We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunset Resort

Certificate of Excellence
3.5 of 5
Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Sunset Resort
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Sunset Resort
Write a Review

434 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    264
    135
    23
    7
    5
See reviews for
51
269
17
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (168)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (434)
  • Mar-May only
    (94)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (122)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (130)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (88)
All months
Mangatawhiri
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our 4th stay at the resort and once again we had a fantastic time. It was so nice to be welcomed so warmly by Kimi at the airport and recongised by many of the staff. It amazes me that Dawn remembers everyones names! We stayed in a beach front room and it is the best, although the poolside... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oak Park, California
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for a week in late March. It was HOT and HUMID at that time and cyclone Pam had just gone by so the water was murky and choppy. That's not the fault of the resort! Our travel agent had reserved a studio garden/pool view so when we were taken UPSTAIRS upon our arrival (near midnight) I was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
46 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in a beachfront suite for 4 nights and it was pretty much faultless. The resort is quiet and we liked the fact there were no under 12's. The whole resort has a relaxed friendly atmosphere. All the staff are helpful and always wanted to speak to you. The grounds are kept very tidy and the beach raked. The room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed in a beachfront studio for 7 nights. Our stay was absolutely faultless, from the moment Kimi picked us up at the airport until the moment she dropped us off for our flight home. The room was spotless, well serviced and very comfortable. We loved our cocktails by the pool at the Drumbeat Bar and the food at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
NEW ZEALAND
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had wanted to stay at the Sunset Resort for quite some time and we were not disappointed. On arrival the room type we had requested was not available, the front desk staff talked with her manager and she came to see us and said there were options, so all sorted swiftly and easily and although we were in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed just under a week with friends and really enjoyed it. We had beachfront rooms which are perfectly sited with great beach views, clean and neat with everything you need- lovely frangipani scented toiletries restocked at daily room service and you just change over your beach towels when they get too wet. Always easy to get a deck chair or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for seven days. Room was average. Clean and well presented. Front desk staff need training on customer service. Totally botched a spa booking that I made for my mum and I and then argued with me that I should pay it. Manager eventually stepped in after things got heated and decided to do the right thing and cover the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gig Harbor, Washington
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Absolutely no complaints about our stay. The room was well-supplied with all of the towels/amenities we wanted. The in-room kitchen had everything we could want. We enjoyed the staff. The front desk was attentive. We had some problems with our refrigerator and ten minutes later, they brought in a new one. The bar staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We asked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Waitara, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

went to rarotonga for our honeymoon. not a bad place to relax.sunset resort is a very nice place to stay with two pools to swim in plus the largoon metres away.staff very nice but my main concern were the roosters waking not only us but the other couples who were staying longer than us at 4.30am every morning.dont have rooms... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redondo Beach, CA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stay - 1/19/15 - 1/21/15 First the positive - Beautiful setting and pool area. This resort has great potential as a relaxing getaway. Restaurant/bar staff was very friendly. The negatives: Front desk staff didn't care about us enjoying our stay at all. I really don't know what they got paid to do. We complained that our safe didn't work and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Dave, thank you for your review just recently posted. It is nice to read you enjoyed our beautiful setting and pool areas during your two days with us. Yes we pride ourselves on our guests having a relaxing holiday and that is our main objective during their stay here. Our guests often comment on the quiet atmosphere especially... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

266 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (253)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (55)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (53)
Viewed
Room/suite (35)
Viewed
View from room (29)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (73)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question