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Kimberley, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stayed for 3 weeks Jan.2107 - our ocean front deck virtually perfect for morning coffee, afternoon relax, & evening sunset cocktails & dinner. The staff are excellent/all friendly and the owners on site are attentive to requests &/or any little problems. We enjoy cooking local foods on all the islands we go to and found the kitchen sparce for our...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana RnDBCCanada2014, Thank you for your informative review and high rating. After three weeks you sure had time to get a good feel of the place. Glad we were able to attend to your needs. Thanks again for staying at Sunhaven. Kia manuia, Dennis, Patti, Ali, Akaea and Rouru.

Devonport, Australia
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband, myself and adult son stayed for 2 weeks at Sunhaven in early August and loved everything about it. The best feature of the property is the location. It is superb, absolute beachfront and we had the added bonus of seeing whales from our deck on most days. Sunhaven is also very quiet and peaceful and with the pool...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Trish V, I’m so happy we ticked all your boxes. How many places in the world can you see whales from your deck? That on its own makes Sunhaven a very special place. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and the many highlights you mentioned. We hope you get to come back one day....

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Just spent six days at sunhaven Beach Bungalows and really enjoyed our stay. We had a beach front room and it was fantastic size and view to the beach and pool. The one thing that outstands is how clean in and outside of the bungalows are. Patti keeps these bungalows and grounds in the best state if have ever seen....

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Dannie b, Thank you for taking time to share your experience and I’m very happy to see you enjoyed your six days with us. With regard to AC, rather than put up our rates to cover the cost of running the AC we thought it best to keep our rates low and give guests the choice with coin...

Reviewed 1 January 2017

It was amazing place to stay and enjoy this great island. The owners are nice people who help you a lot and make you feel like home. Thanks for it!!! Having a free snorkel gear to use means we could go straight in and enjoy the water.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Adriana Giselle A, Thank you for sharing your experience at Sunhaven. I’m happy to see you enjoyed yourselves and that “it felt like home” being here. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Akaea & Rouru.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 December 2016

On our recent stay Patti and Dennis provided us with the perfect place.The service provided far exceeded our expectations.Put their fantastic friendly staff into the mix and you end up with one great place to stay.Sunhaven will be our first choice and only choice for our next stay.For us this was an 11/10 stay.dennis and patti thanks again. Tony and...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana tonyplanicka. Thank you for your amazing 11/10 rating. Going by your comments we seem to have ticked all your boxes plus a few more. Now that your choices have been narrowed down to one, we can look forward to seeing you again on your next holiday to Rarotonga. Until then..... Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Akaea &...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2016

There are only nine bungalows, most on the beach front, metres from the lagoon and swimming pool. Thus is not a slick resort but a haven from people, noise and bustle. I was in holiday mode from the moment we arrived. I could slip into the pool or walk along the beach or just look out across the water. Come...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana djmum, Thank you for a super review that highlights many of the points of difference that makes Sunhaven what it is. I’m sure a lot of readers will find it very helpful when deciding where to have their Rarotonga holiday. We look forward to seeing you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash, Akaea & Rouru.

Tauranga
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We recently stayed in Room 7, at Sunhaven. There was everything we needed and the room and facilities were sparkling clean and tidy. The rooms are right on the beach and near the pool also. Patti and Dennis are very helpful and never far away when needed. Highly recommended and very reasonably priced holiday bungalows.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana Lita-Tauranga, Thank you for your high recommendation. We very much appreciate you sharing your experience at Sunhaven. Hope to see you again. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash, Akaea & Rouru.

London
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed for a week whilst on Rarotonga for a local friends' wedding on the West coast. Sunhaven is in a great spot, perfect for the sunsets (and whale spotting from shore in season - we saw a couple swim by which was amazing), and well placed for some of the better restaurant locations along this side of the island...

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana el_bulli, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I’m glad you found Sunhaven to be a ‘great peaceful location’. As we have a tidal beach, good snorkeling depends on the height of the tide at the time. The mean tidal movement is only one metre from low to high tide. You do need a minimum of...

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A second very relaxing stay at Sunhaven , totally consistent with our first stay . This time saw a turtle in the lagoon a short walk up beach and whales passing twice . Super clean , an excellent hospitable team .

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Kia Orana surfseamad, I’m happy to see that we have retained the consistency you were expecting and that you had a second relaxing holiday at Sunhaven. Wow, you saw a turtle and whales! As far as I know, you are the first to see a turtle in our lagoon. That’s wonderful news. Many thanks for your enlightening review. Hope to...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Missing this place already. Being set back from the road, it is very quiet and as other guests were often out, we sometimes felt we had the place to ourselves. It's a beautiful setting right on the beach - reading a book in the hammock is a must! Staff were very friendly and the hosts knowledgeable and helpful with advice.

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Uncledennis, Owner at Sunhaven Beach Bungalows, responded to this review

Kia Orana rksb, Yes it’s easy to think you are the only ones here at times. That’s the beauty of a small resort – there are never too many people about. When ‘missing this place’ gets too much for you, you know what to do about it. Thank you for sharing your impressions. Kia Manuia, Dennis and Patti, Ali, Ash,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Absolute beachfront. A private secluded boutique property hidden amongst mature tropical palms on a pure white sand beach on the west side of Rarotonga. Superbly equipped modern self contained bungalows, suites & studios. See breathtaking views from your verandah of the lagoon and the Pacific Ocean beyond with tropical sunset backdrops. Huge freshwater pool with BBQ area. Catering mostly for couples looking for total relaxation. Our NO CHILDREN policy ensures peace & quiet. Good old fashioned friendly personal service by owner hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunhaven Beach Bungalows

Address: Main Rd, Arorangi., Arorangi, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Arorangi
Price Range: $205 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunhaven Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“request ocean front”
 of 5 bubbles RnDBCCanada2014, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get the beach front bangalows”
 of 5 bubbles Dannieb539, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“good view every room”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are near the pool and the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Lita-Tauranga, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all bungalows are set out brilliantly”
 of 5 bubbles rodn876, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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