We stayed at beachfront for one night then hillside for 3 nights. Arrived in Rarotonga at 2.30am and the humidity was hard to handle. We stayed in basic room in beachfront complex and the bed was comfortable but walls were dirty. Shared bathroom was quite grimy. Pool was good and enjoyed swimming in sea and lying in shade.
Gifts of fresh fruit was a lovely gesture - star fruit and pawpaw
On our return from Aitutaki we stayed at the hilliside.The pool here was refreshingly cold but made the skin on my legs tight. We were booked in for basic room but were given an ensuite cabin with kitchen and insect screens. There was a deck with views of local vegetation. We were really impressed by this. Unfortuantely this joy didnt last when we got bitten by ants and what looked like fleas. In addition the bed, pillows and linen smelt awful, damp i guess. I appreciate that humidity and insects come as part of the package in the Cook Islands but we didnt sleep well at all and had heaps of bites.
The host was very helpful with advice on places to eat and best places to go
- Also Known As:
- Rarotonga Backpackers Hotel Arorangi
- Rarotonga Backpackers Cook Islands