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Castaway Resort

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Arorangi, Cook Islands (Formerly Castaway Beach Villas)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sayward, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the swimming isn't great,they were going to work on it when we left,might be better now. Everything else here was great. We had Villa 11,I think it's the best one there .they are exactly like the photos. The beach front cabins are right on the path to the beach so not any privacy. Beach chairs need to be upgraded... More 

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Castaways is a great place to relax and unwind. The hosts, Michelle and Paul are fantastic, Viki the chef very good. Loved Hector. Was so pleased to be at Castaways and not one of the big places like Edgewater. We will be back, both to Rarotonga and Castaways

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at this resort, we stayed just along the road, however we ended up at Wilson's Bar (part of this resort), for pre-dinner drinks most nights we were on the island. Some nights we just stayed put and had great food from the restaurant on site. The staff could not have been more friendly, as was the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small resort compared to some of the other ones on the island. Only about 10 rooms, and not very spread out. But it is right by the beach and has 2 restaurants/bars, one of which- Wilson's, was particularly good. We spent our first evening just lying around by the beach, sipping some drinks and watching the sunset... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have just returned from our 3rd stay at castaways resort.As always the owners and staff were wonderful,they are all lovely friendly people,they have great housekeeping staff,excellent chefs and the warmest and friendliest bar staff.Will be returning there as mych as we possibly can.thankyou Paul and Michelle for making our holiday even more wonderful

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Sydney
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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks at Castaway & loved everyday. We stayed in a Beachfront suite that was of an older style but very comfortable. The beach area is small and shallow but has been cleared of rocks. It's also a great meeting spot to sit & talk with other guests while feeding the very friendly fish. Snorkelling is also good.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time we were here Michelle and Paul were just taking over. It was good then and it is better now. Not 5 stars but we felt we got 5 star treatment - they really do do all they can to help you have an enjoyable stay. We stayed in a pool side suite again and enjoyed the seclusion it... More 

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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218 reviews 218 reviews
30 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed at the Castaway 10 years ago (then called villas), went back recently for our 10th year wedding anniversary. Great little intimate hotel, with one of the best sunset bars on the island, "Wilsons". Exactly what we wanted no big crowds no kids, relaxing able to enjoy adult company. Michelle and Paul the owners were great we had a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My partner and I spent 4 lazy days at Castaway, what a fabulous place to relax and recharge! We chose a beachfront bungalow where we literally stepped on to the sand after going down the few steps from the little deck. The bungalow was clean and comfy and even though the beach bar was at our doorstep, we never felt... More 

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Hertford
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Perfect home from home experience. Good food and enjoyable bar and restaurant. Little bungalow clean, comfortable and just right, overlooking the sea. Evenings walking along the beach with no light pollution so the stars were beautiful and clear.

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