Aroa Beachside3.5 out of 5.0
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Beautiful location on edge of the lagoon. Steve provided a personal touch with recommendations of what to do and where to eat. iconic beach bar was a great way to meet fellow guests.Saturday night BBQ,live music on Tuesday and Thursday nights.All perfect for a relaxing holiday!
Spent the night here before an onward flight to Aitutaki, we were looked after from the start with an early check-in (plus breakfast!) and help getting a rental car. Such a nice quiet place to while away the hours and nap after the nasty overnight flight. Was very happy to hang out with Dexter the golden retriever who reminded me of my boy back home!
Loved our stay here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Steve gives a great one on one welcome and things to do talk first morning, and even though we have been to raro before gave us new things to do and try (standing in jet blast as plane comes in was awesome!!!!). Room was lovely and clean with thought to detail like providing a sealed container for your food to protect from ants. Would stay again in a heartbeat if just to hear the banter of the girls at the bar and breakfast.
We stayed here in 2011, and decided to return this year, mainly for the position. West coast, great beach, safe snorkelling friendly staff. The new owners have been here two & a half years. The rooms have been repainted on the outside. The breakfast remains the same: fresh fruit, tea, toast, juice, coffee and fresh cooked muffins. Mostly these were delicious. Actually I'd also say the fruit selection has improved. As have the meals on site. The Shipwreck Bar is part of the resort, and the meals we had there were much improved on what we'd had six years ago. The Saturday BBQ was good value. Two small entrees, plenty of well cooked food, and the background music, provided by one of the owners was a pleasant surprise. His singing and guitar playing made for a lovely ambiance. We had paid for a late check out of 6pm, but were able to stay until 9pm, when we were to be picked up.
Wonderful stay, very relaxing. Pros. Amazing snorkelling best we have encountered in all the islands. Beach to ourselves most of the time. Clean and comfortable rooms, basic but have everything you need. Amazing staff, owners and Dexter the dog made the holiday very special. Shipwreck hut is a gem best place to view sunsets and cocktails too bad either :) Cons: None We will be back
Stayed on our way back from Aitutaki so it was always going to be a hard act to follow. Nice self contained rooms, more like apartments, clustered near the beach and bar with friendly and helpful staff. A little isolated compared to say Muri with no local shopping or restaurants of note but we did ok using the local bus an restaurant pickups. Don't expect a high end resort, more like a beach side rental with a communal bar and very friendly neighbours; good value for money. In fact we heard some other groups complaining about a couple of the high end resorts at 2 to 3 times the price. Go to CI for the environment and people not to lounge by a pool.
Linda & I stayed for 7 days in a beachside deluxe unit and it was a most enjoyable and relaxing stay. They have the lot covered. It's a really nice and quiet part of the island to relax, swim, snorkel, kayak,paddle board and walk on the beach. Steve, Geraldine and the staff are fantastic hosts and from the moment you arrive you feel you are a friend. They are all very helpful with information on what to see and do and with places to eat. Their Shipwreck Hut is a great place to relax and enjoy life. The live music is a really nice touch. This place is a must stay. Many thanks Neil & Linda
This was an awesome place to stay. The owners Geraldine and Steve were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The staff members also had lots of character, had a great sense of humour and were fun to be around. Breakfast around the shipwreck bar with fruit, muffins, coffee, toast and juice was a great way to meet the other guests staying at the hotel. The lagoon is beautiful and you can just walk down and swim, paddle board, kayak and snorkel with ease. The rooms were very comfortable and had everything we needed. Dexter (Geraldine's and Steve's dog) is just part of the furniture as well as a family of chickens running around which gives the place even more character. It's a nice, quiet part of the island too which is close to some nice restaurants as well. The Saturday BBQ at the Shipwreck bar is very tasty as well as other dinner meals you can eat
Stayed at Aro'a Beachside Inn with my husband and three young adult children in the Beachside Deluxe rooms x 2 Rooms which were large, super clean and serviced immaculately everyday. The view from the room of the lagoon is one to be seen. Our accommodation is situated on the best part of the island for two reasons. 1. The beach is AMAZING - you can swim at all tides and 2. sunsets to die for as we are the west side of the island. The grounds are meticulously looked after with beautiful plants and soft lush grass. Gary does a great job with the gardens. The Shipwreck is a fun and happening place with an unreal BBQ dinner on Saturday nights and live music Tuesdays and Thursdays nights! Alone, Stephanie and Anna are just champion girls and Steve and Geraldine the owners are lovely people who really want you to enjoy their piece of paradise. Breakie is yum with warm muffins, toast and fruit and the butter chicken, seafood chowder and chilli con carne, more than it the spot when you've two many cocktails at sunset and your having too much of a good time chatting to Alone and guests from all over the world. Had a lovely family holiday here! Couldn't ask for anything more. Just arrive and relax - if you don't have a lovely time here it's your own fault!
Our seventh consecutive year visiting Aro'a Beachside Inn and it was brilliant as always. Rooms clean and serviced daily, bar open every evening, fantastic music (Steve's rendition of Hallelujah was spine chilling), Steve and Geraldine were perfect hosts, and Stephanie, Alone, Kaz, Gary, Priest and all the rest of the wonderful team did their best to make our stay relaxing. The breakfasts were a chance to get to know other guests and we have every intention to make it eight years in a row. Having the guests as R16 was a brilliant move. Thanks heaps guys xxxxx
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94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 160 reviews