This hotel was the last one after our memorable 2 weeks honeymoon around the Cook Islands. As we had an overnight flight back to Auckland we decided to stay close to the airport in a small hotel. We arrived at the hotel around 5h30pm (from Aitutaki) and the reception was closed. We went to the restaurant/bar and a young lady together with her father (hotel owner) promptly checked us in, sorted out our luggage which was delivered by the hotel that we previous stayed in Rarotonga and confirmed our flights and airport shuttle. They were extremely helpful.
The standard room that we stayed was a family room with 1 queen & 1 single bed perfect for families. Self contained room with all kitchen appliances and crockery. From the back door we had access to the beach and pool. In the evening was quite pleasant having a nap and hearing sound waves before we head to the airport.
We did not use any facilities in the hotel but it looks great, very well maintained.
The hotel restaurant was a highlight of our short time at the Castaway Hotel. We wanted to go to a nice Restaurant to finalize our stay in Cook Island but we were tired, so we decided to have dinner there. Food was delicious; the seafood dishes that we ordered were full of flavour. I am so glad we dined there; lovely atmosphere, delicious local cuisine and delightful staff to talk to.
Special thanks for the hotel owner, his daughter, waitress and the chef; you guys are a sensational team!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FINALIST IN THE 2016 AIR NEW ZEALAND COOK ISLANDS TOURISM AWARDS Best Self Contained 3 Star Property, Best Bar & Restaurant, and Best Customer Service. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castaway Beach Villas Hotel Rarotonga