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Aroa Beachside

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved our stay here, grounds were very well kept and staff had a great level of energy and unique character. The shipwreck bar is the best on the island with stunning sunsets. Some of the best snorkeling we found on the island.

Not only were our apartments amazing but the staff were an absolute laugh. Everytime we left from breakfast we would either be laughing or amazed. The views are epic and the beach is actually the best on the island for snorkelling and views. They also have the cutest dog in the world.... dexter!!!!!! By now the owners probably know who I am by talking about Dexter haha. Sadly he only used me for my breakfast muffin but thats ok because he's the cutest dog ever! But yeah! totally recommend this place... spacious, clean, tidy, great views, great people and if you ever need anything the staff will help you help in a heartbeat!

Historic review. I stayed here early last year and thought it was time to do a trip advisor. I've actually been here 5 times in the past, mostly under the stewardship of Jim and Jan. The Aroa is a small resort with an awesome beach side bar which serves large drinks and excellent food. The resort is sunset facing so you will get the best views of the sun sinking into the sea in the evenings. Tip: contact the Aroa directly for pricing and booking, you'll get a better price than from the booking sites.

Thank you for an unforgettable holiday. Just what we needed. It was like returning home all the staff remembered us from our previous visit. Very sad to leave but we will be back again. Highly recommend for a friendly relaxing holiday. A++++++. Helen and Bob Taylor.

A very standard little inn by the beach with quirky expat owners. A bit of a hippie vibe, not everything super clean, not everything makes a ton of sense, but overall a pleasant stay. Best were the local employees who were all fabulous!

Steve and Geraldine were lovely hosts and the staff were great. I really didn’t want to come home. Sit at the Shipwreck bar and watch the 🌅 and listen to the music or take advantage of Steve’s recommendations for good local restaurants. We’ll be back.

Rarotonga is simply paradise, and the management and staff at Aro’a beachside inn made the trip of a lifetime even better. The owners, Steve and Geraldine, couldn’t have made us feel any more welcome or well looked after. We’ve travelled quite extensively, and I can honestly say, this is now our favourite place on earth. Whether you want to chill out on a hammock, gazing out at the best sunset on the whole island, or get more involved and sample the great food and amazing cocktails, while singing along to the awesome live music, you’ll just love Aro’a. S and G are the hosts with the most, and their team of hand picked staff are just lovely. Paradise in paradise. Five stars 😊😊

What a great time we had! The staff was incredible, friendly, helpful and fun. We will be back hopefully again and again. Warm water, soft sand, quiet and peaceful everything we wanted from our trip to the Cooks.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aroa's beachside inn.Given welcome cocktail and an orientation of Rarotonga from the Manager Steve which was helpful and a nice touch. The staff were friendly, attentive and happy in there jobs. Thank you Ana!! for the palace burger tip!! The location is not far from town and there is a bus stop out. The beach was has nice white sand with very clear water and plenty tropical fish to be seen even knee deep. We made use of the free kayak and snorkling equipment all in good condition. Despite being wild wet and windy at times we made good use of the beach and had several half sunny days. The cocktails in the evening were spot on with delicious home made Tapas.We enjoyed some wonderful sunsets at the bar.. Our beach front room was average, we found it a bit dark perhaps needed brighter bulbs. Look forward to the renavation plans that Steve talked about. Very good fans in the room and breeze to keep cool. Would have liked a clothes horse to dry our clothing The resort was quiet during our stay, but actually enjoyed a bit of peace and quiet. We would definately return here.. We left Aroa to stay at another hotel for 6 nights and was a big let down. so thank you Aro'a for a lovely time in Rarotonga!!

another stay at Area Beachside Inn, and it's like coming home ! the location is perfect, secluded with great sunset views, the staff is fantastic, they make us feel so welcome, everything is perfect and of course there is this fabulous bar "the Shipwreck Hut", where you can sip great MaiTai & PinaColada overlooking beautiful Aroa lagoon watching the sunset. The units are well appointed with everything you possibly need, and the very helpful smiling staff is always around to ensure our well-being. The grounds are beautiful and the place is very quiet, as Aroa Beachside Inn does not cater for families with children. Sunset bar music on Tuesday & Thursday, Bar-b-q on Saturday, not to be missed ! Geraldine & Steve have a perfect place there for all of us dreaming of paradise, and the big smiles coming from the local staff make for a very special welcome indeed. A perfect spot in a perfect place, I will return over and over. Keep up the good work, to all of you at Aroa BIG thanks for making another stay so memorable, next time I will need to stay longer ... haha Kia Manuia Christian

Arorangi Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Aroa Beachside places you next to Aro'a Beach and Puaikura Beach. This 12-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Te Rua Manga and Black Rock.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Shipwreck Hut, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


The 12 accommodations feature kitchens and furnished balconies or patios, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. 24-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes are also standard.

Property features

At Aroa Beachside, guests have access to WiFi in public areas, a library, and laundry facilities. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD $50.00 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, Multiple Beds, Ocean View, Beachside

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Lagoon View, Beachfront

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 171 reviews