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Anna Bay, Australia
Reviewed March 1, 2012

My husband and I were recently at Palm Grove for our thirtieth wedding anniversary. It was a great choice both in location and in choice of accomodation. (Rarotonga was exactly like the postcards-picture perfect!!!) We stayed in one of the Matenga beachfront accomodations. It is well worth the money to splurge a little to be able to take a couple...

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5Thank thedoc55
Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Very relaxing time. Stayed in a matenga beachfront. Seemed to draw the short straw as we had the smallest one. But do you know that didn't matter because when we walked on our deck we had the most amazing ourlook. Palm trees and a fabulous beach just a couple of steps from our door. Great chill our experience. The breakfast...

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4Thank Marie010
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed February 25, 2012

This was our first trip to Rarotonga and what an AWESOME TIME and the stay at Palm Grove was as I said above... Simply Amazing. A big thank you to Betsy and her staff especially Joanne, Nga (The man of many talents, builder, rugby coach & comedian) and Toko (making it all easy) in the office and a big shout...

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4Thank Pana T
Houston, Texas
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Our first trip to Rarotonga was AMAZING!! We loved staying at the Palm Grove. The bungalow was right off the beach with an breath taking view. Just a few steps off our back porch and we were on the most beautiful beach you could imagine. The restaurant was very good and had one of the best breakfasts on the island....

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1Thank Tracy G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed February 19, 2012

After a lot of research for a place to stay in Rarotonga, my partner and I took the plunge to book Palm Grove after reading rave reviews on Trip Advisor .... and wow, are we glad we did! We were a little bit nervous at booking a One Bedroom Superior Bungalow after the great reviews of the BeachFront rooms, but...

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6Thank Jennie S
White Rock, Canada
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Third trip to Rarotonga and have to say this accomodation was the best so far. Small, clean and friendly. Cook in your room, or eat on site or at a nearby places and a convenient grocery store within walking distance. Great beach for swimming and snorkelling. Hopefully my 4th trip will be for longer than 2 weeks and will be...

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4Thank ruth b
Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 17, 2012

We stayed in a Beach Front studio which was very definitely on the beach. To wake up each morning with that wonderful view over the lagoon was truly stunning and the colours were wonderful. I could hardly believe the colour and variety of fish in the lagoon, which is perfect for those swimmers with a little less confidence as you...

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Eric, Thanks very much for your review of Palm Grove! We're so glad you and Anne enjoyed your time with us. It's wonderful that you've mentioned our upcoming refurbishments and I wanted to provide a little further information for other TripAdvisor readers. As I've mentioned in some previous responses, Palm Grove is upgrading our mattresses this month. We...

Stevenson, Washington, United States
Reviewed February 16, 2012

We stayed for two weeks and Joanne and Nga were soooo nice and helpful. The beach there offered the best snorkeling I've ever experienced. The staff were always friendly and helpful with suggestions. I will definitely be going back; the atmosphere there is surreal.

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2Thank Steve F
Calgary
Reviewed February 15, 2012

Just returned from 2 weeks at Palm Grove and loved every minute of my stay there. This was first trip to the Cook Islands but have travelled extensively throughout the South Pacific and Carribean in the past. This is a fab place to stay - friendly and helpful staff, great accommodation and the best beach on Raro. This is wonderful...

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4Thank LuckyLadyCalgary
Chemainus, Canada
Reviewed February 14, 2012

We have just returned from 4 wk at Palm Grove. Three wk in Matenga Beachfront and one week in Beachfront Studio Unit. Both units right on the beach . Fantastic snorkeling, swimming.and beach walks. Staff were friendly, helpful and lots of fun. They helped make this a real *South Pacific" dream vacation. We hope to return and would definetly stay...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $151 - $260 (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 Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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