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Aro'a Beachside Inn

3.5 of 5 Villa   |   Bx 2160, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I. Love. This. Place. It's the sort of place that makes you want to drop your bag, settle into the hammock with a Pimms, and never leave. I've just returned from my fifth trip to Rarotonga. I have spent many (many) hours at the Shipwreck Hut, and this time we decided to save on petrol and stay on site at... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had a great time staying at Aro'a. The staff are so friendly - We especially loved Stephanie at the office. The place is really laid back, and the people that stay there are super friendly as well. I was worried at first about the noise from the bar but had no problem what so ever. The bar is right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 11 days. The beach was stunning and by far the best beach on the island with amazing snorkeling and kayaking views. The girls In the bar and kitchen were amazing and friendly they could not do enough for you. They would always have a good chat with you at the bar. The bbq... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was our second time to Aro'a Beachside Inn and it was even better than the first. Amazing location, staff and atmosphere. So laid back and quiet and everyone (even people staying there) were lovely and friendly. Best snorkeling right off the doorstep and no bright city lights meant we were getting 10-12 hour sleeps easy! Each night it wasn't... More 

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los angeles, ca
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We only stayed at the Aro'a for one night, arriving from Los Angeles early in the morning. We paid a bit extra for early check-in, and it was more than worth it! We arrived and were shown right to our room, which was perfect. Comfy bed, clean bathroom, a kitchen, fridge that was stocked with water and milk, and even... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a wonderful time at the Aro'a beachside inn - which has a perfect location for swimming and snorkeling in safe water. The villas are great for cooking your own meals or enjoying the beachside bar. The staff are fantastic and the BBQ nights are not to be missed! Good food and fun times!!

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The best thing about Aro'a is its location for swimming and snorkelling. You can swim at any tide and the snorkelling straight out from the resort is as good as it gets in Raro. It is also on the sheltered side of the island so gets less of the prevailing wind. The rooms are nice and spacious, quite dated but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a simple package of down to earth accommodation, meals, bar and lagoon. On the surface it looks a bit out of date, but it has Something no resort accommodation can give, which is CHARACTER. It is easy to imagine you have washed up on Gillian's island here..perfect for snorkelling (better than the snorkelling trip I did). The bar... More 

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New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is my first trip to Rarotonga. I wanted somewhere quiet where I could eat, sleep, swim, drink cocktails and after 9 days, numerous cocktails and 13 books I have to say "Mission accomplished" I was fortunate (and most grateful) to have been upgraded to a Beachside Deluxe. That seems to be something that happens to other people so I... More 

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Auckland, N.Z.
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Returned a couple of weeks back well rested after our stay at Aro'a. A fabulous resort on one of the best bits of beach on the island. We loved the swimming here and great snorkeling right off the beach. Jim and Jan and all the staff are welcoming, helpful and always have a smile. Nothing beats eating breakfast by the... More 

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Address: Bx 2160, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aro'a Beachside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Aro'a Beachside Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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