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Crown Beach Resort & Spa

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My and my partner stayed here for 8 days last week. What a place, the staff were absolute polite and tentative with our accommodation needs. Very friendly and approachable and even invited us to their end of year function which was really nice (I wish we were able to go). We were upgraded to a pool villa which was just wonderful. Unfortunate the main pool was not filled due to maintenance however this did not hamper our trip and we had our own and pretty much a private beach for snorkeling. Overall the cocktails flowed nicely (and were strong which we liked). Great place highly recommend if you what a more private and quiet accommodation. It is a wee way away from muri beach however has a good we shop across the road and is really close to the main village

We recently went on our honeymoon to the Cook Islands and stayed at the Crown Beach Resort and we could not be happier with the staff and how well they treated us to make us feel special. We arrived late due to our flight being delayed and they placed some sandwiches in the fridge just in case we were hungry when we arrived which I thought was incredibly sweet! We also received quiet a big upgrade to a beautiful villa which was located with the beach at our doorstep and the bar close enough that the bar staff would happily deliver our drinks directly to our veranda. Everyone was friendly and we just felt like family. Big thank you to Renee and Jackie at the front desk and the security /maintenance staff (which I am so sorry I have forgotten your names!)

The staff really make the Crown Beach - so friendly and attentive. They are happy to help you book activities in and around town and will ensure a great stay in the Cook Islands. The restaurant and rooms are both excellent.

We stayed for 7 nights from 14th November. We were picked up from the airport and was greeted by a friendly guy who gave a nice cold water and air con van to sit and wait until the other guests arrived.. Once we arrived at the resort we were welcomed with a nice refreshing glass of juice and very friendly staff. Once checked in we were shown our Individual Villa #28 with a plunge pool which was so nice as the weather was very warm.. Room was very nice & clean, good size with separate bathroom which had a lovely big shower and bath. Bring your own dvds as only one channel to watch, especially if it rains, we were lucky we only had one day of rain.. Bar and resturant staff are extremely friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to accommodate you. Not a lot of choice for lunches, but you must try their crown pizza, best i've had in a long time. We dined at the Oceans Bar and Restaurant twice once on arrival which was the seafood evening buffet which okay and again on our last day as a Al La Carte menu, this was extremely nice make sure you book this in advance and you can choose to sit anywhere we choose one of the gazebos away from the restaurant which they nicely decorated for us with table cloths and flowers and candles which was such a lovely surprise.. You must dine at the Flambe restaurant which is part of the Crowns Beach Resort, we did this twice,excellent staff and wonderful food. and service, prices are very reasonable.. On our Anniversary we were pleasantly surprised to receive 2 lovely bottles of bubbly from the resort such a lovely gesture. Overall a wonderful resort, friendly staff that go out of their way to help you out, Nice and quiet no noise at night. Great Beach for swimming just to the right of the resort. Beautiful sunsets what more could you ask for. Great holiday

We stayed here for 6 nights, we had a private pool bungalow. From the moment we arrived the service was good, as our holiday went on the service only got better and better. The room was very well appointed and had everything we expected. the private pool was just what we needed, relaxing here was extremely easy. Because this resort doesn't cater for children it made our relaxation even better. The bar staff and food service staff where attentive and very helpful. Our holiday here was made great by the staff nothing was ever to much to ask and everything was handled fast and professionally.

My husband and I stayed in Villa 1 recently, for ten nights. What a spacious villa this is with various outdoor covered areas and it is also very private. We stayed at The Crown last year and this year the stay was equally as enjoyable. The staff is very helpful and meals at the Oceans outdoor restaurant were very well prepared and presented. Two days of sunshine and then eight days of misty rain with only peeps of sunshine was disappointing but it’s now the rainy season so we weren’t surprised. Swimming and snorkeling in the sea was refreshing. Temps were cooler than expected so suggest a light jacket for evenings and windy/wet days. Wifi reception not good in villas but works well in lobby and restaurant areas. Any maintenance needed is attended to within the hour. All in all, this resort is top class and is recommended for a relaxing adults only holiday.

Really enjoyed our stay here and found the place very relaxing. The staff were friendly and our room was nice and clean. It had a kitchen, though with a delicious breakfast supplied each morning not really needed but good to have and the microwave came in handy. The rooms were spacious and there are fans and a/c. The pool looked nice though seeing as there was a nice beach with lounges we chose to swim in the sea. I took advantage of the spa massage and they were wonderful. The seafood dinner was good - love that ika mata (raw fish)! They have a fine dining restaurant there as well (Flambe) which we enjoyed. The ribs were the go to dish and it has flame dancing entertainment I think once a week? Across the road is a little supermarket and an ATM. Also there is a great takeaway which I can't find to write up about. It's called Mama T's and does great fish and chips, indian dishes and also ika mata (bonus). The fish is fresh and delicious. We also did an Island Discovery tour with George and it was excellent! Informative and he generously also supplied refreshments and showed us all over the island. It was so much more than we expected.

Stayed there for 10 nights recently and had a great holiday. The resort has individual villas which are strategically placed to feel like you are not too close to your neighbours. Our villa was spacious and well maintained. The staff are fantastic and this is its best asset in my opinion. The resort does not have people staying who are under 15 which we liked. Food was quite good with the Flambé restaurant excellent. My only negative vibe was that the bar area was not really a bar as such meaning it is part of the restaurant plus in keeping with other resorts the whole restaurant / bar should be down closer to the water. But overall a great stay.

This is a lovely resort situated in an amazing location. We stayed in villa 2 (they upgraded us free of charge)on first visit,which was really spacious and comfortable. Beautiful view of the beach and sea and a short walk to the beach. Private deck with sun loungers. Nice to have fridge freezer in small kitchen to keep drinks cold also a coffee plunger to have a decent coffee in the morning. We arrived late in the evening on both occasions and found a plate of sandwiches in the fridge just in case we were hungry- very thoughtful. Staff were really genuinely friendly as was the resort cat Cy. The food in the Oceans restaurant was excellent and the cocktails delicious. 2nd visit stayed in garden view villa smaller than the first one but what we booked. Very comfortable and all you needed. The sunsets were amazing and the beach and lagoon very clean. Lots of nice walks - 2 buses that go clockwise and anti clockwise- takes about 1 hr to go around the island. You can buy a 30$ ticket which covers 10 journeys. Thoroughly recommend this resort hope to return.

Popped in for the Happy Hour down by the beach at the Crown Beach Resort. Lovely walk down a path lined with colourful hibiscus to the bar. Delightful classy setting looking straight out to sea. Staff fantastic, friendly and happy. Thoroughly enjoyed a fresh fruit mocktail mixed with coconut cream.

Rarotonga Ring-Road, Arorangi Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Arorangi within a mile (2 km) of Black Rock, Crown Beach Resort & Spa is within a few miles (5 km) of Puaikura Beach. This 36-room, 4.5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. National Stadium is also 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from this Rarotonga hotel.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 36 soundproofed rooms provide balconies or patios, MP3 docks, and microwaves. 32-inch TVs come with DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Tempur-Pedic beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, stovetops, and coffee makers.

Property features

Guests of Crown Beach Resort & Spa have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 36.00 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Villa, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, Private Pool, Courtyard Area

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, Beachfront

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 726 reviews