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The Black Pearl at Puaikura

| Kavera, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My second visit to the Cook Islands and first (but definitely not my last) stay at The Black Pearl. Great quiet place to relax. Beach over the road, store next door and bus stop outside...perfect. Accommodation clean and well maintained. Cannot wait to see The Black Pearl this year after the fabulous Jane's renovations. A big thank you to Jane,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to the Cook Islands, won't be the last and won't be the last time we visit the Black Pearl. Spacious, clean and comfortable with sitting area, kitchenette and en-suite afforded everything we required of the room itself, whilst the patio afforded a level of privacy with the curtain of tropical plants. The pool, set in a well maintained... More 

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at The Black Pearl at Puaikura. The past 11 months have been busy upgrading the property since I took over in March. It is always gratifying when we get positive feedback from our guests and of course we are grateful that you have shared your sentiments on Tripadvisor to help others... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a warm and friendly place to stay. Travelling alone I found everything at the black pearl was just fabulous. The rooms are very clean and spacious with a great out doors area surrounded by lovely gardens. Great pool and area. My holiday here was just so easy to enjoy. I will definitely be back this year again.o

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review - we loved having you stay Kerry - and as you know the Black Pearl is a great place to stay even if you are travelling alone. Thanks for your feedback on our rooms - I will pass on your comments our lovely housekeeping ladies and of course to Johnny who takes great care... More 

Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I was travelling on my own. The staff were great, helpful and at the same time gave me my privacy. Good location just a short walk to the Shipwreck Hut which is perfect for dinner, entertainment and lovely snorkeling. I found the unit clean and comfortable, it met all my needs. I found it to be good value, and would... More 

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Penny, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at The Black Pearl at Puaikura - it was lovely to meet you and have the opportunity to chat. Thank you for choosing to stay with us - we realise there any many hotels to choose from on Rarotonga so we truly value your choice to stay with... More 

Foxton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

New owner Jane is making The Black Pearl her own. This is our second visit as we enjoy the quiet, relaxed and friendly nature of Jane and her staff. Facilities are having a facelift and all units being refurbished. The gardens are beautiful and create a measure of privacy for each unit. Access to the beach is easy. Snorkelling gear... More 

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Sue & Ridley, Thank you for your positive review of your stay here. The place seems to light up when you come to stay - and the staff and I certainly enjoy your time with us. We are looking forward to your return next April. The upgrades continue - the bathrooms in the Cabana rooms are almost complete... More 

Snells Beach, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We received excellent service, warm friendly staff. As repeat customers we were impressed with the work that Jane is doing in regards to updating and improving the facilities. The location is superb with a great beach across the road, close to bus stops, convenience store etc. The swimming pool is fantastic, clean, well serviced and a welcome way to cool... More 

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Foxy Brown, It was great to have you back to stay and to meet your Mother this time. As one of our first guests when I took over back in March it is great to get your feedback having seen the 'before' and now a little bit of the 'after'. The Cabana room bathrooms are being upgraded this... More 

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

As an older couple we found this accommodation very adequate for our needs. Although this complex is quite old now, we had a studio unit which was very spacious, very clean and the staff were very friendly & helpful. Bus service at the gate. There were Roosters crowing & dogs barking quite early in the morning but personally did not... More 

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Trippers, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with other travellers. The property was constructed in the 1980's and since taking over in March this year we have undertaken a program of upgrades. This week is the turn of the Studio/Cabana rooms - all of which will get new bathrooms. These are our most popular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had an awesome time at Pauikura Reef Lodges. What a fantastic place. Jane and the staff are amazing and are only too happy to help you with what ever need. Will definitely be staying there again on our next trip. Grant and Sas

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Grant & Sas, Thank you so much for your review - I can't believe it was July you were here - must be time to come back! Since you were here he have changed our name to the Black Pearl at Puaikura as well as upgraded all our rooms. Would love to have you back for your #1... More 

Oakura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We wanted a quiet relaxing trip the black pearl was perfect. We had our morning cuppa on the beach watching the waves break on the reef. Position was great good food within an easy stroll 5 mins. Staff were friendly and the gardens and pool area tidy and clean. We will definitely return here.

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Bryan, Thanks for your positive review of your experiences here at The Black Pearl. I was impressed with the way you made an art-form of 'winding down'' well done! It was lovely to meet you both and I look forward to welcoming you both back in the not too distant future. Oh and by the way - your... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Stayed here after two weeks and a beach front wedding on Aitutaki. Thought that it couldn't come close to that experience and were pleasantly surprised that it was just the perfect place for us to relax and come to terms with reality.Our room was spacy,clean & had everything we needed esp. the flush toilet my wife enjoyed so much after... More 

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Jane B, Owner at The Black Pearl at Puaikura, responded to this review

Kia Orana Tony, Thanks for the fantastic review - I am delighted you both enjoyed your stay at The Black Pearl and thank you for the lovely BBQ lunch you prepared for the staff - a very thoughtful gesture appreciated by all. We think the Black Pearl is a little bit special and are thrilled you felt it was the... More 

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