my wife, & i are looking (& baby) are looking at staying at the Rarotongan beach resort & spa for 10 days late August..i know there are so many mixed reviews for this hotel regarding dated facilities/bad service etc..
we would be staying here mostly for beachfront access/snorkelling/surfing..hoping that this overcomes any lack of dated ofacilities/service during our stay etc..
my questions are:
1) during this time of year would the trade winds be coming straight into the beach making it too cold/windy to make use of the beach front anyway? (so would it be better staying more north-west to avoid the trade winds despite it being the better beachfront?)
2) any local knowledge/tips on the best surfing spots that time of year (late Aug) would be much appreciated!
3) are there any cafe’s/restaurants within walking distance of the Rarotongan resort?
thanks in advance for any help in these areas!