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Review of Rarotonga Beach Bungalows

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Rarotonga Beach Bungalows
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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“Superb place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2011

We have just spent six nights at these bungalows and what a wonderful experiance.
These would have to be some of the best accomadation in the Cook Islands.
From the moment we arrived till the day we left we had nothing but treasured moments here.
The Bungalows are very clean and RIGHT on the beach,sensational.They have everything that one needs.My wife and myself could not rate this place any higher, as our stay was wonderful and the staff were more than helpful and lovely to interact with.When one steps out of the bure you look at paradise on earth,wow, just amazing.I cannot reccomend these Bungalows highly enough.
We will be back, i can assure you.

Room Tip: get the beachfront ones if you can
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed 6 nights in the Rori villa 29 July-3 August and loved every minute of our stay.
Even though we arrived in the wee hrs of the morning, Lucky was there to greet us and make sure we had everything we needed.
Beautiful, spacious & comfortable accomodation in a paradise setting, lovely staff who attended to our every need. We were even given a complimentary bottle of champagne for our wedding anniversary which was lovely !
Gorgeous quiet beach in front with loads of fish & coral, great snorkelling.
Vaima Restaurant offer complimentary dinner pickup and drop off, which was great.

Just a beautiful place to unwind & relax - either on the furnished front deck of your villa, on a sun lounge in your own sandy outdoor area or on the beach in front.
Sorry we missed Lucky when we left.
We were also very grateful for complimentary use of the hospitality room after check out, which meant that we could still swim & shower before our airport transfer.

We'd love to return.

Room Tip: No disadvantage to being in one of the rear villas - still a great view & very private.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sammamish, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

My husband and I were married at RBB in April 2010 and travelled back to the Cook Islands in July 2011. Our first stay at RBB was perfect in every way. Our second stay was even better. We didn't think it was possible. The bungalows are clean, comfortable and very spacious. The staff made sure we had everything we could possibly want or need. It was a wonderful two weeks and we would highly recommend RBB to anyone travelling to Rarotonga. It truly is the most beautiful place on earth and and we can not thank Tom, Luckey, Mary and everyone on staff for the wonderful time we had. See you again next year!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Renton, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

Kia Orana! We stayed at Rarotonga Beach Bungalows for two weeks in late June and early July. We absolutely loved it! The resort was lovely, the beach was gorgeous and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Always willing to give advice about where to go, what to see, etc. Lots of brightly colored fish in the lagoon, soft white sand beach, beautiful sunsets...paradise! We highly recommend RBB and will definitely be back! Many thanks to Lucky, Tom, Mary and the other RBB staff for making our anniversary trip enjoyable and memorable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

Hi there viewers my husband and i have just had 8 days in Rarotonga.We stayed at the Rarotonga Beach Bungalows.
Well i dont know were to start.It was a holiday i will never forget.
Accomidation brillant,owners and staff fantastic coudnt do enough for you.Highly recomend.We will going back.

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South Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2011

Our stay at the RBB was fantastic! It was a perfect location for our honeymoon. We wanted somewhere that wasn't too 'touristy' (we hate resort style accommodation), was a good location for snorkelling/swimming/kayaking, and was quiet and romantic. The RBB was this! The staff were wonderful, helpful and friendly, but also left you alone for most of the time. You could use your bungalow like it was your own house, but still had the benefits of having your room made up, cleaned etc, and breakfast provided. There are only 5 bungalows on the property, and we were fortunate to have only one other couple there at the time so it was very quiet and private. We also felt very safe at this location with regards to leaving our valuables around. I would recommend this without a doubt!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2011

I just returned from a vacation to the Cook Islands where I had the pleasure of spending 7 nights at the Rarotonga Beach Bungalows, followed by 5 nights in Aitutaki. Everything that we needed was at "RBB": well-maintained snorkel gear, a fabulous beach, kitchen facilities, A/C when we needed it, a big and comfortable bed, and even a washer and dryer at our disposal. The morning breakfast was enough to get us going (cereals, toast, juice, really good coffee, and fruit, which includes the tastiest papaya ("pawpaw") that I've ever had. The 5 bungalows are set up in such a way that you can choose to have privacy, or wave at passing neighbors. There are 3 beachfont bures and 2 bures just behind, but situated to allow for an amazing view of the lagoon no matter where you stay. We stayed in Tupa, one of the rear bungalows and spent many an evening on the porch enjoying beers and taking in the view. During our stay, the 10 people in the bures quickly moved from casual waves to sharing daily experiences to coordinating events together. The staff was friendly and Tom the owner and Mary the manager made sure that we had everything that we needed. Lucky is an absolutely beautiful soul who did everything in her power to make us happy (which was not difficult, as we were a pretty mirthful group) and seemed to brighten every time she made someone smile.

For those of you looking for luxury accommodations, you may face a couple of challenges here - the only internet available is in the office during certain morning hours on a single computer. Our group was really good at sharing and taking only 10-20 minutes of time when others were waiting. Also, due to tidal movements, the beach chairs have to be dragged up and down to the beach each day. The people at the front bures let us leave our chairs in front of their huts, which helped. These are very small inconveniences when staying in pure paradise, which is what Rarotonga.

When we return to Rarotonga, we will definitely book at RBB. The value can't be matched!

What we did while there: Scuba with Dive Rarotonga, Snorkel trip with the fun guys, Snorkel off the beach, Cross-island trek to the Needle with Pa, sampled restaurants (loved Vaima, Waterline), went to Whatever Bar night club

Room Tip: Every bure has a great view!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Rarotonga Beach Bungalows

Property: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows
Address: P.O. Box 3045 | Rarotonga, Titikaveka, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Titikaveka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Titikaveka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rarotonga Beach Bungalows 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With just five (5) deluxe beach bungalows clustered in a native village atmosphere, these units all offer the laid back and unique feeling of visiting the South Seas of the 1940's. All units front on a wide, white sand beach where the tropical lagoon in front is a national maritime protected area -- and,thus, allows endless snorkeling adventures. All bungalows are separate, free standing, Polynesian designed units. All have coconut thatch roofs, bamboo interior walls, colorful cloth on the ceiling and white sand at each bungalow entry. All are furnished with modern amenities. The property strives to offer the maximum BEACH fun with a 'spirit of the islands'. Nothing here is stuffy, snobby, stainless steel -- just a great secluded location for couples to enjoy the BEACH. ... more   less 
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