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Reviewed April 15, 2010

We chose to spend the final day of our holiday at the Sunset Resort having previously read about it on TripAdvisor and stopping in to visit earlier on in the week (we'd been staying at another resort). The setting was beautiful,the rooms and public areas were immaculate and well maintained, and we will definitely return to stay there next time we're in Rarotonga.

There are two pools (one quite large the other smaller) with comfortable lounge furniture poolside, and a lovely all tide beach that we enjoyed swimming and snorkelling during our brief visit. Nice hammocks on the beach as well.

We had two meals at the Anchorage Restaurant and both provided good food at reasonable prices. As other reviewers have mentioned, there are a number of excellent restaurants close by/within walking distance as well if you're so inclined.

The kitchennette in our studio unit was in brand new condition and beautifully appointed. The Resort was peaceful and quiet despite being almost fully booked out.

We had friends who we'd met while staying at the other resort with us come to visit while we were there and they also booked out early and came to spend the last couple of days of their visit at the Sunset Resort.

Will look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

My husband (along with family and friends) stayed at the Resort for 8 nights. What an ideal location as it was very handy to the Town Centre, Airport, Restaurants (recommend Tumunu for a Seafood platter) and Bike/Scooter Hire right across the road! Staff were very friendly and helpful from our Shuttle driver- to the Restaurant/Reception/Bar staff Our unit (2bed) was extremely spacious, modern and CLEAN with very comfortable beds - equipped with very adequate air con! LOVED the swimming pools and cocktail hour at the Drum Beat bar. Also recommend trying the snorkelling - it is a must to see beauitful tropical fish at a hands length away!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2010

Great place to stay. Modern spotless, private and lovely! They gave us a great deal and excellent servcie even though we were only staying there for two nights. Two gorgeous large swimming pools to choose from. Being close to the airport was very handy. With a beach alot more quiter than the busy Muri, but still very beautiful . Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2010

Just returned from 8 wonderful days at the Sunset Resort. Great beachfront studio with the most amazing beachfront view. Arrived in the early hours of the morning and were absolutely stunned by view when we awoke later that morning. Were warmly greeted by Kimi at the airport and the other staff at the hotel were equally as friendly and helpful. The choice of two pools and the happy hour at the Drumbeat was great! The sunsets were beautiful and it certainly is on the right side of the island! Quite a small resort providing intimacy and friendliness. We sought breakfast alternatives after a few days as the continental breakfast option became a bit boring. Also had meals away from the resort after the first night. We plan to return to Rarotonga one day and hope Sunset Resort retains its appeal until we get that opportunity. Adelaide SA

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2010

Just returned from 10 nights in the Cook Islands, staying at the Sunset Resort

The rooms are very spacious with a kitchen at one end ( stayed in room 9, 1st room after the beach front rooms ) with a good size fridge, microwave, cooking utensils, cutlery, small stove top.

The bathroom was very spacious also, the TV only has one station, but they have a some DVD's you can use at the reception.

The staff where some of the best we have encountered in the south Pacific, nothing was a problem and they are also smilling and cheerful. The breakfast menu is very basic, little 1 serve cerial boxes, 4 different types. Tea / Coffee, 1 juice and toast and local fruit.

The beach is fine but there are better places to swim, and being only minutes to any part of the island it is not an issue.

The afternoon happy hour is a must, meet a number of other travellers and swapped stories over some cocktails, Kimis breadfruit chips are a must!!

The food at the anchorage reasturant is fine, the sunday BBQ is great. The Kikau hut is a great place to each, 5 minutes walking from the resort.

The Raro 4x4 tour is also one of the best tours on the island, and dont miss the Island Culture night at the culture Centre, Sunset has a special deal for $69 each saving $10 each.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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