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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Lovely self catering bungalows with veranda, great ocean views (sunset!!!). The little resort was spotless and it seemed the staff did not even WANT to sit back and relax. Every single one of them was very caring and it was highly appreciated that Patti dropped by for a chat now and then. The beach right in front of the bungalows...

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

Kia Orana trendyfox, We're glad you had a "fantastic experience" at Sunhaven enjoying your lovely self catering bungalow with verandah looking out to the great ocean views and sunsets. I have passed on your postive comments to the staff. Thank you for your review and recommendation. We really appreciate you taking the time. Kia manuia, Dennis, Patti, Ali, Sandra, Sheekal...

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 29 January 2014

If you're looking for the quintessential South Pacific holiday, look no further then Sunhaven. Our dream holiday was a bungalow on a secluded beach with a light breeze to cool us off while laying in a hammock. Add in amazing sunsets, spacious and spotless rooms and the personal touch offered by Dennis and Patti and you have Sunhaven. We stayed...

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

Kia Orana Jelbert13, After 12 holiday experiences at Sunhaven you've sure become part of the furniture around here every year. We look forward to seeing you each time and enjoy our discussions about the improvements we have made to the place since the last visit. Jelbert13 indicates number 13 maywell be your lucky number. If that is the case then...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Me and my partner stayed here for a week and found it a great choice. The staff were so friendly - particularly the house-keepers who serviced our room daily! The room was so clean when we arrived and the staff do all they can to keep it that way and bug-proof. The room was very spacious and had great kitchen...

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Kia Orana Dannijean, It would appear that we met most of your needs and you both had a really good time enjoying our property. The complimentary DVD library sure comes in handy on a rainy night. And what better time for it to rain, leaving the days mostly fine and sunny. I have passed on your praise to the housekeeping...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2013

After 2 amazing stays at Sunhaven - 6 years apart, we believe it is one of the best self-cater beach accommodations in the South Pacific. Dennis, Patti, Shari, Ali and the rest of the team are second to none. The bungalows are perfect and clean as a whistle. The pool makes for a relaxing break after snorkelling right off the...

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Kia Orana Colin K, Now there's a good catch phrase "the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life". I like that. We're all happy to hear you enjoyed your second time at Sunhaven and found it to be as amazing as it was 6 years ago. We strive to be consistent with our delivery of product and service...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 17 November 2013

For the last 5 nights of our Cook Island visit we chose to stay at Sunhaven, which was definetely a great choice. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to one of the beachfront studio suites which was a nice suprise. The rooms are super clean, very well equiped for cooking and nicely set on the beach with a great...

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Kia Orana and Hallo der_Reisende_10, Oh the sweet sound of no roosters. We try to catch and relocate any roosters that come our way so our guests can sleep in peace. I'm glad you were able to "lean back and relax" during your 5 nights at Sunhaven and were happy with your choice of accommodation. We look forward to seeing...

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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

A great 4 night stay. Friendly, helpful staff. A bowl of fresh tropical fruit was a great touch. Rooms very well maintained. We will be back. It was great to cook on the bbq and then grab your drink sit on the benches and watch the beautiful sun set. Being picked up at the airport was big help, as well...

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

Kia Orana A TripAdviser Member, Glad to hear you enjoyed the fresh tropical fruit bowl which all our guests receive on arrival for their first breakfast. Nothing better than tree ripened fruit with your cereal. We hope you can stay a bit longer than 4 nights next time. Appreciate your review thank you. Kia manuia, Dennis, Patti, Shari, Ali, Sandra,...

Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We spent 6 marvelous and unforgettable weeks in bungalow number one at Sunhaven. Patti and Dennis have created a small paradise on the beach in Rarotonga. The bungalows are sparkling clean and tastefully decorated. It is a beautiful and peaceful environment with only the sound of the surf breaking on the reef. There is nothing like having dinner on the...

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

Kia Orana WorldTeach23, Congratulation on being our longest stay guests. Six marvelous unforgettable weeks to become immersed in what Sunhaven is all about. "Tranquility on the Beach" I have passed on your gratitude to our friendly staff. We hope you will return to our beautiful and peaceful paradise on the beach and your "home away from home" in the near...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had planned and saved for our 25th wedding anniversary as we hadn't had a honeymoon.We chose the the garden room as it was slightly more secluded, but still near to the beach and pool. With its vaulted chapel ceiling, tiled floors and paneled walls, it's simple charm oozed relaxation. The child free environment meant that the pool was always...

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Kia Orana Julia A, Vaulted chapel ceilings....I like that. Very descriptive indeed. Our high ceilings are designed for maximum airflow for natural cooling on hot days. The same reason we have ceramic tiled floors. Yes the pool is an ideal place to 'bat the breeze' with fellow guests after a fun filled day enjoying the sites and activities Rarotonga has...

Victoria
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Couldn't fault this place at all, friendly staff, great view of the ocean from our room and spotless rooms. Well done to all the staff (particularly Ali who was very helpful) would definitely stay again on our next trip

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

Kia Orana nekkro, Thank you for your helpful review. We really appreciate it. We'll look forward to seeing you both again on your next trip. Kia manuia, Dennis, Patti, Ali, Shari, Sandra, Sheekal & Shynal.

Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We stayed in the Sunhaven for almost 2 weeks during an extended around the world trip. Usually we check Tripadvisor to make sure we get a decent accommodation, and we were not disappointed with the Sunhaven - the great reviews are absolutely justified. Dennis & Patti and the whole staff were really making our stay something special - they were...

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Kia Orana BonnOnTour, It gives me pleasure to see that, after reading our many great reviews on TripAdvisor, your expectations of Sunhaven were fully realised and that we made you feel so special and comfortable while providing 'top notch - 5 star service'. I've passed on your praise to Shari and the rest of our staff. They always get a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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 sunset 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: $222 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunhaven Beach Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Sunhaven Beach Bungalows Hotel Arorangi
Sunhaven Beach Bungalows Rarotonga, Cook Islands - Arorangi
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“Most of the bungalows are literally facing the beach! Other than the studio (ours), most are larger & seem very spacious!”
  • Amazing breakfast view!
ExploreTrips77, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“request ocean front”
RnDBCCanada2014, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get the beach front bangalows”
Dannieb539, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“good view every room”
, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are near the pool and the sea.”
Lita-Tauranga, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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