We spent 8 nights at Palm grove, 2 of them in a superior garden unit, and the rest on one of the beachfront bungalows.
The garden unit was great, tidy and more room than we expected. However the beachfront bungalows are spectacular, and nothing makes you feel more on holiday than literally being able to step out on the beach. The bungalows were serviced daily, and they supplied both bath and beach towels - milk, tea, coffee. Had toaster, microwave and gas stove top with basic kitchen tools for cooking.
Airport transfer was smooth and went off without a hitch.
Staff were welcoming and friendly.
Happy hour was fun!
Definitely the place to choose if you are after a peaceful holiday, and if location and a quality beach is what you are after. It is a gem to have a smaller resort as the beach isn't as packed as it is elsewhere like Muri.
We hired scooters through the Palm Grove desk which made that very easy!
Breakfast provided basic but all you needed, juice, tea, coffee, toast, cereals, selection of canned and fresh fruit depending on season and demand. Sometimes yoghurt and scones also.
Thank you Palm Grove for a wonderful experience
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the enchanting area of Vaimaanga on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga. 26 individual bungalows are scattered over 5 acres of landscaped beachfront and garden property. Bungalows are available in studio to 3-bedroom layout and feature kingsize beds, kitchen facilities, aircon, flatscreen TV, and private patio/balcony. Property amenities include our onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool, guest BBQ, laundry facility, tour desk, and motorbike rentals. All guests receive complimentary daily tropical breakfast buffet and use of kayaks, snorkel equipment, beach chairs and beach towels. Welcome to Palm Grove, your private piece of paradise! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palm Grove Hotel Vaimaanga
- Palm Grove Rarotonga, Cook Islands