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Beach Road, Sunset Coast, Arorangi 682 Cook Islands
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#3 of 4 hotels in Arorangi
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.2
The Cook Islands leading luxury beachfront romance resort on Rarotonga's sunset coast...an exclusive haven for only 42 couples. 5 acres of manicured gardens, 100 meters of icing sugar beach, a crystal clear lagoon, 3 restaurants & bars, day spa & beauty clinic, gymnasium, scuba dive centre, conference & business centre, 3 wedding coordinators, 15 swimming pools + 9 spa pools...so much more than meets the eye.
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Free parking
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Diving
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Paid wifi
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Private pool
Bar / lounge
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Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
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Spa
Facial treatments
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Lucinda J wrote a review Sep 19
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We had friends staying here so it was lovely to come for an amazing sunset, great friends and a wee boogie on the dance floor. Beautiful friendly staff who went out of their way to ensure you had a good time. The ares were really nice and private.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Kia Orana 391lucindaj, Meitaki for taking the time to review your experience at Crown Beach Resort & Spa. We are overjoyed you had a lovely time. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the amazing sunset, great friends and a wee boogie on the dance floor and most of all the beautiful friendly staff. Once again, we thank you for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you back to paradise! Kia Manuia The Crown Beach Resort & Spa Team
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Andy M wrote a review Sep 11
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we stayed here for a 7 night break and loved the place, as some of the reviews say the resort is looking a little tired in places but given the last 3 years I expect that this will be rectified as soon as they can get back on their feet with tourism now starting to return to normal. We stayed in Villa 4 and found it to be a little tired but well kept, clean and comfortable the only let down was the shower head that desperately needs replacement. The staff on site are fantastic, they are all helpful and happy all of the time but particularly the Bar/restaurant staff - John, Ruth, Jone, Marz, Xenia and Sekove, all of these could not do enough for us and made out holiday so very memorable. My wife and myself would most certainly return and are in fact going to book soon for next year.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Colin W wrote a review Aug 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand147 contributions35 helpful votes
Although we didn't stay here we did visit numerous times for thier outstanding Happy Hour Cocktails. These were incredible and were served in an awesome environment. These cocktails were yummy and were a great price. The staff were lovely and we enjoyed there sense of humor! If you don't go anywhere else on the island, this resort is in the top 2 cocktail venues around!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Any room done the front facing the reef would be awesome.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Orana Colin W Meitaki for taking the time to review your experience at Crown Beach Resort & Spa. We are pleased to hear you visited us numerous times for the outstanding Happy hour Cocktails. We are overjoyed that you enjoyed and found the cocktails incredibly yummy at a great price served in an awesome environment and most of all the lovely staff. Once again, we thank you for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you back to paradise! Kia Manuia The Crown Beach Resort & Spa Team Kia Manuia The Crown Beach Resort & Spa Team
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John G wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions3 helpful votes
When we checked out of the property, we had a wait of 3 hours until our booked transfer at 1pm. There was a Raro Tours driver that turned up to transfer another couple at 10am. We asked if we could be transfered with them. The driver was downright rude to us and refused to take us. The reception staff noted this exchange and felt sorry for us. Lucky, who was a new employee on reception, called her husband, who was a night security employee at the same property, and had finished work that morning at 7am, and asked him to come and take us to the airport. As luck would have it, he was on his way to do the grocery shopping. We were whisked to the airport quickly. This is a great example of the"above and beyond " attitude that makes customers recommend others to stay there. Well done Lucky, you are a star.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Roosters can keep you awake sometimes.
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Lexi wrote a review Jul 2022
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Crown beach is a beautiful place to stay in Rarotonga. We stayed, as a couple, in one of the private pool suite villas. The accommodation was fantastic. Beautifully furnished, lovely outdoor seating, your own pool, outdoor shower for return from the beach and stunning interior design in the room. We had our own mini bar, separate toilet from the bathroom, double shower and a bath. We couldn’t fault the room we stayed in. The food and beverages were delicious. Some of the best cocktails I’ve had in Rarotonga. The staff were welcoming and friendly. However, Sam went above and beyond our expectations. Sam was always so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Thank you Sam for making our stay with Crown beach resort so wonderful. The only negatives/improvements we believe would make this place even more beautiful would be improvements to the gym facilities and cleaning the overgrown weeds and beach front. The gym has holes in the floor and the equipment is very run down. It’s a shame as it lets the rest of the beautiful resort down. The beach front has a lot of glass and debris which could be groomed, like other resorts, to make it safe to walk on and make the resort look well kept. There is also areas at the front of the “beach front villas” that need gardening attention. They are very overgrown and take away the beauty of the coastline and resort. Overall we would stay at Crown beach again. It was beautiful and a relaxing place for couples to get away.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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123Balletmum wrote a review Jul 2022
Hastings, New Zealand17 contributions11 helpful votes
This is our second stay at The Crown Beach resort. Our room was immaculate and tidied every day with a turn down service each night. The pool was fresh but certainly cooled you down. The beach showed a few scars of the recent king tides and wave surges. A few more small rocks and coral washed up which is out of the their control. The food was great as always with a reasonable menu selection. The cultural dinner and show was nice the potato salad and coleslaw were yummo!!! For us our greatest thanks were the staff… at the main reception- always friendly and helpful and the restaurant and bar staff, particularly Ruth and John were amazing. Ruth doesn’t stop…. Nothing was ever too much work and she remained polite throughout their long days of work. She is a most valuable member of the Crown staff and I hope a contender for staff member of the year. John found his feet quickly having arrived from Fiji only a week before. He did his best during some busy nights with some under staffing I suspect. Sunsets were magical and to be honest, the best side of the island. Less wind, sunsets and the warm afternoons. The policy of No under 16 years olds make it a peaceful few days.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kia Orana 123Balletmum, Meitaki for taking the time to review your stay at Crown Beach Resort & Spa. We are overjoyed you had an awesome stay with us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Villa, Cultural dinner & show, great food, magical sunsets and most of all the friendly and helpful staff. We will surely pass on your kind words of appreciation to Ruth, John & also the Reception staff. Once again, we thank you for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you back to paradise! Kia Manuia The Crown Beach Resort & Spa Team
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John wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
A dreamy location. Perfect if you want to watch the sunset. Spacious villa. Loved the beach and hermit crabs at the front door of our villa. Loved the sound of the waves crashing on the reef. Loved watching the whales performing maybe a hundred metres from the reef. Restaurant struggled, perhaps due to covid.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Rental car is essential. Three good restaurants within 3 minutes’ drive: Antipodes, Waterline and...
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Andy O wrote a review Jul 2022
Napier, New Zealand16 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at Crown Beach Resort and Spa for our 1st trip to Rarotonga. Booked based on recommendations of our travel agent, who had glowing reviews. The grounds are beautiful and the care/maintenance shows. I can’t say enough good things about the staff. In fact, the staff is really the main reason we would consider returning…. as we had some issues with the place for a bit of our stay. The main issue was the hot water----in that we had none. Initially they said it was a water pump issue and replaced the pump. This seemed to fix it for my wife to take a warm shower (not hot, mind you, but at least not cold). We were there for 8 days and had warm/hot water for maybe 3 solid days of the trip (in total). They initially were going to move us to another room but decided that the issue could be fixed…and it was warm enough weather that cool showers during the day were not too bad (but no fun in the mornings). Anyway, they never seemed to actually fix the issue, but gave us a complimentary late check out, which was nice. Be aware, the high-end restaurant that was previously on-site (Flambe) was talked up by our travel agent is, in fact, no longer open---although they still have signage up. They have food there during the day (pizza, burgers, etc) and a buffet-style breakfast at the bar/restaurant with some theme nights for dinner, but I’d say the food quality is a bit below-average, compared to other places on the island. Overall, I’d probably give it 2/5 stars (4-5/5 for staff and 1/5 for facilities). I’m not certain I’d book another stay there, but I’d definitely pick it over the massive chaos/crowd at the Edgewater Resort.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Beston_NZ wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
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My friend and I spent a week in Rarotonga for a girls trip. Our stay at this resort was so enjoyable that we did not want to leave! The sunrises and sunsets on the beach were beautiful and the staff were so warm and welcoming that we left feeling like we had become a part of their family. The turn down service was lovely because we would come back to our room each night to the scent of fresh flowers. Anything we needed was never a problem and the spa treatments we had were really relaxing. One of the highlights was the buffet and cook island dancing demonstration on ‘Island Night’ at the resort. The icing on the cake was that after I arrived home, I realised I had left a treasured piece of jewellery behind. Thinking it had been lost for good, I contacted the resort and they kept looking until they had found it! I am amazed and will be eternally grateful to them for returning it to me. I would highly recommend staying here if you want to experience a memorable holiday because we will definitely be coming back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jul 13, 2022
Kia Orana Beston_NZ Meitaki for taking the time to review your stay at Crown Beach Resort & Spa. We are overjoyed you had an enjoyable stay with us watching the sunrises and sunsets on the beach. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Island night dinner & show buffet, spa treatments, turndown services and most of all the staff. We are also pleased that you have received your treasured piece of jewellery. Once again, we thank you for your positive review and we look forward to welcoming you back to paradise! Kia Manuia The Crown Beach Resort & Spa Team
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CookieCath wrote a review Jul 2022
Porirua, New Zealand36 contributions40 helpful votes
This was our second stay at Crown Beach and I felt the place was a little bit tired and in need of some rejuvenation. Flambé was closed but the menu at Oceans had become more basic rather than stepping up (also there were supply issues that I know are out of their hands) and offering a more interesting range of foods. All the staff we met were lovely and could not have been more helpful. The staff are the biggest asset of the resort. Not good to be paying extra for WiFi (considering the room rate) and then finding that it doesn’t work in your room and you have to use it in public areas.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Jul 13, 2022
Kia Orana CookieCath, Meitaki for taking the time to review your stay at Crown Beach Resort & Spa. Although we naturally delight in receiving compliments, we also sincerely appreciate our Guests informing us of when our services and/or products fall short of expectations. We would like to apologize for the menu at Oceans Restaurant due to short supply issues. Management & staff have been working hard during the Lockdown upgrading some of the villas and pools and most of all the main pool which is in operational. We are always striving to improve our standards and therefore your comments will provide a valuable tool of reference during our Departmental Meetings and Staff Training Sessions. Your contribution is therefore appreciated. Once again, we thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you back to paradise again soon! Kia Manuia The Crown Beach Resort & Spa Team
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$203 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaArorangi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crown Beach Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (0.1 miles) and Aumata Mini Golf (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include OTB Restaurant & Bar Arorangi, The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar, and Kikau Hut Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Crown Beach Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Crown Beach Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Crown Beach Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Crown Beach Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (3.7 miles).