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Aro'a Beachside Inn

3.5 of 5
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PO Box 2160, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Aroa Beachside Inn is one of those places that is a jewel Cook Islands. A small resort with a beautiful outlook, one of the best beachside bars in the world. A place where you can relax and feel like you're home and the hosts Steven and Geraldine are amongst the most friendliest I've ever come across in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had no idea where we would get married when we arrived in rarotonga then we stumbled along this gorgeous little bar and we knew we wanted it to be right here The beach was perfect and Steve and Geraldine were so accomodating. The beach the sunset the ambience the food and the way we were treated like stars. Would... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, So pleased that you chose us to be part of your special day. We really enjoyed hosting your party, it was loads of fun. We look forward to seeing you back here for your anniversary! Kia manuia, Steve, Geraldine and the A team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot begin to express how Amazing this place is. Steve and Geraldine were above and beyond with their management of the beach inn...and who cannot love Dexter!! We travelled with a group of 17 and 4 of us stayed here. Most nights everyone joined us at The Shipwreck Inn Beach Bar. Nothing was ever a problem, and even a... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Sarah & Mark, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We loved having you all here, never a dull moment, a real fun night when your whole group came over for the BBQ. Thank you for your feedback, I'll pass your comments on to the A team. Looking forward to seeing you back, next year would be... More 

Matamata, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 9 days with our disabled son and thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The staff are amazing and our son really loved it and has said he's going back.. It is only a small place but plenty of oportunity to interact with other couples and make new friends and located on a lovely quiet beach. You have... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Trish, Rob & Mike, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We also have amazing guest, just like you guys, we really enjoyed your company and the unbelievable coincidence that Rob and I are from the same place.... small World. We really hope to see you all back here very soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the... More 

auckland new zealand
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for a 5 day holiday specifically to attend a family wedding at the Rarotongan Resort where most of the family styed. Because of the bad reviews that the Rarotongan had and from our experience this trip deserved, we decide to stay at the smaller Aroa Beachside based on the excellent reviews given on Trip Advisor. Well all we... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your amazing review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We all look forward to seeing you back here next time and hopefully you will be able to stay for longer. I will pass you kind words on to Stephanie, Maxine & Alone. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

Melbourne
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is slightly out I date- Mar 2011. However as it was so memorable I needed to share. What a fabulous place. Highly recommended, totally delightful. Loads of fun. Cocktails served in jars. What more could you ask. BBQ night is sensational, good food, excellent hosts. Perfect beach. I did not want to leave. If you ever have the... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thanks so much for your fantastic review. The Aro'a Beachside Inn changed hands at the end of last year. We have kept pretty much everything the same, BBQ nights etc. and we are also investing / upgrading the resort. Come visit us again and meet the new owners, Steve and Geraldine. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and our awesome... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a boutique style resort, small, friendly and child free. Steve & Geraldine are very welcoming and offer a free cocktail on arrival while watching the stunning sunsets. Our room had a well equipped kitchen with fresh fruit and filter coffee and plunger! The bathroom was clean with fresh towels and swimming towels provided. The highlight of this resort... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you for your fantastic review. So pleased that you enjoyed the World famous Shipwreck Hut beach bar and the resort (of course), we think it's a special place too. We look forward to seeing you back here when you next travel to Rarotonga. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and our fantastic staff. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a Great time , the resort is about 10 or 12 units , very nice right on the beach with some good swimming and snorkeling right out your door! The owner and staff are very nice and helpful , they have a nice little bar on the property and all rooms have a ocean view and patio or deck,... More 

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Kia Orana, So pleased that you enjoyed your stay here, next time come over for longer. It was great having you here, we really enjoyed your company. Hope to see you next year, and hope it's not too hot back in Vegas. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A team. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The perfect location for a relaxing holiday with a lovely warm welcome and fresh fruit and flowers in our villa on our arrival. We spent 10 glorious days at Aro'a and could not have wished for a better place to stay. The accomodation is comfortable and spacious and we loved relaxing on our patio with the amazing view and the... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Rob & Brenda, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It was really fun having you all here. I'll pass on your thanks to our wonderful team and we really look forward to seeing you again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team, not forgetting Dexter. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

On our recent trip, we were fortunate to stumble on the Aroa Beachside inns beautiful shipwreck bar. We enjoyed it so much that we went to three of their BBQ nights which I highly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the Island. On our next visit we will definitely be staying at the Inn, the inviting atmosphere and fantastic location... More 

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Chrissy & Pete, Great to hear from you and many thanks for your fantastic review. Really pleased that you enjoyed the BBQ evenings, and thanks for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you both back as guests here next time you come over. We also had a great time meeting you, you guys are loads of fun.... More 

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