Like others we enjoyed our 7 day stay, it will be longer next time. It should be said Aro'a is not a flashy, showy resort - thanks heavens for that! Aro'a is a small, casual, wonderfully calming and relaxing place in the perfect location, aligning perfectly with the feeling of Rarotonga. Creating this atmosphere are Steve and Geraldine (Owners) and the young ladies they employ. They (the girls) sing (as does Steve), they dance, they cook along with all their other duties. No request is too much trouble.
We stayed in a deluxe villa closer to the water and loved it. Bed was very comfortable and with the sound of the waves lulling us to sleep each night, slept very soundly indeed. Plenty of hanging space with lots of hangers and space for suitcases. I didn't use the kitchen but everything you would need was there if you were so inclined. As another reviewer mentioned, the shower is bliss - hot with lots of pressure.
Breakfast and the feature nights are the perfect place to meet the other guests. The set menus of the feature nights have something for everyone, with the opportunity to taste local dishes......all yummy! Entertainment on these nights is very good.
Thank you all at Aro'a for making our stay just what we needed...relaxing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a lovely white sandy beach with all tide swimming and snorkelling. Casual beach bar on property. Serves small meals. Popular BBQ evenings with local entertainers twice weekly. 12 Fully self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, and bicycles. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aro`a Beachside Hotel Arorangi
- Aro'a Beachside Inn Rarotonga, Cook Islands