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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just spent six days at sunhaven Beach Bungalows and really enjoyed our stay. We had a beach front room and it was fantastic size and view to the beach and pool. The one thing that outstands is how clean in and outside of the bungalows are. Patti keeps these bungalows and grounds in the best state if have ever seen....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing place to stay and enjoy this great island. The owners are nice people who help you a lot and make you feel like home. Thanks for it!!! Having a free snorkel gear to use means we could go straight in and enjoy the water.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Adriana Giselle A, Thank you for sharing your experience at Sunhaven. I’m happy to see you enjoyed yourselves and that “it felt like home” being here. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Akaea & Rouru.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our recent stay Patti and Dennis provided us with the perfect place.The service provided far exceeded our expectations.Put their fantastic friendly staff into the mix and you end up with one great place to stay.Sunhaven will be our first choice and only choice for our next stay.For us this was an 11/10 stay.dennis and patti thanks again. Tony and...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana tonyplanicka. Thank you for your amazing 11/10 rating. Going by your comments we seem to have ticked all your boxes plus a few more. Now that your choices have been narrowed down to one, we can look forward to seeing you again on your next holiday to Rarotonga. Until then..... Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Akaea &...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed November 9, 2016

There are only nine bungalows, most on the beach front, metres from the lagoon and swimming pool. Thus is not a slick resort but a haven from people, noise and bustle. I was in holiday mode from the moment we arrived. I could slip into the pool or walk along the beach or just look out across the water. Come...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana djmum, Thank you for a super review that highlights many of the points of difference that makes Sunhaven what it is. I’m sure a lot of readers will find it very helpful when deciding where to have their Rarotonga holiday. We look forward to seeing you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash, Akaea & Rouru.

Tauranga
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We recently stayed in Room 7, at Sunhaven. There was everything we needed and the room and facilities were sparkling clean and tidy. The rooms are right on the beach and near the pool also. Patti and Dennis are very helpful and never far away when needed. Highly recommended and very reasonably priced holiday bungalows.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lita-Tauranga, Thank you for your high recommendation. We very much appreciate you sharing your experience at Sunhaven. Hope to see you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash, Akaea & Rouru.

London
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stayed for a week whilst on Rarotonga for a local friends' wedding on the West coast. Sunhaven is in a great spot, perfect for the sunsets (and whale spotting from shore in season - we saw a couple swim by which was amazing), and well placed for some of the better restaurant locations along this side of the island...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana el_bulli, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I’m glad you found Sunhaven to be a ‘great peaceful location’. As we have a tidal beach, good snorkeling depends on the height of the tide at the time. The mean tidal movement is only one metre from low to high tide. You do need a minimum of...

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A second very relaxing stay at Sunhaven , totally consistent with our first stay . This time saw a turtle in the lagoon a short walk up beach and whales passing twice . Super clean , an excellent hospitable team .

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Kia Orana surfseamad, I’m happy to see that we have retained the consistency you were expecting and that you had a second relaxing holiday at Sunhaven. Wow, you saw a turtle and whales! As far as I know, you are the first to see a turtle in our lagoon. That’s wonderful news. Many thanks for your enlightening review. Hope to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Missing this place already. Being set back from the road, it is very quiet and as other guests were often out, we sometimes felt we had the place to ourselves. It's a beautiful setting right on the beach - reading a book in the hammock is a must! Staff were very friendly and the hosts knowledgeable and helpful with advice.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana rksb, Yes it’s easy to think you are the only ones here at times. That’s the beauty of a small resort – there are never too many people about. When ‘missing this place’ gets too much for you, you know what to do about it. Thank you for sharing your impressions. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash,...

Levin
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Just returned from Sunhaven beach bungalows rarotonga .this was two weeks of pure relaxation of the highest order. You will struggle to find a better place to stay any where on the island. It offers great sunsets ,brilliant swimming pool The hosts and staff are a pleasure to be around and will do anything to make your stay memorable .this...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Rod N, It was great to see you both again for your 4th stay at Sunhaven. There’s no doubt about it, everyone here knows when the “Rockman” has returned. Keep drinking the wine and spreading the good word. Fingers crossed we see you back in 2017 for stay number 5. And thanks heaps for a marvelous review. Kia...

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great place to stay, right on the beach, very clean, friendly staff. Watched the whales from our deck as they swam bye just off the reef, wonderful sunsets. Easy walking distance along the beach to a couple of bar/restaurants, would definitely stay there again.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana 119muzza, Thank you for reviewing your holiday with us. I’m happy to see you found Sunhaven very relaxing and a great place to stay. The whales and sunsets are something else aren’t they? Hope we see you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash, Akaea & Rouru.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Absolute beachfront. A private secluded boutique property hidden amongst mature tropical palms on a pure white sand beach on the west side of Rarotonga. Superbly equipped modern self contained bungalows, suites & studios. See breathtaking views from your verandah of the lagoon and the Pacific Ocean beyond with tropical sunset backdrops. Huge freshwater pool with BBQ area. Catering mostly for couples looking for total relaxation. Our NO CHILDREN policy ensures peace & quiet. Good old fashioned friendly personal service by owner hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

Address: Main Rd, Arorangi., Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $144 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunhaven Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are near the pool and the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Lita-Tauranga, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“all bungalows are set out brilliantly”
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“Its on the sunset side of the island so having a room with a view of the beach was fantastic for evening drinks on our deck.”
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