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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 07/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 107 Specialty lodging in Rarotonga
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Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape located in the village of Viamaanga, 10kms from the Rarotonga International airport and 12kms to the main township of Avarua. Catering for those who like a bit of privacy in a quiet relaxed atmosphere. We have 6 rooms varying from a one bedroom deluxe with an outdoor shower and bath, to a larger 3 bedroom apartment catering for the whole family. A 2 minute walk to the beach and all apartments are spacious with a private patio, pool views and a communal BBQ. Free snorkelling gear and kayaks are available for you to enjoy in the crystal clear lagoon. Free bikes so you can explore the beauty of the island at your own pace.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycles available
Snorkeling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Saltwater pool
Complimentary tea
Canoeing offsite
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Dining area
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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rscoro wrote a review Aug 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand35 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a lovely time here. Rob and Anna were friendly and helpful straight from the booking stage. Really enjoyed chatting with them about back in New Zealand. Nice and close to Wigmore's Supermarket and also to Aroa Beach as well as a pretty quick trip to Muri and also to the airport/town. As a plus, they had UV filtered water available to drink! The rooms were clean and comfortable. There were cycles and kayaks available, though we didn't use them, they looked to be good condition. The pool was glorious and the outdoor areas were really lovely.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Anna Rob Aitken, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape
Responded Aug 21, 2021
Kia Orana, Thanks for your lovely feedback. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and the filtered water is a must to keep your water bottles topped up ;-) Great to see you are back home safely. Kia manuia Rob & Anna
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KiwiJake wrote a review Aug 2021
Twizel, New Zealand73 contributions27 helpful votes
Rob and Anna are great hosts - patient and with a wealth of helpful advice. Communication was great before arrival, and the three bedroom unit was perfect for our family - spacious, clean and well equipped. We enjoyed being somewhere smaller and more personal than the typical resort. There is good snorkelling nearby, and a couple of restaurants and Wigmores store are a short walk away. We were glad to have a car for exploring the rest of the island. We booked directly via their website.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Anna Rob Aitken, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape
Responded Aug 9, 2021
Kia Orana Kiwijake, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear the room was perfect in size and clean, we'll pass this onto Mata, our housekeeper. Definitely a good idea to have a car, we maybe a small island but things are spread apart. Glad to see you are home safely, hope to see you gain one day. Kia manuia, Rob & Anna
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JeanR2836 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
Our week at Daydreamer was great. Rob and Anna were so helpful we felt very welcome. Although not right on the beach the garden setting is tranquil. There are only 6 units so it's lovely and quiet. We would happily stay at Daydreamer again. Thanks Rob and Anna.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: You need a car or scooter to explore the island. A car is ideal as you need to have a little test...
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Response from Anna Rob Aitken, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape
Responded Jul 27, 2021
Kia Orana Jean, Thanks for taking the time to give some feedback. We are glad that you guys enjoyed your time with us and managed to relax in the gardens! Hope to see you again one day, kia manuia Anna & Rob
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Martha S wrote a review Apr 2020
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You feel like in paradise: the whole place is (rooms, surroundings, etc.) is created with a lot of lovely details, the place is very clean and what the most positive thing is: the couple who runs the place. Anna and Rob are very helpful, warm and just good people. We highly recommend the place to everybody who considers visiting the cook islands. We will come back one day. Again, Anna & Rob thank you very much! Martha
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Anna Rob A, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Kia Orana Martha, Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased you enjoyed you time with us. Kia Manuia, hope to see you again one day soon. Anna & Rob
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NZ243 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for a week over new years. We really enjoyed it. We booked in the garden apartment, which was the cheaper option but was great. We really liked the privacy we had with a nice sunny little outdoor area out of sight from the other apartments. It has a kitchen which helped us save a bit of money on days we didn't feel like eating out. We used the BBQ a lot. Not too far away from good snorkelling spots. We had a rental car. I'd recommend getting one or a scooter since the resort is not too close to many restaurants (although there are a few and a mini supermarket in walking distance). Hosts were very friendly. We were given some nice bread on arrival. I was interested in the various fruit and coconut trees on and around the property. The hosts gave us a few little deliveries of fruit during the stay. Will try go back there if we do rarotonga again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Anna Rob Aitken, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape
Responded Aug 3, 2020
Kia Orana, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us over the New Year period. We are lucky to have many fruit trees surrounding us. Hope to see you again one day, Kia Manuia, Rob & Anna
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PRICE RANGE
$89 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Daydreamer Apartments
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotonga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape
Which popular attractions are close to Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (3.4 miles), Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (2.7 miles), and Aroa Marine Reserve (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring Fish Cafe Rarotonga, Beluga, and Tuoro Tapas Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (4.1 miles).