We stayed at Castaway Resort for our honeymoon for 5 nights and I wish we had stayed longer. Michelle is the most helpful person ever and is a great owner who goes out of her way to help you. Paul had many travel tips and knew everyone staying at Castaway.
Castaway is very well priced compared to other beach side accomodations and is very clean and comfortable while being cheaper and more friendly than luxury resorts. It's very small (12 rooms) and you can get to know the other guests if you want but there is also the privacy to just stay to yourself if you'd like. The rooms aren't directly on the beach but they are just steps from the beach and each room has at least a small balcony or porch. It's small enough that you can always find a beach lounger or pool lounge chair.
Castaway is directly on the west side of the Island and is the perfect place to watch the sunset or to go out later to watch the stars. Paul and Michelle offered us rides, gave us champagne and have a great staff at Castaway Resort. If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere this is a great place to stay. The food is really good as well even though we went out for many meals to other places and also cooked a lot in the kitchenette in our room too.
There is a Chinese takeout place directly across the street as well as a small grocery store right across the way. There are multiple groceries within a mile and the tourist bus stops right out front.
Rarotonga is a small island and everything is pretty accessible and we were very happy to stay where we did at Castaway. It was cleaner, more friendly and nicer than many other similiarly priced places that we visited.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Castaway Beach Villas Hotel Rarotonga