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Sunset Resort

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Traveller (486)
Pool & Beach (115)
Room & Suite (92)
Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beach front”(131 reviews)
“drumbeat bar”(29 reviews)
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What's included
Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Suites
Poolside Bar
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
3 Star Hotel
Sunset Resort is a 3.5 star property and is idyllically situated on the sheltered western side of the island only minutes from Avarua township. The secluded beachfront location provides guests with an unspoilt view of Rarotonga's crystal clear aqua blue lagoon and breathtaking sunsets...
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Location and contact
Ara Tapu | Nikao, Avarua, Cook Islands
3.1 km to Rarotonga Airport
10 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A short ride from the airport brings you to the Sunset Resort. It's an intimate resort with a beautiful beach, swimming pool, and restaurant. Our room was clean and spacious with a lovely patio for outdoor living. The kitchenette had a two burner cooktop along...More

Thank paraniw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying here since 1996. This was our 14th time. If anything, the Sunset gets better and better each year. The ladies at the front desk are without peer. The cabins are kept cleaner than anyone could imagine. Nothing but very friendly, hospitable,...More

Thank rarotonga1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunset resort is a stunning resort in a gorgeous setting. The rooms are spacious with great indoor outdoor flow. The decor is beautiful and I loved the ample storage in the bathroom. The cleaners are thorough. The onsite restaurant, Anchorage, serves delicious food and I...More

Thank Julie S
Response from Sunset R, Manager at Sunset ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia orana Thank you for taking the time to write your review. As you have mentioned in your review as soon as our staff were made aware that there was a noise issue we spoke to those concerned. Our no children under 12 policy is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good standard resort with in-house restaurant. We had a beachfront studio which was very well fitted out and modern. Spent a lot of time on the front deck overlooking the grass/beach area without the need to occupy the limited house beach lounges/chairs. The...More

Thank Francis J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from a lovely 9 day holiday at the Sunset Resort. What a lovely Resort. The accommodation was tops. We had an upstairs room overlooking the pool. Very comfortable. The pool and surrounds were great to relax and cool off. The beach was...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
USD 169 - USD 440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 169 - USD 440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (486)
Pool & Beach (115)
Room & Suite (92)
Dining (8)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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kiwichix
16 May 2018|
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Response from Sunset R | Property representative |
Regret the bar will not be completed by then, we are not expecting it to be completed for another 6 to 8 weeks. Circumstances beyond our control. Please note the other pool is fully operational and we have the 2nd bar... More
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Joy T
6 May 2018|
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Response from Sunset R | Property representative |
Kia Orana, we do not have kayaks or paddle boards. We are too close to the reef for that. Kayaks and paddle boards can be hired in other spots around the island. Our office team can assist you with booking these at... More
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debunce
25 September 2017|
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Response from Sunset R | Property representative |
Hi there, Nick is no longer the manager but has his own resort called Te Vaka Roa in Muri. The new managers have been here for 6 years. Tim and Colleen Darby as seen in the image. Pop in and visit as you are exploring the... More
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Room Tips
"Beachfront has the best views. Request poolside rooms away from 2 bedroom units for less chance of being..."
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"Any room are quiet and sunny"
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"Beach units are best. The pool can be noisy at times."
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"Second floor has more privacy."
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