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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My husband and I had a beachfront unit which was great, stepping off the deck directly onto the beach. The unit had good aircon and fan and double doors opening onto the deck for those who prefer fresh air. Towels are replaced every day when room is serviced. Although the restaurant onsite offers good food, all units are self-catering with...

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British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Tupe's beach house , managed by Palm Grove, located about 75 meters from the resort. Terrific little house, beachfront, awesome snorkeling 10 feet into the waist deep water!! All amenities from Palm grove included such as breakfast, snorkel equipment as well as 2 kayaks right at the house. Bus stop at front, peaceful quiet area, crystal clear...

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2Thank Barb15
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We recently stayed here and despite the weather not being the greatest still had a wonderful relaxing time. Very friendly and helpful staff, rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Awesome little beach which is great for swimming and snorkeling. And of course Friday night's legendary happy hour!

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Thank J2392FErichard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a garden suite overlooking the pool. The suite was very spacious with a well stocked kitchen. Sheets were changed every few days and towels daily. Breakfasts consist of a variety of fresh fruit, a choice of cereals, boiled eggs, bread, cakes, teas and freshly brewed coffee. The beach is across the road and you can borrow snorkelling...

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Thank Sheilafor
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in an ocean front villa, with a lovely deck overlooking the beach. The room itself was basic but clean, complete with kitchenette and ensuite - what more do you really need when on holiday? The deck was a great bonus and offered extra seating, a recliner and direct access to the beach. The rest of the resort was...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this property. Clean room + full kitchen worked out well when you want to cook your own meal although the house restaurant makes excellent food. Make sure you book a beachside villa as there are excellent swimming and snorkeling to be had right off the beach. The property rents scooters so you don't need...

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1Thank jasonz92
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a longstay holiday with great snorkeling and Palm Grove did not disappoint. We stayed in one of the garden bungalows. Great access to the barbecue and pool. A short walk across the road to the beach and some of the best snorkeling we have had. Garden bungalows gave a small community vibe where you got to...

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1Thank Audrey K
Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cook islands are beautiful and filled with friendly people. Our experience at the Palm Grove wasn't terribly representative of the island as a whole. It was downhill from the moment we arrived in the hotel-arranged transport. The hotel was entirely unprepared to meet their own bus - in fact, the office wasn't even open. When it finally did, each...

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Auckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little late, but we stayed with the lovely crew at Palm Grove at the end of November 2016. It was perfect! It is such a fantastic location if you want a quiet, stunning stretch of beach. The beach is amazing!! Swimming is sheltered and is not effected by the tide when it goes out. Some parts of...

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2Thank Ginny K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beware not what you see on photos.. Owner,manager don't care, just want your money... Stayed in house there felt like we were not part of resort, did not look like pictures and in the 8 days the toilets and beds did not get cleaned or charged.. Outdoor furniture was not like the rest of the place, front table and chairs...

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PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Suzanne, I’m disappointed but unfortunately not surprised to read your negative review of Palm Grove. You expressed your dissatisfaction with the accommodation straight after arriving to the property, as well as multiple times during your stay. However, what I find quite odd is that your review doesn’t include any mention of your main complaint: that you thought Palm...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the enchanting area of Vaimaanga on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga. 26 individual bungalows are scattered over 5 acres of landscaped beachfront and garden property. Bungalows are available in studio to 3-bedroom layout and feature kingsize beds, kitchen facilities, aircon, flatscreen TV, and private patio/balcony. Property amenities include our onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool, guest BBQ, laundry facility, tour desk, and motorbike rentals. All guests receive complimentary daily tropical breakfast buffet and use of kayaks, snorkel equipment, beach chairs and beach towels. Welcome to Palm Grove, your private piece of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palm Grove

Address: P.O. Box 23, Vaimaanga, Cook Islands
Region: Cook Islands > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Vaimaanga
Price Range: $207 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Grove 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Palm Grove Hotel Vaimaanga
Palm Grove Rarotonga
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“Beach houses or beachfront however pool area bungalows excellent value and really close to beach”
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