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Sunset Resort

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Sunset Resort is a 3.5 star property and is idyllically situated on the sheltered western side of the island only minutes from Avarua township. The secluded beachfront location provides guests with an unspoilt view of Rarotonga's crystal clear aqua blue lagoon and breathtaking sunsets. This personally managed, privately owned resort has an intimate atmosphere that will make every guest feel welcome and ensure they experience the magic of Rarotonga and its people.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We were in Room 3. It has two beds, a TV, table and chairs, a luggage rack, an iron and ironing board, and an in-room safe. The bathroom has a shower but no bath. There is a big mirror in the bathroom and a hairdryer is supplied. The kitchen area has a toaster, plates,
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Glad we chose this one.Only 35 rooms, no kids under 12 and the best pool we saw. Main pool large and 2m deep at one end. You are allowed to dive in. New 2nd pool and pool bar just being finished.Great beach area. Anchorage restaurant one of the best in Raro .And a small
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Response from Sunset R, Manager at Sunset Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back again soon Meitaki Maata
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My wife and I spent 8 nights at the Sunset in late November. We stayed in a beachfront unit with kitchenette. Lovely view from a balcony with chairs, table and sun lounger 20m to the beach. Modern room that was very clean. A restaurant/bar that served nice food and a swimming
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We stayed here for 5 nights.. and we where very impressed.. nice rooms with everything we needed and more! The beach was lovely.. quiet and beautiful.. loved sitting in the hammocks and watching the sunset.. i would recommend this resort
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Response from Sunset R, Manager at Sunset Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back in our little piece of paradise soon Meitaki Maata
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We had beach front room, beautiful spot, great facilities and the resturant would have to one of the best in the island. We have previously stayed at one of the big resorts on Raro but couldn't get in there on this trip but we are happy we didn't... Sunset will be our place of
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Bedroom 1
view from our room
Sunset Resort,perfect name,
Sunset at Sunset
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Our lagoon is ideal for snorkelling but we don't offer paddle boarding here, that is mainly done in Muri. We have snorkels, masks and reef shoes available complimentary.
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Hello kiwichix, all going to plan we expect it to be opened a couple of days before Christmas.
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You have three restaurants within walking distance from the Sunset Resort. Alberto's 2 minutes away is an excellent restaurant we ate there at least 3 times, the Sunset Resort Restaurant is great for the once a week BBQ and seafood night and also good if you are tired and want an early night. Kiku Hut and Tamanu's Restaurant are just up the road you can walk there. Just remember every resort has a restaurant which is open to the public You don't have to be staying there, and there are plenty of resorts close by. You can get a bus right out in front of the resort to go up town for dinner at Trader Jacks, Chinese, Pizza, The Lazy Trout or other nice restaurants etc etc. the bus is $8 return and takes about 10-12 minutes. You can also get a $30 - 10 trip bus ticket if you think you are going to use the bus a lot. The bus is the same price to go all around the Island or just one stop. There are two buses one goes clockwise and one anti clockwise about every half hour (island time). Expect to pay about $28 - $35 for a main meal and for two people we always got change from $100 which included desert and two drinks each (beer $5-$8) and Spirits/wine about $6-$8. It is Cheaper to go to the super market and buy them and have happy hour on the beach where everyone gathers about 5.00pm. You will enjoy discovering new restaurants and make sure you go to the Culture night it is very good.
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Regret the bar will not be completed by then, we are not expecting it to be completed for another 6 to 8 weeks. Circumstances beyond our control. Please note the other pool is fully operational and we have the 2nd bar (Drumbeat bar substitute) situated on our beach section next to the property which is working very well. We look forward to seeing you at the end of May. Regards Colleen
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"Beachfront has great views."
"Small touches in room....hooks, laundry rack, full length mirror, virtually silent air conditioning...all add up to a good experience."
"This is a resort for people that do not have young children, which suited us."
"there are beachfront rooms and poolside rooms,poolside was good, quiet"
"Quieter rooms are near the laundry"
$152 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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