Our booking was incorrect on arrival even though I had phoned before we left to reconfirm as we were arriving late with children. Our room only had a double and 2 single beds for 2 adults and 3 children and when we arrived in the room we were asked 'can you just make do for tonight and we will sort if tomorrow?'
Breakfast was very good - something for all the family. We also had dinner out by the pool one evening and the food was very good quality and price and service was excellent.
The beach bungalows were amazing and very modern. The garden room was crowded and not so nice. Great location as you can walk 30mins along the beach to the shops and places to eat. We did however see around 100 bluebottles along the beach so we didn't swim there.
"Cosy and comfortable place to stay... but be aware"
Had a great experience booking it online and organising my arrival, however be aware:
1. Don't accept the $20pp ride from the airport to here. It's a rip off! Specially if you're more than 1 person. Also, the place is very easy to find, as well as the rooms.
2. If you like unobscured rooms/views, ask for 1st floor rooms only... and make sure they are not moving you during your stay. I had a room on the 1st floor booked for 11 nights and after the 3rd, I was asked to move with no (booking based) reason. After quite a long discussion (more myself begging than a discussion) they allow me to keep the room.
3. If you plan to do a late check out... be prepared to pay more than 50% even if it is just for 1h or if you have your flight at 11pm as I did.
Nonetheless, it's a nice place to stay and has all the essentials to cook if you want to save (Cook can be quite expensive... even the supermarket). Roselle's husband is a really nice person and will be glad to have a good laugh with you!
Wonderfully located hotel with its beachfront and eateries. The in-house gastronomy was very fresh and satisfying. The cultural villages were minutes away on foot. Bus transport around the island just at the gate. Many activities to choose from including 4WD buggy explorer tours, paddle-boarding, kayaking etc to the total exhilaration of spine-chilling choral singing on Sundays at the local church. Or just to lazing away the days on the white sandy beachfront or crystal pool with a book or cocktail. We had a totally relaxing and restful holiday and participated in as little or much of the activities as we wanted to.
The heart of The Cook Islands, Rarotonga is about as close as you can get to a remote desert island without buying one for yourself. Our Rarotonga accommodation will take you far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to a place where time loses all meaning and relaxation is always on hand.
Find a secluded spot on one of Rarotonga’s many white sandy beaches and unwind under the shade of a palm tree, or take a dip in the crystal clear waters that stretch out all the way to the horizon. Our Rarotonga hotels will deliver the idyllic beauty of endless beaches and more to your doorstep.
If you can drag yourself away from your spot on the sand you will find that the rest of the island is just as beautiful, with craggy mountain tops, tropical jungles and outlying island paradises to explore. Use a Rarotonga hotel as a base to explore Aitutaki; home of one of the world’s largest coral lagoons, Atiu; with its limestone caves and coffee plantations or even the black pearl fields of Penrhyn and Manihiki.