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Aroa Beachside Inn

3.5-star3.5 stars
Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Adults-only beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Te Rua Manga (The Needle)
  • Free continental breakfast and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Awesome beachfront location, owners very nice and knowledgableJan 18, 2020
  • The beach bar menu was limited in selection of food. The TV in room did not work properly…Sep 22, 2019

Aroa Beachside Inn

from S$220
  • Deluxe Studio with Ocean View
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Two-Bedroom Apartment

What’s around Aroa Beachside Inn


  • In Arorangi
  • Aroa Beach - 16 min walk
  • Te Rua Manga (The Needle) - 16 min walk
  • Black Rock - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • National Stadium - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Cook Islands Whale and Wildlife Centre - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Muri Beach - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Muri Lagoon - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km

Getting around

  • Rarotonga (RAR-Rarotonga Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • WiFi in public areas*

  • WiFi in rooms*



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built - 2002
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 24-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Shipwreck Hut - This beachfront family restaurant serves breakfast, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).


On Site

  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Aroa Beachside Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Aroa Beachside
  • Aroa Beachside Inn Hotel
  • Aroa Beachside Inn Rarotonga
  • Aroa Beachside Inn Hotel Rarotonga
  • Hotel Aroa Beachside
  • Aroa Beachside Hotel Rarotonga
  • Aroa Beachside Hotel
  • Aroa Beachside Rarotonga
  • Aroa Beachside


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 80.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 50 per person (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 for 30 minutes (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 10 for 30 minutes (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Aroa Beachside Inn

  • Does Aroa Beachside Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Aroa Beachside Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aroa Beachside Inn?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Aroa Beachside Inn?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Aroa Beachside Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Aroa Beachside Inn?
    You can check in from 1 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Aroa Beachside Inn?
    Yes, Shipwreck Hut offers alfresco dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Spaghetti House (2.1 mi), Kikau Hut (2.4 mi), and Vaima Polynesian Restaurant (2.5 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Aroa Beachside Inn?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 50 per person roundtrip.
  • What is there to do at Aroa Beachside Inn and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and snorkeling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 32 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The friendly smaller nature of the property and the personal service that comes with that - quite apart from its stunning location right on the Aroa lagoon
Alan, au7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Spent 2 weeks in Rarotonga and the week at Aroa beachside was the highlight hard to summarise as so much to commend, the snorkelling just outside the resort was great, watching the whales breach at breakfast unforgettable, the room was spacious clean and comfy. The hosts Steve and Geraldine and their staff so helpful and informative, the music nights the best on the island and can Steve sing AWSOME...highly recommend. Will be going back.☺️👍☺️
au7 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Very pleasant outlook over the garden and the beach. Steve gave a good rundown on the Island and its facilities. The beds were comfortable The number of guest are limited. The staff are very friendly. The shack (the eating area is restricted to 5pm opening and breakfast is between 8:30am and 9:30am It is a resort for those who do not like crowds
Jan, au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location was beautiful, right on the beach, on the sheltered side of the island. Accommodation was spacious and well appointed. All units faced the beachfront. Added bonus was the Shipwreck Inn where breakfast was served and at 5pm, drinks and dinner were available also. Friendly and helpful staff as well. Great stay!
Brian, us2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
great location property needs a lot of maintenance.
au10 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
like- beachside dislike - the property is very dated, the likes of bedspread had holes and various patches, sheets stained, grey towels, and curtains that offered no privacy at all. - the bed must have been at least 15 years old as is sagged and you could feel all the springs. - overpriced and have no idea how they have a 4 star rating
au10 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Views were great staff great beds not flash and small shower and toilet cramped owners great
au7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Right on the beach, Uncrowded, great snorkeling, live music evenings ... Had a wonderful time
ca5 night family trip
Good 6.0
Room ok but would have been nice to have air con. No replenising of soap or milk. Would've been nice to have had instant coffee sachets instead of just filter coffee. For an adults only resort they don't seem to let their guests have fun.....only just went 10pm & we were told to quiet down even though there were only three couples in the entire resort. We were rudely told our guests had to leave....not happy!! More like a retirement than an adults only resort!! Was much better 13 years ago before it changed ownership. After lots of email corresponfence staff were made aware we were there for a special b'day but they didn't bother to acknowledge it....would've been nice! Will not be going back or recommending to anyone 😒☹
Elaine, au7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Had a lovely week relaxing on the beach which was just a short distance from our room. Hosts were very friendly & staff were exceptional which made the stay very enjoyable. They served a lovely breakfast each morning.
Karen M, nz6 night romance trip

Aroa Beachside Inn