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Palm Grove

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P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best snorkeling spots on the island. My second time here. I last stayed 6 years ago and the rooms have had no updates at all since then. The rooms are very basic but comfortable enough. We stayed in a Matenga beachfront self contained studio. And it had everything you could need and was clean enough (minus the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have just finished an 8 night stay, WOW what a fantastic location on the island. White golden sandy beaches (the best in Rarotonga) blue lagoon with little or no rocky coral for swimming, only steps to the beach, we stayed in the 3 bedroom villa, full amenities including washing machine THEEEEE BEST BEDS I HAVE EVER FOUND ... Like... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose Palm Grove as we had been to this smaller resort on our honeymoon 28 years ago, so it was a bit of a trip down memory lane. When we originally stayed there were only garden bungalows and you had to walk across the road to go to the beach. Now they have beachfront units which are just great.... More 

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Adelaide
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night in a Garden Studio towards our 2nd to last night of our holiday, resort No 8 out of 9 stays in the Cooks. To get to the beach and beachfront villas which looked nice, you have to cross the main road as the garden villas are on the other side of the road. The accommodation... More 

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Nikki, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us. I’m sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your 1 night stay with us. I’ve looked through my booking records and I believe you actually stayed with us in May 2014, rather than Aug as you’ve indicated. It’s hard for me to... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Palm Grove as an alternative from the larger, more commercial resorts - we were looking for something smaller, easy and relaxed and felt authentic and local. We stayed at Palm Grove for 8 nights, and were delighted with the location, the amenities and the service. We could hire a scooter ($100 for the week) from there, the pool... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palm Grove surprised us and was better than we expected. Our bungalow was right on the beautiful beach and the snorkelling was amazing right off the shore. Very quiet and laid back resort and our lovely room was very clean, new bathroom and the bed was to die for. Basic breakfast at the Yellow Hibiscus was ample and we enjoyed... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a week first week of june, we with 3 other couples as well. We had the garden room G6 while the others had rooms on the beach. Our room was wonderful, clean, spacious and well set out. Bathroom was extremely clean and the bed oh my gosh we have travelled a lot and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I came to Rarotonga for the first time last month and stayed here. Would highly recommend staying here! It's a great place and all the staff are lovely. The beds are so comfy and there's air conditioning in all the rooms if it gets too warm for you. The restaurant has such good food and it's so... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about Palm Grove. Our bungalow was looking out onto the beach, it had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The restaurant served the best food - and be sure to join in on the Sunday BBQ, it was much more than we expected and so good. The owner and staff were so friendly, by the... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first visit to the Cook Islands did not disappoint. The island of Rarotonga and the resort of Palm Grove provided us with all one could hope for in a South Pacific experience. My first glimpse of " our beach" took my breath away. It was picture perfect. We were in a beach front cabin, which was attractive and clean.... More 

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