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The Black Pearl at Puaikura

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our room was airy and relaxing with a covered deck that looked out to the pooland was surrounded by beautiful gardens that created a buffer from the road as well as privacy. The staff were lovely, wonderful welcoming and non intrusive. There is a salt water pool with BBQ and entertainment area available to use, a bus stop outside the gate, along with a small cluster of island shops nextdoor. Cross the road and you are on the beach and ready to snorkel in the lagoon.

Recently I stayed at the Black Pearl Motel The unit was set in wonderful park like settings with a large swimming pool with sun loungers and barbecue area .A fantastic beach was only meters away that showed off great sunsets Shopping is next door and all the motels staff were wonderful.

Nice quiet place to stay. Staff were very friendly. Lovely bright rooms with full cooking facilities. Snorkling just across the road. Sheltered western side with beautiful sunsets. Off street parking.

Lovely gardens and friendly staff. Jane and the rest of the staff were superb. Went out of their way to help and organise any trips or bookings for us. Thanks Johnny for opening the coconuts :) Kids loved the pool and Blackie the cat... they were sad to say goodbye. Beach across the road was fantastic for snorkelling and swimming. snorkelling gear was provided which was greatly appreciated. Rooms were nice, spacious, clean and accomodating. Would stay again without a doubt.

My sister and I enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness of The Black Pearl. Staff very friendly and obliging..Always smiling and a friendly Kia Orana..Rooms very spacious with a beautiful platter of fruit in the fridge upon arrival. Thank you foryour hospitlity Bkack Pearl.

We have just returned from a 14 day stay and couldn,t fault the place or the staff and the very nice freindly garderner johnny he was a wealth on information what a lovely guy eould hope to return again

Awesome stay at The Black Pearl. Location outstanding, rooms superb. Recommend for family who want a quieter holiday without the hustle and bustle of a busy resort!! Great for saving a few $$ with self catering facilities. A++

We had a garden view room which was a peaceful atmosphere to relax in. Very welcoming and helpful owner and staff. Clean, tidy spacious room. They are right next door to a local dairy, petrol station and takeaway business.

We were picked up form the airport on time and taken to our room that was waiting for us. A very good start. The room was clean and spacious, there is a small pool, a BBQ area and the grounds are well cared for. The owner, Jane, is very friendly and helpful but the office closed at 4.00pm so she as not there to meet us. Not a problem as there was lots of information in the room. My only criticism is that the room was rarely made up, the bed was left unmade and the dishes were not done. A problem in Raratonga throughout is the roosters, the start crowing at about 3.30am and do not stop till daylight. there is nothing that can be done but it takes a few days to get used to it

We had a lovely stay at The Black Pearl for 8 nights recently. The motel was awesome, spacious and light with a great pool and helpful friendly staff. The amenities next door: icecream shop, takeaways, suprette/petrol station were really helpful. The beach accross the road was amazing! We cant wait for our next holiday and would not hesitate to stay here again.

Avarua Rarotonga

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services

The Black Pearl at Puaikura places you next to Puaikura Beach and within a 10-minute walk of Aro'a Beach. The 12 rooms at this 3-star resort include kitchenettes, balconies, and sitting areas. Black Rock is also 3 mi (4.8 km) from the resort, which is near the airport.


The 12 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchenettes and balconies, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find WiFi. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.

Property features

Guests of The Black Pearl at Puaikura enjoy features like an outdoor pool, WiFi in public areas, and a library. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 50 per person roundtrip. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include express check-in, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Room options


King 1 | Sleeps 3

Pool View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 286 reviews