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Palm Grove

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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!
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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This 3 star accomodation in Rarotonga suited us as a family of 4 to perfection.The resort is run by locals so is really laid back and super friendly. Nothing was a problem!! We had a 2 Bedroom garden villa,very spacious and very comfortable,and was about a minutes walk to the
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We are a gay couple who spent ten nights at Palm Grove. We booked a one bedroom bungalow through Qantas Hotels for a good price. Hotel transfers were arranged over email. When we arrived at Rarotonga Airport, we were met by the hotel staff and easily transferred to the hotel. We
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Stayed at 3 different places while in the Cook Islands. This was one of my favourites. Great staff, beautiful food (specially the bbq on Sunday) - rooms perfectly situated right on the beachfront, great snorkelling. Didnt quite get time to do kayaking but equipment readiy
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Enjoyed staying here, clean accomodation and it was a big bonus with the breakfast included in accomodation also. Wigmores close by (walkable) and great swimming high and low tides. Thanks for a relaxing peaceful stay..
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Our last three nights were at Palm Grove in a beach front studio and what a great end to our trip. Things we really loved - the beach out front was wonderful for snorkeling and kayaking (free equipment), the breakfast was varied and plentiful, the bed was the best, enjoyed the
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Kia Orana Linda. Thanks for your enquiry. Our tropical breakfast includes cereals, breads, fruits, homemade yogurt, hard boiled eggs, banana bread, and lemon bread, plus coffee, teas, juices, milk, and a variety of spreads. In addition the Kitchen normally prepares a daily bonus item, which varies between scones, muffins, mini quiches, and pancakes. However, we do have pancakes on our cooked breakfast menu as well (please note a charge applies to items ordered from this menu). Cheers, Palm Grove
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Kia Orana, Thanks for your enquiry. We do a special a la carte menu for Christmas evening dinner. Reservations are essential, as we book out. Please email us if you are interested in booking accommodation. Cheers, Betsy
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Kia Orana, Thanks for your enquiry. Yes, we have a guest laundry onsite and tokens can be purchased for NZ$4 each for a wash or dry. Also, all of our bungalows have clotheslines. Our onsite restaurant is called The Yellow Hibiscus and is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily tropical breakfast buffet is included in our room rates. Within walking distance is Vaima Restaurant and Cocolatte Cafe. The local bus stops out front every 30 mins during the day and every hour during the evenings (please note the Sunday schedule is more limited). I would recommend you visit the Cocotots website - they offer a variety of baby gear for hire for reasonable prices and it will save you trying to bring everything with you on the plane. Cheers, Betsy Palm Grove
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I will try to answer some of your questions. Yes there is a laundry on site. You pay to use the washer and each unit has a little clothes line out back. I had a kitchen with a sink so I was able to do hand washing there as well. There is a grocery store nearby as well although the bigger stores downtown are more reasonably priced. Rarotonga is a small island - only about 20 miles around. Palm Grove is about half the way around from the main town. They have a Clockwise Bus and a Anti Clockwise Bus. There is a bus stop right at Palm Grove. You can buy of book of 10 tickets for $30 NZ dollars. I am not sure if they charge for babies or not. You may chose to be within walking distance of the town. Palm Grove does have it's own restaurant and the food is excellent. However all the rooms have kitchen facilities which are handy so you don't have to eat out all the time. And yes they do provide a continental breakfast for all guests - fruit, eggs, toast, cereal. The variety is quite good. I stayed there for just over a month and I really had to learn to relax and just truly enjoy the beach and water. If you are looking for a vacation with lots of things to do, Raratonga may not be the best choice. It is very quiet. They only have one TV station and it is not like North American TV at all. The island is very polynesian, very beautiful and very lay back. The people are wonderful. Enjoy your stay.
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Kia Orana cafe con leche, Thanks for your enquiry. We don't offer SUPs onsite but we do have complimentary kayaks, snorkel equipment, beach chairs, and beach towels. However, there are multiple SUP rentals and tours (even night SUP tours with light up SUPs!) available on island. Let me know if you need any more info! Cheers, Betsy
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"Any room is good... the beach is literally four minutes walk."
"Splurge on a beach front room."
"Garden rooms are cheaper & the pool is better swimming than sea for some"
"Go beachfront if your budget extends to this - you wont be disappointed."
"One Bedroom Superior bungalows are nice and private"
$150 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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