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The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa
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Reviewed October 13, 2008

We have just returned from a wonderful honeymoon at the Rarotongan, it was magic.
The location on the lagoon is fanatastic for snorkelling and enjoying the gorgeous sunsets.
We had a Beach front suite,balcony, perfect for a couple wanting a little privacy....
The service from all the friendly staff was the best i've experienced.
They always had a smile no matter how early, or late in the day, and
even remembered our favourite cocktails!!!!.
A very safe environment, and so will be taking our teenagers with us when we return next year.
A great place to relax and enjoy the sun :-)

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank battmanNelson
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Reviewed September 20, 2008

The Rarotongan Resort & Spa is just amazing!!! We were lucky enough to have our wedding here and was the best decision ever! This resort is just beautiful, the clear golden sands of the lagoon on your doorstep, safe swimming, premium snorkelling, kayaking, and really safe. The staff here were so friendly, happy, smiling, great with kids, always stopped to chat. The rooms were clean and are decorated in lovely island style. The pool area is great too, with a fab icecream parlour, bar, lovely food available 24/7. The ultimatium in relaxation! We had babysitters one night, the kids loved them, and the kids club wow thats great and really well supervised. Our wedding planners were so lovely and it was a pleasure dealing with all the staff at this resort. If you are planning to get married, please look into this resort and Auitutaki. Its cheap to get around the island, make sure you stop for dinner/lunch refreshments at Trader Jacks.We even saw whales just beyond the reef while sitting on a beach in Rarotonga. This was our 2nd time in Rarotonga and this time our choice of accommodation was tops! The Spa at the resort is great, I recommend the body wrap and massages. We had 30 friends and family stay here, and every single one of them (Kiwis, Aussies, British guests) loved everyminute of their stay. You will have a wonderful time here.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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4  Thank kiwisinsun
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Reviewed September 13, 2008

My Family went for a holiday for a week and stayed at the Rarotongan. We were in beach front rooms, had everything we needed and were room serviced everyday. They did have MASSIVE beds. The service and quality of the food was really good, and not overly priced, they were also quick with their service. The staff were very friendly and helpful, they also have security walk around as well, so we felt happy with leaving our doors unlocked to go for a swim.
All of Rarotonga was amazing and everyone was so friendly, a very laid back relaxed kind of place.
The Rarotongan has the best snorkling on the island and great for kids as the fish come up quite close to the shore. We also hired bikes which were great fun easy to get around the island and very safe, i am 5 months pregnant and still felt very safe on them.
I would recommend the Rarotongan to anyone and if we get to go back again i would stay there. A great place for eveyone to enjoy.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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2  Thank baabaaNZ
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Reviewed August 27, 2008

Rarotonga : Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa.
Such a beautiful piece of paradise and the facility and staff made our experience one that my daughter and I will never forget. I am not a regular traveller but have managed a trip to Europe in the past 2 years and no accommodation and such friendly staff can compare with this resort. Always happy to assist and service with a smile. The resort had everything you could wish for, relaxing and friendly pool area and the meals in the two restaurants were more than adequate. Both my daughter and myself came back with a few kilos extra as meals were well presented and much more than enough. We just had to share many times after struggling to consume a full meal. Rooms were well air conditioned with fan and air unit and although modest were certainly very comfortable. We walked out the door directly to the beach. A great variety of activities to choose from daily and these were so much fun. No shortage of sun loungers here and towelling, snorkels and fins were never in short supply. A great kids room, well equipped and supervised which we checked out for family at home, no worries for Mums & Dads here. Extremely hard to drag ourselves away after 8 days and am planning to return with hubby perhaps next year. Thanks to a great team - well done, see you again sometime.

Stayed: August 2008
2  Thank judycook
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

Loved Staying here.. Decor is dated but was really cool me and my wife loved our first overseas holiday together had heaps of fun... they have the best snorkling on the island and food was awesome the fijians were more friendly than the rarotongans but still great loved the events and things to do.

Love Raro.

  • Stayed: November 2006
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Thank ntegra
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