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#8 of 100 Specialty lodging in Rarotonga
Daydreamer offers the perfect venue for casual holiday in paradise. Located in Vaimaanga, Rarotonga you will have no problems swimming and snorkelling in the various crystal clear lagoons or relax around our pool and in our clean, tidy, spacious apartments which are set in lush tropical gardens. Enjoy the tropical fragrances of hibiscus gardenia and bougainvillea permeating the air. Our units are all self catering with full kitchens. You may choose to use our communal BBQ and meet fellow travellers or dine out at one of the many restaurants and cafes. You can shop at our local supermarket which is in walking distance or you can catch the local bus at the gate. Come and enjoy our piece of paradise, we would love to share it with you and your families. Enjoy the use of our complimentary snorkelling gear. Complimentary breakfast on your first morning of a yoghurt parfait, homemade bread with jams.
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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
Response from Anna Rob A, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort
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
14 contributions2 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
Response from Anna Rob Aitken, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort
Responded 5 days ago
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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ERDFirefighter wrote a review Jan 2020
Edmonton, Canada867 contributions259 helpful votes
Our stay at the Rarotonga resort has been amazing, from check-in to check out it just got better. We stayed in room number two which is the one bedroom. Plenty of room for the two of us with a well equipped kitchen. Bed is super comfortable. Patio area was a great spot to spend the day. Very close to a supermarket. A great beach with excellent snorkeling is only a 5 to 10 minute walk from the resort. Rob and Anna are a excellent source of information on things to do and places to eat on the island. The resort is very comfortable and meeting new people is one of the great aspects of he daydreamer. If you're thinking of staying at the Rarotonga resort, think no more just book it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Anna Rob A, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Kia Orana and thank you for your positive comments regarding your stay with us at the Daydreamer Resort. We do value our guest's comments and appreciate you taking the time to review us. It was great meeting you guys and we wish you all the best with the rest of your travels. Kia Manuia
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robvee2015 wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
Superb quiet and friendly laid back resort in Rarotonga. Approx 11 kms south west of the Airport it is only 1km from a 24h 7 days a week mini mart and 1.3 kms away from the Great "Rarotongan Resort". Resort owners are fabulous and always keen to make sure guest are feeling good and looked after. Would highly recommend as it is spacious why at a good price. Resort has bbq, pool, kayaks and bikes as well all free of charge. Thanks Rob and Anna for an awesome. Cheers! Rob & Veena
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Relaxed and quiet atmosphere. Wonderfully superb with 2 mins walk to beach
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Response from Anna Rob Aitken, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Kia Orana Rob & Veena, Thank you for your kind words and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you guys again ine day soon. Take care, Rob & Anna
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Marie M wrote a review Nov 2019
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Awesome little place, very clean, amazing relaxing setting, lovely gardens, Rob an Anna are super helpful, loved the bread she made us for breakfast. Only downside was it rained all week 😢 An resident dog Lulu is super sweet 😁
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Robanna121, Owner at Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort
Responded Dec 4, 2019
Kia Orana, thank you for your feedback. We're happy that you enjoyed the gardens and that you were able to relax. Pitty about the weather, but thats the islands for you ;-) Lulu loved having you all around as well. Hope to see you again one day, kia manuia Rob, Anna & Lulu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort?
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 Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mooring, Beluga, and Antipodes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Rarotonga Daydreamer Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (4.1 miles).