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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 reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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 On the surface it looks a bit out of date, but it has Something no resort accommodation can give, which is CHARACTER.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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

set with hibiscus flowers frangipanis and green lawns on a fantastic all tide beach fantastic because I live for and love snorkeling the white sand coconut and tree framed beach assorted fantastic range of fish I come with my own gear there is what you need there especially reef shoes no fish without coral. I travel by myself and will... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

From the time we walked into our unit we felt relaxed and as it was at night awakening in the morning was with happiness and amazement to see how close we were to the beach surrounded by beautiful gardens and trees. We went to have breakfast at the Shipwreck Bar and were greeted by Jim who made us welcome and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed at the Aro'a with friends for a wedding late 2013, and certainly hope to be back. Wonderful relaxing little piece of earth where you can certainly hide away for a few days of bliss. Steph behind the bar looked after us well and there can be no better place from which to watch the sun go down. Private and... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Aro'a is a peaceful little haven on the side of the island protected from prevailing winds. Rooms were very clean. Lovely thick white fluffy towels every day. Only has two hot plates and microwave for cooking but a full size fridge. Our unit was spacious and had a large balcony to appreciate the beautiful views. Jim, Jan and the staff... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place is perfect, we have just got back to Nelson and missing the place already. Talking about our next trip to Rarotonga and we would be back in a shot to stay here again. Jim and Jan are perfect hosts, so friendly and helpful, the girls that work there are lovely so happy always laughing! We loved it private... More

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Address: Bx 2160, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aro'a Beachside Inn 3.5*
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Aro'a Beachside Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a lovely white sandy beach with all tide swimming and snorkeling. Casual beach bar on property. Serves small meals. Popular BBQ evenings with local entertainers twice weekly. 11 fully self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear, and bicycles. ... more   less 
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