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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 5 days at Sanctuary Rarotonga in April 2015. We are already planning a return visit for next year - but for twice as long! Our beachfront room was fabulous with the most stunning view imaginable. Every member of staff was so friendly and helpful - special mention to Gold and Mike - they are a credit to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed a week at the Sanctuary Rarotonga on the Beach and have nothing but praise for the staff and the hotel. The staff were friendly and always helpful and the room we had facing the beach was fantastic. The breakfast that they provided along with a smoothie always hit the mark and the meals that we... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our week here, we were on the second storey which was a shame since the resort was so empty so would have loved to have had access to the sun loungers but loved the private beach and hammock that was never in use. Definitely recommend the restaurant next door instead of the one onsite.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from two weeks staying at The Sanctuary, Rarotonga and it wasn't long enough! The Sanctuary is the adults only part of The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa and is designed for total relaxation. We had a beach front room which I would highly recommend. Open the sliding doors onto a small terrace which leads straight onto... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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Newcastle, Australia
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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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