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Sunset Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were visiting Rarotonga for a wedding, and found the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Sunset Resort is located on a beautiful beach, a short distance from the airport and Avarua township. The friendly, welcoming staff provided excellent service, including advice and assistance with rental cars, restaurants, and local attractions. Our room overlooked the larger of two swimming pools... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My holiday rental was not free for my first night in Rarotonga so I chose to stay here. My room was 28 and the entrance backed onto the road. I was quite taken back by the room, it was absolutely gorgeous, lovely decor and with plenty of space. It had a balcony that looked out to the pool area. The... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked three units for six adult family members. Clean tidy rooms. Resort kept clean and facilities good. Cocktails so refreshing. White sandy beach was so inviting spent more time in the sea than the pools. Rarely a destination is as good as the photos but this certainly was. Fabulous! Got scooters and went all over the island but always ended... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from our holiday stay here and it was amazing. The name really does say it all. Beach front was perfect, lots of loungers but the hammocks were our favorite. Saw the whales several times from here. The service was excellent, always friendly with a smile on the staff faces. Rooms were well cleaned every day. Both the... More

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to splurge and booked a beachfront suite - we weren't disappointed! The rooms are clean and tidy, facilities great, staff are friendly and helpful. Having 2 pools is great for a dip - not crowded (when you didn't want to swim in the ocean!) This time of year is great for whale spotting, perfect from the sun lounger... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for choosing to return to us for another holiday. We love to see our guests return. I hope that you have signed up for our past guest new letter. It helps us to keep you up to date with what is happening on the island and at the resort. Some guests love the beach front studios... More

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

Had a wonderful stay at this resort, everyone friendly, the rooms were clean, and the staff made wonderful cocktails. Would definitely recommend this resort. The only down was that our room was right on the roadside which made it a bit noisy, but as there aren't any large trucks thundering past it was not a proble,.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab a drink from the bar, sit in a deck chair (or lay in a hammock), enjoy the sunset and watch the whales swim by. The beachfront is relatively close to the reef, so you can watch for whales while you sunbathe. The covered deck has the best vantage point, and the whales often surface directly in front of it.... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana I love to read that our guests have had the opportunity to see our "very large" visitors. Yes the whales have arrived and we have had some fantastic viewing of their activities directly in front of our beach. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and I will makes sure that our restaurant is aware... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, we were given the wrong room when we arrived. We booked through Orbitz and our reservation very clearly and explicitly states we had a poolside room, but we were given a garden room instead. I asked the front desk to fix the mistake but was told they could not change our room because ours was technically poolside. I find... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana and thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at The Sunset Resort. We very much appreciate all feedback from our guests, as it is a very important tool for us to use to improve our resort and our services. You mention in your review that Sunset Resort does not stand... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have jut had 6 nights at the Sunset Resort and enjoyed every moment. Friendly staff, clean rooms, great location. We enjoyed the fact that is was a small more intimate resort than the larger Edgewater and Crown Beach which are quite close. Highly recommened

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your review and your kind words. I am really please to see that the Sunset Resort was the right fit for you . We hope to see you again next year. Trave Safe Kia Manuia More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back from an incredible week in Rarotonga at Sunset Resort. It was the perfect holiday- relaxing but also enough in nearby area to keep you as busy as you wanted to be. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and did everything the make the stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, modern and... More

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ParadiseRarotonga, Manager at Sunset Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for your kind review of our Resort - we look forward to see back with us very soon Kia Manuia More

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Address: Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Avarua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
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Sunset Hotel Arorangi
Sunset Resort Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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