Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom NSW Australia

Cook Island style bungalows on white sand beach

Posted 16-Nov-2014
Pros: Local feel to the construction, cleanliness, spaciousness, proximity to the sea. Not part of any hotel chain, so more like a home stay.
Cons: Inner spring mattresses on beds rather than foam would be more comfortable & fresh fruit available at breakfast- otherwise not a thing needs improving
Location: Right on the largest stretch of white sand beach & lagoon surrounding Rarotonga, small grocery store & fruit stall walking distance away - no discos!
White sand beaches on turquoise lagoon on east side of Rarotonga staying in one of five spacious bungalows built Cook Island style - private and peaceful about half way around the full circuit road. Snorkelling & kayaking gear and warm, friendly staff on-site for 1/2 day then it's all yours! Self catering with good kitchen facilities, clean rooms A/C in bedroom (not needed) & ceiling fans. Good design for breeze - large deck & outside seating area for each bungalow. Bed is pretty firm - foam mattress on solid base so if you like your bed all soft & downy you may find this hard on your back. It was easy to access markets, fruit stalls and small grocery store nearby, or leisurely bus ride into town for other shopping to stock up fridge with lunch/dinner stuff if you want to save some money - eating out is (relatively) expensive & likely to cost more than a meal in Chapel Street Melbourne! Don't waste money on organised tours - hire a car, bike or scooter for a few days & go exploring yourself. A day trip to Aitutaki via Air Rarotonga was a highlight as were the Cook Islanders themselves. Take note - Air New Zealand feel compelled to deny you meals or movies unless you 'upgrade' your fare to include these (apparently) optional 'extras' @ NZD$40 each ! You get a prompt about this if you check in online, but not if you check in at the airport on your return leg,so make sure you organise this in advance as in-flight food options expensive & limited.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Auckland

Private and close to the beach

Posted 10-Sep-2014
Pros: It was very private, but still close to everything you need.
Cons: I would most definitely get a small "beach bar" to be running during the daytime and evenings, for this was the only thing we missed!
Location: Everything is easy accessible via bus, scooter, bike, or even walking distance. Snorkel, swimming and just relaxing was what we had in mind, and did.
From the first moment we felt welcome and was greeted by a very friendly and helpful gentleman, offering us a few beers on the house to settle in! The service, staff and room was immaculate. We had a great time and would definitely return during warmer weather!
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Passport Readyfrom Santa Barbara

Great Snorkeling

Posted 31-Jul-2014 on Hotels.com
These are beautiful bungalows right on the sand. The three closest to the water have gorgeous views of the lagoon. The water is so clear we saw rays, parrot fish, and a moray eel while kayaking out our door. Snorkeling, we saw fish we had never seen before, every time we went out. The bungalows do not have a restaurant, nor a computer station. Wifi is very expensive on Rarotonga and availability can be spotty. Oh, there is a washing machine and dryer guests may use. Great place to chill, as long as a wedding is'nt going on.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 03-Jan-2014
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by John

Bungalows on the sand 20m to the snorkeling lagoon

Posted 18-Dec-2013
Pros: Everything
Cons: They can't make time stand still.
Location: Perfect
Wonderful bungalows on the sand with a 20 metre stroll to the safe lagoon for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. We used scooters to check it all, and this is the best part of the island. Tom and his staff were very helpful with advice about things to see and do. Nearby pretty Muri village had everything we needed including scooter hire and fuel, minor grocery shopping, and gifts from Black Pearls to T-shirts and sarongs. I used Pacific Divers for my discovery dive. The island is 32km around so everything is reachable in half an hour, including any restaurant you choose. If you don't hire a scooter or car there are regular buses and a taxi service.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Fabulous 'South Pacific' Burres right on the beach

Posted 24-Nov-2013
Pros: We were relieved and excited when we walked in and found it was as "Gilligan's Island' as we'd built it up to be.
Cons: Nothing really! Even perfect swimming at low tide!! Rare inside the reef.
Location: Perfect spot…dinner next door at the Moana Sands…and the best coffee and pastries just up the road at LBV.
One of those rare occasions where the reality almost exceeds the advertising!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 20-Aug-2012 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travellerfrom Southampton

A little bit of paradise at an affordable price

Posted 13-Jan-2008
These five bungalows are ideally situated in the south part of the island on what we considered the finest stretch of beach. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and the sand raked in front of each bungalow daily! A very nice and friendly restaurant is located next door if you dont want to move too far! For a light lunch stroll up the road to the local shop, pick up fresh bread and simple provisions before stopping off at the roadside fruit and veg stall. Your kitchen is well equipped
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travellerfrom Stockport, UK

flavour of island life in the 21st century!

Posted 18-Feb-2007
To be honest, we booked this particular accommodation in error but decided to stick with it after realising our mistake: we were a bit wary of what to expect. It was spectacular, like nothing we have ever experienced before. There are 5 detached bungalows on stilts, fashioned in the polynesian manner, close to the beach, lovely views of the lagoon with all mod cons. The exterior (enclosed) shower was a novelty much appreciated. Breakfast is a casual affair, ably looked over by the friendly and chatty Lucky, a local with a lovely, welcoming personality. Well worh a visit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travellerfrom Sun Valley, ID

An excellent job!

Posted 26-Oct-2005
We had a fab time. They were top notch on everything they did. and very hospitable. Can not wait to go back!!!