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Palm Grove

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Have just returned from the most relaxing holiday ever. We had Villa 8 right on the beach. Self contained unit, clean and comfortable.Quite resort without any hustle and bustle. Step down from our Villa, straight onto the beach and go snorkeling any time of day. Snorkeling gear and kayaks free. Sun lounges were always available. Breakfast consisted of fresh fruit, cereal, and toast which was plenty. No queuing to get a table like in the bigger resorts. Great restaurant onsite as well as other great restaurants in walking distance. We hired a car from the airport which was great.

Had my 5th trip to Rarotonga and 4th to palm grove lovely relaxing resort. Great staff. Lovely lagoon great for snorkeling. Accommodation in gardens lovely. On site restaurant excellent. This resort is very relaxed do as much or as little as you wish. Staff always helpful. I would never go elsewhere. Enjoy

Stayed at palm grove for a week and a bit. Amazing staff and the food is delicious. Great presentation and good value! Staff were very helpful and always happy! 5+ for the beach views. We even got great shots of the sunset. You really feel like your in another world. Shops nearby and villas have everything you need. Kayak and snorkels are available at no cost. Office crew were happy and always recommending good activities. Definitely going back and recommending to all my friends/family.

Why stay in their Villas which are close to each other when you can stay in one of their houses, you get your own house for $280 a night, it has everything you can think of and is maintained by Palm Grove, also you get the free breakfast inc everyday as well as you can use their pool. So glad we found this house. Will need to google it and contact them to book it 90% of the staff were great to deal with

We stayed here for 10 days end of October, was in Villa 6 on the beach, absolutely beautiful, quiet and relaxing, staff lovely, meals were excellent, can't wait to go back. Bbq on the Sunday is a must, great breakfast included. Kayaks and snorkelling gear available to use.

Have just spent 7 nights at the Palm Grove Resort, and had an amazing stay, great for mid-range budget, amenities are good, and the beach is great for snorkelling and swimming, but what is most awesome is the staff at the resort from the reception staff to the bar staff and house staff there was nothing that was too much trouble and they were all friendly and happy as a result we shall definitely be coming back!!!!!

No hassles , beautiful quiet beach , perfect location , clean room , free use of snorkelling and kayaks, onsite pool, buffet breakfast or a la carte available,close to local shop and cool beach restaurant , lovely hosts . Thankyou .

Room was lovely, staff very friendly and helpful. Lovely beach. Don't miss the Sunday night BBQ dinner it was great. We had a garden room and it was peaceful and quite. Pool looked great but we didn't try it at the beach was fantastic.

Staff were amazing, location was amazing, beach was amazing, snorkelling was amazing, food was amazing. Rooms were clean and tidy, the grounds were well kept :) As far as price point goes this place was well worth the money we spent/

My wife and I stayed at Palm Grove 2 nights in the garden villa and 6 nights in the Beachfront bungalow and we were blown away by the amazing place and facilities they have. not only that but also the staff in the resort and the restaurant are 100 % at your service they are friendly and they do really take pride of the service they provide and it shows. Thank you so much we will definitely be staying there again as we found a home away from home!!!

Ara Tapu (Main Road) Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Located in Tapere of Vaimaanga, Palm Grove is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Puaikura Beach and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. This 22-room, 3.5-star resort has free breakfast along with conveniences like a private beach and an outdoor pool. Matutu Brewing Company is also nearby.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. This resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


The 22 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens and furnished balconies or patios. Guests can expect WiFi and 32-inch TVs. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. MP3 docks, private yards, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Palm Grove 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 15 per person one way. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Studio, Beachfront

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Bungalow, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio, Garden Area

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, Garden Area

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 569 reviews