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The Black Pearl at Puaikura
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just like family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2005

We stayed for 3 weeks in the summer of 2004. The owners, a New Zealand couple, make you feel very welcome and go out of their way to help. The complex is fairly basic but clean. The grounds are nice as is the pool. They had a guest dinner night in the common area building (think Gilligans Island). We had a great time that night. The hotel is also very close to a superb snorkling spot.

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2005

This is the second time my husband and I have chosen to go to Puaikura Reef Lodges, and with good reason. Judy & Barry made our stay special. They have the happy knack of making you feel welcome, without being over the top. The units are comfortable, and with only 13 units in the whole complex, you are able to mix and mingle with people as much or as little as you wish. They seem to attract a particularly pleasant group of guests, also. An important part of my day at Puaikura is to make an early morning cup of tea, wander over to the beach and sit in total peace and quiet and watch the surf on the reef and the ever changing moods of the lagoon, and with luck, spot the odd whale passing through. For us, Puaikura is ideal! It's location suits us down to the ground. An uncrowded beach, swimming pool, a couple of good resturantes close by makes it the perfect place.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Black Pearl at Puaikura
Address: | Kavera, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Arorangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Black Pearl at Puaikura 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the sheltered sunset side of the island, the Black Pearl at Puaikura enjoys an enviable location with a pristine beach across the road, safe for swimming and snorkelling; a magical spot to watch the sunset. A mere 15 minutes to downtown Avarua, ten minutes to the airport and twenty minutes to the eclectic hustle and bustle of Muri. Intimately set in tropical gardens around a central salt water swimming pool The Black Pearl’s 12 rooms are spacious with high vaulted ceilings. A bold, vibrant, sometimes quirky colour palette complements the natural colours of the island. All on the ground level each room has a private patio, a view of either the lush garden or sparkling pool – or both. Kitchen facilities mean you can prepare breakfast, a light lunch or dinner in between dining at a great choice of restaurants close by, many of whom offer a free pick up and drop off service. Or choose to use our poolside BBQ. The Black Pearl at Puaikura is a haven for those not wanting a large hotel with multiple bars and restaurants but rather an intimate environment where the emphasis is on personal service, a place where you can lose yourself in a tropical paradise, at an affordable price. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Puaikura Reef Hotel Arorangi
The Black Pearl At Puaikura Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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