We travelled to Raro on the 2nd of October and stayed at the Crown for 5 nights.
We loved it here - dont know if the time of year is normally a bit quieter but the resort was not too busy which suited us, meaning we could always get a couple of loungers by the pool. The staff are very friendly and helpful, especially at the bar - watch those "Mai-Tai's" they pack a mean punch.
We stayed in a standard Garden Villa which was a simple 40 meters from the beach, pool and Bar. I would recommend these rooms - don't know if the extra cost for pool suites or beach front is worth it, over too you as for us a room is just for sleeping.
The Sunsets from this side of the island are stunning, all in all we had a wonderful stay here and would highly recommend it to anyone. As for others who seem to have had bad experience's all I can say is attitude is everything in Raro, so if you arrive with a pretentious air about you, then you you get what you get - these are people moving at their own pace in paradise. Just go with it YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR STAY ALL THE MORE!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cook Islands leading luxury beachfront romance resort on Rarotonga's sunset coast...an exclusive haven for only 42 couples. 5 acres of manicured gardens, 100 meters of icing sugar beach, a crystal clear lagoon, 3 restaurants & bars, day spa & beauty clinic, gymnasium, scuba dive centre, conference & business centre, 3 wedding coordinators, 15 swimming pools + 9 spa pools...so much more than meets the eye. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crown Beach Resort And Spa
- Crown Beach Hotel Arorangi
- Hotel Crown Beach
- Crown Beach Resort Rarotonga
- Crown Beach Resort & Spa Rarotonga, Cook Islands