommending Club Raro. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kia Manuia
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glenlan wrote a review Nov 2023
Reynella, Australia281 contributions38 helpful votes
This was one of our favourite stays this trip. It's a great adult only resort with a swim up pool bar. Breakfast was included - a standard continental breakfast but you could order a cooked one too. The dinner meals were good and the menu was varied. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Our bed was a King and very comfortable. Rooms were quite large. The beach isn't great, but we only stayed here for a couple of days after Aitutaki, before we flew home. This was just a relaxing couple of days to end our holiday. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 7 Dec 2023
Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to stay with Club Raro. We appreciate this awesome feedback, will share this with the wider team. Knowing your stay was relaxing and the atmosphere, staff & facilities had a positive contribution to your vacation is fantastic! We strive to create and make all our guest feel the Caring & Loving Spirit of the Cook Islands. Hoping everyone who crosses our path will have the most authentic and memorable stay! Thank you for recommending Club Raro. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kia Manuia
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DJ K wrote a review Oct 2023
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A great spot to relax and watch the whales as they swim by. The staff are fantastic, kind and jovial - this adds to the experience! One staff member named Emori aka The Fijian Navy Seal 😄 was particularly great, he made our stay welcoming and amusing. Great people, good location and amenities - would visit again 😊
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 7 Dec 2023
Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to stay with Club Raro. We appreciate this awesome feedback, will share this with the wider team. Knowing your stay was relaxing and the atmosphere, staff & facilities had a positive contribution to your vacation is fantastic! We strive to create and make all our guest feel the Caring & Loving Spirit of the Cook Islands. Hoping everyone who crosses our path will have the most authentic and memorable stay! Thank you for recommending Club Raro. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kia Manuia
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annema G wrote a review Oct 2023
Napier, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
We felt right at home on our experience on the island resort . the staff are very friendly and helpful nice pool and seating areas awesome atmosphere.There room service is very fast, place to unwind and have R&R
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to stay with Club Raro. We appreciate this awesome feedback, will share this with the wider team. Knowing your stay was relaxing and the atmosphere, staff & facilities had a positive contribution to your vacation is fantastic! We strive to create and make all our guest feel the Caring & Loving Spirit of the Cook Islands. Hoping everyone who crosses our path will have the most authentic and memorable stay! Thank you for recommending Club Raro. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kia Manuia
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KarinnJack wrote a review Oct 2023
New South Wales, Australia37 contributions15 helpful votes
Self contained apartment to take advantage of local fresh produce Lovely friendly staff. Extensive continental breakfast included Watched whales swim past from the sun lounges. Beautiful swimming/snockelling out the front. Dinner was delicious and specials where changed daily
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Pool bar area fills up pretty quickly but staff are fine with chairs/sun lounges being moved about
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Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to stay with Club Raro. We appreciate this awesome feedback, will share this with the wider team. Knowing your stay was relaxing and the atmosphere, staff & facilities had a positive contribution to your vacation is fantastic! We strive to create and make all our guest feel the Caring & Loving Spirit of the Cook Islands. Hoping everyone who crosses our path will have the most authentic and memorable stay! Thank you for recommending Club Raro. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kia Manuia
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bgirl34 wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions10 helpful votes
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What a wonderful place! The staff are all lovely and welcoming, food is delicious and the views are to die for. Centrally located on the part of the island that isn’t too chaotic but also close enough to town. Wake up with whales swimming at the beach front stairs, private access to the ocean with some great coral too. Highly recommend booking this for a peaceful place with the right element of a vibe.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to stay with Club Raro. We appreciate this awesome feedback, will share this with the wider team. Knowing your stay was relaxing and the atmosphere, staff & facilities had a positive contribution to your vacation is fantastic! We strive to create and make all our guest feel the Caring & Loving Spirit of the Cook Islands. Hoping everyone who crosses our path will have the most authentic and memorable stay! Thank you for recommending Club Raro. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kia Manuia
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TravellinStallion wrote a review Oct 2023
47 contributions5 helpful votes
Resort is not that big but definitely highly recommend booking an ocean view room if you prefer abit of privacy when relaxing outside of your room. Room was a reasonable size. Enough space for two suitcases. Shower pressure was good. Beds are very comfortable. Aircon good. TV not that great. Limited channels which broadcasted news from around the Pacific. But who goes on holiday to watch tv anyways. Housekeeping staff always did an amazing job every day! Resort is very relaxing with plenty of sunloungers & outdoor seating to relax. Snorkelling gears provided for those that like to go down and explore the sea. Not the type of beach to swim at though. If you’re planning on doing laps in the pool, you’re out of luck. Pool is not that big but a good size to sit in and get drunk. Happy hour twice a day, just listen out for the beat of the bartenders drum. Must try the cocktails! Good music at the bar but it did get quite repetitive. Would recommend changing up the playlist every day. Continental breakfast was okay. Restaurant menu was very delicious - kudos to the chefs. Limited parking out at the front of the resort. Bus stop is also located at the front so it’s easy to catch public transport. Staff were super amazing & friendly! Great customer service & hospitality from the team which made our stay more amazing. Would definitely recommend this place for those that just want to get away to soak up the sun.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Limited parking at the front of the resort. Keep in mind if you’re planning on getting a rental
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Responded 7 Dec 2023
Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to stay with Club Raro. We appreciate this awesome feedback, will share this with the wider team. Knowing your stay was relaxing and the atmosphere, staff & facilities had a positive contribution to your vacation is fantastic! We strive to create and make all our guest feel the Caring & Loving Spirit of the Cook Islands. Hoping everyone who crosses our path will have the most authentic and memorable stay! Thank you for recommending Club Raro. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kia Manuia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Club Raro Resort - Adults Only
Which popular attractions are close to Club Raro Resort - Adults Only?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (7.9 km), Titikaveka Beach (7.6 km), and Te Rua Manga (The Needle) (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Club Raro Resort - Adults Only?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Club Raro Resort - Adults Only?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Club Raro Resort - Adults Only?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Club Raro Resort - Adults Only?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Club Raro Resort - Adults Only?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, The Waffle Shack, and Vili's Burger Joint.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Club Raro Resort - Adults Only?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Club Raro Resort - Adults Only have airport transportation?
Yes, Club Raro Resort - Adults Only offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Club Raro Resort - Adults Only?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (2.2 km).
Does Club Raro Resort - Adults Only have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.