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Palm Grove

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Microwave
Ara Tapu (Main Road), PO Box 23, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

3.5-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Aroa Beach
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Microwave

Restrictions related to your trip

Cook Islands may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Enjoyed the peace and quiet and the very prompt housekeeping service every morning. Very…Jan 3, 2020
  • We loved the location, the pool area, our garden studio was perfect! We had everything we…Nov 11, 2019

Palm Grove

More Info: 6823 2342

  • Studio, Beachfront
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio, Garden Area
  • Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, Garden Area
  • Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms, Garden Area
  • Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Beachside

What’s around Palm Grove


  • In Takitumu District
  • Aroa Beach - 36 min walk
  • Wigmore's Waterfall - 30 min walk
  • Te Rua Manga (The Needle) - 42 min walk
  • Maire Nui Botanical Gardens - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Puaikura Beach - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Tikioki Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Te Rua Manga - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Cook Islands may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - noon
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival 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 or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas*

  • WiFi in rooms*



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 28
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Yard
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Yellow Hibiscus - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).


On Site

  • Kayaking on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Snorkeling on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Palm Grove’s small print

Also known as

  • Palm Grove
  • Palm Grove Resort Rarotonga
  • Palm Grove Hotel Rarotonga
  • Palm Grove Rarotonga
  • Palm Grove Hotel
  • Palm Grove Resort Rarotonga
  • Palm Grove Resort
  • Palm Grove Resort
  • Palm Grove Rarotonga


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 18 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 11 costs NZD 9 (one-way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 0.20 per minute (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 10.00 for 3 hours (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for NZD 0.20 per minute (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 Palm Grove

  • Does Palm Grove offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Palm Grove 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.
  • Is there a pool at Palm Grove?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Palm Grove?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Palm Grove?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a 50% charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a 50% charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Palm Grove?
    Yes, Yellow Hibiscus offers alfresco dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Coco & Latte (5-min walk), Vaima Polynesian Restaurant (9-min walk), and Hidden Spirit Cafe (2.5 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Palm Grove?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 18 per person one-way.
  • What is there to do at Palm Grove and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and snorkeling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and a picnic area. Palm Grove also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 24 reviews

Good 6.0
When we booked this through wotif the photos of this unit weren’t pictured via either palm grove website or wotif. When we arrived and were informed of the unit it was not at all what we intended. The feeling at the time was that we had been cheated, and false advertising forced us to believe something that wasnt, the unit is dated and right next to the road. We will not book through wotif again. However with this being said, Palm Grove does not deserve a bad rating, the unit was clean, facilities were great, location was great and service from staff was excellent. Wotif is entirely to blame.
au5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The unit was very clean and the bed comfortable. The cleaning and maintenance staff were very friendly, nice people. The restaurant staff were the same and the food was great and reasonably priced. The office staff tended to be a bit humourless and the wifi almost nonexistant. Otherwise we really enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it
au8 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great location, friendly staff and good restaurant. Beautiful beach!!! Reception closing at 5pm weekdays and half day Saturday and not at all Sundays was a little annoying when you had a quick query.
au5 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Relaxing Tropical Escape
Palm Grove Resort was a great escape. Reasonably well maintained, given it’s humid tropical climate, the grounds and pool area are beautiful. A new bbq arrived during our stay. The beach furniture, kayaks, snorkels and fins were all well maintained. The rooms could use some updating. Some had received partial renovations in the kitchen and bathroom areas and others had not. Some appliances were newer and others were starting to rust. I also found it difficult to cook, unless you just bbq’d. Larger pots and microwave bowls or casseroles would help out here. AC worked well, but was rigged to go off when you left the room. The beds were very comfortable. Maid daily service included making the bed, a towel change, sometimes a sweep, garbage removal, but not any wipe down of surfaces in the bathroom, shower, vanity, coffee or dining tables during our 9 day stay. The Sunday BBQ and Friday Happy Hour were great, as was the music supplied. Food at the restaurant was good. An adequate breakfast was included and given this is not the norm on the island, was appreciated. The front desk did a good job at coordinating airport transfer, wifi purchase, snorkel rental and outings. They also rented scooters. There is a car rental a couple of blocks away along with a reasonably well stocked convenience store. Rarotonga is very remote, with sporadic wifi only in HOT SPOTS There is one TV channel and life becomes the beach, relaxing and socializing.
Tara, us9 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
I loved my stay here. I stayed in a beachfront studio and it was perfect. To go to sleep hearing the waves every night was divine and the beach area and snorkelling were both very good. I would definitely stay here again.
au9 night trip
Very good 8.0
Palm Grove was the perfect place to spend a few days breaking the jet lag cycle between two continents. It was a quiet pleasant step back in time. The locals were friendly but unobtrusive. Palm Grive was nicely situated on the southern side of the island - all of which could be navigated in about an hour in the local bus - in either a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.
Liz, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We loved the gorgeous location at the edge of great snorkelling and on the bus route to all amenities and sights of Rarotonga. The Yellow Hibiscus restaurant on the property laid out a tasty breakfast each morning and we ate like royalty..
Amber, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Privacy right on the beach.
We were very pleased. Comfortable in all ways. Aircon, which we didn't use as the ceiling fan was great. Private deck over the sand . Ranch slider access with louvre slider alternative for ventilation. Great snorkeling at your door step. The Yellow Hibiscus is the on site restaurant which is very good. A nice touch was the book exchange. Just help yourself and return when read. Great books too. Kayaks, pool and BBQ available. A two minute work to Wigmores Superette. A five minute walk down the beach, or road to Vaima Restaurant for a cocktail at sunset. All very convenient.
au7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Another great stay at Palm Grove
This is the third time we have stayed at Palm Grove. We really enjoy the beachfront bungalow and the proximity to the beach. We collected our scooters from Palm Grove reception and renewed our licence at the police station. Don't forget to take your passport now for your licence. The local roosters are still too loud, but theres not much that can be done about them. The long lunch at Antipode was a highlight. You get your own dog and cat:) A wonderful place and cannot wait to come back. Thank you
Derek&Tara, au7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our daughter loved the pool; the kids had tons of fun in there. There's a white sand beach with kayaks and snorkel gear provided. The waves are very small close to the beach due to the reef. The whole outside of the island is beach so none of it was crowded; it was always very easy to go walking, sitting, swimming, kayaking, etc. I quite liked the superior bungalows for more space and privacy. Breakfast was good here. The island bus that comes in front of the hotel is a good way to get around with the only difficulties being the lax times and only coming once an hour. The Tuk-tuk tour was very informative; I'd recommend doing that early on in a trip.
Jonathan, ca12 night trip

Palm Grove