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Palm Grove

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in a beach front bungalow. Down steps onto one of the best beaches in Rarotonga. The unit was great everything we had asked for. Staff in both Hotel and the on site restaurant were so helpful, kind and always willing to help.Comlimentary continental breakfast was always good and food at yellow Hibiscus restaurant was great. Did the happy Hour... More

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Seal Beach, California
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and 10 yr old daughter stayed in a Garden Unit at Palm Grove June 30 - July 5, 2014. Overall we had a nice stay. Just across the road was a nice beach with some excellent snorkeling. Saw many fish (big and small) that we did not see in other locations. We brought bread and pretzels on a couple... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a wedding group in July and we had a beachfront bungalow. I was so pleased we had decided to stay beach front as sitting out on the deck reading and having a drink in the afternoon was one of the most enjoyable times of my stay. Some of our friends stayed in garden units... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 10 days at Palm Grove in a garden unit. very spacious (2 person) unit and a fantastic bed, we slept soo well, which is unusual, normally you would come home and be so grateful for your own bed, but not this time! Could not fault the accommodation at all. They have fly/mosquito screens for all windows, airco,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in a beachfront studio room at Palm Grove and other than the weather which was wet and windy we loved the place. The room was spacious with a comfortable king bed a good size deck with decent outside furniture and fantastic views of the beach and sea. The kitchen unit was well equiped and the bathroom... More

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San Diego
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We recently staying at Palm Grove for a week in June for part of our honeymoon. PROS: *AMAZING beach - there is literally no need to go to a single other beach on the island *Great food at The Yellow Hibiscus (onsite restaurant) *Great Happy Hour with entertainment on Friday nights *Family friendly CONS: *Matenga Bungalows need a SERIOUS scrub... More

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Megan, Thanks very much for taking the time to post your review of Palm Grove. I’m very pleased you enjoyed many aspects of our property including our amazing beach and the great food and entertainment available at our onsite restaurant! But I am sorry we didn’t meet all your expectations. I do appreciate the suggestions you’ve included for... More

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I are big fans of the Cook Islands and have visited five times since 2010.We have stayed at a number of places but were always intrigued by the beach bungalows at Palm Grove.We decided to stay for a week in March 2014 and despite the arrival of Cyclone Mike, was not disappointed.Vaimaanga is situated on the south... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We honeymooned here in October 2013. Friendly staff and unbeatable location (we stayed in one of the lagoon cabins). They are due to be renovated this year but would still recommend the lagoon cabins over the beach houses (even though the beach houses are more plush the lagoon ones are more private). Being on the Sth side of the island,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We couldn't believe our luck when we checked in here. The bungalow is right on the beach and recently been renovated. Very nicely done. The bungalow is very spacious, the bed extremely comfortable and has a deck that has a table and chairs and day bed. You step out from the deck and are on the beach. This is the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Another yearly holiday at palm grove since finding this place we wouldn't stay any where else,we stay in the garden units that are close to the pool,and a 2min walk across the road to the best beach" we think on the whole island" wonderful staff, great food,and value for money.thanks betsy and joanne for another 18days in paradise. see you... More

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Address: P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Vaimaanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Grove 3.5*
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Palm Grove Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Set in the enchanting area of Vaimaanga on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga. 26 individual bungalows are scattered over 5 acres of landscaped beachfront and garden property. Bungalows are available in studio to 3-bedroom layout and feature kingsize beds, kitchen facilities, aircon, flatscreen TV, and private patio/balcony. Property amenities include our onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool, guest BBQ, laundry facility, tour desk, and motorbike rentals. All guests receive complimentary daily tropical breakfast buffet and use of kayaks, snorkel equipment, beach chairs and beach towels. Welcome to Palm Grove, your private piece of paradise! ... more   less 
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