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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Renting a beachfront villa is the best thing you can do for your dream honeymoon. Right on the beach with beautiful views of the ocean that you could stare at for days - and that's just what we did. Free breakfast, which has amazing home baked goods. Free access to kayaks and snorkel gear, which you can use right at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 28th 29th July 2016 at Palm Grove Resort in a garden villa. A lovely place to stay and our villa was right by the pool, lovely gardens, Complimentary buffet continental breakfast in the dining room, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, bread to toast your self, jams etc and hot scones. The Yellow Hibiscus restaurant is part of this resort and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here just across the road from our friends daughters wedding.rooms were clean kitchen small but wants to cook when on holiday! Very friendly helpful staff! Breakfast was ok but could have been more choice & was not replenished often enough! Across the road to the beach Transport to & from airport was pre booked very helpful driver Only... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem is the perfect place to relax. Its not overcrowded, the beach across the road was beautiful and we loved it. The only thing I would say is that some of the staff need to be a little more friendly. The food, the live music, happy hour and in particular the Sunday night bbq was amazing! Our room... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We stayed her for 8 nights back in June of this year, which is the winter months, but still warmer than back at home in New Zealand. We chose this place from internet searches, brochures and the advice of the travel agent who organised it all for us, and I have to say it was exactly what we were expecting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This is a great place to stay with access to one of the best beach spots on the Island. We stayed in a beach bungalow for 5 nights and then moved to a superior one bedroom for two nights as the beachside was booked. The beach bungalow was great, spacious and very clean. The bathroom has been recently revamped and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

If you have been to the Palm Grove in the Cook Islands need I say more ~ for others here is our review. Stop what you are doing to book it You won’t regret it this is our third trip staying for 2 weeks > Staff is wonderful~ Betsy & Jo will Take care of you they are just as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The property is well managed and maintained. We spent 8 days at the Resort and were very comfortable throughout our stay. Our time was in a Beach Bungalow. The views were very good and the beach was grand for sunning or long walks. The daily breakfast offered a variety of choices presented Continental style. The Island is about 30 miles... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

After seeing the reviews I was really wanting to love this place, I can’t say I did but I certainly like it, the pluses were: Great location across the road from what seemed to me to be the best beach on the island. The beach was kept super tidy by Palm Grove staff as well. It’s also just 5 mins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Just stayed for 7 nights in the 2 bedroom house.. so much space it was perfect for our 2 boys (8 & 10). Sadly the weather let us down alittle but having the pool to go to when the beach was too windy was great. The restaurant on site is great.. such lovely staff and good food. All in all... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about Palm Grove

Address: P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Vaimaanga
Price Range: $169 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Grove 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Palm Grove Hotel Vaimaanga
Palm Grove Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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