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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aroa Beach, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Aroa Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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new zealand
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tend to trust trip adviser when it comes to picking somewhere to stay, and I would say in this case it is fairly accurate with the over all score of 67%. It wasn't our first choice but we went as a group so decided to give it a shot. The location was very nice & the resort has heaps... More

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Suva, Fiji
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This adults-only resort is nicely located, in between a beautiful portion of the Aroa beach and the Rarotongan resort, getting the best of both worlds. It's really adults-only, it's quiet, the beach is small but nice, and on the other hand if you fancy the bigger more eventful restaurants next door, you can also drop there. The staff were nice... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The most perfect resort in Rarotonga for couples.Being it adults only and every suite being beachfront made this resort a no brainer for our 1st wedding anniversary.Staff are always smiling and accommodating.The food, especially dinner was amazing.We had dinner at other resorts but found the Sanctuary's to be the best by far.

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Halifax, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Resort was open 1977 so it's old but not worst. Service providing by young people and they are doing their work as excellent. Food quality was poor but kitchen staffs were nice and cooperatively helping waitress for us having food as wished. You must get snorkels for view deep of that fantastic lagoon beauties. Resort provides you time spending programs... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We (22y.o couple from Sydney) stayed here for 5 nights over new years. Please note that we are not picky when it comes to accommodation standards and are almost always happy in where we stay as we believe the holiday is made as per where you are, not the place you stay. In saying that, I still do a lot... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Only three stars because we just stayed overnight on our way to the Cook Islands. The room was large and really lovely, our balcony doors opened onto a lovely beach. The next day we got to see a little and it did look a little rundown. We had no food so no review there either. The guy who welcomed us... More

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RarotonganSales, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana “itscaro” Thank you for your review in regards to your recent stay with us at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach. We are very happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stunning Beachfront Suite accommodation during your stay with us at Sanctuary Rarotonga. The Sanctuary Rarotonga on the beach is the Cook Islands’ iconic adults only beach resort. Here,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon. It was perfect. We fell in love with the location, the view from the room, the food, the snorkeling just outsidenour door and the staff I wouldn't hesitate to stay here ahain. If the bank balance ever allows it, we will return.

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RarotonganSales, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana KristyMark, Thank you for your review in regards to your recent stay with us at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach. We are very happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the location and service provided during your stay with us at Sanctuary Rarotonga. The Sanctuary Rarotonga on the beach is the Cook Islands’ iconic adults only beach resort. Here,... More

Whangarei
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

It's not often that I feel that a resort is bad enough for a terrible all-over review but regrettably this one is pretty bad. Easily the worst place we have ever stayed in, in this price range. I was a bit worried about the management here when my emails were taking 5-7 days to receive a reply to before we... More

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RarotonganSales, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana “Rabbity1” Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach in December 2013. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the bathroom facilities and direct beachfront access from our beautiful Beachfront Suites offered at Sanctuary Rarotonga however, are concerned that the standard of service from our staff did not meet your... More

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Last year we stayed at the sanctuary where my fiancé proposed to me out the front on the hammocks. So this year when we went to Rarotonga we decided to return to the sanctuary for an evening to buy a bottle of wine to drink on the hammock and watch the sun go down, celebrating a year being engaged where... More

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RarotonganSales, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana “Linnell3” Thank you for your review in regards to your November 2013 visit to Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach. Sanctuary Rarotonga is our newest sister resort and adult’s only boutique resort to The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa. In terms of the concerns you have raised, we appreciate the opportunity to respond as below. We... More

Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

The staff at this resort were lovely the food, atmosphere, and views stunning! Had one issue while I was there but that was quickly corrected by a lovely manager. Would highly recommend for a couple needing some time out

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RarotonganSales, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach, responded to this review

Kia Orana “Jodie D” Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review in regards to your recent stay at the Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach We are very happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the location and service provided during your stay with us at Sanctuary Rarotonga. The Sanctuary Rarotonga on the beach is the Cook... More

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Also Known As:
Sanctuary Rarotonga-On The Beach Hotel
Sanctuary Rarotonga-On The Beach Hotel Aroa Beach
Sanctuary Rarotonga-On The Beach Aroa Beach
Address: Aroa Beach, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Aroa Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Aroa Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true taste of the exotic Cook Islands in the heart of the South Pacific, Sanctuary Rarotonga is an adults-only resort located on the pristine white sand shores of Aroa Lagoon. All suites are absolute beachfront. Tropical buffet breakfast, many resort activities, and daily activities program are included in the nightly rate. The perfect location for a romantic honeymoon or a relaxed beach holiday. Three effortless Weddings in Paradise packages. A true South Pacific paradise. ... more   less 
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