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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Kia Orana, welcome to the Aro'a Beachside Inn an adult only (18+) resort. Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkelling. We have a casual beach bar, the Shipwreck Hut, on property which serves "home cooked" bar meals, cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Live music 3 times a week (Tues, Thurs, Sat) including our popular BBQ evening on Saturdays (numbers permitting). We have 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary, daily house keeping service. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear.
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Free parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Snack bar
Canoeing
Snorkelling
Evening entertainment
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private beach
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Safe
Bottled water
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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CHC_Travel_Junky wrote a review Jul 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand33 contributions36 helpful votes
With Covid19, my trip was cancelled multiple times, but Geraldine and Steve were very accommodating with all the date changes and flight number changes over the nine month period before I finally managed to return. They've been very busy with the paint brushes whilst the Cooks have been closed to tourists. I made it back a few weeks after the bubble opened, so the Island was quieter than normal for obvious reasons. But the shipwreck hut still had its live music on the Tuesday and Thursday night during the week which was lovely - as was the fish curry on the menu (which I don;t remember from last time). Very friendly staff, 18+ and a great place to relax and unwind. With flights booked already, I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Steve Marson, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 18 Jul 2021
Kia Orana, Huge thanks for taking the time to write a fantastic, and informative, review. We really appreciate your comments. You are right, the fish curry (now our most popular dish) is new this year, very happy that you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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Colin wrote a review Jul 2021
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This trip was just after the NZ/Cook Islands bubble opened. As such, things were only just starting to open on the island. This led to 12 very lazy beach and sea days with the occasional trip into town. I've never been so relaxed in my life. highly recomended.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 8 Jul 2021
Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your review, very happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us. I was great to meet you guys and thanks again for the TV show recommendation. We hope to see you again soon. Steve, Geraldine and the A Team. P.S. I still have Procol Harum buzzing round my head....
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Rosemary S wrote a review Jun 2021
Torbay, New Zealand15 contributions4 helpful votes
This was the second time my friend and I have stayed at Aro’a Beachside Inn. I’ve never stayed anywhere else in Raro and have no intention of doing so, now that I’ve stayed at Aro’a which is owned and managed by onsite owners, Steve and Geraldine, a delightful Kiwi couple (and their lovely dog Dexter), who really make the place the special place it is. Aro’a is an 'adults only' resort which would appeal to anyone wanting a quiet break, and is situated right on the white sandy beach beside the crystal clear water where it’s safe to swim and snorkel, amongst the colourful fish and coral. The units are spotlessly clean, and are well appointed for sea views and sun, and the gardens and grounds are beautifully maintained. The staff are friendly and welcoming and really help to give the place a ‘family feel’. The Shipwreck Hut & Beach Bar is the hub of the resort where a complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit and muffins is available in the mornings and drinks and delicious dinners served up in the evenings. Aro’a is definitely a resort with a difference, with a ‘homely’ feel that you don’t get at a large touristy resort. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms are quiet, although the roosters that roam the property do crow in the early hours.
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Response from Steve Marson, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 26 Jun 2021
Kia Orana Rose, Thank you for your amazing review, your comments are really appreciated. So happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us, it was a absolute pleasure, and lots of fun, having you both here. I think Priest has just about recovered haha. We hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the awesome A Team.
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Helene Thygesen wrote a review May 2021
Lancaster, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful and well-equiped rooms, everything perfect, including the beds and the moscito-proofing :) Extremely friendly staff and owners. They found tours for us, and one of the staff sourced eggs for us while there were no eggs in the shops on the island! Excellent food - and very flexible, they made food suited for my partner's dietary requirements. Good location at one of the widest parts of the lagoon.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Steve Marson, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 29 May 2021
Kia Orana Helene, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. You guys were an absolute pleasure to host. We are all very happy to see your feedback and we really hope that you'll make it back to see us again in the future. It was very special to have you as our first guests after the border opened. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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milvertonian wrote a review May 2020
sherington uk82 contributions67 helpful votes
Beautiful sea facing small and personal. Lovely people, fun and comfortable non demanding atmosphere. Great breakfast and drinks in the beach bar. Tons of character and definitely a one off. No rowdiness just a really wonderful and rare opportunity for meeting nice people of many nationalities and to enjoy the lovely island of Raratonga. We will always remember our stay here as one of the best trips ever. Thank you all.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: De Luxe Sea front ,but all have sea views and are well equipped.
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Response from Steve Marson, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn
Responded 7 May 2020
Kia Orana, Wow, thank you so much for your fantastic review. We really appreciate that you took the time to write your review, your comments are gratefully received. Be great to see you guys back again if you are ever in this part of the world again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.
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PRICE RANGE
USD 144 - USD 190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aro`a beachside hotel arorangi
LOCATION
Cook IslandsSouthern Cook IslandsRarotongaArorangi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aro'a Beachside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Tik-e Tours (2.9 km), Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) (1.6 km), and Aroa Marine Reserve (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beluga, Tuoro Tapas Bar, and Antipodes.
Does Aro'a Beachside Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aro'a Beachside Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Aro'a Beachside Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Aro'a Beachside Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Aro'a Beachside Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wreck of the Matai (6.7 km).
Does Aro'a Beachside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Aro'a Beachside Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.