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“Staff and owners make the castaways paradise”
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Castaway Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

My mother and i did not stay at castaways it was a place we decided we would stop at for bbq night but next time im in rarotonga i woudnt consider staying anywhere else. Paul.and Michelle made us welcome were fun informative so wonderful to there guests the food was unreal and plentful. The viewing deck by the beach was the perfect place to have a cocktail and watch the sunset or the whales swimming past. Being there felt like being in paradise. Castaways has a family feel. I could not recommend the experience more highly.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

First, I'm rating this 4 stars rather then 5 only because when I think of 5 stars it means very upper end. We had a WONDERFUL time here. The owners, Michelle and Paul, were absolutely fabulous! They were very friendly, helpful and accommodating as were the staff...notably Ovaia and India. Beautiful sunsets (when the weather cooperated) on the deck. Our experience was truly wonderful and the owners and staff absolutely made all the difference. We did have an ocean front room, unit 9. I highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Julie C
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We have just spent an awesome eight days at Castaway and could not speak highly enough of the whole experience. This small (12 units) resort is not new or fancy but the units are clean and comfortable. The owners Paul & Michelle are in the process of upgrading and the day we left the new furniture for the restaurant and outdoor settings for the units arrived. The staff were all friendly and helpful and were able to help when it came to advising on things to do and places to see. The food from the restaurant was excellent and the bar which overlooks the pool is excellent. The bus stops right out front and it is about a 10 minute ride into the main town. There is a clockwise and anticlockwise bus which both go right round the island.

We would thoroughly recommend Castaway to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing stay. The resort has a NO UNDER 18'S policy which adds to the attraction as it allows you to have a relaxing time in the pool and while dining with no noisy uncontrolled children to annoy you. BLISS. We will definitely be back

Room Tip: We stayed in Unit 4 which was away from the main walk through and next to the pool and will ask for...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host you again in future :)

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Stayed for 10 days at Castaway and thoroughly enjoyed this Resort. Paul and Michelle couldnt do enough for their guests. We would definitely stay there again on our next trip to Raro next year. Would highly recommend it to future Raro visitors...

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Ada O
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host you again in future :)

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We took our family for a weeks holiday after staying at a larger resort two years previously. There were 10 in our party with the youngest being 17 and we all agreed that the Castaway was an excellent choice. It was quite private with all the facilities we required. Our 2 bedroom unit was spacious and the poolside studio rooms opened out onto the pool with each room having an outdoor seating area. Thank you to Paul and Michelle who are fabulous hosts. We had an absolutely fabulous holiday and will definitely be coming back to stay at the Castaway again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tracey F
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host you again in future :)

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Our party of 4 just got back from Rarotonga, we stayed 6 nights at the Castaway Resort which as per previous reviews is just under new management with Paul and Michelle. I would have to say that I found nothing majorly wrong with this place and the new owners are working hard everyday to bring it back to pristine condition. With only 12 units, its a great size for a holiday where you are not just a room number and the no kids under 16 is also great for people holidaying without children. Met some really lovely people who were also on holiday there. Had some lovely chats with our bar lady Anita and will miss our very informative morning talks with Paul. Bus right outside, bar on site next to the pool, very very lovely beach area with large deck, chairs and umbrellas and loungers. A couple of days of rain but that wasn't so bad and we are already missing our island paradise. Thanks Paul and Michelle for a fantastic holiday. Hope to see you again sometime. Jayne, Mike, Lois and Colin.

Room Tip: Room nine is the best room for beach front.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Jayne S
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host you again in future :)

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We really loved it!!! Very friendly staff and owners. Had a wonderful stay. Great place to escape to.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Shane L
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CastawayTeam, Owner at Castaway Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thank you very much for your review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host you again in future :)

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Additional Information about Castaway Resort

Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands (Formerly Castaway Beach Villas)
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Location: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 77 Specialty Lodging in Rarotonga
Price Range: $128 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castaway Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castaway Resort - located on the sunset and sheltered west coast of Rarotonga, this small adult only resort offers fully self catering accommodation at cost effective rates. Featuring a mix of rooms and villas with views over the pool, white sandy beach, and pristine lagoon, Castaway has something to suit any traveller. All rooms are air conditioned for comfort and are equipped with full amenities. Castaway boasts two restaurants and bars; poolside dining at Crusoes Restaurant & Bar with a themed night menu or dine on the beach with your toes dipped in the sand at Wilsons Beach Bar, fantastic beach location, relaxed ambience, swimming pool, complimentary daily tropical breakfast, snorkelling equipment, kayak, and beach towels. In walking distance to nearby restaurants, car rental companies, and a convenience store located opposite the Resort for your last minute supplies or grocery needs. Onsite parking is available with access to street parking nearby. A bus stop is located directly outside the resort for guests who want to take a bus ride to main town Avarua or a circle tour of the island. Castaway Resort was voted a finalist in the Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Industry Awards in 3 categories; Best Self Contained 3 Star Property, Best Bar & Restaurant, and Best Customer Service. ... more   less 
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Castaway Beach Villas Hotel Rarotonga

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