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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium

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Slip off your watch, your shoes, your cares and immerse yourself in paradise at the renowned Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium. Hand feed the friendly reef fish or snorkel straight off the white sands of Aroa Beach in the crystal clear blue waters of Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve and enjoy Rarotonga’s best snorkeling (the resort’s guided Night Snorkeling Tours are a special treat!). The all-tide lagoon is also perfect for stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking, included as part of The Rarotongan’s extensive FREE Daily Activities Programme. The Rarotongan is located directly on Rarotonga’s best white sandy beach, Aroa Beach, on the island’s sunshine southwest coast. The Rarotongan is also Rarotonga’s most family-friendly resort and offers FREE Moko’s Kids Club, Little Dolphin’s Mini Waterpark and Teen Zone. Kids & Teens Stay & Play FREE (aged to 16 years)! Kids aged 4-11 years Play Free @ Moko’s Kids Club, and teens aged 12-16 years Play Free in Teen Zone.
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Paid Internet
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Well after reading the reviews of The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Lagoonarium we were pretty open minded on what to expect. We were there for 10 days and immediately were blown away by the location of the resort. We did have one issue with the room which was very quickly resolved
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I absolutely fell in love with the resort, the food, and of course the island people! What a wonderful visit from start to finish!! Don't forget to feed the fish, what fun that was. I turned sixty on this trip and it was the best vacation I've ever had.
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Responded Jun 18, 2018
Kia Orana, Thank you for your lovely review. I am thrilled to hear that you chose our resort to celebrate your milestone birthday. It sounds like it was truly memorable, and we are delighted to be a part of your special memories. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rarotonga and wish you all the best for 2018. Kia Manuia, Haimona Browne, Resort Manager
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The location was great, however that was the only great part of our stay. We spent 4 nights and our room was never cleaned. We had to go and get our own sheets and make our beds. They only collected garbage once. We have a newborn baby and ended up just leaving garbage outside
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The location is nice and the beach and reef are wonderful. The cleanliness of the property is really poor, and dangerous in some locations. There was mold all over our bathroom, not like a little but the entire windows. We were there over the holidays and they don't clean on
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We chose The Rarotongan for its proximity to the Aroa Marine Reaerve. We had a beachfront family bungalow which was small but adequate with a double bed and two rollaways for our daughters. The rooms are somewhat dated and the bathroom had some water stains and was basic but
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Hi are there any stores to buy food/drinks close to the Rarotongan?
Yes. If you take a left out of the resort, there are a couple of convenient stores within walking distance. The farther store sells ice cream by the scoop - CITC Kavera Store google and there is a news article about the store
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Hi are there any stores to buy food/drinks close to the Rarotongan?
Sorry only just saw this post. Not really within walking distance but a local bus goes directly by the foyer regularly so there's no problem getting about. My advice stay elsewhere. This resort is extremely run down. Even the locals comment on it.
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Does anyone know what the fitness centre is like and have any pictures?
The fitness center is small but has what you need there is a fabulous range of weights. There is so much to do in or on the water you most probably won't use it
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Rarotonga is well known for this, along with its relaxed and friendly culture....YES you can go to other resorts and use their services if you're not a staying guest. In saying this there may be some exceptions regarding use when it comes to the more exclusive resorts
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"Beach front rooms are probably the best and make good use of the air con"
"The beach view are the best."
"book a bigger room than you need so you have the space, especially if more than 3 nights."
"Rooms are always quiter especially the beach front have the best sunset view and the best sound of the waves breaking on the reef."
"Western side rooms with sea view"
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PRICE RANGE
$139 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the rarotongan beach hotel aroa beachthe rarotongan beach resort and spararotongan beach resort spa
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaAroa Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
104
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