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Club Raro Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at Club Raro with my friends. This accommodation is very affordable. The rooms are clean and next to the beach. They own restaurant and bar in the pool. The buffet that’s included in the package is tropical breakfast, english or hot breakfast is additional. I air condition is bit nosy, you need to pay for Wifi. I would definitely stay here again.

This was my second trip to Rarotonga and first time to Club Raro. Due to last minute complications my partner was unable to join me on this trip, so I decided to travel solo. This was the first time I travelled solo and was quite anxious about how I would feel staying at a resort alone. Club Raro made me feel at home and was extremely accommodating! I paid extra to stay in the lagoon side rooms which I highly recommend, they have beautiful ocean views. I had to stay in the poolside room the first two nights because they were unaware that I had booked a lagoon front room but they were able to move me when I confronted them about my booking that day (although no compensation for the mix up). The food is great and average price you would see around most island restaurants and the rum bar gives a fun vibe to the resort (and happy hour ;). The staff are all very friendly- Ray and Anzac from security were awesome to chat to and always making sure I was okay! Location is great as you are in between the main "town" and Muri Beach just where you want to be (best to hire a car/scooter to get around). At the end of my trip I decided I wanted to stay longer because I was enjoying myself so much and reception took very good care of extending my stay, thank you! Overall, I had a lovely holiday and will absolutely stay at Club Raro again the next time I decide to return to the island :)

The views were amazing and the staff very friendly. The resort is very basic and a little run down. It's in a great location but we missed the sandy beaches that other areas of the island has. However we really enjoyed our stay.

Nice place to stay, loved the pool area, tables overlooking the ocean. The rooms were basic but had everything you need . The restaurant we thought was average and some parts were a little bit dirty. But overall enjoyed it.

Was a really good stay for the amount of money we paid, staff was really pleasant and didn’t seem to mind answering any questions we had about the island. The food I really enjoyed, the steak both times was cooked perfectly medium rare. The pool was nice but could use some upgrading as it did seem the bottom of the pool had a little rust or something along those lines which were not good walking over, however all in all we had an amazing time! The location was also really good being in between Muri Beach and the town centre. Rooms were nice and cozy but one window would not shut properly, the air con was way to loud to sleep with but we didn’t mind to much as we were having such a great time, house keeping staff excellent! Lastly internet prices were sky high! There was no blue sky internet connection at club raro so couldn’t use during nights which was a shame sometimes!

Me and my husband stayed at club raro for a week. The view of the ocean is amazing to wake up and see everyday, its just something your never forget. The resort itself is run down and needs a lot of work, the rooms are out dated plus the pool area is very small. But the staff are lovely and the bed was very comfy.

We had a week and thought it delivered good value for money. Our room was always clean, we were at the adult only end of the resort so no kids, we were right on the water with a great view ( we even had whales swim by twice in the week) the staff were always happy a helpful and nothing was too much of a problem. The restaurant was clean and the food was great. It dose not have a great beach to swim at a bit rocky , best swimming at high tide. If you want a basic resort , clean with good service and food then it meets all that.

I was excited to see there was a swim up bar. Only issue was the long wait to be waiting on while at the bar. Other than that it was great. Large room and staff was wonderful. I did order the seafood chowder and was blown away by how wonderful it tasted!!!

It was great anticipation that we arrived at Club Raro. Our Lagoon room was satisfactory and the view fantastic. The pool on day one looked sick, I repeatedly asked if the pool was ok, was repeatedly told that it was tested daily and it was fine. I spoke with the Manager who told me that the Pool Doctor advised it would be ‘shocked’with chemicals and would be available in two hours, it’s now 2 full days. There seemed no honesty from the Management and other staff about the true condition and impressed upon us to voice our dissatisfaction as they themselves report complaints but no action is taken. Access into the pool is also very difficult with ladder steps only making it challenging for those older or arthritic! When in the pool the grout was mouldy, tiles falling off, deep pits in the floor of the pool. Food at the resort we felt ordinary, the buffet breakfast was an extremely poor offering for $21 with hot breakfast an added cost. Watered down fruit juices, 2 types of ‘tropical fruit’ and terrible coffee. Fortunately the Sunday barbecue was delicious. Overall a very disappointing stay and we chose to checkout one week early as to enjoy our last week somewhere with a functional and healthy pool and a more swim friendly and more accessible beach. there was a lot of unhappy customers. A tired, poorly maintained resort, that I would advise people not to stay there,shame really.

The staff were all so pleasant, making the time spent there most enjoyable. Club Raro was always clean, tidy and well kept. Our beds were all comfortable and the room cool on hot nights. Nightly drinks at the poolside bar was a regular treat for us all.

Ara Tapu Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach
  • Outdoor pool

Within a short walk of Beachcomber Pearl Market, Club Raro Resort is within a mile (2 km) of Cook Island Christian Church. This 3-star resort has 62 guestrooms and offers a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. In the historical district, the resort is also close to Para O Tane Palace and Cook Islands Library and Museum.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Palms Restaurant, which specializes in fusion cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 62 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. 20-inch TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Club Raro Resort, guests enjoy a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 44.00 per person roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Poolside Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Lagoonfront Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Studio Apartment

Queen 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Self-contained Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 262 reviews