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Arorangi Beach Main Beach Road,Arorangi, Arorangi, 0000 Rarotonga, Cook Islands – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 80 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Castaway Resort.
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Sun Deck
Canoeing, Snorkeling, Private Beach Area, Library
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Laundry, Ironing Service
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 12:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 16 years are welcome.
All children or adults are charged NZD 57 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 80 reviews
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On 6 acres of lush, tropical beachfront grounds on the sheltered western coast of Rarotonga, the Edgewater Resort & Spa is only a 5-minute drive from the International Airport and 3 miles from Avarua...
Score from 77 reviews Good
Surrounded by tropical gardens, Muri Lagoon View Bungalows are just 5 minutes’ walk from the Muri Beach waterfront.
Score from 69 reviews Good
|Guest at Muri Heights have access to a private beach, 5 minutes’ walk away.||
Boasting an absolute beachfront location, Muri Shores is situated in the heart of Muri town centre. Guests can enjoy impressive lagoon views from the spacious balconies.
Score from 35 reviews Exceptional
We had a lovely stay. The location is really great. Paul and Michelle are nice people. And the food was very food. We would definitely go back.
The bed. But according to Paul it may have been the last old one.
My wife and I stayed here for four nights on a two-week honeymoon trip and absolutely loved it. Rarotonga was a fun island to stay on/explore and our stay at Castaway Resort did not disappoint. We stayed in a studio that had a balcony in which you could see the Pacific Ocean. The room was very spacious, and the resort itself was a lot of fun. We traveled to Rarotonga in somewhat of the offseason and one thing we noticed, Castaway Resort had a lot more people staying at it, as well as visiting its bar/restaurant than a lot of the other resorts on the island. This, for us, was a lot of fun because we were able to meet a handful of people, but also we still had peace and quiet when we wanted it. Some other things that we particularly liked about our stay. The beach that the resort opens to was gorgeous, and with its location on the western side of the island, means that the sun sets on this side. Since we were traveling in the offseason, there was no one staying in our room the night after we checked out. This allowed us to stay in our room until just before we left for the airport, which was wonderful. Other people we ran into on the island staying at resorts where they were the only couples on the island did not have this luxury. With an 11:50 PM flight out of Rarotonga, to LA, it's almost as if we had an extra day in the hotel. Also, another nice touch, as this was our honeymoon, we were comped a free bottle of champagne, which we enjoyed one evening. Overall, if I were coming to Rarotonga, this would be the ideal place to stay.
Michelle and Paul, the owners are awesome, and go to great lenghths to make your stay perfect, and the staff is very friendly and helpful as well. The location is perfect for sunsets, and for a bit of snorkelling, as well as for a cocktail on the beach. Plenty of beaches for snorkelling and swimming around.
Accomodation is good value for money, but the prices of the restaurant/bar are slightly high - though quite similar to most of the places on the island. Amenities might be slightly less flashy than the big resorts ones, but it is very largely compensated by the friendliness of this resort and its owners.
Good staff, privacy, entertainment at the Willson Bar, food.
Could not adjust water in shower (water was too hot).
Location great , handy to beach.Owners and staff helpful & entertaining The skewers & cocktails awesome. Looking forward to returning soon
The one rainy day
Bus stop at the front door. Market across the street. Wilson's beach bar and restaurant located right on the beach with good food, drinks, and beautiful sunsets. Friendly staff. Great place to stay!!
really enjoyed our stay here. room was nice. location was perfect. not too far & not to close to the city and airport. food was beautiful. beach is paradise and not too busy and the service was great. would highly recomend this place to anyone.
wifi is a lil costly.
Paul & Michelle are wonderful hosts, they and their staff provide a wonderful, friendly place for a holiday. The units are very clean and well appointed. Wilson's is a great bar for having a few drinks, good food and great sunsets. We would definitely recommend staying at Castaway.
Beach location, great staff, Not having to go out for meals.
The peace and quiet and wonderful sunsets. The wonderful hospitality shown to us by Paul and Michelle.
Arriving late at night the lighting was not very good to see our way in. May not be possible but would have liked to be met by someone to give us a little guidance.
Location on super part of the island. Fabulous and caring owners and staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic for chill-out time Excellent food and beach bar
Neighbourhood dogs did bark at night.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Child free resort. A choice of bars to suit your mood. Felt like a home away from home. Very relaxed atmosphere. Delicious food from the restaurant at reasonable prices. Sunsets from the beach bar were stunning as were the regular whale sightings from the beautiful sandy beach. Can't wait to go back to this fantastic resort!!!
Size of the hotel - wasn't too big or too small. Beach was quiet and unspoilt. Room was a good size with two bathrooms. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Beach bar. Feeding tropical fish at the back of the resort. Location - quiet but still fairly close to airport and town.
Price of wifi.
Location, Wilsons Bar, the big viewing deck, sunset & whale views, management & staff made you feel at home
This is a small (just 13 rooms), quiet place, with friendly staff. There is a small convenience store across the street and the circle island bus stops right in front of the resort.From the veranda of my room I had a nice view over a little garden towards the beach and the ocean. The cook was very helpful in making vegetarian dishes outside the menu.
The wifi is expensive and the breakfast gets a bit boring after a few days.
Value for money in this location, great and helpful staff, management very proactive in ensuring a good time was possible for all guests. Had excellent whale spotting, with an exciting display of leaping, tail and fin slapping just beyond the reefline barely 100 metres out! Group of humpbacks kept us entertained in the late afternoon as we gathered for sundowners on the beach. Good regular bus services around the island at the door, but the majority of the drivers needed lessons from one outstanding fellow who both entertained and informed at every opportunity! Facilities at Cadtaways are generally of 3.5 star standard, but with great personalised service from all staff, minor shortcomings were insignificant. Beach walks were a delight, as were many of the meals prepared in the Castaways kitchen.
This area of the lagoon, at least during our stay, was not conducive to swimming or snorkelling, due to the currents, rough water and rocky sea-bed. Cook Islands suffer from a poor slow and expensive communication system, which makes for very expensive and slow internet/Wifi access due to the low population base for the service. If the government was really intent on fostering tourism, much infrastructure needs either updating or, in some cases, completely replacing. Water supply, power and sewerage and waste management need a lot of work to ensure better, sustainable and environmentally sound services are put in place to better manage the high number of visitor beds on this island, and, I am sure, on most other islands in the group. Given the number of unique features to be found in this island nation, probably only international support can help achieve the best outcomes.
Friendly owners and the comfortable self-catered siute
Church bells at 4am
great staff, helpful. my room was right on beach front. great bar and food. good entertainment. close for bike or scooter hire. good beach facilities definitely stay again
only as have to pick something...internet so expensive. but that's it!
Friendly staff, location, room size, bar happy hour
Nothing to not like.
Paul and Michelle are wonderful people and we couldn't fault the place in the 10 nights we were there. Very relaxing and friendly and everything you could ever need all on site. Close to town bus outside the gate, shop across the road, beautiful lagoon where you can hand feed the reef fish. Food excellent. Cant wait to go back !
Coming home and leaving our new friends
The location was great and the owners and staff were super helpful. Every thing we required was available.They went out of our way to help us. Sunset was amazing from the bar and we saw whales swim by one evening. Fantastic place to stay, I highly recommend it.
Roosters were annoying but the owners are aware of that and plans are being made about this.
Michelle and Paul are incredible hosts! Two bars and a restaurant provide everything you need to survive the day. The food is good, bar drinks wonderful, sunsets incredible!
Nice place to stay, friendly staff, a bit out of the centre - transportation is always needed.
2 bed apartment roomy
located in residental area , room on road front very noisy ,complex surrounded by DOGS! which bark and fight all nite, room cleaning very poor. breakfast very basic,beach not good for swimming and snorkling. to many dogs on site and on beach front
Nice clean facilities, in a quiet location, staff are friendly and helpful, overall a good setting to relax.
Bed is hard, there are only a few restaurant options nearby, otherwise you have to go into the town or Muri on your scooter at night- which can be unpleasant.