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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We could not have asked for more. If you want to escape to a magical, stress free, beachfront holiday with a genuine, warm welcome and a totally fabulous beach bar - it's all here at Aro'a Beachside Inn. Steve, Geraldine and their lovely team make all the difference. This is a place with personality and warmth - really good for... 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. Guests like you make it all worthwhile, it was an absolute pleasure having you here. We really hope to see you all back soon, I'll pass your wonderful feedback on to everyone here. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team (not forgetting Dexter of course) More 

Ketchikan, Alaska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter wanted someplace to totally relax. I wanted to watch the sun set over the water, a relaxed atmosphere and bar meals if we didn't feel like cooking. We got all this and more. The owners and staff are so friendly, welcoming and accommodating and made us feel part of the family. To sit and eat breakfast with your... 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 and feedback. We are so pleased that we managed to make your stay so perfect. We all look forward to seeing you again with the rest of the family. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big thanks to Steve Geraldine Stephanie & team.Searching for our holiday destination away from the winter chills of New Zealand in June our travel agent put us onto a fantastic spot on Aroa beach Rarotonga.Unbelievable sunsets, warm seas,great food and super friendly management and staff of the Aroa Beachside Inn made this winter break one of our most memorable.Usually it... More 

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Kia Orana Roy and Kelly, Thank you for your great review, very pleased that we managed to remove the stress of everyday life so that you had wonderful holiday. Good luck with your future plans, if you need any help just ask. Look forward seeing you again. Meitaki ma'ata. Steve, Geraldine and the A Team (including Dexter). More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana, you Budd star, Thanks for your brilliant review, you guys are awesome. Love the water colours that you painted, we didn't get a chance to see them before you left so thanks for posting a picture of them - very talented. If you have any more incredible photos I'd love to put them on our website if you're... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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 4 weeks 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 June 19, 2015

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 June 18, 2015

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 June 9, 2015

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 June 8, 2015

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 

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