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Sanctuary Rarotonga-on the beach

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Aroa Beach, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part of my Easter stay at Sanctuary Rarotonga was the lovely room with stunning views overlooking the lagoon with it’s own private beach and my little courtyard. The room was luxurious and well appointed. I was also very impressed with the food – the menu was varied and as a vegetarian the meals were adapted to my tastes... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Returned last week from six days in Rarotonga, staying at The Sanctuary and truthfully, I cannot fault it. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the staff and swiftly shown to our room. Being on ground level in the 600 block, we found it fantastic. Blocked from some night sea winds, relaxing out on the loungers was great. The room... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 5-day holiday in Rarotonga, staying at the Sanctuary Resort. It was our first visit to Rarotonga, and we had a wonderful time. We were greeted on arrival with cold drinks and shown to our room, which was upstairs in the 600 block. After a bit of exploring we noticed the resort was not full, so asked... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent five days at sanctuary resort, we couldn't fault it, on arrival we were given refreshments, the rooms were clean & well stocked, super king bed, the food was amazing & their cocktails were generous. Staff were incredibly friendly & helpful, we will definitely stay again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have spent 4 days at the Sanctury, we enjoyed our time there, our room was clean, and more than what we had expected. We had no issues with staff, service or quality of food, we were impressed with activities and the fact you could use the rarotongan resort as well. We were in block 700 in a beachfront room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We booked a garden room on the Rarotongan side when we arrived we received a free upgrade to the sanctuary side. We stayed for the last week of February. Weather was amazing. The staff on both side of the resort were friendly and helpful. Both pools were great and the use of free snorkelling gear was a bonus. We had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

John Cleese would be proud of this place but in saying this you are in a lovely setting holidaying on island time so your expectations adjust accordingly to an island experience. Our week made up of wrong room, fridge freezing the water jug, security guard wandering into our room at 1.00am in the morning, none of the wine on the... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have just returned from a week at The Sanctuary, the newer part of The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. It was the perfect honeymoon and we loved every minute of our time there. Our room was upstairs in the 600 block, and while we didn't have "direct beach access" it was a 30 second walk to the 'private' beach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed at the Sanctuary for 3 nights. After reading the reviews, I was a bit scared on what to find. But I didn't get dissapointed! We had a beachfront suite, with our own little beach in the front and some sun-beds. The room was really nice to. It is a good part of the west to stay, since this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Just returned home after 1 week staying at the Sanctuary Rarotonga with my fiancee. We loved every minute of our holiday... The staff were relaxed, but charming and helpful and always smiling. We having the free resort activities available to us whenever we wanted them... tennis, snorkelling, paddle boarding, swimming etc. I would recommend having a form of transport if... More 

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