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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our third visit back and on walking it it just feels like home. Was great getting the breakfast parcel on arrival. Accomodation spotless and very comfortable, especially the loungers on the deck where many a nap was had. Would always recommend this accomodation as the beach is only 200 metres down a straight road, the local shop so very close,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We found the bungalows through Tripadvisor and they turned out to be just what we were looking for. They gave the freedom to have our own space and cook when we wanted or easily hire a scooter or catch a bus from the end of the road when we wanted to explore. They were impeccably clean and well kitted out,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to Rarotonga on vacation for the last 5 years. I have stayed at large and smaller resorts on the beaches which are often the main attraction. This place really takes the " Blue Ribbon". It is not on the beach but only a short walk to it. It is very quiet and sheltered. Surrounded by tropical palms,... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. This place is amazing - not just the location, feel of the place, fruit on site or beauty of the island, but that which seems to be missing so much - a personal (and then some touch). Looking for a tropical adventure, where do we go but to Trip... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We loved the garden setting a few minutes away from the beach. It was windy some days while were in Rarotonga and it gave us the best of both worlds to go for a swim and return to our bungalow to read and relax out of the wind. Tricia, the owner is an excellent host. She provided fruit for us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place was a great find. I was trekking by myself, and had planned on visiting the Cook Islands for quite a while, but was looking for a place where I could have privacy as well enjoy what the island had to offer. I found it in this wonderful little bungalow. It is a two minute walk from one of... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First, my conflicts of interest: (a) I knew the owner, Tricia Thompson, in Wellington a couple of decades ago; (b) In 2013, when visiting Rarotonga, we helped a friend, who was minding the place for Tricia, clean one of the bungalows. It was the 'helping out' experience in 2013 that decided us to book a bungalow for June 2014. Best... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just love this place and it is two minutes walk from the best snorkelling in Rarotonga. Trish the owner is simply fantastic and everything is in the bungalow that you need for a great stay and we were there 16 nights. Lorraine, Trish's minder is brilliant as well and anything you need to know about attractions, local shopping and restaurants... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was a great place to stay in Rarotonga. The location is just inland from the best snorkel beach on the island. The bungalow was lovely--nicely decorated, very clean, well maintained, and well equipped. Tricia was so very helpful and gracious, giving us great suggestions for things to do and places to eat and giving us insight on island life.... More 

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New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Aroa Kainga Bungalows are tucked down a quiet lane, about a 2 minute walk to a marine reserve. They were a great place to base our holiday from as we were able to easily access the beach, bus and walks on the "back road". The bungalows are set in a lovely tropical garden and a special treat for us was... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aroa Kainga Bungalows and Studio Apartment are 2 mins. walk to excellent swimming & snorkeling beaches, including the famous Aroa Beach, on the south west corner of Rarotonga where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets. Ideal for individuals, couples and groups. For your comfort and privacy we welcome people from age 14yrs. This accommodation in Rarotonga consists of two stylish, clean, airy, spacious and well appointed 1 bedroom bungalows and an apartment. Tricia has developed lovely gardens of flowering shrubs, herbs and fruit trees around and between the bungalows and studio apartment that provide privacy and still enable easy communication between them. The bungalows and apartment are designed for a laid back and relaxing time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aroa Kainga

Address: Onemaru Rd | Aroa Beach, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $60 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aroa Kainga 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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