Apartment The Black Pearl at Puaikura
Kavera, Arorangi, Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands –
Located on the sheltered sunset side of the island, the Black Pearl at Puaikura enjoys an enviable location with a pristine beach across the road, safe for swimming and snorkelling; a magical spot to watch the sunset. A mere 15 minutes to downtown Avarua, ten minutes to the airport.. Intimately set in tropical gardens around a central salt water swimming pool The Black Pearl’s 12 rooms are spacious with high vaulted ceilings. A bold, vibrant, sometimes quirky colour palette reflects the natural colours of the island. All on the ground level each room has a private patio, a view of either the lush garden or sparkling pool – or both. Kitchen facilities mean you can prepare breakfast, a light lunch or dinner in between dining at a great choice of restaurants close by, many of whom offer a free pick up and drop off service. Or choose to use our poolside BBQ. The Black Pearl at Puaikura is a haven for those not wanting a large hotel with multiple bars and restaurants but rather an intimate environment where the emphasis is on personal service, a place where you can lose yourself in a tropical paradise, at an affordable price.
Rarotonga is a magical place to live and work, the perfect little South Seas Island and so easy to get around - a lap of the island won't take more than 40 minutes but usually longer as you will want to stop at stunning beaches; quaint churches; roadside fruit stalls and amazing 'container' cafe's offering the freshest fish you will ever taste FOB - fresh off the boat!
The Black Pearl is located in the area of Arorangi on the sunset side of the island. The Village of Arorangi was settled by Missionaries and the CICC (Cook Islands Christian Church) takes pride of place. The village itself has the only walled gardens on the island - an attempt by the missionaries to remind them of villages back home. Beautiful white sand beaches are great for snorkeling; swimming,beachcombing or even diving in the lagoon. We offer a free dive lesson in our pool each Monday. A marine reserve ensures abundant marine life. Rent a bike, scooter, car, or kayak. Explore the back road for a glimpse of how the locals live - with their Taro Patches and tropical fruit plantations - they are always happy to stop and chat and share stories of life on Rarotonga. When the sun has set and it is time to dine we are fortunate to have a wide choice of bars and restaurants offering free pick up and drop off service from fine dining to a beach-side BBQ with the sand beneath your feet - time to reflect on the day just done and plan adventures for the day ahead.
Languages spoken: English
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Area Info –
MV Mataora4.9 miles
Restaurants & Markets
Wilson's Restaurant1.2 miles
Flambe Restaurant1.9 miles
Wigmores Superstore Supermarket1.9 miles
CITC Supermarket Market3.7 miles
Pananga Nui Market Market3.7 miles
Wilsons Beach Bar Cafe/Bar0 miles
Roadside Fruit Stalls Market0 miles
Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar Cafe/Bar0.1 miles
Cocoput Ale House Restaurant0.3 miles
Tex Mart Supermarket0.3 miles
The Needle Mountain3.7 miles
Pacific Ocean Ocean/Sea0 miles
Rarotonga International Airport3.4 miles
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Most Popular Facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
Pool and Spa
- Swimming pool
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach chairs/Loungers
- Pool/Beach towels
- Saltwater pool
- Outdoor pool (year-round)
- Outdoor pool
- Massage (additional charge)
Pets are not allowed.
- Water sports facilities (on site) (additional charge)
- Mini golf (additional charge)
- Horseback riding (additional charge)
- Diving (additional charge)
- Hiking (additional charge)
- Fishing (additional charge)
- Golf course (within 2 miles) (additional charge)
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water (additional charge)
- Wine/Champagne (additional charge)
- Grocery deliveries (additional charge)
- Vending machine (drinks)
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges apply.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Street parking
- Shuttle service
- Airport drop-off (additional charge)
- Airport pickup (additional charge)
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
- Tickets to shows/attractions (additional charge)
- Baggage storage
- Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
- Babysitting/Child services (additional charge)
- Daily housekeeping
- Ironing service (additional charge)
- Laundry (additional charge)
- Fax/Photocopying (additional charge)
- Paid WiFi
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Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Up to two children under 2 years are charged NZD 20 per person per night in a crib.
Up to two children under 11 years are charged NZD 45 per person per night for extra beds.
Up to two older children or adults are charged NZD 65 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 2.
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.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets are not allowed.
The Black Pearl at Puaikura accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.