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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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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic setting with the lagoon on your door step, snorkelling in the lagoon would be like swimming in a tropical fish tank. The Staff really made our trip, friendly funny and so obliging. I fully recommend to stay. The rooms are clean tidy and have all that you need. The music nights held at the bar are great and bring... More 

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Salt Lake City
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A cozy, friendly inn right on the beach with ideal snorkeling. The incredibly helpful owner and staff make you feel immediately at home. The Shipwreck Hut is wonderfully low key. Will be back for sure

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Sydney
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 nights at Aro’a Beachside Inn. Due to our 6:30am flight we had prearranged an early check-in and transfers for an extra fee. Upon arrival we were offered breakfast. The office also arranged scooter hire which included the hire company picking us up and driving us to their office to complete the necessary paperwork. Having a... More 

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1 Thank Lin-and-Les
AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for you very detailed review. We always really appreciate it when guests take the time to give their honest feedback about their holiday at our beautiful resort. We hope that you can make it back here to see us all again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved Aro'a Beachside Inn, so much so-that I've booked my return stay for June 2016. The rooms were perfect- simple accommodations, but well appointed. Everything we needed was there- Linens, fridge, cooktop and utensils, clean bathroom facilities, and a ceiling fan. Great view of the lagoon from the balcony. Aro'a Beachside Inn is small enough that you get the intimate... More 

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

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. The best recommendation is when our guests return to stay with us again. See you in June. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weather was beautiful in December, location was just perfect. This resort once again gave us the holiday of the year, the resort is just the right size, we made some good friends and what a wonderful way to see in the new year, thanks Aro'a, see you again same time same place.

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Thank Garry S
Steve M, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Garry, It was great to see you both back at the Aro'a, lots of fun. Glad that you enjoyed the New Year, champagne on the beach, the perfect way to see in 2016. Looking forward to seeing at the end of the year. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had a great time in Aro'a Beachside Inn.... Located at the best beach and snorkelspot in Rarotonga (we just came from Muri which was polluted with algae) and had an absolute great time! Villas are spacious... bit outdated and need some maintenance, but doesn't take away from the amazing time we had. The famous Shipwreck beach bar definitely stimulates... More 

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

Kia Orana Kris, Thank you for your brilliant review, you are absolutely right, the best beach and snorkelling on Rarotonga. Very happy that you enjoyed the World famous Shipwreck Hut beach bar, you guys were a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing you back here. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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74 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My family had 4 nights here leading up to NYE, and we were quite impressed. The owners and staff are lovely people and made us welcome immediately. The rooms we chose interconnected via the balcony (207 and 208) ,were well appointed and spacious. We had absolute privacy and a to die for beach and sunset view. To be about 20... More 

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

Kia Orana Russell, Thank you so much for your review. I agree completely this is the best side of the island and as you stayed on both sides during your stay here, you should know. As you rightly say, older children well behaved children. Our policy is that we do not allow children under 12 to stay at the resort,... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The hotel is situated right on the beach - just perfect. The reef about 200 metres offshore makes the water calm and safe to swim. Just relax on the sun loungers then go for a snorkel and see a multitude of fishes. The hotel chalets are well serviced and the friendly staff add to the relaxing experience. After checking in... More 

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

Kia Orana Gavin, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are very happy that you had a relaxing holiday with us. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you both, lots of fun. We hope that you come and see us again very soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team (not forgetting Dexter of course...). More 

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights with wife. The staff and owner were very helpful. If you like snorklling you are on the right place the best spot on island. And if you love to watch sun-set, Shipwreck-Hut Bar is the best. Bar-meal were lovely. Above all, Seafood Chowder is perfect. We want to have The Seafood Chowder once again!

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

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are so pleased that you had a fantastic holiday with us. I agree with your comments about being on the best spot on the island and the sun-sets are incredibly beautiful. I will pass on your comments about our Seafood Chowder, also one of my favourites. We really hope... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for six nights with my adult daughter. The room was very tidy and serviced daily with bottled water and milk supplied on the first day. The owners and all the staff were fantastic with Steve taking the time to point out recommend restaurants and general island information. The bar food was delicious and a nice selection. The... More 

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

Kia Orana Rachel, Thank you so much for you review, very pleased that the recommendations worked out well for you both. I definitely agree with your comments about our beach and snorkelling, a whole different world just a few metres from the resort. We hope to see you back soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

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