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“Honeymoon bliss at Aroa Kainga” 5 of 5 stars
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Aroa Kainga
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Onemaru Rd | Aroa Beach, Arorangi, Cook Islands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Arorangi B&B and Inns
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Honeymoon bliss at Aroa Kainga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We spent our honeymoon at Aroa kainga during April 2011 and had the most marvellous time. It is spotlessly clean and tidy with a well laid out interior and spacious bathroom. Lovely bed linen and towels are always a pleasure. Snorkelling gear provided and many lazy days on the deck loungers, in between walking down the road 200 m to the best snorkelling on the island! Even though our host was away during our stay her local friends took excellent care of us- thanks Kathy & Mata, and were always kind and helpful with their information about where to go and what to do. it was quiet and peaceful and beautiful all round and we would certainly recommend this for couples who want a home away from home. Debbie & David

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed in one of the bungalows for 12 nights and loved every moment here. Sandy who was our host at the time (as Trish was away) was amazing! Full of handy local knowledge and always there if we needed something, she was great and it was sad to leave!Our bungalow was perfect for our needs and only 2 minutes walk from the beach. The snorkelling directly out front of the road where we were situated was the best! So many fish, and the beach is just gorgeous.
Would recommend Aroa Kainga to everyone, we will be back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank beth756
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

We stayed at Aroa Kainga for 7 nights, doing Rarotonga. It was just perfect for our needs: big apartment, with seperate kitchen, big bedroom and big bathroom.

It's very clean, well maintained and high standard.

We stayed in the apartment that is actually in the private house of the owner, but it still was very private and we didn't hear a thing from the top floor.

It's 3 min walking down to the Aroa Beach (great snorkling!), 5 min to the closest dive operator and bike rentals.

For staying on Rarotonga, the valua was excellent, it's a bit pricy to stay in a big resort, and this gives you so much more freedom.

Nice garden on the doorstep, with papaya, passion fruit and avacado - just for you to pick.

It's a bit off from restaurants, but with a moped, you get everywhere on this island in 20-30 minutes.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank DanieloSussi
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

We stayed at one of the bungalows for 12 nights and absolutely loved it. Very clean and quiet, only moments from the beach. Great value for money.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank ElisaSydney
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Wauna, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

The bungalow we had was perfect for us. Quiet location, very relaxing, and Tricia was willing to help us with anything we needed. Very clean, nice gardens, spacious bathroom, fully equipped kitchen. A friendly cat too. We hated to leave.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Insperatus
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Geelong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

It is in a great location, 2 mins from a great snorkelling spot(Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa) and as it is off the main road it is pretty quite. It is a self contained unit, with a good size kitchen, with a great assortment of essential cooking items. The bathroom was clean as was the whole place. It was a very neat place. On arrival we had a bowl of fruit (bananas, passionfruit, oranges), bread, condiments, milk and juice which was a lovely touch and much appreciated. We also had a phone, so were able to make local phone calls which was extremly helpful as both our mobiles did not work in the Cook Islands. We had our own resident cat named Pumpkin who was very cute. The owner was overseas while we were there, however, we were well looked after by her friend. Would stay here again without doubt.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Sbev7
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Temecula, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

We stayed here after our wedding on Raro, for our honeymoon. What a charming place! It has a full kitchen, little living room, separate bedroom area, ceiling fans, and is fairly private. Tricia was really great - even driving us to the hospital and waiting around while my hubby had a thing on his foot taken care of.

It's off the main road, which is nice too. It's an easy 5 min. walk to a beautiful beach - we went there for nearly every sunset. The property is lush and beautiful. We even picked a huge avocado that went in our salad. One of my favorite things was riding our bikes up to the back road - no traffic, just friendly people and breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounding scenery. The only negative I could say would be that the mosquitoes kept me off the lanai deck out back, and the shower is a little flimsy.

All in all a great value - I'd highly recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Aroa Kainga
Address: Onemaru Rd | Aroa Beach, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aroa Kainga 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aroa Kainga Bungalows and Studio Apartment are 2 mins. walk to excellent swimming & snorkeling beaches, including the famous Aroa Beach, on the south west corner of Rarotonga where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets. Ideal for individuals, couples and groups. For your comfort and privacy we welcome people from age 14yrs. This accommodation in Rarotonga consists of two stylish, clean, airy, spacious and well appointed 1 bedroom bungalows and an apartment. Tricia has developed lovely gardens of flowering shrubs, herbs and fruit trees around and between the bungalows and studio apartment that provide privacy and still enable easy communication between them. The bungalows and apartment are designed for a laid back and relaxing time. ... more   less 
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