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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2015

My daughter and I were literally caught with a flat wheel whilst in Rarotonga in February. The lovely lady in the office called the hire company to come and exchange the bike. Then she invited us to sit at the bar whilst awaiting help. We ended up staying 4 wonderful nights. Steve and Geraldine have added their friendly and caring...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Marianne, Thank you for your awesome review. It really was fate that lent a hand. We are looking forward to seeing you later in the year and meeting the rest of your family. Thanks again, Steve

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2015

If you don't want to stay in a resort but want a friendly home away from home, this is the place for you. Steve and Geraldine, Stephanie, Alone and the other girls are generous with their time. They make you feel like family and their sense of humour is intoxicating. The Shipwreck Bar is a great meeting place, where you...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Pamela & Kevin, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We really enjoyed having you guys here and hope that you make it back to see us again. Thanks again, Steve.

Reviewed 24 March 2015

Waking up an being able to see the ocean is absolutely amazing. The beach is one of the cleanest beaches on the island and going snorkelling is 100% worth doing! The staff are super helpful whether you want help at the resort or anything to do with the island. The only place I would stay at on the island!

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your fantastic review. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you back here soon, Steve & Geraldine

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The staff was wonderful and super friendly, and we were able to get early and late check in and out for our trip that really put us at ease. The rooms were nice and cosy and were always cleaned well. Gear for swimming was readily available and you could rent all sorts of stuff from flippers to boards.The breakfasts and...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Kat (and Dennis), Thank you for your awesome review, it was a genuine pleasure having you guys as guests and we are really pleased that you really enjoyed your stay. Come and see us again soon, Have fun in Melborne.... Meitaki Ma'ata, Steve

Keswick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2015

We had a fantastic week here. The new owners, Geraldine and Steve were very welcoming and the place had a wonderful friendly atmosphere. The entertainment was first class but not brash and the food at the barbecues was delicious and very good value. We particularly enjoyed the snorkelling and were very grateful that equipment was provided. The beach appeared to...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Great to hear from you and thanks for your awesome review. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and come back to see us when you are next on your travels. Hope all is good in Keswick. Thanks again, Steve

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2015

if you are looking for a place to chill.. relax.. regroup.. look no further. Easy to get to from the airport..directly on the beach.. sunsets to watch every night while sitting at the bar enjoying a cool local brew.. the rooms are large with full kitchens.. you can walk, bike, moped, bus or drive to nearby corner stores or a...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank you for your fantastic review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to see you back again soon. Meitaki Ma'ata, Steve

Reviewed 16 February 2015

This is one of those hidden gems you find. Despite not having actually stayed we spent time at the Shipwreck Hutt attached to the accommodation. The hosts with the most, new owners who have embraced the island traditions and have not changed one thing from previous. Food delightful, plenty, BBQ nights and great entertainment.we recommend this little slice of paradise...

Thank Jan S
AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Jan, Thank you for your awesome review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visits to the World famous Shipwreck Hut, loads of fun. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Steve

Reviewed 9 February 2015

Just the perfect place for us. Great staff and service. Cabin was large and comfortable. Didn't need air conditioning. Fun family atmosphere. Good breakfasts. Three special evenings with local musicians and meals .Snorkeling right out front. If you are looking for an all inclusive 5 star 200 people or more partying place this is not it. If you want a...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana Ann, Thank you for your fantastic review we are so pleased that you decided to stay with us and that you had a perfect holiday. We look forward to seeing you both again. Steve

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aro'a Beachside Inn which was well worth two long flights from the UK. The location right on the beach was perfect for us and we were made very welcome by Steve and Geraldine who although new to the hospitality business seem to be coping with their tight learning curve very well. To wake up...

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Hi Geoff, Thanks for your fantastic review. I was a real pleasure hosting you guys. Hope you have a great time on your travels, have fun, Steve & Geraldine.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2015

We have visited Raro a number of times in different resorts, we will be back to Aroa. Room was good, beach was great, friendly welcoming hosts who treated you as individuals. The resort is an excellent size where one may join in all activities or get on your own for a little peace and relaxation. Just shoot the rooster !

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AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside Inn, responded to this review

Kia Orana. Thanks for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Aroa Beachside Inn. We are training Dexter to chase the roosters and chickens off the property.... We hope to see you again soon. Steve & Geraldine.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on western sunset side of Rarotonga, on a stunning white sandy beach with great swimming and snorkelling. 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 including our popular BBQ evening. 12 self-contained units, tastefully decorated island style. Breakfast complimentary, daily house keeping service. Free use of equipment - kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aro'a Beachside Inn

Address: Ara Tapu, Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $214 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aro'a Beachside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Aro`a Beachside Hotel Arorangi
Aro'a Beachside Inn Cook Islands/Rarotonga
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