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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2013

thank you all at palm grove for another special holiday.just the best place to stay, the refurbished garden rooms and new pool are great.still the same friendly staff that make you feel like family,and not just a room number.great happy hours, good food, what more could you want. see you all again next year.

4Thank 255118Margaret
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We loved staying in the 3 bedroom house with our friends and all our kids. Perfect for little ones!! Beach is the best! Sandy and lovely!Families staying together and want to cook for themselves with tv, lounge etc.... AC in bedrooms for babies having day sleep. Own BBQ and covered deck. Own car park. Perfect home away from home. Basic...

5Thank Smithfamfun
Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Enjoyed Superior Garden Bungalow #G11. It was a comfortable and quiet cottage complete with a cat (her name is Palmy) and a chicken in the back garden. We enjoyed it very much! We also tried out Beach Bungalow B5 there was more noise from the road here - but the ocean view and easy access to the beach from our...

4Thank AngieB253
Ensenada, Mexico
Reviewed 4 May 2013

My wife and I just spent 27 days at the Palm Grove Resort celebrating our 45th Anniversary. To say we had a fantastic time would be an understatement, the setting is beautiful, we had a beach front bungalow and it was just steps to the water, the lagoon was crystal clear and the snorkeling wonderful, you actually could just stand...

8Thank Bigmike1126
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We stayed at the Palm Grove for a week in late April as a family with one child. We stayed in a One Bedroom Garden Bungalow. The bungalow itself was very comfortable, had everything we needed (small kitchen, deck, aircon, fan and so on). A single bed for the kid was in the living area and a king-size bed in...

7Thank Miriam G
New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2013

We spent six nights in a lovely beachfront bungalow and were really pleased we chose Palm Grove. We were in bungalow B8 which, although set back the furthest from the water than most of the others, seemed to get more sun on the balcony than many of the others, so we were really pleased to have found ourselves in that...

4Thank ChilliCat16
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2013

I have just come back from a wonderful holiday with my friend. We has a lovely stay with people (the staff) who make you feel like you are at home. The food was wonderful especially the Paw Paw juice. I have never been so relaxed in a long time. The pool may have not been available but the beautiful lagoon...

2Thank Mina G
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

Thank you Betsy and all your lovely staff for making our eight days at Palm Grove unforgettable. You showed us generosity, kindness and thoughtfulness and nothing was too much trouble. Our villa, beside the lagoon, on the Island's best beach, couldn't have been better. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and highly recommend Palm Grove to anyone thinking of visiting...

1Thank Cheryl S
Levin, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2013

my friend and i stayed in the 2 bedroom garden bungalow we just loved palm grove but what made it special was all of the staff we felt like we had known them forever the food was very good breakfast was very varied nothing was too much trouble they aranged our day trip to aitutaki and sorted a rental car...

2Thank maggymay185
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We stayed in a one bedroom garden room. Our issues with the place: - we were on the wrong side of the beach - noisy roosters at 3am! (although this will be a problem everywhere, most likely) - for the price, I think we could have done better. We paid roughly $200 per night. - the pool was being dug...

3Thank Evelyn_Louise86
PalmGrove, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Kia Orana Evelyn, We very much appreciate your feedback so thank you for taking the time to post your review of Palm Grove. It’s wonderful to see that you were so pleased with our staff and the friendly service they provide. But I am sorry to read that you were unhappy with some aspects of your stay and I’d like...

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  • 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: $208 - $360 (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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“Best Value - Garden Studio Best View - Beachfront Studio Best for Families - 1 Bedroom Studio or 3 Bedroom Villa”
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“Chalet 5 - perfect distance from road noise!!!!!!!! There really is none though”
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