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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I emailed directly to the resort before we arrived, explaining our flight times and what we would like from a room and received an almost instant reply from the amazing Michelle. Michelle went over and above for us almost every day, offering us help in organising tours and day trips, cars and restuarant bookings. This lovely woman is what made...

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed there for 1 month. It has everything you need to cook your own meals or eat at the restaurant on site. The food is excellent. There are other restaurants nearby if you like.Live entertainment Thursday, Friday & Sunday night. Kura on Sunday night is a great local talent! Sunsets are stunning! Paul & Michelle are wonderful hosts and will...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at cast away, and what a pleasure. Paul is an amazing host and allot of fun. Has a really good feel about the whole place, and the food is just to die for. Yakitori going from 3pm and other Japanese dishes all amazing. Tried all of it and every single dish is really good. Went and ate all round...

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana! Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write a TripAdvisor review for us! Your response and feedback is greatly appreciated and contributes widely to helping us make improvements to better satisfy our guests at the resort. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and more so our food! We hope to...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Castaway for 9 days and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The owners Michelle and Paul are fabulous with nothing too much trouble. All the staff were great. The rooms are well appointed. The Beach bar is a must every afternoon as are the Yakitori skewers served there. Restaraunt on the beach where you can watch beautiful sunsets. Loved the...

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana! Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write a TripAdvisor review for us! Your response and feedback is greatly appreciated and contributes widely to helping us make improvements to better satisfy our guests at the resort. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and more so our skewers! We hope to...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location on the sunset side of the island, a good base of exploring the island (it's easy to get around everywhere by bus). Staff were very friendly and helpful, and provided great advice on where to go, what to do, etc. Lovely owners Michelle and Paul whom always tried to help and were always happy and friendly. Loved the...

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana Jasmine! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate your feedback and enjoyed having you stay with us. Paul and Michelle send their regards and are glad to hear that you had a lovely time. We hope to have you back with us soon! Warmest Regards, The Castaway Team

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed in Castaway villas for a week, and enjoyed a lovely stay. Staff are very welcoming and helpful, we arrived a day early as didn't realise about the date line and and they put us up a day early which was great. We arrived late friday night and were disappointed to find NOTHING open, and didn't have a...

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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this review

Kia Orana! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our TripAdvisor page! The Team at Castaway Resort greatly appreciate your support and feedback :) We hope you enjoyed Rarotonga.

Courtenay B.C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in room 9 on the beach Jan 29 - Feb 10 . Our room was ready to check in to when we got there early on Sunday morning , and was everything we thought it might be . Everything worked great , awesome views , clean and comfortable . The food at this resort is nothing less than...

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Kia Orana! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our TripAdvisor page! The Team at Castaway Resort greatly appreciate your support and feedback :) We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Have just come back from a stay here with my girls!! Our room was absolutely lovely and service was great!!! I was incredibly rushed when packing for my holiday and left with a bag full of wet washing!!! The lady happily dried it for me for free which I appreciated sooooo much!!! The complimentary breakfast was great also!! Toast, coffee,...

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Kia Orana! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our TripAdvisor page! The Team at Castaway Resort greatly appreciate your support and feedback :) We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed February 14, 2017

Our recent two-week stay at Castaway Resort was an absolute pleasure! Michelle and Paul, the owners, go out of their way to be helpful no matter what you need or want. You will see them all around the resort all day long, every day. They take care of everything! They know the island well and give great advice about where...

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Kia Orana! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our TripAdvisor page! The Team at Castaway Resort greatly appreciate your support and feedback :) We hope to see you back again soon!

Kaiapoi, New Zealand
Reviewed February 6, 2017

stayed at Castaways for a girls week away, the service was fantastic, Michelle was so accommodating and friendly, the meals were delicious and the villa I was in was so comfy..... beach views and watching the sunset was breath taking..... am planing on going back with ma partner Caleb later in the year :-) totally recommend staying here!!!

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Kia Orana! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our TripAdvisor page! The Team at Castaway Resort greatly appreciate your support and feedback :) We hope to see you back again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Castaway Resort - located on the sunset and sheltered west coast of Rarotonga, this small adult only resort offers fully self catering accommodation at cost effective rates. Featuring a mix of rooms and villas with views over the pool, white sandy beach, and pristine lagoon, Castaway has something to suit any traveller. All rooms are air conditioned for comfort and are equipped with full amenities. Castaway boasts two restaurants and bars; poolside dining at Crusoes Restaurant & Bar with a themed night menu or dine on the beach with your toes dipped in the sand at Wilsons Beach Bar, fantastic beach location, relaxed ambience, swimming pool, complimentary daily tropical breakfast, snorkelling equipment, kayak, and beach towels. In walking distance to nearby restaurants, car rental companies, and a convenience store located opposite the Resort for your last minute supplies or grocery needs. Onsite parking is available with access to street parking nearby. A bus stop is located directly outside the resort for guests who want to take a bus ride to main town Avarua or a circle tour of the island. Castaway Resort was voted a finalist in the Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Industry Awards in 3 categories; Best Self Contained 3 Star Property, Best Bar & Restaurant, and Best Customer Service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castaway Resort

Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands (Formerly Castaway Beach Villas)
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
Price Range: $152 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castaway Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Castaway Beach Villas Hotel Rarotonga
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask for room 11!”
 of 5 bubbles BAndChey, 6 days ago | Read review
“Beach view rooms are excellent! Don't know about the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jim19552016, 6 days ago | Read review
“Room 9 is the best beach front location”
 of 5 bubbles McPlaid, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Don't worry about the noise from the beach bar if you are in a beachfront room. The music stops by 8:30 pm or so.”
  • sunset from the beach right off the back porch of our room
 of 5 bubbles chrisrZ6770SM, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Bungalow 9 faces west for best sunset viewing. It also overlooks the bar, however the bar closes at 9 so noise is not a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles traveljunkie132, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
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