We had a 5-night stay at the Aquarius and it suited us perfectly. It was cheap, but clean. The restaurant meals were reasonably priced and perfectly acceptable. We only had a short walk to town, which was great exercise in beautiful weather, but there was regular transport for getting to other parts of the island and we were collected for the Island Night show and dropped off at the door again afterwards.
The Aquarius is also very conveniently only a 2 minute walk from the airport. The pool was fantastic and we spent half of our time in Raro in it!!!
Would definitely stay again if I'm wanting a reasonably priced holiday.
The only down sides were that the rooms were soooo hot. With only a fan to cool down, it was actually better to sit outside! And yes, the internal windows (which are obviously there for airflow) did cause a bit of disturbance from 'neighbours', but this was really only a problem for one night.
Otherwise a perfectly good hotel for the price with friendly staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Islander Airport Hotel is a great value for money 3 star beachfront hotel directly across the road from Rarotonga International Airport on the waterfront featuring 13 Cabanas, Coco Grill Restaurant, Tiki Bar, pool, outdoor dining, sandy beach, daily sunsets, low-cost wifi, Sky Sports on Big Screen, Live bands and unpretentious island style service from a team of dedicated Islanders. Our HULA bar on the beach offers all day happy hour from 11am to 11pm Mon to Sun with NZD3.50 beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks. Bring your own music with our 'U-DJ' product. Great for friends and family who wish to soak in Rarotonga's warm sunshine with cold cold drinks! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aquarius Rarotonga Avarua
- The Islander Hotel Rarotonga, Cook Islands