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Aro'a Beachside Inn

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Kia Orana, welcome to the Aro'a Beachside Inn. 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). 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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All reviews steve and geraldine shipwreck bar music nights ship wreck bar meals golden retriever saturday night bbq enjoyed the live music butter chicken loved our stay here other guests chilli con carne new owners fresh fruit small resort seafood chowder cook islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aro'a Beachside Inn is amazing. We met up with relatives there and what a fabulous place! The accommodation is relaxing, the views amazing and the people incredible. We were made to feel so, so welcome by Geraldine, Steve, Stephanie, Anna, Alone and the rest...More

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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 6 days ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. It was a great week, very emotional. :-) Hope to see you again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place! Absolutely everything we'd hoped for. The location was just magnificent. Our hosts - Steve, Geraldine, Anna, Stephanie and Alone - were as kind, fun, gracious and helpful as could be. Sitting on the front deck, watching the pounding surf, was incomparable!...More

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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your awesome review of our little slice of paradise. Thank you, also, for your very kind words about us and our fantastic staff, I will pass the compliments on to them all. You guys were a pleasure to...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Our visit to Aro’a Beachside Inn is one we shall long remember. Idyllic, unrivaled. This resort exemplifies the true meaning of rest, relax and enjoy! From the breakfasts, which were free for guests, the Shipwreck Bar (one year voted as one of the top ten...More

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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 19 September 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our little slice of paradise. Very happy that you loved your stay with us. We hope that you will come back and see us again soon. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team....More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Yes, clean comfortable rooms in excellent repair. Yes, amazing location and views second to none. Yes, awesome beach and snorkeling location Yes, on-site pub style dining with really good food. BUT Wait...that can be found elsewhere too!!.... what absolutely made the stay amazing were the...More

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Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 12 September 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, your comments really mean a lot to us. You guys were a pleasure to host and we are so happy that you loved your stay with us. We really hope to see you back again....More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Great location on a beach which provides very good (not exceptional -- lots of fish; coral mostly rubble) snorkeling. It is a bit removed from the main tourist area, though within walking distance of a few small shops and restaurants. I appreciated the small size...More

Thank William B
Response from AroaBeach, Owner at Aro'a Beachside InnResponded 6 September 2018

Kia Orana Bill, Thank you for your excellent informative review. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be delighted to see you back again. Meitaki ma'ata, Steve, Geraldine and the A Team.

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12 August 2018|
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Response from Joanna C | Reviewed this property |
No. Ceiling fans and insect screens on windows are the only cooling methods. But it does keep you connected to your environment: breeze, rain, sounds and smells.
25 August 2017|
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Response from AroaBeach | Property representative |
Kia Orana Stephanie, Steve here, sorry we don't have a sailing dingy here. We do have kayaks and SUP's though. There is a sailing club at Muri, I think you can rent them from there. :-)
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"#5 is magnificent!"
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"It's worth the extra few dollars to get the beachside rooms"
4 Sep 2018
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"We had a top floor room overlooking the water which was light and airy but imagine all rooms would be..."
27 Jul 2018
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"Stay in the bungalows that share only one wall and not too close to the outside bar"
21 Apr 2018
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US$144 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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